Scholarship 2024 – 2026

About the scholarship

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg (MFEA) offers a limited number of scholarships for officials, members of the judiciary, representatives of civil society organisations and legal professionals from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Moldova.

The purpose of the scholarship is to allow the candidates who have already started their professional career to follow the Master programme in European Legal Studies (MELS Online) in Luxembourg. The scholarship is intended in particular for applicants with a need of financial support.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2024

  • Bachelor’s degree. Diploma in law, political science, economics, European studies or modern languages etc. will be considered as an advantage;
  • Knowledge of English and French. The applicants must be able to follow lectures in both languages. Full proficiency in one of the languages (C1/C2) and ability to read and understand in the other language (B1/B2) are minimum requirements;
  • Commitment to successfully complete the master programme for professionals which requires attending 4 academic weekends per semester. The academic weekends will be delivered online via an online video conferencing platform and minimum 80% attendance is required. Succesful completion of the master programme also requires following the online distance learning components of the course, culminating with online exams;
  • Completion of the MELS online application form including a comprehensive letter of motivation stating the reasons for application and the ability to cover certain costs (see below the coverage of the scholarship); and
  • Letter of acceptance from the employer to follow the study programme, explicitly agreeing to necessary absences due to attendance of the academic weekends.
  • Deadline for applications: 30 June 2023
  • Selection of a pool of best candidates (approx. 10) by the Selection Committee
  • Online video interviews
  • Decision of the Selection Committee
  • In case a successful applicant withdraws their registration, the next best candidate will be offered the scholarship.
  • Full tuition fee, including access to all online sessions and materials for distance learning;
  • Contribution towards international air travel expenses over 2 academic years: for travel to attend up to two face-to-face extracurricular events in Luxembourg up to an amount to be determined.
  • Contribution towards accommodation and meals in Luxembourg of an amount to be determined per night, for up to 2-3 nights per event attended face-to-face.

In case of further questions
Blanka Opletalova, MELS Programme Organiser


Application in short

  • Completed MELS online application form
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copies of university study diplomas (at least a Bachelor’s degree or license level), translated into English or French
    Certified translation required for non EN/FR diplomas
  • Proof of knowledge of English and French (optional)
  • ID/Passport copy

Application for the MFEA scholarship can be done by opting in through the MELS 2024 – 2026 programme registration

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