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College of Europe in Bruges and Natolin

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation offers annual scholarships, based on each year budget availability, to the Italian citizens wishing to study at the College of Europe. The number of scholarships for the academic year 2023-2024 will be published during the financial year 2023. The amount of a MAECI scholarship is € 14.300 and it covers partially the amount of the CoE annual fee of € 27.000.


The applications for the academic year 2023-2024 are now closed. More information at this link


Candidates who will pass the pre-selection, conducted independently by the College of Europe, will receive an invitation from the Italian Selection Committee for a selection interview to be done on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th of March, 2023. The candidates will receive an email with a given day and time for the interview and they will be asked to reply confirming their participation.

The outcome of the selection process follows the CoE rules on it, further information at this link Selection Process | Coleurope.

The ranking of the selected candidates, admitted to the CoE Campus of Bruges or Natolin, will be published when the MAECI scholarship will all be granted and accepted.


Following the results of the interviews, grants for the academic year 2023-2024 will be awarded to the candidates who, of all those admitted to the courses at the College of Europe, will have the highest score. The evaluation will consider also the qualifications already obtained and all the documents provided during the application.

The MAECI grant cannot be combined with any other grants or with funding of other kind, granted for the same purpose by any Italian public institutions (central or local). The MAECI grant is also incompatible with any European funding or with other grants that can be referred to the College of Europe. Any candidate who is a beneficiary of any of the funding categories above, must inform this Ministry immediately and needs to choose for one of the grants.

Any recipient of a MAECI grant who also benefits from a loan provided by a private bank or any similar financial institution must inform this Ministry. The total amount of the MAECI grant + the loan must not exceed € 27,000.


The College of Europe, based in Bruges (Belgium), was founded in 1949 by distinguished European personalities such as Salvador de Madariaga, Winston Churchill, Paul Henry Spaak, and Alcide De Gasperi, to create an institution with an international vocation where university students from different European countries can study and live together to train and specialize in European topics and 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 allow rigorously selected postgraduate students to understand and explore the political, legal, economic and international topics and issues relating to the process of the European integration.

CoE Master Postgraduate programmes: each programme corresponds to a total of 66 ECTS credits

  • 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 specialization 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 –