Admission Requirements

The normal requirement for admission to the master’s program is an honours degree (or equivalent), with at least a B+ average.

For admission to the program, applicants should normally meet the following requirements:

A four-year degree (or equivalent) in a humanities or social science discipline, with at least 3.0 credits in the European/Russian/Eurasian area covering three different disciplines (excluding language courses); and

A reading knowledge of an appropriate major European language (normally equivalent to two academic years of instruction, or one year with an intensive summer program) or, at the discretion of the Institute, equivalent knowledge of another of the region’s languages. Applicants admitted with no proficiency or inadequate proficiency in an appropriate language will require additional language training beyond normal M.A. requirements.

Practical experience in the area of study will also be taken into consideration.

Applicants who do not have the required interdisciplinary background in the European/Russian/Eurasian area are encouraged to apply to the program, but additional coursework beyond the 5.0 credits may be required.

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For more information on the admission requirements to the EURUS MA program see the Program Specific Requirements. Required application documents are listed here.

To begin the application process click here:

Additional information on the application process for graduate programs at Carleton University can be viewed on the Graduate Studies Applications Website and by subscribing to Connections, Carleton’s newsletter for prospective graduate student. Please mail or courier additional documents to:

Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
3304 River Building, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON Canada, K1S 5B6

Funding & Financial Aid

If you wish to be given full consideration for assistantships and financial aid, all application materials should reach us no later than February 1. You will automatically be considered for assistantships and university fellowships.

Applications received after February 1 may be considered for financial assistance depending on the availability of funds. Please note that Qualifying Year students are not eligible for financial assistance until they are admitted to the MA program.