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In the tabs below you may find the specific information relevant to your pursuit of application and admission to the EMLE programme, including the various requirements for application, the application procedure, the subsequent steps towards admission, and also scholarship opportunities. Please be aware that there is a difference between application and admission, and that we require different actions and documents from you in each of the two procedures.

You can click here to read experiences of former EMLE students and to see in which sectors you can work after the EMLE programme.

Dear prospective student,

In both law and in economics, modern young professionals are not only experts in their fields, but are also able to work in an interdisciplinary fashion. This is often referred to as “transversal skills”. Think of a T, with the vertical axis being your particular area of specialization and the horizontal bar symbolizing your ability to collaborate with people across geographical and cultural borders. Both aspects are equally important.

Transversal skills are the key to success in today’s labour market. Attending the EMLE programme, which has been committed to delivering graduate education at the intersection between law and economics for over 25 years, will allow you to develop these skills.

Here is why: first, you will learn that laws have economic effects and that economic mechanisms vary with the institutional context, which notably includes the laws of different jurisdictions. In other words, you will learn that the world is more complex than you would have ever thought. Then – and here is the good news – the EMLE will teach you how to make sense of this complexity, not just by studying more law or more economics, but rather by learning how to integrate the two perspectives. And finally, you will learn to cross many other borders than just the one between law and economics. Studying at two or three international universities, and meeting with varying groups of people from some 30 different countries, you will become a true citizen of the world.

We cordially invite you to apply to the EMLE programme and strive to spend an exciting year with us in a challenging international environment.

The EMLE programme team

Timeline for applications 

Below you may find a general timeline for the application and admission process. The exact deadlines differ per year. Please note that the entire procedure consists of 2 parts. The first part is the application process and the second part is the admission process. The application process runs from the opening of the applications until the moment that the Selection Commitee decides whether a student is admitted to the programme or not. Then the admission process will start.

 

Application Timeline

September

The application form is published on the website

Mid-December 

Deadline for Early Bird Application (20% discount on application fee when fully completed applications are submitted)

Mid-January 
Closing of the on-line application

Mid-March
Applicants receive an e-mail stating their admission status (admitted / reserve list / rejected) and the information if they were nominated for an EMJMD scholarship from the European Commission.

 

Admission Timeline

March:

Admission letters are sent out

April:

In case of free capacities: admission of the waiting list

Acceptance of place with the payment of 1st installment of the tuition fee

May:
Payment of 2nd installment of the tuition fee
Deadline of submission of proof of English language proficiency and other required documents

June:
1st term universities contact the students
Check for visa procedures and requirements

July:
Confirmation of successful start of visa application

1. Educational Qualifications

Law or Economics Degree

EMLE is a postgraduate course, and preference will be given to applicants who have already a first Master’s degree. The minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree in law or economics (for other degrees see below), provided that this degree leads up to employability in the relevant labour market (see below).

Other degrees

Applicants with a degree in business administration, social sciences or other relevant topics may also apply under the condition that the completed study programme includes a substantial number of courses in law and/or economics. If you’re in doubt whether your degree qualifies, please contact info@emle.org.

Applicants without a degree

Students who have not yet graduated but who expect to graduate before July of the same year the programme starts can also apply for admission to the EMLE programme. If such a student is selected for the programme, this is under the deferring condition that (s)he sends a copy of the diploma before mid-July.

Once you are admitted to the programme, you also need to provide us with a proof of English proficiency. You can find the requirements here. Please note that you do not need to provide us with a proof of English proficiency during the application process yet, but that you are not eligible to participate in the EMLE programme without a test that meets our requirements. 


2. Application Categories

The application procedure differs slightly for those students who qualify as ‘European students’ compared to those who qualify as ‘non-European students’.

EU/EEA/EFTA Citizens

‘European’ (Programme Country) students are those who have a passport from either one of the EU Member States or one of the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). All other applicants must qualify under the “12-months rule” (see below).

Other nationals qualifying under the “12-months rule”

Some other nationals have to follow the European application track. Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries (‘non-EU’) and have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme (‘EU’) Country are considered as Programme Country (‘EU’) students. The five-year reference period for this 12- months rule is calculated backwards as from the EMLE application deadline mid-January. These stays do not need to be consecutive so, for example, a six-month stay in 2016 and another one in 2017 are sufficient. (The 12-months residency rule should not apply to the Partner Country (‘non-EU’) candidates who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received a refugee status in a Programme Country.)

