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Eligibility requirements, selection process and fees and funding

Eligibility requirements

The EUI GEM is an advanced degree in public policy for current and emerging leaders in their fields. Candidates should hold a Bachelor degree and typically have a minimum of seven years of professional experience.

As the programme is conducted in English, candidates should be fully proficient in English.


Selection process

The selection process for the EUI GEM in three steps:

  • Application: register to our application portal and complete the online application by filling the form and submitting all documents.
  • Eligibility check: applications will be screened for eligibility.
  • Evaluation & selection:  applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee, and applicants might be invited for an interview. Selected candidates will receive a place offer to complete the registration to the EUI GEM programme.

EUI GEM Applications - Checklist

Last update: October 2023

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Fees and funding

The tuition fee for the EUI Global Executive Master is € 28,000.

This fee includes:

  • Full tuition fee for the two-year programme
  • All study material and online recordings
  • Mentoring and capstone development
  • Access to the EUI Executive Education Centre
  • Access to the EUI Library
  • Networking lunches and cocktails during the residential periods

The fee does not include travel and accommodation during the residential periods, and the optional Global Challenge executive study visit.

The EUI GEM also offers a special early bird fee (10% discount) to candidates who comply with the following requirements:

  • Submission of the application by 31 January 2024, 14:00 CET
  • Whose participation to the programme is not conditional upon external funding.

Although most EUI GEM participants are expected to be self-funded or funded by their employers, some financial help will be made available to selected participants with specific profiles. A limited number of targeted tuition fee waivers is available and we are currently working with third-party providers to secure a further number of targeted tuition fee waivers and full scholarships for candidates meeting specific requirements. Relevant information will be featured on this page. 

More information about the programme are available in the EUI GEM Rules and Regulation document.

  • EUI Florence STG fee waiver

The EUI Florence STG offers a limited number of partial or full fee waivers to outstanding candidates wishing to specialise in the Geopolitics & Security or in the Economy & Finance tracks. To apply to this funding scheme, applicants should be mid-career professionals working in international institutions, public administration (at regional or national levels), think tanks, or relevant private organisations and nationals of EU member states or EU-candidate countries.

  • EUI Widening Programme

In the framework of its Widening Programme aimed at equalising research capacity and professional development across Europe, the EUI offers four “top-ups” to cover travel and accommodation expenses for the compulsory residential periods to admitted candidates coming from the countries listed here. In order to be eligible, candidates must hold the nationality of one of the listed countries and demonstrate to have a connection to academia and research activities.

  • Florence STG Global scholarship

To ensure equity and inclusiveness within the GEM Programme and community, the EUI awards a limited number of scholarships to outstanding candidates who hold the nationality of one of the countries listed here. The scholarship covers the tuition fee and travel and accommodation expenses for the compulsory residential periods.

  • EMIF fee waiver

To foster horizontal cooperation and strengthen the community of practice working on countering disinformation, the European Media and Information Fund offers financial support for GEM in the form of four full fee waivers.

Candidates who wish to apply for this funding scheme should be mid-career professionals (with experience in media outlets, civil society organisations, academia, etc.) with a background related to disinformation, online harms, digital media and/or platforms regulation, and familiarity with the recent policy developments and EU-funded initiatives in this area.

Additionally, beneficiaries of the EMIF financial support should select the Tech & Governance specialisation track and elaborate a Capstone project relevant to the objectives and the topics within the scope of EMIF.

Find out more about EMIF

  • Mitylineos scholarship

Mytilineos Energy & Metals is a global industrial and energy company covering two business sectors: Energy and Metallurgy. It is strategically positioned at the forefront of the energy transition as an integrated utility while already established as a reference point for competitive green metallurgy at the European and global levels. To support one candidate wishing to specialise in the Energy & Climate track, Mytilineos is offering one full scholarship (covering the tuition fee and the expenses related to travel and accommodation for the compulsory residential periods). 

Find out more about Mytilineos

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