college of europe 2011/2012


kittiecat

Hi everyone!
Thank you for your posts.
Concerning the preparation I prefer to read the information on the official sites. It's updated more often than books ;)

Hi everyone!
Thank you for your posts.
Concerning the preparation I prefer to read the information on the official sites. It's updated more often than books ;)
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slovenian

hey guys,

just want to see if there are any other guys here, who have already been admitted to Legal studies at COE?

I already got it confirmed and I just want to contact with some future "school-mates" :PPP heheh


Hi!

I've also been admitted in legal studies. I'm French and I've received the results (from the French committee) two weeks ago. But I'm still waiting for the official letter from the CoE... Did you received it?


hey, Yeah I got it at the end of april :D

<blockquote><blockquote>hey guys,

just want to see if there are any other guys here, who have already been admitted to Legal studies at COE?

I already got it confirmed and I just want to contact with some future "school-mates" :PPP heheh</blockquote>

Hi!

I've also been admitted in legal studies. I'm French and I've received the results (from the French committee) two weeks ago. But I'm still waiting for the official letter from the CoE... Did you received it?</blockquote>

hey, Yeah I got it at the end of april :D
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lilli84

hey guys,

just want to see if there are any other guys here, who have already been admitted to Legal studies at COE?

I already got it confirmed and I just want to contact with some future "school-mates" :PPP heheh


Hi!

I've also been admitted in legal studies. I'm French and I've received the results (from the French committee) two weeks ago. But I'm still waiting for the official letter from the CoE... Did you received it?


hey, Yeah I got it at the end of april :D


Brilliant!And that was how many days after you got the first communication that you made it?

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>hey guys,

just want to see if there are any other guys here, who have already been admitted to Legal studies at COE?

I already got it confirmed and I just want to contact with some future "school-mates" :PPP heheh</blockquote>

Hi!

I've also been admitted in legal studies. I'm French and I've received the results (from the French committee) two weeks ago. But I'm still waiting for the official letter from the CoE... Did you received it?</blockquote>

hey, Yeah I got it at the end of april :D</blockquote>

Brilliant!And that was how many days after you got the first communication that you made it?
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olllkar

Have anyone received any news from Polish committee? It's been almost 2 months already!


We should receive results this week.:)

<blockquote>Have anyone received any news from Polish committee? It's been almost 2 months already!</blockquote>

We should receive results this week.:)
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MMM

thx a lot, nirontrip, for your reply. i hope it will help us.

candy82, i think there will be quite the same questions. maybe anybody else will poste his interview experience.


Hi, everyone!

Im from ENP country and I would like to share my interview experience. I had my interview on Wednesday. First of all I should note that I wasnt lucky with French. Im not so good in French and for some reason the Admission committee asked me only one question in English and rest of them in French. So I was stressed a bit.
Small advice: if you dont hear them well (I had a telephone interview), definitely say that. I didnt do that, because first question was in English and I could guess what they asked. However, I was forced to ask to repeat the question in French two times. Then it was ok.
Basically, they asked general questions eg. motivation, why CoE, what subjects I want to study, do I have questions to them.
I really expected that there would be questions on law (I apply to legal studies), thus, I thought about couple of things I can mention. However, the Admission Board doesnt bother about the law.

In my opinion every interview is unique and you never know what to expect.

<blockquote>thx a lot, nirontrip, for your reply. i hope it will help us.

candy82, i think there will be quite the same questions. maybe anybody else will poste his interview experience.</blockquote>

Hi, everyone!

I’m from ENP country and I would like to share my interview experience. I had my interview on Wednesday. First of all I should note that I wasn’t lucky with French. I’m not so good in French and for some reason the Admission committee asked me only one question in English and rest of them in French. So I was stressed a bit.
Small advice: if you don’t hear them well (I had a telephone interview), definitely say that. I didn’t do that, because first question was in English and I could guess what they asked. However, I was forced to ask to repeat the question in French two times. Then it was ok.
Basically, they asked general questions eg. motivation, why CoE, what subjects I want to study, do I have questions to them.
I really expected that there would be questions on law (I apply to legal studies), thus, I thought about couple of things I can mention. However, the Admission Board doesn’t bother about the law.

