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College of Europe in Bruges and Natolin

Each year the Foreign Ministry provides scholarships, based on budget availability, to Italian citizens wishing to study at the College of Europe. The amount of funding available for the 2022-2023 academic year, and the number of scholarships on offer, will be announced at a later date.


Applications can be made from 11 October 2021 until 19 January 2022 on the College platform:


Candidates who pass the pre-selection stage will be called for a selection interview, managed independently by the College of Europe.

We hope that the selection interviews will be carried out at this Ministry. However any candidate who requests to carry out the interview via Skype will be permitted to do so, on condition that they can justify and document their current inability to travel physically to this Ministry.


Following the results of the interviews, grants for the 2022-2023 academic year will be awarded to the candidates who, of all those admitted to the courses at the College of Europe, prove to be the most deserving based on an evaluation of their qualifications and documentation.

The MAECI (Italian Foreign Ministry) grant cannot be combined with any other grants, or with funding of other kinds, granted for the same purpose by any Italian public institutions (central and local), nor with European funding, nor with other grants attributable to the College of Europe. Any candidate who is also a beneficiary of one of these other types of funding must immediately inform this Ministry and opt for one only of the grants.

Any recipient of an MAECI grant who also benefits from a grant provided by a private entity must give notification thereof to this Ministry, taking into account that the total amount of the two grants (MAECI + the other grant) must not exceed € 26,000.


The College of Europe, based in Bruges (Belgium), was founded in 1949 by illustrious European personalities such as Salvador de Madariaga, Winston Churchill, Paul Henry Spaak, and Alcide De Gasperi, in order to create an institution with an international vocation where university students from different European countries can study and live together to train and specialise in European issues. In 1992 the College of Europe established a second Campus in Natolin (Warsaw, Poland), with the support of the European Commission and the Polish Government.

The mission of the College of Europe is to enable rigorously selected postgraduate students to understand and explore the political, legal, economic and international issues relating to the process of European integration.

Postgraduate programmes (each programme corresponds to a total of 66 ECTS credits).

Master in:

  • European Interdisciplinary Studies (the Internal and External Dimensions of the European Union)
  • Studies in International and Diplomatic Relations of the European Union
  • European Political and Governance Studies
  • European Legal Studies
  • European Economic Studies (with an option to choose the specialisation in European Economic Integration and the World of Business)


For further information:

Information and contacts about the recognition in Italy of the College of Europe’s degree are available on the CIMEA website Procedure di riconoscimento dei titoli –