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European Economic Law

Application and deadlines

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With the submitted application documents, the applicants have to substantiate the admission and enrollment requirements.

The required degree of an institute of higher education has to be verified by submission of an officially certified copy thereof, in German or English. If the degree was issued in another language, a certified translation, in English or German, shall be provided.

Proof of the required command of the German language can be provided alternatively by:
  • obtaining a German university entrance qualification;
  • passing the German language proficiency test for admission to higher education (DSH) according to §1 paragraph 2 clause 1 of the order of the German language proficiency test for admission to higher education at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) as of February 7, 2005;
  • proof of an exception from the German language proficiency test for admission to higher education according to §1 paragraph 3 or 4 of the order of the German language proficiency test for admission to higher education at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) as of February 7, 2005, i.e., if one of the following language certificates can be provided: DSD II, KDS, GDS, ZOP, TestDaf passed at a minimun level of “TDN 4” in all four sections. Furthermore those applicants will be excempt from the DSH, if the DSH or an equivalent test was passed at another German-speaking university, if the applicant successfully completed the studies at a German-speaking university, or if the required command of the German language can be provided within the frameworks of a graduation. (§1 paragraph 3 or 4 of the order of the German language proficiency test for admission to higher education at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) as of February 7, 2005;
 
The required confirmation of sufficient knowledge of European law may be provided alternatively by:
  • certificate of attending university lectures on European law for a minimum of 4 hours/week per semester;
  • proof of a at least one year of professional work experience within the institutions, bodies or other agencies of the European Union;
  • a successful participation in an oral examination of half an hour, in which the program director verifies the existence of the applicants sufficient knowledge about substantive and institutional European law;
  • The similarly required verification of a high level of motivation for the field of study has to be established by a letter of motivation in German of about 1 – 1 1/2 pages.
 
The application deadline for the winter semester is July 1, of the same year. Naturally, application documents can be submitted at an earlier time.

Application documents are to be submitted in written form, thoroughly and complying with the application deadline mentioned above to the program coordinator.