Basic characteristics

The programme of Master of Arts in Economics of Globalisation and European Integration (further to be referred to as EGEI, MA EGEI or „programme“) is an English-language international studies programme. The programme is organized by a consortium of nine  partner universities.

In academic year 2018/2019 the program will be taught:


In academic year 2017/2018 the program is taught:


 University  Country  Common abbreviation  Does the teaching take place there in 2018/19?
 Universiteit Antwerpen  Belgium  UA


 Università degli Studi di Bari 'Aldo Moro'  Italy  UB  Yes, in the 2rd term
 Vrije Universiteit Brussel  Belgium VUB  -
 Universidad de Cantabria  Spain  UC  -
 Université  Lille 1, Sciences et Technologies  France  USTL  Yes, in the 1st term
 Staffordshire University  The U.K.  SU  -
Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze (University of Economics, Prague)  The Czech Republic  VŠE (UEP)   Yes, in the 3rd and 4th term
 Xiamen University  China  XU  -

Universidade de Brasilia

 Brazil  UnB


University of Canterbury

New Zealand UCa


The programme has two main characteristics:

  1. In 2012, the programme was selected by the European Commission as an ERASMUS MUNDUS programme, and it is running as such from the academic year 2012/13.
  2. The EGEI is a Joint European Studies Programme, a category having  certain specific features
  3. In 2010 two new universities joined consortium of universities, Xianmen University, China and Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil

Due to the fact that this website is not primarily destined for applicants from the category ERASMUS MUNDUS (the so-called „third-country nationals“), the specific rules relating to this category (such as rules of admission procedure, funding, etc.) are not explained here. For this information see the following website of the Universiteit Antwerpen: This page is a section of the programme official website that the Universiteit Antwerpen runs. There, you may find also a description of the programme, differently structured and more detailed.

Joint European Studies Programme

The terms „joint programme“ or „joint degree“ are categories to a certain extent unified at the level of  European space of higher education, even though differences remain between the individual national legislations. The Joint European Studies Programme represents a general category of international studies programmes that have among other things these common features:

  1. the content of study, curriculum and rules of admission procedure, examination,  awarding diplomas and other are prepared jointly by the partner universities
  2. courses taken and examinations passed are recognized fully and automatically at all partner institutions
  3. students from the individual partner universities study a significant part of the programme at other partner institutions, however, it is not a requirement for the JESP that the students study at all of the partner institutions (which is the case with EGEI)
  4. joint programmes with their international character give the graduates an important advantage in the labour market, providing them with valuable experience, such as getting to know different academic approaches or meeting people with different cultural backgrounds. It is needless to emphasize that this experience of an international environment is highly valued by the prospective employers.

For more detailed information about joint programmes and degrees, visit website of the European University Association, this topic is dealt with for example at

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