In my opinion every interview is unique and you never know what to expect.
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candy82

thx a lot, nirontrip, for your reply. i hope it will help us.

candy82, i think there will be quite the same questions. maybe anybody else will poste his interview experience.


Hi, everyone!

Im from ENP country and I would like to share my interview experience. I had my interview on Wednesday. First of all I should note that I wasnt lucky with French. Im not so good in French and for some reason the Admission committee asked me only one question in English and rest of them in French. So I was stressed a bit.
Small advice: if you dont hear them well (I had a telephone interview), definitely say that. I didnt do that, because first question was in English and I could guess what they asked. However, I was forced to ask to repeat the question in French two times. Then it was ok.
Basically, they asked general questions eg. motivation, why CoE, what subjects I want to study, do I have questions to them.
I really expected that there would be questions on law (I apply to legal studies), thus, I thought about couple of things I can mention. However, the Admission Board doesnt bother about the law.

In my opinion every interview is unique and you never know what to expect.


Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm curious at why they chose to question you in French and not English. Where are you from? So they didn't ask you anything regarding to the EU or Europe in general? And how long did the interview last?

Good luck!

<blockquote><blockquote>thx a lot, nirontrip, for your reply. i hope it will help us.

candy82, i think there will be quite the same questions. maybe anybody else will poste his interview experience.</blockquote>

Hi, everyone!

I’m from ENP country and I would like to share my interview experience. I had my interview on Wednesday. First of all I should note that I wasn’t lucky with French. I’m not so good in French and for some reason the Admission committee asked me only one question in English and rest of them in French. So I was stressed a bit.
Small advice: if you don’t hear them well (I had a telephone interview), definitely say that. I didn’t do that, because first question was in English and I could guess what they asked. However, I was forced to ask to repeat the question in French two times. Then it was ok.
Basically, they asked general questions eg. motivation, why CoE, what subjects I want to study, do I have questions to them.
I really expected that there would be questions on law (I apply to legal studies), thus, I thought about couple of things I can mention. However, the Admission Board doesn’t bother about the law.

In my opinion every interview is unique and you never know what to expect.
</blockquote>

Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm curious at why they chose to question you in French and not English. Where are you from? So they didn't ask you anything regarding to the EU or Europe in general? And how long did the interview last?

Good luck!
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MMM

Well, Im from Belarus. But I live in Lithuania for 6 years. I have no idea why they choose to speak with me in French. It was obvious that I can express myself better in English (I hope so). Surely, I will improve my French by the beginning of the course, but now
Nope, they didnt ask anything related to EU. Instead they asked me what I think about situation in Belarus. I mentioned earlier that I am not interested in politicsbut still they asked that. I write my diploma thesis in competition law and would be more than happy to speak about competition lawbut I didnt have an opportunity.
However, I heard that some people spoke more in English than in FrenchThat is why I think each interview is different. Thus, dont worry:)

The interview lasted for 15 min, as they promised.

Good luck, you, too.:)

Well, I’m from Belarus. But I live in Lithuania for 6 years. I have no idea why they choose to speak with me in French. It was obvious that I can express myself better in English (I hope so). Surely, I will improve my French by the beginning of the course, but now…
Nope, they didn’t ask anything related to EU. Instead they asked me what I think about situation in Belarus. I mentioned earlier that I am not interested in politics…but still they asked that. I write my diploma thesis in competition law and would be more than happy to speak about competition law…but I didn’t have an opportunity.
However, I heard that some people spoke more in English than in French…That is why I think each interview is different. Thus, don’t worry:)

The interview lasted for 15 min, as they promised.

Good luck, you, too.:)
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malivina

MMM,
thank you so much. good luck

candy82, I think we have to be ready to answer in French as well as in English even my Francais is quite bad :-(

good luck for tomorrow, hope we'll do the best. i'll wait for your reply after your pass your inteview.