Other nationals

Applicants who are characterized by neither of the above conditions are considered as ‘non-European’ (Partner Country) students for application purposes.

Double citizenship

Applicants with a dual citizenship can apply with either citizenship but must choose one application track. It is not possible to apply as both EU and non-EU student at the same time and the status may also not be changed after the application has been submitted.

The online application for the academic year 2019/2020 is now open! Please click here to access the application form. If you have any questions about the process, please read carefully the applicant section of our website. Any questions that cannot be answered by the website, can be addressed to info@emle.org.

We are looking forward to your application!

Required documents for application

Please note that all documents listed below must be submitted to us in English. 

If your original documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by English translations.

Degree Certificates

Your degree certificates are the primary means used to judge your previous academic achievements. These form 40% of your total score during the programme application. To facilitate the review process, each student must provide two documents per degree:

– A degree certificate stating that the student has successfully completed the listed programme and obtained the listed degree and

– An official degree supplement or transcript listing the grades obtained during the programme. For programmes with elective courses, only subjects that influenced the final degree need to be listed.

If you have not completed your studies at the time of your application, please attach a full transcript of your grades up to this point.

CV

Each applicant should provide an up-to-date CV in English. The CV is used to judge your previous affinity to the study of law & economics and also allows us to estimate your academic potential. Affinity and academic potential account for 25% of your total score, respectively. Please use the Europass CV template. The linked page also provides instructions for filling out the template as well as examples of complete CVs. Make sure to list any factors that reflect well on your academic successes (academic honours received, previous published works, academic teaching experience, etc.) or that might have caused your current test scores to be lower than your potential would suggest (extensive charitable work, participation in student bodies, pro bono assignments, etc.).

Letter of Motivation

The letter of motivation is our most important indicator towards your commitment to and understanding of the study of law and economics. As such it contributes 25% to your total score. In this letter (maximum of two pages), addressed to the review committee, please explain why you are interested in Law & Economics in general and in the EMLE Programme in particular.

Letters of Recommendation

Each student is expected to provide at least one (preferably two) letter(s) of recommendation. These are used as an independent assessment of the student’s academic potential, commitment and work ethic. These contribute 10% to the total score. Acceptable issuers are all academic and professional persons or bodies in a position to judge the professional conduct of an applicant. Typically they are from employers or, since this is an academic programme, preferably from academic teachers. Reviewers should use the standardized EMLE review form, which is included in the application form.

Recommendation letters can (and should) be requested digitally during the online application process using the reviewers professional email address! You will be notified automatically via email once your referees have submitted your review.

Alternatively, letters recommendation can be emailed directly to application@emle.org by the reviewers only, using their professional email address.

Proof of Residence

All applicants need to submit a proof of residence for the country they are claiming residence in for the programme. This document can be a statement from the current university or employer or the city hall but needs to be issued before the application deadline (January) but not longer than 12 months prior to application deadline.

Furthermore, since European applicants pay a lower program tuition fee, those non-European applicants who are applying as European due to the 12-months rule need to additionally provide a proof of eligibility to be considered for the lower, European tuition fee. This proof consists typically of the passport copy with the respective entry visa. The proof of eligibility as European will have to be approved by the EMLE management.

Payment of the Application Fee

The application fee is used to cover the costs for the application infrastructure and the staff involved in the application procedure. For this reason applications without a full payment of the application fee will not be reviewed and cannot lead to admittance. Always keep a copy that proves your payment. The fee must be paid in Euro. The applicant is responsible for the payment of the full amount into our account. Thus, all banking costs are to be borne by the applicant. Besides the early-bird application fee (see below), no further rebates or exemptions will be given, and all applicants have to pay the full fee regardless of personal circumstances. The amount of the application fee is differentiated into three categories, based on the most recent Gross National Income Per Capita (GNIPC) as calculated by the World Bank. The lowest fee, for countries with a GNIPC below $3.750, is €20. The highest fee, for countries with a GNIPC above $30.000, is €50.

You can download a table with the fee for most countries here. Should your country not be listed please contact us at application@emle.org.

Early Bird Application
For applicants that submit their complete application by December 16, will receive a 20% discount on the regular application rate, i.e. they will pay €40, €24 or €16, depending on their country of residence (instead of €50, €30 or €20).

