European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE) by European Commission

European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE) by European Commission

EDLE is an excellence programme sponsored by the European Commission under the Erasmus Mundus scheme. It offers the unique opportunity to study Law and Economics on a phd-level in (at least) three different countries. The programme prepares economists and lawyers of high promise for an academic career in a research field of growing importance or for responsibe positions in goverment, research organizations and international consulting groups.
Who Can Apply?
Admission to the programme is open to applicants with a diploma or a bachelor and master degree in law or economics, or a comparable university degree (second cycle qualification) required by the partner universities for admission to doctoral studies.
EDLE is a structured programme in the economic analysis of law on a doctoral level. Therefore, a thorough previous knowledge in the field of law and economics is required, as well as basic knowledge of microeconomics and calculus. If you lack specific knowledge on the economic analysis of law, you should consider applying for the EMLE programme, where this knowledge can be acquired.
Conditional on the approval of the European Commission, for the academic year 2011-2012, the following scholarships are offered:
9 scholarships by the European Commission under the Erasmus Mundus scheme (5 for Category A applicants, 1 for Western Balkans applicants, 3 for Category B applicants),
6 by the partner universities (University of Bologna, Hamburg Institute of Law and Economics, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics).
Additional scholarships may become available at a later stage.
Mundus Category A scholarships are reserved to applicants who: i) do not come from an “EU-area” country (EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland); and ii) are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for a period equal or longer than a total of 12 months over the last five years in “EU-area” countries. This rule does not apply to non “EU-area” candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in order to follow an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme.
Western Balkans applicants (from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) apply for a specific position, under the same conditions of Cat. A applicants.
Mundus Category B scholarships are reserved to applicants who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.
Mundus scholarships provide a gross contribution of Euro 33,600 per year, for 3 years. This roughly amounts to a net income of Euro 1,600 per month.
On top of the monthly salary, Mundus scholars benefit from a fixed contribution to the travel, installation and any other types of costs for a maximum of Euro 7,500 (Cat. A) or Euro 3,000 (Cat B.).
Applicants for the Mundus scholarships can only apply to a maximum of 3 Mundus programmes throughout (Master or Doctorates).
Beneficiaries of Mundus scholarships will enter a full-time employment contract with the University of Bologna. Individuals who have already benefited from an Mundus doctoral scholarship (EMJD) are not eligible for a second grant. Mundus scholars cannot benefit from other Community grants while carrying out their doctoral activities.
The scholarships offered by the Erasmus University of Rotterdam provide a gross income of approx. Euro 25,000 per year, for 4 years (net income of about Euro 1,400 per month); those offered by the University of Bologna approx. Euro 13,638.47 (gross) per year for 3 years (net income of about Euro 1,038.61), with an additional 50% increase for the periods of research spent abroad (up to 18 months total). The scholarships offered by the University of Hamburg amounts to approx. Euro 13,200 per year for 3 years (net monthly amount Euro 930 after insurance deduction).
Scholarships of the different types will be awarded according to merit and in compliance with Mundus regulations.
Tuition Fees
For the Academic Year 2011/2012 tuition fees amount to Euro 3,600 per year. The scholarships listed above also cover the tuition fees.
Application Process
The applicant shall fill in the fields of the online application form and upload the following documents.
1. CV with information on academic, professional and other education, and picture. ,
Please use this. Instructions for using the Europass CV here., Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]CV.doc”, (e.g. young_neilCV.doc)
2. Official transcripts of previous degrees, with list of exams and grades, in English.
Applicants who expect to graduate before mid July 2011 can also apply for admission. They can be conditionally admitted to the programme, under the deferring condition that we receive the official copy of the diploma ultimately by 20 July 2011.
All applicants are admitted conditionally on the legal validity of their second-cycle degree, which is officially declared by the Italian Authorities in their own country. Once (conditionally) admitted to the programme, applicants shall immediately apply for the “Dichiarazione di valore” from the Italian Consulate in the country where the degree was issued.
Please scan the transcripts and upload them as a PDF file. Maximum size: 500 KB
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]TRANS.pdf” (e.g. young_neilTRANS.pdf)
3. A letter of motivation with a prospective research proposal.
In the letter of motivation applicants are expected to explain why they are interested in the EDLE programme and to put forward a suggested research proposal. Max 4 pages.
Please upload the letter of motivation as a PDF file. Maximum size: 500 KB.
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]MOT.pdf” (e.g. young_neilMOT.pdf)
4. A certificate of English proficiency in case the applicant’s native language is not English.
Applicants who have attended, for a period of at least 6 months, to university courses held in English do not need to submit the certificate;
Accepted certificates include:,
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grades A, B
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grades A, B, C
IELTS (academic module): minimum score of 6.5
TOEFL (International, not institutional) computer based: minimum score of 230
TOEFL (International, not institutional) internet based: minimum score 90
TOEFL (International, not institutional) paper based: minimum score of 500,
Please scan the transcript and upload it as a PDF file. Maximum size: 500 KB,
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]ENG.pdf” (e.g. young_neilENG.pdf)
5. Relevant academic work, if available (at most two papers).
Please note that we need the paper itself, and not simple links.
Please upload them as PDF files. Maximum total size: 1000 KB
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]AC1.pdf” and “[family name]_[forename]AC2.pdf] (e.g. young_neilAC1.pdf and young_neilAC2.pdf)
6. Copy of valid Passport.
Please upload them as PDF files. Maximum total size: 500 KB
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]PASS.pdf” (e.g. young_neilPASS.pdf)
Reference letters
Reference letters, in PDF format, should be send by the referees to the following address: references[at] The name of the applicant should be specified in the object of the e-mail. Reference letters should be received within and not later than the date of the application deadline.
The following Reference model should be used: model
Students with special needs
In the online form, please explain in detail your special needs (e.g. disability, very large family, etc.), if any. Relevant certificates may be requested at a later stage.
Mundus scholarships may be increased to cover the costs of students with special needs.
The deadline for applications is:
10 January 2011 (CET) for all applicants. Applications can only be submitted online.
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