The European Master in Law and Economics
Deadline 15 Jan.
The European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) has been recognized as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, both under the first edition of Erasmus Mundus (2004-2008) as under Erasmus Mundus II (2009-2013). The programme was very positively evaluated by a panel of independent academic experts and in the first round in 2004 it was chosen by the Selection Committee out of 128 proposals. In this first round only 19 Masters Programmes received the Erasmus Mundus label. The Master in Law and Economics is the only Masters Course in Economics and one of two Erasmus Mundus Courses in the legal discipline. In 2002 the EMLE Programme was already selected to take part in the Joint Masters Project of the European University Association.
The programme offers the opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree. The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws and prepares students for a professional career, for example, in public organizations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a PhD programme such as the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE).
The student will be able to study different countries like Belgium, Italy, India, Poland, France, Austria, Israel, Germany or the Netherlands. The universities participating in the EMLE programme are respectively in Ghent, Bologna, Mumbai, Warsaw, Aix-en-Provence, Vienna, Haifa, Hamburg and Rotterdam.
The grant amounts to € 25,000 maximum. From this grant, € 9,000 will be deducted for the tuition fees for non-European (i.e., Partner country) students. € 500 of the tuition fee will be waived. From the grant, a maximum of €4.000 will be paid for installation and travel costs. The remaining € 12,000 will be paid in monthly instalments. Finally, the Consortium covers the grantees’ insurance costs.
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 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).
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[at]emle.org.
All applicants that have paid the application fee are automatically considered for one of the available scholarships.
No separate application for the scholarship is necessary.
Should you not wish to be considered for a scholarship (i.e. because of limitations of your student grant or due to the fact that you already applied for three other Erasmus+ courses) please check the appropriate box in the on-line application.
The deadline for the EMLE application is 15 January 2015.
Erasmus Mundus 2015