Ranking & who will be admitted
Due to limited time capacities, the EMLE staff cannot provide individual feedback on the specific reasons for a declined application.
All applicants are assessed according to the following admission criteria:
1. 40% - Quality of the university career (including duration, number and quality of the degrees obtained, academic credentials and academic performance)
2. 25% - Quality of motivation letter
3. 25% - Affinity to previous studies in law and economics
4. 10% - Letters of recommendation
Declined applicants are welcome to re-apply for the following academic year.
"The EMLE program is a unique chance to broaden one's focus and to dive into interdisciplinary research. Having studied political science before, I wanted to learn more about the economic rationales behind the rules that are governing our everyday life as well as about the potentials to improve them. My expectations were more than fulfilled! With the new tools at hand I was able to start a Ph.D. program at the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation.
Apart from the outstanding academic quality of the program I cannot think of a better way to get to know energetic people from all around the world. Sitting in a Hamburg dorm and enjoying dinner in a 20sqm kitchen with friends from Italy, Russia, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, China, the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Ireland, Israel, Taiwan and Argentina is what makes the EMLE program an experience of a lifetime."
Thimo Pascal Stoll
[EMLE Student 2008/2009]