 

Payment details:

All fee payments are payable to Erasmus University Rotterdam. The account details are:

Recipient: Law and Economics – Faculty of Law Erasmus University Rotterdam
Bank: ABN AMRO Bank, Coolsingel 93, 3012 AE Rotterdam
Account number: 41.58.78.659
Swift-code (if necessary): ABNANL2A;
International bank account number (IBAN): NL75ABNA0415878659
Reference: “Application fee EMLE” + your name
Paypal and credit card payments can be made via the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Please use the links below to pay the amount appropriate for your country of birth.

Please note that this will open a new window/tab to the homepage of the university of Rotterdam. Please complete the payment there before submitting your application. If you can’t see the payment window please make sure that your browser allows pop-up windows for this webpage.

Applications received before end of 16 December 2018 (23:59:59 CET):

·         For €16 countries: https://ebs.eur.nl/betaallink/ebs.php?p=emle04&b=0001600

·         For €24 countries: https://ebs.eur.nl/betaallink/ebs.php?p=emle04&b=0002400

·         For €40 countries: https://ebs.eur.nl/betaallink/ebs.php?p=emle04&b=0004000

Assement of the applications

All applicants are assessed according to the following criteria:

1. 40% – Quality of the university career (including duration, number and quality of the degrees obtained, academic credentials and academic performance)
2. 25% – Quality of motivation letter
3. 25% – Affinity to previous studies in law and economics
4. 10% – Letters of recommendation

Due to limited time capacities, the EMLE staff cannot provide individual feedback on the specific reasons for a declined application. Declined applicants are welcome to re-apply for the following academic year.

The admission process consists of several steps, beginning once a student has sent in the application and the appropriate documents. Each application is ranked based on several factors, and then available places in the programme are offered.

An accepted student must then submit another series of documents to complete the admission process. On the following pages, each of these steps will be examined in more detail.

Due to limited time capacities, the EMLE staff cannot provide individual feedback on the specific reasons for a declined application.

All applicants are assessed according to the following admission criteria:

1. 40% – Quality of the university career (including duration, number and quality of the degrees obtained, academic credentials and academic performance)
2. 25% – Quality of motivation letter
3. 25% – Affinity to/previous studies in law and economics
4. 10% – Letters of recommendation

Due to limited time capacities, the EMLE staff cannot provide individual feedback on the specific reasons for a declined application. Declined applicants are welcome to re-apply for the following academic year.

Required documents for admission

Below you will find a list of the documents that will be required for final admission into the programme (not for application!). Admitted students will receive a letter containing more information regarding these documents.

As a reminder, please note that all of the documents must be in English and need to be certified copies of the originals, if not indicated otherwise below. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations. Also, please note that acquiring some of these documents may take quite some time. Please start the necessary inquiries as soon as possible. Certified copies of official documents can be issued e.g. by notaries, the degree-issuing institution, lawyers and in some instances also pastors.

1. Proof of English proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide original test scores from one of the following standardized English proficiency tests. For exemptions from this rule please see below. The following table lists all the tests accredited by the EMLE. No alternative tests or certificates will be accepted!

The accepted tests and accompanying scores are:

a. International TOEFL
– Paper-based: 587 (minimum reading: 313, listening: 310, speaking: 340, writing: 353)
– Computer-based: 240 (minimum reading: 43, listening: 40, speaking: 60, writing: 67)
– Internet-based: 95 (minimum reading: 13, listening: 12: speaking: 18, writing: 21)

b. IELTS (academic module)
– Minimum score of 7.0 (minimum per section: 6.0)

c. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
– Grades A, B

d. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
– Grades A, B

Please note that we cannot accept any test results older than two years and that a valid English proficiency test is mandatory to participate in the EMLE programme.

2. Proof of English proficiency: exemptions

Applicants

– whose native* language is English, or

– who have studied for two or more years in a country where English is both the language of instruction/examination and the native* language, or

– who have received a degree from a college or university in a country where English is both the language of instruction/examination and the native* language need not to prove their proficiency in English.

All other candidates must provide test scores from one of the above mentioned, official tests of English proficiency.

* Please note that “(a country where English is […]) the native language” does not include countries where English is only one of the official languages (for example India, Nigeria, the Philippines).

