Application window open from 1 November – 1 February
The EDLE programme continues in the safest possible conditions for all concerned. During the COVID19 pandemic there is no mandatory mobility. All activities will be offered online or blended.
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 relevant field, or an equivalent university degree (second cycle qualification). Applicants have to comply with partner universities’ requirements 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 & 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 (see www.emle.org).
We can not give individual advice on eligibility.
Completed applications can be submitted to Rotterdam@edle-phd.eu via e-mail.
All documents shall be handed in in English. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
The applicant shall attach the following documents to his or her e-mail:
1. CV with information on academic, professional and other education (Europass model)
2. Transcript of records
Applicants who expect to graduate before mid July of the year of their application can also apply for admission. They can be conditionally admitted to the programme under the deferring condition that we ultimately receive the official copy of the diploma by July 20th of the year of their application (e.g. applicants for 2021 who will graduate by July 2021 can apply for the EDLE programme starting in October 2021).
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.
All selected candidates shall hand in legalized copies of their diplomas and transcripts.
Please scan the transcripts and send them as a PDF file. Maximum size: 500 KB
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]TRANS.pdf” (e.g. young_neilTRANS.pdf).
3. Letter of motivation with a prospective research proposal
Please name the file: [family name]_[forename]MOT.pdf (e.g. young_neilMOT.pdf) resp. [family name]_[forename]RESPROP.pdf.
4. Certificate of English proficiency (FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, British Chamber of Commerce, Trinity College, TOEFL, IELTS) in case the applicant’s native language is not English
Only applicants who studied for a period of at least 2.5 years in the following countries do not need to submit the certificate: UK, USA, Canada (except for Quebec), Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa. All other applicants have to submit a certificate of English proficiency.
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 7
– TOEFL (International, not institutional) internetbased: minimum score 95
Please note that expired certificates can be accepted as well if they have not been expired for more than three years.
Please scan the certificate and send it as a PDF file. Maximum size: 500 KB
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]ENG.pdf” (e.g. young_neilENG.pdf).
5. Academic work, if available (at most two papers)
Please note that we need the paper itself, and not just a link.
Please send 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 ID
Please scan a copy of the photo page and send it as a PDF file. Maximum total size: 500 KB.
Please name the file: “[family name]_[forename]PASS.pdf” (e.g. young_neilPASS.pdf).
7. Two reference letters
Reference letters, in PDF format, should be sent directly by the referees to the following address:
The name of the applicant should be specified in the subject of the e-mail.
Reference letters should be received no later than the date of the application deadline.
The following template for the reference letter should be used: template.
8. Students with special needs
Please explain in detail your special needs (e.g. disability, very large family, etc.), if any.
Please name the file “[family name]_[forename]specialneeds.pdf”.
Relevant certificates may be requested at a later stage.