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Does the Master provide university credits?

No, the Master does not give university credits. It aims to provide students with professional tools required by the job market; the objective is not to provide a “title”, but practical competencies. The Master does not give university credits. Therefore, even if organized by a University-consortium, the framework of an extra-university Master has been chosen.

If my application is not accepted, can I still apply for the following editions?

Yes, non-accepted candidates can still apply for any of the next editions of the Master.

Is it possible to apply for a scholarship?

Yes, it is possible to apply for a scholarship of a value of 2.000 €, which is intended as a diminution of the tuition fees and not as a direct cash transfer. Each scholarship is granted based on the evaluation of the student’s application (according to the assessment criteria) and on the applicant’s income.

Is there a specific background required in order be admitted?

No, there isn’t. The students are from different countries and have diverse educational backgrounds, creating a multi-cultural learning experience that enriches personal and professional abilities to work in a European context. Nevertheless, in the selection procedure some university degrees (Law, EU Studies, Political Sciences, Economics) are more valuable than others. The assessment criteria also include the level of English, the final university grade, internship and working experiences and post-graduate or specialization courses.

What is the average employment rate after the end of the Master?

71% of the students who attended the last two editions of the IMES Programme last edition have found a job or an internship while they were attending the Master or immediately after the end of the course. The average employment rate has been stable for the last 5 years.

How does the Programme help students to find a job or an internship at the end of the Master?

First of all, the Programme includes sessions of one-to-one meetings with the staff of a Brussels-based recruitment consultancy. During these meetings the students receive personalized advice to improve their application package and to find job opportunities that match with their profile and aspirations.

Secondly, during and after the course, the European Desk of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce proposes various traineeship and job opportunities in Brussels. The trainee and the host organization are also supported in the redaction of the traineeship agreement.

Moreover, the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce is concretely engaged in including the Master’s attendants in its vast network, by publishing their profile in a “CV Book” which is sent to hundreds of European organizations in Brussels and across Europe.

What are the career pathways at the end of the Master?

IMES students can seek a job position within consultancy and Law firms, NGOs, National or Regional Institutions, Chambers of Commerce and Confederations, EU institutions. Usually, most of the alumni are employed as project managers, procurement officers, policy advisors, lobbyists, advocacy officers or programme officers.

Given the current Covid pandemic, how will the programme of the next editions be organized?

The Master will maintain the same structure and teaching methodology, but all the courses will be held online, on the free video-conference programme Zoom.