Application to be sent to
- Rachel van de Walle, Assistant Executive Masters: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laura Leprêtre, Teaching Coordinator: email@example.com
This course is open to students from the European Union or third countries (outside the European Union).
Master’s degree from a university or high school.
There is no requirement for an applicant to have completed any specific ‘field of study’ in order to take this course, which includes ‘European public affairs’ and ‘communication techniques’. You can enrol on the Executive Master in European Public Affairs and Communication via a master’s degree, for example, in law or political science, or via a master’s in journalism, public relations, communication science, humanities and social sciences, and so on.
If an applicant does not have a diploma in a second-cycle university degree (master’s or similar), a bachelor’s university degree or higher may also be accepted, provided the applicant can prove they have gained professional experience that is appropriate for this course.
By professional experience, we mean the jobs and professions directly linked to Europe or communication. The governing body of IHECS will make its decision on a case-by-case basis, based on a detailed file, together with the required certificates. In general, the experience mentioned there must provide guarantees of competency and skills equivalent to those required by second-cycle (master’s degree level) studies. It is the responsibility of the applicant to prove that the experience mentioned is genuine. The applicant can do this by all legal means (employer certificate, contract, evaluation report, recommendation, certificate of registration in the commercial register, certificate from a public authority, tax-related document, etc.).
Level of English
The entire Executive Master course is delivered in English.
On their application form, applicants are invited to demonstrate they are sufficiently proficient in the English language. Knowledge of other languages than English is an additional advantage.
A ‘good command’ means a sufficient level of understanding in reading and listening, as well as a sufficient skill level in writing and speaking. To test your level of English, you can do a free test here.
The level of English must be at least B1 (intermediate). In order to integrate more easily French speakers, the final Thesis can be written in English and in French.
The right motivation
In the application, the applicant must set out why they want to do this course, especially in terms of European issues. They must also say what they hope to get out of this course, both personally and professionally.
How to enrol
APPLICATIONS FOR 2020/2021 ARE OPEN FROM 1 APRIL TO 27 SEPTEMBER 2020.
The number of places is limited to 30 students. Please note: when the Executive Master is full, the enrolments is closed.
The application form should be returned to IHECS as soon as possible by e-mail (Rachel van de Walle) or by post to this address:
IHECS ACADEMY – Rachel van de Walle, ‘Enrolment EPAC’, IHECS ACADEMY 58-60 rue de l’Étuve, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM
Applicants are selected in a two-stage process:
Administrative and technical evaluation of the application
Checking the application form is complete, as well as checking the diplomas and certificates are appropriate.
Qualitative evaluation of the application
Evaluation of the application file.
Applicants will be notified in several stages:
- Confirmation of receipt of their application.
- Acceptance by IHECS after the ‘technical evaluation’ stage. If any documents are missing, the applicant will be informed.
- If the technical stage is accepted, applicants will be notified as soon as possible once the ‘qualitative’ part has also been accepted.
- If an oral language test is required, the student applicant will be notified.
After IHECS confirms the acceptance (technical and qualitative), the enrolment will be considered definitive, following the payment into the IHECS account of a deposit of 1,000€. Under no circumstances will this deposit be reimbursed.
Documents to be supplied
In order to be complete, the application forms must include these documents:
- A personal details form including family name, first name, nationality, place of residence, address, telephone (fixed and/or mobile), e-mail.
- A detailed covering letter.
- A detailed curriculum vitae.
- Photocopy of the identity card and/or passport.
- Full description of academic career.
- Copy of the diploma(s) with an indication of the grade achieved.
- If the student can prove they have a Bachelor’s degree as well as professional experience linked to Europe and/or the communication professions, please send a detailed note about this experience together with any documents proving this experience.
- An identity photo in high quality (jpeg format) for your student card.
Any other document that may be required at a later date by the IHECS authorities
Enrolment fees for this course are 3,550€.