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How do I apply?

You will find detailed instructions here.
Besides the documentation that is needed to apply for any Swedish Master’s programme you will also need to supply the following documents:
- Statement of Intent (500 words)
- CV (500 words)
- Letter of Support from your employer

All important dates and deadlines are available at the University Admissions website.

What are the entry requirements?

A Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent is a requirement for admission to the programme, as is knowledge of English (at least English 6, English Course B or the equivalent).

As the programme is designed with a special focus on persons active in working life there is a requirement for admission that includes a minimum of five years documented full time qualified work experience within the field of European Affairs, and of current employment within this field. We interpret European Affairs in a wide sense and encourage applicants from a wide range of fields! If you are unsure if your field is included please get in touch with us.

How will I know if I have been admitted to the programme?

All applicants will receive notification about the outcome of their application through University Admissions, and should receive an e-mail when the results are ready. All important dates and deadlines are available at the University Admissions website.


Do I need the approval of my employer to apply for the programme?

Yes, since studying the programme will only be possible through arrangement with your employer. Among the documentation that you provide will need to be a statement of intent from your current employer.
EMAES is designed to be studied while remaining professionally active, and we aim to make it possible to integrate skills, knowledge and challenges that you bring with you from your workplace into the courses and assignments. Since the programme requires a few trips to Gothenburg every year, as well as taking time to follow the online components of the courses, we believe that it is important that you reach an agreement with your employer that makes it practically possible for you to take part in the programme.

There is a special section of the EMAES website with information specifically for students’ employers.


Will I need to take 50% off work to attend?


We do not have this as a requirement, nor do we have any requirement at all that participants change their working hours in a particular way. It is up to each participant and their employer to agree how participation in EMAES and continued working life will best be combined. Our goal is that EMAES will be flexible enough, and assignments easily integrated with the workplace, to not require being absent from your workplace half of the working week. However, even for an experienced mid-career student, participating in an academic Masters programme does require commitment of time, and it is important that both applicants and their employers are aware of this.


What do you mean by “European Affairs?

Most sectors in today’s societies are in one way or another connected to the EU or to European integration. Our understanding of European Affairs is not limited to those that have worked for the EU, or only with EU issues. Also, you do not have to have the word “European” somewhere in your job title, as long European issues somehow are important for the work that you do. Explain how in your statement of intent!


Who will the other students be?


We aim for a diverse group of backgrounds, in terms of employment sector, but the common feature will be that everyone works with European issues at a strategic level in their organisation. There will be a mix of nationalities, and of students from private companies, organisations and the public sector. We welcome applicants with Bachelor’s degrees in a wide range of academic disciplines as well.

Are there any costs associated with attending the programme?

There is no tuition fee for students from within the EU/EEA.

Do however bear in mind that the programme has a few meetings (in total 7) in Gothenburg, and that participants or their employers must cover the costs for travel and accommodation, as well as costs for the literature, computer access etc.

When will I need to be in Gothenburg?

There are seven on-campus meetings during the two years of EMAES, most of them for two days. Genererally scheduled activities will run at most from 09.00 the first day to 17.00 the final day, but a detailed schedule will be administered to students well in advance of each meeting. 

For the students admitted in 2016 and 2017 respectively the following meetings are scheduled:

First round of students                     Second round of students

5-6 September 2016                          7-8 September 2017
13-14 October 2016                           19-20 October 2017
23-24 January 2017                           22-23 January 2018
24-25 April 2017                                 16-17 April 2018
19-20 October 2017                           11-12 October 2018
22-23 January 2018                           28-29 January 2019
11-13 June 2018                              10-12 June 2019

I have been admitted to the programme, what do I do now?

Follow the instructions in your letter of acceptance in order to confirm that you want the spot. If you encounter any trouble contact universityadmissions.se.  

You will recieve an e-mail with more information in the first half of August, once the period for replying to the acceptance letter has passed. 



Director of studies
Urban Strandberg

Student counsellor
Chrissie Evling

Study administrator
Maria Lilleste

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