The EMLE programme is difficult enough without the extra pressure of scheduling travel and worrying about travel documents. Depending on your country of origin, applying for, processing, and delivering travel documents such as study visas can take a significant amount of time. Finding out this information with respect to your specific country falls on your shoulders.
Booking flights, organizing luggage, setting up bank accounts, handling local community registration, obtaining identification documents; these all take time as well. The more tasks you can complete before you depart, the easier and less stressful your studies will be. Since you may be dealing with four different countries (your home country and three different country study locations), it is important that you research how your bank deals with international money transfers so you have access to cash.
A good starting point is through your country’s consular website, as well as the consular websites of your destination countries. After that, the easiest is a simple web search for the information you are seeking.
Once again, we stress that you start early so your experience can be one of scholarship instead of stress.
"Having a background in Philosophy and Economics, I was very keen on deepening my knowledge of the legal environment of markets and the way it functions. EMLE was the perfect fit. As a program that employs the analytical and rigorous economic approach while at the same time paying tribute to legal complexities, EMLE is not only interesting and academically challenging but also seeks to develop its students 'practical understanding' of how the economy and legal sphere work. This combined with the instruction of leading scholars in the field and a motivated as well as a gracious international student body rounds out the program perfectly. Overall, this makes me feel well-prepared for my PhD studies in the area of the economics of international law."
[EMLE Student 2015/2016]