3. Proof of programme fee payment

After you have been accepted into the programme, you will be required to pay the final programme fee in two installments. The first installment of €500 is due within 2-3 weeks after acceptance. The payment of this fee constitutes an acceptance of your place in the programme. This fee is non-refundable if you should later leave the programme. The second installment (€5.000 for Europeans, €9.000 for non-Europeans) is due 1 June prior to the start of the programme. This installment will be 100% refunded if you withdraw from the programme before 31 July, and for 50% if you withdraw before 15 September. No refund is possible if you withdraw within 2 weeks prior to, or during the programme. This fee will be refunded if you leave the programme before October 2018. Exact due dates and account information will be sent along with the admission letter. Final admission to the programme is contingent on full and timely payment of these fees. All students are expected to send a copy of the respective transfer slip to the admissions office at their earliest convenience.

4. Chinese students only

a. NUFFIC certificate

Chinese students who wish to spend part of their studies in the Netherlands (Rotterdam University) need to provide a valid NUFFIC-certification. Having such a certificate does not guarantee allocation to Rotterdam, but students without such a certificate cannot be allocated there! For exemptions from this rule please see below.

A Nuffic Certificate is a document issued by Nuffic that provides an assessment of the student’s English language proficiency and of the authenticity of educational degrees and diplomas. It ensures that all Chinese students are sufficiently qualified to pursue their studies and benefit from their stay in the Netherlands. Nuffic sends this certificate directly to the relevant Dutch higher education institution once it has been issued. That institution then forwards the certificate to the Dutch immigration authorities when applying for the student’s entry visa.

NUFFIC certificate: Exemptions

Students from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau do not need to submit a NUFFIC-certification.

b. APS certificate

Applicants with a degree from a Chinese university who want to spend one or more terms in either Germany (Hamburg), Austria (Vienna) or Belgium (Ghent) need to obtain a certificate that validates their Chinese degree. Having such a certificate does not guarantee allocation to Hamburg, Vienna or Ghent, but students without such a certificate cannot be allocated to those cities! The procedure at the APS takes about two months. A (preliminary) allocation to Hamburg, Vienna or Ghent is therefore conditional upon obtaining the certificate.

Details can be found on the APS website for applications to Germany and Austria/Belgium.

Erasmus+ Scholarships

As in the past years, we will be receiving funding for scholarships from the European Commission under the Erasmus+ funding programme (EMJMD Programmes). As of the academic year 2018-2019 we may award up to 27 scholarships for Programme country students and 33 scholarships for Partner country students in total over upcoming academic years (from 2018-2019 up to 2021-2022). Therefore, we will be able to award each year up to 15 EMLE students with a full scholarship from the European Commission.

EMJMD scholarship holders will receive a generous grant that covers the tuition fees, contributes to travel and installment costs and gives a monthly contribution to cover subsistence costs for the duration that students will be studying on the programme. Monthly contribution to subsistence costs will not be paid for any periods (study/research/placement/thesis) that students will spend in their country of residence. It will also not be paid to Partner countries (non-EU) students for the EMJMD periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner (non-EU) country. Moreover, the EMLE consortium will provide scholarship holders will substantial insurance coverage over the whole period of the EMLE academic year.

Appeal Procedure

There is a possibility to make an appeal against the evaluation of your application. Once we communicate the results of our selection process, and you are informed that you have not been selected or considered for a scholarship, you may write a letter of appeal to us via application@emle.org (within 6 weeks of the date of the communication of the results) with your argumentation. For this purpose, please also see the selection criteria for the EMLE programme. We will then forward your appeal to our reviewing committee, who will have another look at your application. In case they decided that you still do not qualify for the EMLE programme, you may also appeal to the ombudsman.


Mobility Grants

Erasmus student mobility grants are intended to offset the additional costs of mobility, such as travel costs, foreign language preparation where necessary and a higher cost of living in the host country. They are available for studies at universities in the European Union.

In the context of the EMLE programme, we expect Erasmus+ Mobility Grants to be available to EMLE students under certain circumstances also for the academic year 2018/2019.

 

Currently you may be eligible only if you

– have not yet exhausted the maximum of 12 months in an Erasmus programme at Master level during prior university studies (with or without grant),
– spend either the first or the second term (but not both) in Hamburg.

