Program Details

The MAEIS - Mediterranean studies is a one-year programme that aims at giving a encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world. Locations: Nice, Tunis, Istanbul, Rome. Languages : English and French.
Nice, France
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies

Program Overview

Program Description:

The MAEIS is an interdisciplinary one-year programme aimed at student who have completed their undergraduate studies. 

We receive students who have studied Economics, Political Science, History, Languages, but also graduates from other subjects as diverse as Natural Sciences, Engineering or the Arts.

This diversity of academic background of our students makes the in-class discussions and group work during the year particularly interesting and engaging.The teachers also come from various differing disciplines and include political scientists, lawyers, economists, historians, and sociologists.The MAEIS prepares the students for professional life.

The CIFE is in close contact with international organisations, European institutions and other actors of the European political environment. High-ranking civil servants, diplomats, and experts contribute to our teaching and acquaint the students with their daily work patterns in these organisations. We put students in contact with organisations which may be able to offer them an internship after the end of the academic year. Simulations which replicate negotiations in international institutions help prepare the students in a concrete way for their future work.The MAEIS allows close and regular contact between students and teaching staff. The same teaching staff accompanies them to the different locations where the programme takes place. Hence, there is continual evaluation of the students’ work which guarantees the programme’s coherence.The MAEIS puts a lot of emphasis on the students’ individual research. The thesis which each student has to prepare during the academic year offers the possibility to gain expertise in a specific field and helps to prepare for the real world of work. We put our students in contact with experts who can be of assistance in their research. 

The Advanced European and International Studies - Mediterranean studies programme at Centre international de formation européenne CIFE is structured into three terms:

  • The first term (October to January) starts in the European Union, in Nice, France. It encompasses classes on the basics of the five modules (Conflict Management and Peace Making, Sustainable Development and Climate Action, Regional Integration and Transformation, Mediterranean Politics and Societies as well as Professional Skills Workshops).
  • The second term (January to April) starts off in Tunis, Tunisia. A special focus will be with migration and youth policies in the Mediterranean.
  • A study trip to Rome will take place during the 2nd or the 3rd term with our partner the Insituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), renokned think thank.
  • The programme concludes in Istanbul, Turkey (April to July) where the courses are organised in cooperation with the Bilgi University. Students will have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as the last four weeks of the programme will be left at their disposal to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and oral exams.

The MAEIS grants 60 ECTS / 90 ECTS (with the optional internship)

The MAEIS is essentially an international programme. The student body constitutes a small international community: Each year, between 15 and 20 different nationalities are represented among the students.

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Setting Description:
The programme takes place in: Nice (France), Tunis (Tunisia), Istanbul (Turkey) and Rome (Italy)
8900 EUR. This amount covers the study fees for the whole length of the programme, the student's accommodation in Tunis, the programme-related travel expenses, the simulations and professional skills workshops, participation in conferences as well as access to local libraries.

Additional Program Information

- Master in Advanced European and International Studies - Degree qualification Policy Officer in European and International Organisations, recognised by French state,level 7 EQF. The accrediting body, CNCP certifies that our graduates are in employment.The profile of "Policy Officer" covers practically the whole range of tasks in EU, UN, organisations, diplomacy, consultancy, lobbying, think-tank, and academic experts.
Financial Aid:
FinancialAid Info:
A limited number of scholarships is available for particularly qualified candidats.
The programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, applicants must have an active knowledge of English and French. Deadline for applications is: 15 May of the current year. Applications are now open.
Scholarships Description:
A limited number of scholarships is available for particularly qualified candidats.

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