Download the Privacy policy 09-2022 of EMLE as pdf.

This privacy policy applies to all activities of EMLE and provides the most relevant information by target group. EMLE handles personal data with care and acts within the limits of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). EMLE processes personal data and uses cookies for its website. In this privacy policy, we provide information about the purposes for which personal data are processed, how you can exercise your privacy rights and other information that could be important to you.

Personal data

We value your privacy. Information relating to individuals is collected and used in accordance with the GDPR. As a rule, all data submitted to EMLE is only used for the purposes of the EMLE program, namely the admission to and teaching and improvement of EMLE courses. Data collected in this way is only made available to the partner universities and their technical staff. In addition, the personal data of students admitted to the programme (i.e. proposed for a scholarship, put on the reserve list, or enrolled on a self-paying basis) may be used for the purposes of evaluating the Erasmus Mundus Programme and will be made available to the Agency, the EM National Structures, the EU Delegations and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association, acting as stakeholders of the programme. Please note that this website also provides links to third party sites. We encourage you to review their respective privacy policies since the EMLE has no influence on those third parties.

The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), in the context of managing the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters, collects and processes the personal data of some of the candidates. In particular, certain data of the scholarship holders and non-scholarship holders is shared with the Agency and treated according to this privacy statement.

Third parties

On EMLE’s instructions, third parties may provide certain parts of the services for the implementation of an agreement. We reach agreements with these organizations to ensure that personal data are treated with care and in confidence. These agreements are contractually recorded in data processing and other agreements. If parties are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA), additional and appropriate safeguards will be put in place. Your personal data are not hired or sold to third parties. EMLE provides personal data to enforcement authorities or fraud control organizations if this is necessary to comply with statutory obligation.

Data retention

EMLE does not keep your data longer than is strictly necessary to realize the purposes for which the data were gathered. Among other things, EMLE observes the retention periods provided for in the Dutch Public Records Act (elaborated in the Basic Selection Document for University Education (BSD) of University Education 1985 and in the Selection List for Universities and University Medical Centres 2020), as well as other legislation, for instance tax and labour legislation. If you choose to exercise any of your rights, this may affect the retention period observed for your personal data.

Your rights and exercising these rights (digital portal)

As a data subject, you have various rights under the GDPR. Click here to exercise your rights.

Google Analytics Disclaimer

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”


The EMLE strives to keep this website as up to date as possible and to make sure all information is true and accurate. Despite this, the EMLE cannot guarantee that all information is always accurate and complete. In case of doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us at The EMLE is not responsible or liable for any damage or loss arising from the use of this website. The EMLE is also not responsible for the content of websites of third parties, linked to from this website.


If you have any specific questions or comments concerning our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at


In case of technical problems or questions (including questions concerning data privacy and/or copyright violations) please contact:

Phone: +49 (0)40 – 42838 – 6779
Physical mail: Ms. Janina Satzer, Institute of Law and Economics, Johnsallee 35, D-20148 Hamburg