Application Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2024

Note: MAEUS applicants are encouraged to apply for the Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship, if eligible. The application deadline for FLAS is also January 26, 2024.

Why choose the MAEUS program?

  • Versatile career opportunities in government, trade, security, diplomacy, public policy, international relations, sustainability, agriculture, higher education, and arts and culture.
  • Interdisciplinary orientation through course work and thesis guidance with EUC affiliated faculty and dedicated EUC staff to help connect students with faculty who match the students' interests.
  • Focus on developing independent research skills and professional expertise
  • Opportunities to pursue joint degrees with professional schools
  • A five year BA/MA track is available for University of Illinois undergraduates, in collaboration with Europe-oriented programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Emphasis on mentorship and professionalization opportunities with consular corps, international employment workshops, and research presentations
  • Study the EU and Transatlantic Relations firsthand through internships and study abroad.
  • Selective funding opportunities include FLAS fellowships and EUC graduate assistantships, as well as competitive funding from other academic departments on campus
  • Dual degree (NOT joint program)
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16th Annual EU Day
Members of the EUC graduate community with Lauri Lepik,Ambassador of Estonia to the United States

Interested? Please visit our application process or 5-Year BA/MA page for more information about admission into the MAEUS or 5-Year BA/MA program.

For more details, please see the European Union Studies Graduate Handbook and Mentoring Guidelines and get in touch with Dr. Amanda Smith (ansmith8@illinois.edu), Academic Programs Coordinator.