School of Transnational Governance

European University Institute
Firenze, Toscana, Italy


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Private
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Transnational Governance

Our Program

The School of Transnational Governance was established in 2017 as part of the European University Institute in Florence. In the cradle of the Renaissance, we teach, train and learn by providing a platform where transnational policy actors across politics, business, civil society, media and academia meet. We are here for anyone with an open and independent mind, for thinkers and for doers. We bring together some of the best teachers, trainers and policy-makers from around the world. We believe the goal of public policy is to bring out the best in people.

Our Master's Degree in Transnational Governance is designed to educate and train the policy leaders of tomorrow. The programme prepares students to navigate the unprecedented challenges our world will face in the decades to come.



  • checkbox-alt Applicants must have obtained, or be in the process of obtaining, an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of at least 180 ECTS credits). A minimum B2 level of English proficiency is also required.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 1,100 Students


  • checkbox-alt The EUI is among 24 Italian universities who have signed on to the UNHCR project 'Corridors for Refugees' (UNICORE). The project, now in its third year, will enable 43 refugees from Ethiopia to begin degree courses in universities across Italy. As part of the programme, selected participants will get the opportunity to join the STG's Master of Arts in Transnational Governance.


Our students are equipped with all the practical skills they need to build an excellent career, preparing them to hold leadership and management positions in government, non-profit organisations, international organisations, research institutions and private sector multi-national companies.

We regard professional development as an integral part of our programme. To complement the foundational knowledge acquired in the courses, we offer a wide range of training opportunities in:

  • Project Management
  • Communications
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Leadership
  • Networking
  • Team work
  • Ethics in Policy-making
  • Career and CV tutoring

As part of the second year course work, students will have the unique opportunity to participate to a range of executive education and training programmes, enabling professional networking and career-defining traineeship opportunities.

What Our Students Say

  • I really like the idea that the STG brings together academia and practice, that is really a plus here. At first, I was hit by the internship opportunities, the executive trainings and all of the practice-oriented activities promoted by the STG, as I was not looking for a purely academic study career. Watch the full interview

    Marta, Italy ‘20
  • What I found quite interesting here is the personal relationship we have with our professors and mentors (…) I found it very empowering and great for learning to be so close with the faculty and have an intimate and interdisciplinary class. Watch the full interview

    Maixent, New Zealand ‘20
  • Coming to the STG just seemed like the natural choice much as I didn't know that I would have the opportunity to work with two of the experts I kept citing over and over again in my work on migration politics. [..] it's really become a springboard to jump off into other opportunities which has been quite helpful so far. Watch it!

    Andrew, Wisconsin (U.S.A.) ‘20

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Work-study Programs Available
  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available

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