MMM,
thank you so much. good luck

candy82, I think we have to be ready to answer in French as well as in English even my Francais is quite bad :-(

good luck for tomorrow, hope we'll do the best. i'll wait for your reply after your pass your inteview.
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candy82

Well, Im from Belarus. But I live in Lithuania for 6 years. I have no idea why they choose to speak with me in French. It was obvious that I can express myself better in English (I hope so). Surely, I will improve my French by the beginning of the course, but now
Nope, they didnt ask anything related to EU. Instead they asked me what I think about situation in Belarus. I mentioned earlier that I am not interested in politicsbut still they asked that. I write my diploma thesis in competition law and would be more than happy to speak about competition lawbut I didnt have an opportunity.
However, I heard that some people spoke more in English than in FrenchThat is why I think each interview is different. Thus, dont worry:)

The interview lasted for 15 min, as they promised.

Good luck, you, too.:)


Wow, that's weird that they asked you about politics even though you requested not to talk about it. Guess they just ask some standardized questions and expect us to answer them even though they're not of interest to us. And you're right, your English is very good. Did you get a chance to answer in English at all?

True! Every interview is completely different. That's the tricky part.

Did they ask you what area do you want your thesis to include?

Thanks! :)

<blockquote>Well, I’m from Belarus. But I live in Lithuania for 6 years. I have no idea why they choose to speak with me in French. It was obvious that I can express myself better in English (I hope so). Surely, I will improve my French by the beginning of the course, but now…
Nope, they didn’t ask anything related to EU. Instead they asked me what I think about situation in Belarus. I mentioned earlier that I am not interested in politics…but still they asked that. I write my diploma thesis in competition law and would be more than happy to speak about competition law…but I didn’t have an opportunity.
However, I heard that some people spoke more in English than in French…That is why I think each interview is different. Thus, don’t worry:)

The interview lasted for 15 min, as they promised.

Good luck, you, too.:)
</blockquote>

Wow, that's weird that they asked you about politics even though you requested not to talk about it. Guess they just ask some standardized questions and expect us to answer them even though they're not of interest to us. And you're right, your English is very good. Did you get a chance to answer in English at all?

True! Every interview is completely different. That's the tricky part.

Did they ask you what area do you want your thesis to include?

Thanks! :)
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candy82

MMM,
thank you so much. good luck

candy82, I think we have to be ready to answer in French as well as in English even my Francais is quite bad :-(

good luck for tomorrow, hope we'll do the best. i'll wait for your reply after your pass your inteview.


Mal, thanks a lot, dear. You're right, I'm doing my best now to learn as much French vocabulary as possible. They're quite tricky, especially in pronunciation.

I'll reply as soon as I'm done, hopefully. I hope you're gonna ace it! good luck! :)

<blockquote>MMM,
thank you so much. good luck

candy82, I think we have to be ready to answer in French as well as in English even my Francais is quite bad :-(

good luck for tomorrow, hope we'll do the best. i'll wait for your reply after your pass your inteview.</blockquote>

Mal, thanks a lot, dear. You're right, I'm doing my best now to learn as much French vocabulary as possible. They're quite tricky, especially in pronunciation.

I'll reply as soon as I'm done, hopefully. I hope you're gonna ace it! good luck! :)
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I don't think that it is the applicant's choice to request anything during such an interview...Also I believe that when considering a school such as the College of Europe one should have a minimum of interest in politics, don't you think?

Good luck for your interview!


Well, Im from Belarus. But I live in Lithuania for 6 years. I have no idea why they choose to speak with me in French. It was obvious that I can express myself better in English (I hope so). Surely, I will improve my French by the beginning of the course, but now
Nope, they didnt ask anything related to EU. Instead they asked me what I think about situation in Belarus. I mentioned earlier that I am not interested in politicsbut still they asked that. I write my diploma thesis in competition law and would be more than happy to speak about competition lawbut I didnt have an opportunity.
However, I heard that some people spoke more in English than in FrenchThat is why I think each interview is different. Thus, dont worry:)

The interview lasted for 15 min, as they promised.

Good luck, you, too.:)


Wow, that's weird that they asked you about politics even though you requested not to talk about it. Guess they just ask some standardized questions and expect us to answer them even though they're not of interest to us. And you're right, your English is very good. Did you get a chance to answer in English at all?

True! Every interview is completely different. That's the tricky part.

Did they ask you what area do you want your thesis to include?

Thanks! :)

I don't think that it is the applicant's choice to request anything during such an interview...Also I believe that when considering a school such as the College of Europe one should have a minimum of interest in politics, don't you think?

Good luck for your interview!


