MA COMparative Public Governance

!!! Please note:
     Our new master
double degree programme Comparative Public Governance in cooperation with the University of
     Twente has officially started in September 2018 in Enschede !!!

The master double degree programme "European Studies" (1.5 years, 90 EC) in cooperation with the University of Twente, Enschede (the Netherlands) is phasing out and will be replaced by a two-year master double degree programme called “Comparative Public Governance” (2 years, 120 EC). This new programme is now officially accredited and has initially started in September 2018 in Enschede.

The programme consists of four semesters. Part of the programme is a one-year master programme on European Studies at Twente University (UT). The first semester will take place at the University of Twente. The second and third semester will be held at the University of Münster (WWU). In the final semester tuition takes place jointly by teaching staff from the Department of Public Administration (UT) and the Institute of Political Science (WWU). Tuition will take place completely in English.

Module plan 

Module Plan MA Comparative Public Governance

About the programme - MA Comparative Public Governance

Examination Regulations for the MA Comparative Public Governance

1. Amendment to the “Examination Regulations for the Double Degree Master Programme Comparative Public Governance" (effective from September 2021)

Graduates of the master programme Comparative Public Governance will hold two diplomas: a one-year Master of Science (MSc) degree in European Studies from Twente University and a two-year Master of Arts (MA) degree in Comparative Public Governance from Münster University.

Please note: The master programme Comparative Public Governance can only be started in the winter semester (start: September 1st in Enschede)!

Application and admission to the programme are taking place via Twente University. Please address questions concerning the application, admission and enrolment process to Mr. Martin de Nobel (programme coordinator, University of Twente).

Please note that if you want to study the MA Comparative Public Governance and benefit from the NRW semester ticket already from your first semester in Twente on, you also need to apply online at the University of Münster (deadline: July 15th; for Non-EU applicants: May 31st). In case that you will be admitted at the University of Twente you will also be admitted in Münster in order to register by paying the WWU semester fee for the winter term. For more information see:


The tuition fee per year at Twente University is at present € 2.000 for students with a citizenship of an EEA country (European Economic Area). Non-EEA citizens will have to pay an amount of approx. € 10.000 per year. For further details and conditions of partial reimbursement of fees please visit

In Münster there is a general administrative fee of approx. € 290 per semester (including a semester ticket for free use of public transportation in the Münster region; the ticket covers the railway line between Münster and Enschede).

Contact & further information

At the University of Twente:

Mr. Martin de Nobel
University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 217
NL-7500 AE Enschede
At the University of Münster:

Mr. Jurek Milde, M.A.
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Scharnhorststraße 103
D-48151 Münster
Room: SIC/610
Tel.: +49 251-83-29409

Office hours:

Wednesdays, 1-3 pm (room 610/SIC)