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DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMME: Comparative Public Governance

‘Comparative Public Governance’

Students can opt for the two year master programme offered by the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany). This programme leads to a double diploma. 

Quick Facts

  • Two year programme, which includes the one year programme of European Studies;
  • Entirely taught in the English language;
  • Two accredited diploma’s, one for 60 EC Master of Science in European Studies (UT) and one for 120 EC Master of Arts in Comparative Public Governance (WWU);
  • Tuition fee: Around one year of Dutch tuition fee (indication for start in 2018: € 2300,-- for EEA; € 13.000 for non-EEA), three semesters of German enrolment (indication administrative fee € 290,-- per semester, including free public transport in Münster area and to Enschede);
  • Admitted for European Studies in Twente? You are automatically admitted for Comparative Public Governance in Münster;
  • Start every year September 1st in Enschede, no other start moment;
  • Possibility for a 30 EC premaster before the start if deemed necessary by the admission committee. 


  • Semester 1

    University of Twente

    First half of the semester (1st Quartile): 

    • Introduction to Comparative Public Governance - 5 EC 
    • The International and EU Legal Framework - 5 EC 
    • International Relations and Politics Framework- 5 EC

    Second half of the semester (2nd Quartile)

    • Regulatory Design and Implementation Beyond the Nation State - 5 EC 
    • Policy Design and Implementation Beyond the Nation State - 5 EC 
    • Academic Research - 5 EC
  • Semester 2

    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

    During the second semester of your first year, you will take the following 10 EC courses at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster:

    • Core Module Political Steering;
    • Core Module Political Participation;
    • Current and Future Challenges of Comparative Public Governance.
  • Semester 3

    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

    Free choice between:

    • Combination of internship and elective courses in Münster or 
    • Exchange programme with partner universities of WWU Münster.
  • Semester 4

    Combination of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster & University of Twente 

    You will work on your graduation assignment, which culminates in the writing of your Master’s thesis. During this process, you will have the support of a Dutch and a German lecturer.


To apply for this Double Degree programme, please see the application instructions. There are no additional requirements for the Double Degree programme Comparative Public Governance in comparison to the application for European Studies. This means you have to apply for the Master European Studies in Twente. If you are accepted, you are also accepted for the Comparative Public Governance double degree programme. During your first semester in Twente, you have to decide whether you want to stay in Twente and (only) follow the one year programme, or to opt for the Double degree programme and leave for Münster in the second semester. The deadlines for admission are the standard University of Twente deadlines, at this moment July 1st for EEA applicants and May 1st for VISA students.

More information

For a more detailed description and structure overview of the double degree programme Comparative Public Governance, see the pdf of the dubble degree programme. More information about the parts taking place in Münster

Go to our double degree overview to find out more about double degrees at the University of Twente.

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