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MEIL Elective Courses for Spring Semester 2018

In the 2nd semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, one-hundred and twenty nine students who study the Master of European and International Law Programme (MEIL) may apply to study the elective courses in CESL partner universities in Europe, which last for 3 weeks to 2 months, including 110 double master’s students from 2016 intake, 19 Chinese MEIL students from 2017 intake. One-hundred and fifteen students would have the places, accounting for 89.14% of the total number of students. CESL will pay for the costs of accommodation for students, organise and pay for travel medical and private liability insurance. Students will also get a scholarship of 2700yuan for their stay in Europe. The scholarship is paid as a lump sum and cannot fully cover the costs incurred during the electives. The remaining costs must be covered by the students themselves.





Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, Germany


1.5 months

6 April to 26 May 2018

Maastricht University, the Netherlands


2 months

16 April to 15 June 2018

Central European University, Hungary


5 weeks

May 14 to June 15 2018

Lund University, Sweden


1.25 months

25 April to 1 June 2018

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


2 months

10 April to 12 June 2018

Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain


3-4 weeks

14 May to 1 June 2018

University of Strasbourg, France


3-4 weeks

starts on 7 May 2018

CESL, Beijing



9 April to 27 April 2018

The students studying in Madrid or Strasbourg may opt to stay one week longer. This is optional. During this extra week, students are responsible for organizing themselves and covering all costs, including accommodation. Access to the university library will be arranged for self-organized research.

The detailed course information is available in the programme here.

Students shall send  signed statement before 15:00 on 6 January 2018 to the CESL Teaching Administration via email meilelective2018@126.com. No changes can be made after submitting. A merit-based acceptance process combined with an oral English proficiency assessment will determine which students are placed where. Decision will be made based on the grades of the first two modules in this year’s MEIL programme. Detail merit-based selection procedures for Vis Moot students, other students who postponed the exam according to the MEIL exam regulation and additional selection procedures for certain partner university’s elective courses are outlined in its respective section of the programme.

Those students applying for electives in Madrid or Strasbourg who would like to stay one week longer need to be indicate this in the signed statement, so that the time period is clearly noted on the invitation letter.

CESL will announce the placements on 7 January 2018.

Accompanying administration from CESL will be appointed by the co-deans from Beijing for electives in Madrid or Strasbourg.

China-EU School of Law at the China University of Political Science and Law

Beijing, 4 January 2018