I. APPLICATION DEADLINES
Wed, 13 February 2013 (CLOSED)
Mon, 25 March 2013 (CLOSED)
Third deadline:Fri, 24 May 2013
CUD deadline:Wed, 13 February 2013 (CLOSED)
(Applications have to be received by the CUD by 13 February 2013)
II. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates applying for the EMP via the Académie Universitaire Wallonie-Bruxelles (Master Complémentaire Conjoint en Microfinance), should read the General information document (PDF file, 68 KB).
All candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- To have a Master's degree (or "Licence") issued by a Belgian University
- To have a Master's degree (second cycle diploma, 5 years), i.e., a diploma equivalent to 300 ECTS
Diploma should have been obtained at recognized academic insitutions in the disciplines of development cooperation, economics, agronomy, management or finance. Exceptionally, other qualifications may be accepted. Good academic grades, relevant professional experience and field experience in developing countries are highly valued.
English language proficiency
As the EMP is taught in English, candidates must prove their spoken and written command of English. Qualifications accepted as evidence of English proficiency are:
- Native speakers: (USA, UK, AUS, NZL, IRL, CAN (Engl)):
no proof needed
- Applicants from anglophone countries: candidates having completed their studies in English must provide a confirmation by their University.
- All other candidates:
If candidates from developing countries fulfill all admission requirements but can only provide a B1 English level (according to the CEFR), the EMP Jury will take these applications into account.
If a candidate is not able to provide any official language proof:
The results obtained by the candidate must be mentioned in the EMP Application Form 2013-14, section II. Otherwise, the application cannot be taken into account.
In this case the EMP Jury asks the candidate to complete either:
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III. ADMISSION PROCESS
STEP 1: Submit EMP Application Form 2013-14
All candidates must introduce an EMP Application form:
- No need for any software other than your web browser
- No information loss: start filling in now, save online, and continue/make changes later
- Upload required documents (scans) as you go
- Confirm the final submission when you are ready (within the deadlines)
(for Word applications)
- Attach copies of all your diplomas and transcript of records.
- Attach a copy of your language certificate / proof of English skills.
- Attach a copy of your ID or passport.
- Attach any recommendation letters, or work certificates or confirmations to complete your application.
Applications are to be sent by email to
Ms Anne-Lyse KAISER: email@example.com
or by post mail to:
Ms Anne-Lyse KAISER
European Microfinance Programme, SBS-EM
Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 145/01
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50
1050 Bruxelles, BELGIUM
STEP 2: EMP Selection Meeting
The EMP Jury will pre-examine all candidates's applications during a Selection Meeting. The results of this meeting will be communicated shortly after.
If a candidate has been pre-selected by the EMP Jury, the candidate will be asked to continue the application process with STEP 3 (Submission of the official ULB Admission Request to the ULB Admission Service, see below).
Important: the final submission to the European Microfinance Programme is subject to:
- the verification of the candidate's ULB Admission Request by the Admission Services of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (STEP 3, see below).
- the agreement of the government's delegate.
STEP 3: Submit ULB Admission Request online
Candidates, who have been pre-selected by the EMP Jury, will receive an e-mail by the EMP Coordination with instructions how to proceed with introducing an online ULB Admission Request.
The ULB Admission Service will communicate its final decision to the candidate by e-mail and by post-mail. Only if you have received an official "Admission Letter" from the ULB Admission Service, you are entitled to register for the European Microfinance Programme 2013-14.
IV. FEES & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The ULB registration fees for the academic year 2012-13 was +/-€ 835 for European citizens and citizens of selected developing countries (The fee for 2012-2013 may be different. More information soon). The fees for other nationalities are subject to ULB policies and can be inquired directly at the ULB Admission Service (http://www.ulb.ac.be/enseignements/inscriptions/index.html).
Students registered in one of the participating universities (Académie Wallonie-Bruxelles or Université Paris-Dauphine) will have access to the programme at the respective fees set by each of these institutions. Taking part in the EMP does not automatically grant any financial support. Any request for scholarships must be introduced to the home university, according to its internal rules.
Please be aware that the internship on the field is compulsory, as part of the programme, and that the EMP does not provide any financial support for the expenses related to that internship. However, students have the possibility to look for grants and financial support from foundations, associations, etc.
Scholarships of the Commission Universitaire pour le developpement (CUD)
Each year, 12 full scholarships are awarded to EMP candidates coming from selected developing countries. These scholarships cover the tuition fees, some basic living expenses in Brussels and one return plane ticket. For further information contact Mr Didier TOUSSAINT (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the CUD website http://www.cud.be.
General information on financial assistance
For further information on the admission and application procedure,
please contact the EMP Coordination on email@example.com.