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Frequently asked questions

Are you required to be an ELSA member in order to apply for an ELSA Law School?

ELSA Law Schools are open to everyone. However, being an ELSA member is an advantage since you pay the special participation fee.

Are you required to be a law student/young lawyer in order to apply for an ELSA Law School?

ELSA Law Schools are open to everyone, thus non - law students and non - lawyers are eligible to apply.

How much is the participation fee for ELSA Law School?

The amount of the fee depends on your ELSA membership. ELSA members pay a special fee according to the country where they are enrolled as an ELSA member. The participation fee for non - ELSA members is not regulated by ELSA International and is set by the Organising Committees of each ELSA Law School.

How much is the maximum participation fee for an ELSA member from a non-favoured country?

The maximum participation fee for an ELSA member from a non-favoured country is €350 for the first seven days of an ELSA Law School. If the ELSA Law School takes place for more than seven days, each additional day may cost up to a maximum of € 50.

How much is the maximum participation fee for an ELSA member from a favoured country?

The maximum participation fee for an ELSA member from a favoured country is €315 for the first seven days of an ELSA Law School. If the ELSA Law School takes place for more than seven days, each additional day may cost up to a maximum of €45.

Is the Organising Committee allowed to ask me for more than the participation fee?

The Organising Committee is allowed to ask you to pay for extra service organised by them. The fees for these services are limited to a maximum amount:

Gala ball or gala reception: € 50
Transfer from and to your point of arrival: € 30

Which countries are favoured and which countries are non-favoured?

The favoured countries are:
o Albania
o Armenia
o Azerbaijan
o Belarus
o Bosnia & Herzegovina
o Bulgaria
o Georgia
o Montenegro
o North Macedonia
o Republic of Moldova
o Russia
o Serbia
o Ukraine

All other countries are considered to be non-favoured. Being a member of an ELSA Group located in a favoured country determines your participation fee, not the nationality of the applicant.

What is included in the participation fee?

The participation fee includes the following:
o the academic programme,
o the social programme,
o the cultural programme (e.g. sightseeing),
o accommodation during the official programme of an ELSA Law School,
o breakfast for every day (excluding the day of arrival),
o lunch for every day (excluding either the day of arrival or the day of departure),
o dinner for every day (excluding the day of departure),
o transportation during the official programme of an ELSA Law School
o administrative costs.

When should I apply for a Summer ELSA Law School?

The application period for the Summer ELSA Law Schools will open in 2020.

An additional application period will be held to fill vacant spots after the regular application period has ended.

When should I apply for a Winter ELSA Law School?

The application period for Winter ELSA Law Schools opens on the 23rd of September 2019 and closes on the 4th of November 2019 23:59 CET.

When will I be notified about the outcome of my application for the Winter ELSA Law School?

The results of the application period for Winter ELSA Law Schools will be sent out by the Organising Committees of Winter ELSA Law Schools on the 12th of November 2019 by 23:59 CET.

Am I required to have some kind of knowledge about the topic of an ELSA Law School I applied for before signing up?

Having prior knowledge is not required. However, one of the criteria for the selection procedure is the academic and professional background of the applicant. Therefore, having prior knowledge may be an advantage.

Will I be certified after participation?

A certificate of participation will be awarded to participants who have attended at least 85% of the academic programme.

How are the participants selected?

The participants are selected by the relevant Organising Committee of the ELSA Law School and will be chosen on the basis of their motivation letter and CV. Cultural diversity will also play a role during the selection process.