The Mobility Grant will be paid for one term only – the term that you do not spend in Hamburg.
The monthly amount that will be paid can change from year to year.

If you might be eligible, you will be contacted by Hamburg EMLE staff several weeks before the start of the term in question. It is important that you react to these e-mails promptly.

Other Scholarship opportunities

Please check the options for scholarships from organizations in your own countries to study abroad. We are currently compiling a list of organizations that have been sponsoring our students in the past years, which will be published here soon. At this point you can send an inquiry about this to info[at]emle.org. Also, visit the pages of the international offices at your EMLE host universities to search for funding options specific to your host countries.

Career Development Loans

Who is eligible

Applicants who are:

– 18 or over,

– ‘settled’* in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the three years prior to the start of your learning programme, and

– intending to work in the UK, the EU or the EEA when the course finishes,

may be eligible for a career development loan organized by the Young People’s Learning Agency for England (“YPLA”).

A Professional and Career Development Loan (“CDL”) is a bank loan that learners can use to help pay for work-related learning.

Learners can borrow from € 300 to € 10,000 from a participating bank to help pay for their course. Like any loan, learners need to repay the money they borrow, but with a Professional and Career Development Loan the YPLA will pay the interest on the loan while the learner is in learning and for one month afterwards. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries.

*’Settled’ means having either indefinite leave to enter or remain or having the right of abode in the UK.

Since the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, they should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated.

For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900. For details about Career Development Loans, please visit the UK government website discussing Career Development Loans https://www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview.

The EMLE programme is a registered CDL Learning Provider. EMLE students that fulfil the CDL requirements are therefore eligible for a loan.

Our learning provider registration number is 20118.

Other Stipends

Foundations

This list provides you with a number of foundations were students can apply for a scholarship.

Be aware that the EMLE staff has no further information on the scholarships nor any influence on the application procedure of the foundations mentioned.

– Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (DE)
– Copernicus Foundation (DE)
– DAAD (DE)
– Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (DE)
– Geschwister Büschbell Foundation (DE)
– Haniel Foundation (DE)
– Hans Seidel Foundation (DE)
– Heinz Schwarzkopf Foundation (DE)
– Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (DE)
– Robert Bosch Foundation (DE)
– Rotary Foundation (DE)
– Grantfinder Netherlands
– Scholarship Database Germany

-Orange Tulip Scholarship (NL),

-www.studyinholland.nl

Scholarships for visiting scholars to the EMLE Partner Universities

The grant from the European Commission to the EMLE programme provides also scholarships for visiting scholars through the Erasmus+ Programme. Prospective visiting scholars should be established researchers in economic analysis of law with a professional affiliation to a prominent university or research institution. Non-European visiting scholars can apply to the Consortium throughout the year.

Full applications, including a CV and a detailed research project, can be sent to mundusscholars@emle.org.

This funding option is NOT intended for students. Applications from prospective students or from individuals having no established academic experience in economic analysis of law will NOT be considered.

Tuition fees are calculated on the basis of one fiscal year. This means that the fees outlined below cover the cost of tuition for the entire programme (as opposed to one trimester). Click here to see whether you are from a Programme or Partner country.

– The tuition fee for ‘Programme Country (EU) Students’ is € 5,500.
– The tuition fee for ‘Programme Country (EU) Students’ with a “waiver” (see other tab) is € 2,500.
– The tuition fee for ‘Partner Country (non-EU) Students’ is € 9,500.
– The tuition fee for ‘Partner Country (non-EU) Students’ with a “waiver” (see other tab) is € 5,500.

Successful applicants will be required to pay the first installment of € 500 within a few weeks of receiving the admission letter. This payment is non-refundable in case you later decide not to take up your place in the programme.

Please note that if a candidate does not commence the programme or if he or she leaves the programme the 2nd installment of the tuition fees will be reimbursed according to the following rules: Until 30 July 100%; Until 15 September 50%; After 15 September no refund of the tuition fee.

Other costs

The tuition fees cover the provision of the teaching, as well as some EMLE-related social activities.

Additional costs for books and study materials vary per course and partner-university, though we strive to make substantial use of open access study materials.

The responsibility to meet the costs of living and travel expenses (except for travel to the Midterm Meeting) rests with the students. It should be noted that the cost of living may differ substantially between cities.

