Until January 9th, it is possible for EUR students to apply for the Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Law and Economics (EMLE). EMLE has been selected twice as one of the few prestigious Erasmus Mundus programmes. The programme was already introduced in 1990, but is still relatively unknown.

For ambitious students only

As the name already indicates, EMLE combines Law and Economics, and therefore teaches students how to analyze law in an economic way. Out of the approximately 600 applicants worldwide, 100 students are chosen to follow the EMLE. The one-year programme gives students the opportunity to attend two or three different partner universities in Hamburg, Bologna, Aix-en-Provence, Gent, Haifa, Mumbai, Vienna or Warsaw.

Every five years, the European Commission selects a few European educational programmes in order to financially support and promote the best European educational programmes worldwide. In both 2004 and 2009, EMLE made it to this prestigious list.

Wicher Schreuders, of the Erasmus School of Law, explains the major benefit of the EMLE programme: ‘In my opinion, the major advantage for students is that they experience being in a group of top students from countries across the globe. All of these students have different backgrounds and learning experiences, and that’s what makes this programme so interesting to follow.’

Future Plans

After completing EMLE, these Master students have the opportunity to find interesting and internationally oriented jobs, or can even further improve their academic skills with the EDLE programme, the PhD version of the EMLE. 

If you are interested in following the EMLE course the academic year of 2012-2013, you can visit the website for more information. IS