Double master's degree in European Studies with Strasbourg

Double master's degree in European Studies with Strasbourg

Quick facts
ProgrammeEuropean Studies (Passau) and Relations internationales et langues (Strasbourg)
Degrees awardedMaster of Arts (M.A.) of the Universities of Passau and Strasbourg
Duration4 semesters
Starts inOctober (winter semester)
Language of instructionGerman; includes individual modules taught in English and one other foreign language

About the programme

Within the framework of its master’s degree in European Studies, the University of Passau offers students the possibility of a French-German double degree programme with the Université de Strasbourg. Students can chose between two disciplines during their study in Strasbourg and benefit from the different education systems and research focuses of both universities. Having graduated, students are awarded a master’s degree by each university.

The programme includes:

  • the M.A. European Studies programme at the University of Passau and
  • the master’s programme in "Relations internationales et langues" with the master (Parcours) "Management de projets de coopération de l’UE" and the university diploma (D.U.) "Pratiques du management des projets de coopération de l’UE" (Université de Strasbourg) or
  • the master’s programme in "Relations internationales et langues" with the master (Parcours) "Communication Internationale" and the university diploma (D.U.) "Communication internationale appliquée" (Université de Strasbourg).


  • a unique combination of European Studies, languages and project management or communication in an international context
  • develop intercultural skills by living French-German interculturality
  • practical orientation by way of a university diploma (D.U.) and a compulsory internship during the study-abroad stage
  • education in the terminology of economics or cultural science
  • earn two master’s degrees
  • receive support and financial aid within the ERASMUS programme

Career prospects

By studying at two universities in two different countries and working in a German-French study group, students improve their skills in networked and intercultural thinking as well as their organisational and communication skills. This double degree programme qualifies its graduates for work at supranational organisations, including EU institutions; in the diplomatic service; at international non-profit organisations as well as at companies with international, especially French-German partners.

Programme outline

Students spend the first year of their studies in Passau, continuing with the second year in Strasbourg. Whereas their first year of studies focuses on Europe-related philologies, during the second year, students specialise in one of the two study fields ('Parcours') offered by the University of Strasbourg. Students may chose between the Parcours "Communication internationale" and the Parcours "Management de projets des coopérations de l‘UE". During their second year of studies in Strasbourg, students will additionally acquire the corresponding university diploma in "Communication internationale appliquée" or "Pratiques du management de projets des coopérations de l’Union européenne" respectively.

To participate in the programme, students begin their studies in the winter semester (October), spending the first and second semesters at the University of Passau and the third and fourth semesters in Strasbourg. During the fourth semester, students complete an internship integrated into their university diploma and write their master's thesis. For details, please see the information sheet (German) from the Academic Advice Section.

How do I apply for a place on this programme?

To participate in the double degree programme, you need to be accepted for both the M.A. European Studies and the double degree programme.

The application for the double degree programme is carried out in conjunction with the application for the M.A. European Studies programme.

Information on the application process for the M.A. European Studies programme

Please enclose the following documents to your application for the M.A. European Studies:

  • a motivation letter in French, approximately one page in length, in which you indicate your preferred Parcours at the University of Strasbourg
  • a reverse-chronological curriculum vitae in French
  • language certificates for English and French (UNIcert® II or level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages); ideally proof of C1 level in French.

After a formal admission test for the M.A. European Studies, candidates for the double degree programme are selected by the programme directors. Due to the small number of available places (a maximum of 3 per partner university), allocation is based on the applicants' academic achievements and motivation. In case of equal qualifications, the decision will be taken by lot.

The programme can only be begun in winter semester (October).

Information on application and enrolment (in German)

Application dates for international students

German language requirements

If you have further questions on entrance requirements and applications, please contact the Student Registration Office, phone: +49 851 509 ext. 1127 or 1128

Contacts for enquiries

Academic Advice Service

Academic Advice Service


Office hours:
Wed 9 a.m. - 12 noon
or by appointment

Juridicum (Law Faculty) building
Rooms 017 (secretaries), 016, 015, 014 and 008
Innstrasse 39

Phone: +49 851 509 ext. 1154, 1153, 1152, 1151, 1150 or 1155
(Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and Mon-Thurs 1 to 3 p.m.)

Programme Co-ordinator

Dorothea Will
Dorothea Will
Raum NK 218
Tel.: +49(0)851/509-2624

Chair of Romance Literatures and Cultures

Prof. Dr. Susanne Hartwig
Prof. Dr. Susanne Hartwig
Raum PHIL 268
Innstraße 25
Tel.: +49(0)851/509-2810
Fax: +49(0)851/509-2812
Sprechzeiten: Montag, 14-15h (Bitte melden Sie sich bis zum Vortag über an unter Angabe Ihres Anliegens.)