The purpose of the scholarship is to allow four candidates who have already started their professional career to follow a Master programme in European Legal Studies (MELS Online) in Luxembourg. The scholarship is intended in particular for applicants with a need of financial support.
Scholarships for the Master of European Legal Studies - MELS 2019-2021
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg (MFEA) offers four scholarships for officials, members of the judiciary, representatives of civil society organizations and legal professions from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The purpose of the scholarship is to allow four candidates who have already started their professional career to follow a Master programme in European Legal Studies (MELS Online) in Luxembourg. The scholarship is intended in particular for applicants with a need of financial support.
The programme is designed to achieve two principal aims:
- to provide an initial background to the fundamental issues underlying the European integration process and;
- to offer progressive and increasing specialisation in the vast field of European law, with a view to enabling students to deal with legal questions in a practical way.
The legal focus of the programme is on the broader ambit of European integration, also touching upon different economic and political aspects of the integration process and duly considering their legal and practical implications.
Structure of the programme
The Master studies are structured in the form of a 2-year programme. The first year provides the students with an introduction to the field of European studies (introduction to European geopolitics, history of the process of European integration, etc.). On that basis, the legal dimension of the process of European integration is progressively developed through substantial courses on the constitutional and legal system of the EU (institutional law, EU decision-making procedures, judicial system of the EU, etc.), the European Internal Market and the fundamental aspects of European economic law (competition law, EU company and tax law, etc.).
In the second academic year, after considering a number of other fundamental aspects within the legal core of the EU, and which originated as flanking policies to the Internal Market (intellectual property law, consumer protection law, environmental law, etc), attention will shift to the legal acquis already existing in other areas, including common foreign and security policy, the area of justice, freedom and security and human rights protection at EU level. The practical implementation of European law both at European and national level will also feature in this second year. Students will conclude this second year and the Master programme with the writing of a Master thesis.
Students are required to sit examinations at the end of each semester. Some exams may be replaced by other interim course work. Successful completion of the programme will also require each student to write under supervision of a tutor chosen by them from among the teaching faculty – a Master thesis on a topic of their choice, which will be subject to the tutor’s prior approval.
Learn more about the Master via the website and/or download the registration form www.eipa.eu/mels
In case of further questions please contact Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge, Master’s Programme Organiser, e-mail: [email protected].
Deadline for applications 30.08.2019.
More information here.