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 Herze-govina, 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.
programme is designed to achieve two principal aims:
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.
- to provide an initial
background to the fundamental issues underlying the European integration
- 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.
Structure of the
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
–undersupervision 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.