European and Global Studies - a.y. 2019/20

The Master’s degree provides a global, original and critical perspective on political and institutional settings, thanks to solid roots (competences, methods and analytical tools) in the analysis of political, historical, social and economic contexts in different countries. This background allows ideation, development and management of specific political and social strategies both at European and international level, within multi-actor and multi-level settings through innovative, critical and interdisciplinary approaches.


Level: Master

Field of study: European Studies

Degree awarded: Master of Arts in European and Global Studies

Start date: September 2020

Location: Padova

  Programme structure

Common path: History of ideas; Political Philosophy; Political Science; Law; Economics; Sociology and Applied Linguistics
Path 1 – European Policies: multidisciplinary analysis of the main policy and governance challenges that the European Union is facing
Path 2 – Global Communication Policies: focuses on how governance, communication and digital transformations intersect on emerging policy and societal challenges

  Career opportunities

Graduates work as critical policy analysts and evaluators, project developers and managers in public, private and academic institutions; managers of virtual exchanges for multi-sited team working towards community building and cultural conflict transformations.

  Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with proved skills in Political Science, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Economics, Management, Cooperation and Development, Intercultural Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, International Law, Linguistics, Political Philosophy, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, History
  • Minimum GPA equivalent to Italian 90/110
  • English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent
  • Proficiency in French, Spanish or German


If you have an international entry qualification, please submit your application on according to the following timeline:

  • First Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th January-7th March 2020
  • Second Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th April-7th June 2020 (NON-EU applicants residing outside Italy)/7th July 2020 (EU applicants or equivalent)

If you have an Italian entry qualification, please submit your application on according to the instructions provided in the Call for applications which will be published in late Spring on the University’s website (Italian version)

Application fee

The payment of the application fee (€30,00) is a compulsory step to complete your application. The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying for.

  Tuition fees

Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less be the same of 2019/20. Please check:

The total amount (euro 2507,00 for a.y. 2019/20) can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees - Key Documents.

  Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students.

For detailed information:


Academic Coordinator: Paolo Roberto Graziano