Welcome to East European Studies Online -

the Online Master Program in East European Studies

There is no better time to get to know Eastern Europe than right now. The region from the Czech Republic to Russia, Estonia to Bulgaria, Poland to Romania, shares a long tradition of communist rule. But that changed 25 years ago, and the seismic shift is still felt across Europe today.

Join us to study on the world’s only online master program in East European Studies. You can stay on the job while gaining the knowledge, professional skills and network you need to become a leader in your field. Choose full-time or part-time study and take advantage of our additional exchange programs and training opportunities.


Call for Application 2015
Apply now for East European Studies Online 2015


Our master program will qualify you for higher positions in NGOs, multinational corporations and other international organizations within Eastern Europe, as well as in governmental agencies where your knowledge of Eastern Europe will make you an expert.


At the Center for Global Politics you will earn your master degree in a convenient blended learning program at Freie Universität Berlin, one of Europe's leading universities. You will do most of your studies online and join us in Berlin for short in-house classes twice each year with a diverse range of peers from around the globe. We will provide you with individualized guidance from our distinguished network of international faculty, headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers.


Come and learn to navigate complexity with us.


In-house classes: Simulation games and design thinking


Student Testimonials

Alumni Testimonial by Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk | Origin: The Netherlands | Job: Project Manager International Politics
Jan Lindemann
Jan Lindemann

Jan Lindemann
"I opted for Berlin Freie Universität which offers in cooperation with Center of Global Politics a 2-year Master course (East European Studies), taught entirely in English....But I like challenges and this one has surely been one well worth of facing....I strongly encourage all students to go for this (still) unique experience."

Read more about our current student Jan's experiences. http://www.distancelearningportal.eu

Monika Bixho & Elona Wenk


Monika Bixho & Elona Wenk
(OSCE Presence in Albania)
"A challenging experience, full time dedication, but a lot of fun as well in acquiring new knowledge in a multicultural environment."

Anette Kinitz

Annette Kinitz
Testimonial by Annette Kinitz


Annette Kinitz
(World Bank, Washington DC, USA)
"EES Online is not limited to Eastern Europe when it comes to job opportunities. It rather opens doors to the whole world."

Jan Leonhardt
Jan Leonhardt


Jan Leonhardt
(Internal Auditor, Germany)
"For me the graduate program East European Studies Online offered the unique opportunity to get access to complex knowledge about a fascinating region on academic level without having to give up my job."

This is who we are

Student Advisor: Sabine Pag

Student Advisor: Sabine Pag

E-Mail: sabine.pag@fu-berlin.de

Telephone: +49 30 838 54 033

Program Manager: Anja Peters

Program Manager: Anja Peters

E-Mail: anja.peters@fu-berlin.de

Telephone: +49 30 838 59 267

Executive Manager: Dr. K. Klinkforth

Executive Manager: Dr. Kristina Klinkforth

E-Mail: kristina.klinkforth@fu-berlin.de
Telephone: +49 30 838 55 476

The Center for Global Politics


Program Flyer 2015

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