European Politics and Society (EPS)

European Politics and Society: Vaclav Havel Joint Master Programme (EPS)

EPS is a multidisciplinary joint master degree programme linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. The key role of the programme is to identify and analyse challenges Europe faces today (migration, security, populism). The first semester of EPS is based on Master level introductory courses (in Prague); the second semester focuses on EU related courses (Krakow, Leiden). In the third and fourth semesters, the programme offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the Consortium members (Prague, Krakow, Barcelona, and Leiden). Each track combines various elective courses, research methods training, an internship and language tuition with an advanced research dissertation supervised by key staff from each partner University.

The EPS programme gives its students the possibility to acquire high-profile multidisciplinary knowledge and skills. The first goal of the EPS programme is to prepare a new generation of managers, policymakers and research leaders. The excellence of the programme is based on a central focus on the societal, political, economic and cultural processes that have formed contemporary Europe and its role in the international environment. The programme also fosters exchange among diverse European and non-European cultures. It offers a unique learning experience to both EU and non-EU students. EPS thus contributes to build a real trans-European community of students, experts and academia that deal with current European challenges.

Application submission deadlines

Preliminary application deadline: 30. 06. 2024

Extended application deadline: 31. 08. 2024

Applications fully submitted by June 30, 2024 will already be evaluated during July.

Important note for visa-seeking students: Please read about the visa process carefully before applying. You are responsible for organizing your legal stay in Czechia and the visa application process can get quite lengthy. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to obtain the visa in time because the June and August deadlines are fairly close to the start of the academic year on September 30, 2024. The extended deadlines are therefore strongly recommended to students who already possess the legal right to long-term stay in Czechia.

Basic Information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Programme Director: Mgr. Eliška Tomalová, Ph.D. (

Programme Coordinator: PhDr. Martin Mejstřík (

Programme Study Support: Bc. Jan Krajc, Štěpánka Javůrková (


Tuition Fee: 4 500 EUR per year for students from the EU and EEA
                      8 000 EUR per year for students from other countries

Scholarship: We offer approximately 20 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarships. Only applications completed, submitted, and paid no later than on February 28, 2023 are considered for the scholarship competition. See the information on Erasmus Mundus Scholarships here.

Admission Requirements: See the full list here. Mandatory attachment of the application is the supplementary questionnaire that can be downloaded here.

Study Prerequisites: The programme is open to students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). The background in international relations, political science, European studies and other related disciplines is an advantage.

Programme Structure: For the programme structure, see the programme website above. For the course structure of Prague's programme, see the programme guidebook Karolinka.

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