Postgraduate Institute
of European Studies

Bruges campus

Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA)

Explore the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs: broad course offer through five study tracks, including core courses and specialization in small-group optional courses, curricular and extra-curricular activities such as simulation games, study trips, compact seminars, conferences …

Our alumni pursue careers of responsibility around the globe, both in the public and private sector. Many of them work for international and EU institutions, foreign services, and national administrations; others work for private companies and consultancies, civil society organisations, think tanks or the media.

A unique joint degree

The 21st century brings with it numerous complex challenges for the United States and the European Union. These challenges have to be taken up by a new generation of leaders across public and private sectors. The 2-year joint Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs prepares graduates for such positions of transatlantic leadership.

Top-notch professionalisation opportunities

Students in the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs develop their professional skills and contacts in the field by completing a high-level internship in an international or national institution, or within the corporate or civil society sector, in either Europe or the United States.

Take the next step…


This two-year MA programme provides graduates with in-depth knowledge and the skills set needed to become true transatlantic professionals.

Simon SCHUNZ, Academic Coordinator

Quick facts

Admission Requirements

The Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs programme targets talented young professionals ready to engage in an intense yet rewarding 2-year programme of studies. Successful applicants have a minimum of four years of university studies and some professional experience in relevant domains, speaking English and at least one other language.

Our Alumni Network

The College of Europe alumni network encompasses around 13.000 alumni all over Europe and beyond and benefits from an active Alumni Association. The Fletcher School has an equally active alumni network with more than 70 Fletcher alumni Clubs and Associations around the world.

Tuition Fees

The fees for the general programme at the College of Europe of 25.000 € cover tuition (tuition, registration, examinations, study trip,…) and board and lodging (accommodation, most meals).


Many scholarships are available from different sources to help cover the fees at the College of Europe. Every year around 70% of admitted students benefit from a full or partial scholarship at the College.
The Fletcher School equally offers scholarships to many of its students.


If you would like to learn more about the College of Europe, the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs or the application process, please contact us.

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