As a rough guide, accommodations costs alone are around €350 – €450 per month in Hamburg and €400 – €500 in Rotterdam. Mumbai on the other hand requires high travel expenditures but compensates for this with low running costs (about €250 for both accommodation and living costs). The partner universities may charge small additional fees for issuing non-standard degree documents.

More information on the living costs at the EMLE partner universities can be found here.

FAQ regarding application

Why is EMLE not listed in the EMJMD list?

Although we were successful in our re-application to Erasmus+ funding for the years 2018/19 – 2021/22, the list of the recently funded programmes might not yet be updated. The list should be updated in the upcoming month.

Do I already need to provide a proof of English proficiency during the application?

No, we only require this from admitted students. You do not need to obtain a proof of proficiency for the application process. If you already have a test result that could serve as proof of proficiency, you are free to upload this already so we can inform you in case it does not meet our requirements. This is just for your awareness and will not affect your application review.

What happens if I can’t provide the necessary application documents?

All application conditions have to be provided before the deadline.
Should you fail to provide the required documents, your application to the programme is void and will not be reviewed. If you do not pay the application fee, your application will not be considered.

Do I have to provide original documents for the application?

No. The application is completely on-line. As such only electronic copies must be provided. Only once we have admitted students (usually in March), we require the admitted students to send original documents.

What suffices as a proof of residence?

The proof of residence should be a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules or a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question. Documents must have been issued within 12 months before the application deadline. A proof of residence should clearly reflect the relation you have with the person issuing the document. If your employer for example issues the document, it needs to be clear that he is your employer. Furthermore, the document needs to contain the date at which it was signed, your name and the place where you live. A passport cannot serve as a proof of residence!

I do not have a background in Law or Economics, am I eligible to apply?

We require that students without a background in Law or Economics have taken a substantial amount of courses relevant to the EMLE programme. In order to judge this, we need a scan of your transcript of records or a list of your courses. Please send this to application@emle.org.

Where can I find the standard form for the recommendation letter?

In the application form, you will find a section about recommendation letters. Here you should enter the (professional!) email addresses of your reviewers. They will automatically receive an email with the standard review form and an upload link.

I want to submit more than two recommendation letters, is this possible?

No, the maximum number of letters is two per applicant.

I have not graduated yet, so I cannot upload a diploma to the application form. What should I do?

If that is the case, you do not need to upload your diploma. Please upload a transcript of grades that shows the courses you have completed so far. Preferably (but not mandatory), this document also contains your expected date of graduation or a letter from your university stating this.

FAQ regarding admission

I cannot accept my place this year. Can the offer be deferred?

In accordance with the official regulations stipulated by the European Commission, an offer or acceptance into the EMLE programme cannot be deferred to the following academic year. As a result, the applicant would have to re-submit his/her application during the following application cycle.
Please note that such applicant, who has previously been accepted, is very welcome to refer to such previous offer in the course of the re-application.

Why was my application denied?

Due to the large number of applications, the staff cannot provide individualized feedback on your application. You can click here for the relevant rating criteria.

I was accepted but I do not like my allocations. Can these be changed?

The admission letter contains an allocation for all three terms. By paying the 500 Euro instalment for the tuition fee, an applicant officially accepts the allocation stated in the admission letter.
Should an applicant desire to be reallocated to a more preferred location, she/he should contact the admissions staff. The conditions, deadlines and contact details for such a request are contained in the admission letter.
Please note that reallocation requests can only be accommodated to the extent of available capacities at the respective locations.

What is the waiting list?

All students who fulfil the academic requirements of the EMLE but have not been ranked high enough to obtain one of the limited places in the programme are placed on a waiting list. If higher-ranked applicants decide not to accept the offered place, applicants on the reserve list will be contacted in order of their ranking.
Typically such offers are made between the end of March and the end of April.

I have not been accepted. Can I re-apply next year?

Both applicants who cannot accept our offer this year (see above) and declined applicants are most welcome to re-apply for the next academic year.
Please note that a transfer of this year´s results and/or information to the next year is not possible. The application form and the exact requirements normally change between years. For this reason any re-application has to be started fresh (i.e. the application form has to be filled in again and the required documents have to be uploaded).

English was the language of communication during my studies, does this exempt me from a proof of English proficiency?

No, you still need to provide a proof of English proficiency unless one of the exemptions applies to you. For the exemptions see the tab ‘admission’.