Strong increase in the number of international students at KU Leuven

Izabela explains why she chose for our master programme in European Politics and Policies (MEPP). She is part of the increasing number of international students that choose for KU Leuven.

You can read the full article with some interviews with foreign students and why they choose KU Leuven.

Izabela and Ian's passion for international politics led them to KU Leuven.

Izabela and Ian's passion for international politics led them to KU Leuven.

Guest Lecture EP SG Klaus Welle: The EU at a turning Point?

On the 26th September the Secretary General of the European Parliament, Klaus Welle, gave a very interesting lecture to all students of Political Sciences, so also the MEPP students.

Knowing the composition of the new European Commission and everyone is preparing for the hearings, Mr Klaus Welle gave his views on the current developments in the EU.

The guest lecture was the kick-off of the course ‘Governance in the EU’ and was organized by the Wilfried Martens Fund.

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Congratulations MEPP students 2018-2019

On 13 September the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Social Sciences took place. 20 students obtained their MEPP diploma. Congratulations to you all.

Most of our newly graduates are already forming their professional career. Four graduates are doing a Blue Book Traineeship at the European Commission, two students started a PhD, three students are working abroad in an international organisation and almost all others are working in several other European and international organisations.

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Extended application deadline for the Wilfried Martens Fund Scholarship 2019-2020: Apply until 15 March!

We would like to share with you an amazing opportunity: the Wilfried Martens Fund, which offers Thesis Prizes, as well as a scholarship for students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.

The scholarship allows students to pursue the Master of European Politics and Policies, and it covers tuition, monthly living expenses, Belgian health insurance, and Third Party Liability insurance.

Applications are open for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please find more information here.

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Call for application 2019-2020

The Masters Programme in European Politics and Policies (MEPP) is inviting applications for the coming academic year, 2019-2020

As an EAPAA accredited one-year Advanced Masters Programme, MEPP is interested in attracting outstanding university students with a sound knowledge of the European Union and its institutions, plus who dispose of a profound fascination for policy making, management and administration on the EU-level as well as on the national level in a comparative perspective.

For more information, have a look at our flyer at the bottom of this post.

Application deadlines are:
. the 1st of March for non-EEA students
. the 1st of June for EEA students

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Klaus Welle Lecture

We were delighted to welcome the Secretary-General of the European Parliament, Mr. Klaus Welle, for an interesting lecture on European identity, its developments and the challenges it is facing today. The lecture was organised as part of a new course called 'Current Issues in European Politics, Policy and Government' where four to six conference panels are organised and practitioners talk about a current issue related to challenges to the European Union. 


Strasbourg trip

Strasbourg is considered as one of the capitals of the European Union (alongside Brussels and Luxembourg) as it is the seat of i.a. the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. During a three-day trip organised for the MEPP- and MAES-students, those European institutions were visited. In the European Parliament, students had the opportunity to talk to the Belgian MEP Mr. Tom Vandenkendelaere. The last day was spent in Luxembourg, with a visit to the Court of Justice to have a talk with the President of the Court of Justice, Mr. Koen Lenaerts. 


Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize 2017

The EMPA consortium annually awards the Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize. The prize is awarded to the best thesis written by a student who went on an EMPA exchange. The winner of the Frank Delmartino Thesis Prize receives a sum of 500 euros and is invited to attend the upcoming EMPA meeting as to present the results of his/her thesis research.

One of two winners for the 2016/17 academic year was MEPP Alumni Kilian De Saeger who went on an EMPA exchange to Sciences Po Paris. We congratulate him on his fantastic dissertation and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours. We also congratulate Nora Wagner from Speyer University on her unique dissertation and wish her the best of luck in her future PhD-career.