Institut d'etudes Européennes
De l'Université libre de Bruxelles

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Admission to the Institute for European Studies

The Institute forEuropean Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles, offers a variety of high-level programmes in European studies that are internationally recognized.

One of these programmes does interest you and you would like to know more about it?

Access to our educational programs is conditioned by the acceptance of your application by an admission jury.

You will find below all information about procedures and admission requirements of our various programmes.

 

 

The Masters in European Studies

The Masters in European Studies organised by the Faculty of Social and Political Studies and which bears the IEE label is a Masters level training course that offers a total of 120 credits.

Conditions of admittance

1) Those who have an unconditional access to the Masters programme

  • Students holding an attestation of passing the year preparatory to the Masters in European Studies awarded by the ULB.

2) Those who have conditional access to the Masters programme (subject to the acceptance of their application file)

  • Holders of the academic grade of Bachelor or ‘licence’ (a Bachelor’s grade under the old system) awarded by a university in Belgium;
  • Holders of a certificate or grade awarded by a foreign university for undergraduate studies if this certificate or grade is approved by the admission jury for at least 180 credits.

Acceptance of the file is done based on academic criteria, in particular through an evaluation 1) of the quality of the academic path of the candidate (results obtained during previous studies but also relevance of previous studies completed and their capacity to prepare the student to follow the Masters in European Studies programme 2) of the student's motivation and project and 3) of its international profile (including linguistic skills).

The jury can oblige the student to do a complementary programme of 15 credits maximum taking account of all the credits that the student can make use of for his/her admission. These additional credits are part of the second cycle programme.

3) Recognition of professional experience gained

Following the procedure set out by the ULB, juries can calculate the knowledge and skills acquired through professional experience and/or personal experience and give access to the MA to any person that does not fall into the categories set out above. The jury determines the additional courses and possible dispensation that constitute the complementary entry requirements for the student. The personal or professional experience must correspond to at least five years of work experience. Within this experience, the previous higher level studies can only be considered as equating to 60 credits per year and up to a maximum of two years.

As an exemption, students who, to have the corresponding BA grade awarded to them, still have to gain 15 credits and are regularly signed up at the same to a Bachelor’s course in a higher education establishment in the French community of Belgium, also have access to the Masters. However, these students can only be considered by a Masters jury after they have obtained the necessary undergraduate academic grade.

 

The Masters in economics of the Solvay Brussels School Management

The Masters programmes in Business Economics and Economic Analysis and European Policy, organised by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management with the label of the Institut d'Etudes Européennes are second level training courses coming to a total of 120 crédits.

Conditions of admittance

1) Those who have an unconditional access to the Masters programme

2) Those who have conditional access to the Masters programme (subject to the acceptance of their application file)

 

The Advanced Masters                                           

The Institute offers two advanced education programmes totalling 60 credits, the Advanced Masters in European law organised by the Faculty of Law and Criminology with the Institute for European studies label and the Advanced Masters in interdisciplinary analysis of European integration organised by the Institute for European Studies.

Conditions of admittance for the Advanced Masters in European law

1) Those who have an unconditional access to the Masters programme

There is no unconditional access for holders of a second cycle academic grade or "haute école" diploma.

2) Those who have a foreign academic grade recognised as equivalent to those previously mentioned in application of the decree from 7th November 2013, of a European directive, of an international convention or of another legislation, to the same conditions

3) Those who have conditional access to the Masters programme (subject to the acceptance of their application file)

  • Under general conditions set by the jury, have access students that will fulfill the conditions planned in article 111 of the decree from 7th November 2013 and have a title, diploma (corresponding master or license in 5 years), grade or certificate of second university cycle grading studies in law or law training or including a law training estimated satisfying by the jury, delivered in French community or external to it (institution of Flanders or german-speaking part of Belgium, Royal Military School or foreign institution). If the jury precises additional conditions, additional courses being included in the study programme.
  • Under general conditions set by the jury, have access students that will fulfill the conditions planned in article 111 of the decree from 7th November 2013 and have acquired competences enhanced by the jury for at least 300 credits under additional conditions set by the jury. If the jury precises additional conditions, additional courses being included in the study programme.
  • Criteria established by the jury : acceptance of the file is done based on academic criteria, in particular through an evaluation 1) of the quality of the academic path of the candidate (results obtained during previous studies but also relevance of previous studies completed and their capacity to prepare the student to follow the Masters in European Studies programme 2) of the student's motivation and project and 3) of its international profile (including linguistic skills).

To strengthen your application, you can send a linguistic certificate or any other document to Emmanuelle Bribosia, academic coordinator of the Master : Emmanuelle.Bribosia@ulb.ac.be.

 

Conditions of admittance for the Advanced Masters in interdisciplinary analysis of European integration

1) Those who have an unconditional access to the Masters programme

There is no unconditional access for holders of a second cycle academic grade or "haute école" diploma.

2) Those who have a foreign academic grade recognised as equivalent to those previously mentioned in application of the decree from 7th November 2013, of a European directive, of an international convention or of another legislation, to the same conditions

3) Those who have conditional access to the Masters programme (subject to the acceptance of their application file)

  • Under general conditions set by the jury, have access students that will fulfill the conditions planned in article 111 of the decree from 7th November 2013 and have a title, diploma (corresponding master or license in 5 years), grade or certificate of second university cycle grading studies in one of the following study fields : history, information and communication, law, criminology, sociology, economics, political sciences, management and management engineering, European studies, translation, interpretation, languages and modern literature, linguistics or including a training estimated satisfying by the jury, delivered in French community or external to it (institution of Flanders or german-speaking part of Belgium, Royal Military School or foreign institution). If the jury precises additional conditions, additional courses being included in the study programme.
  • Under general conditions set by the jury, have access students that will fulfill the conditions planned in article 111 of the decree from 7th November 2013 and have acquired competences enhanced by the jury for at least 300 credits under additional conditions set by the jury. If the jury precises additional conditions, additional courses being included in the study programme.
  • Criteria established by the jury : acceptance of the file is done based on academic criteria, in particular through an evaluation 1) of the quality of the academic path of the candidate (results obtained during previous studies but also relevance of previous studies completed and their capacity to prepare the student to follow the Masters in European Studies programme 2) of the student's motivation and project and 3) of its international profile (including linguistic skills).

To strengthen your application, you can send a linguistic certificate or any other document to Emmanuelle Bribosia, academic coordinator of the Master : Marianne.Dony@ulb.ac.be.

 

How to proceed concretely?

Candidates outside EU: between 17/02 and 30/04.

Belgian or European candidates : between 1/04 and 30/09.

Your application must be filed through a form to be filled in online that you will find by clicking on the link below.

NB: ULB students must file an application to reregister via MONULB and then choose the reorientation option. They do not have to file an admission application!

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