<blockquote><blockquote>Well, I’m from Belarus. But I live in Lithuania for 6 years. I have no idea why they choose to speak with me in French. It was obvious that I can express myself better in English (I hope so). Surely, I will improve my French by the beginning of the course, but now…
Nope, they didn’t ask anything related to EU. Instead they asked me what I think about situation in Belarus. I mentioned earlier that I am not interested in politics…but still they asked that. I write my diploma thesis in competition law and would be more than happy to speak about competition law…but I didn’t have an opportunity.
However, I heard that some people spoke more in English than in French…That is why I think each interview is different. Thus, don’t worry:)

The interview lasted for 15 min, as they promised.

Good luck, you, too.:)
</blockquote>

Wow, that's weird that they asked you about politics even though you requested not to talk about it. Guess they just ask some standardized questions and expect us to answer them even though they're not of interest to us. And you're right, your English is very good. Did you get a chance to answer in English at all?

True! Every interview is completely different. That's the tricky part.

Did they ask you what area do you want your thesis to include?

Thanks! :)
</blockquote>
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candy82

This might be a silly question, but can someone simply explain the Treaty of Lisbon to me? I'm not sure I entirely comprehend what it's all about. And it seems to be a trending question for the interview. Thanks a lot in advance.

This might be a silly question, but can someone simply explain the Treaty of Lisbon to me? I'm not sure I entirely comprehend what it's all about. And it seems to be a trending question for the interview. Thanks a lot in advance.
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malivina

you can find all the info on EU official site.

you can find all the info on EU official site.
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candy82

you can find all the info on EU official site.


Yeah, I'm reading it now. Trying to wrap my head around it. Thanks, though.

<blockquote>you can find all the info on EU official site.</blockquote>

Yeah, I'm reading it now. Trying to wrap my head around it. Thanks, though.
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MMM

To candy82:

Well, I didnt request not to talk about politics, I just mentioned:)
Yes, I had a chance to say my motivation in English, at least.

And, yes, they asked about my possible topic of master thesis.

Sonow I can only wait for results and wish everyone who still didnt have the interview the best of luck!!!!!!!!

To candy82:

Well, I didn’t request not to talk about politics, I just mentioned:)
Yes, I had a chance to say my motivation in English, at least.

And, yes, they asked about my possible topic of master thesis.

So…now I can only wait for results and wish everyone who still didn’t have the interview the best of luck!!!!!!!!
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MMM

To troubadour:
I agree that during the interview your job is to answer questions and ask questions when they want so:)

Why I was annoyed is that the question was really general. I keep up with all political changes. I dont say that I am ignorant to what happens. Just I had to answer such kind of questions almost every dayand in my opinion, the answer is obvious and the same.

In any way you have to answer whatever questions they ask and bother them:) But I have the right to dislike the question:)Right?

To troubadour:
I agree that during the interview your job is to answer questions and ask questions when they want so:)

Why I was annoyed is that the question was really general. I keep up with all political changes. I don’t say that I am ignorant to what happens. Just I had to answer such kind of questions almost every day…and in my opinion, the answer is obvious and the same.

In any way you have to answer whatever questions they ask and bother them:) But I have the right to dislike the question:)Right?
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Yes of course you have the right to dislike one question, I just think that some people on the forum reacted in a strange way to this :-)



I agree that during the interview your job is to answer questions and ask questions when they want so:)

Why I was annoyed is that the question was really general. I keep up with all political changes. I dont say that I am ignorant to what happens. Just I had to answer such kind of questions almost every dayand in my opinion, the answer is obvious and the same.

In any way you have to answer whatever questions they ask and bother them:) But I have the right to dislike the question:)Right?

Yes of course you have the right to dislike one question, I just think that some people on the forum reacted in a strange way to this :-)

<blockquote>

I agree that during the interview your job is to answer questions and ask questions when they want so:)

Why I was annoyed is that the question was really general. I keep up with all political changes. I don’t say that I am ignorant to what happens. Just I had to answer such kind of questions almost every day…and in my opinion, the answer is obvious and the same.

In any way you have to answer whatever questions they ask and bother them:) But I have the right to dislike the question:)Right?
</blockquote>
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Gerda

Hey MMM,
Did they mean political or economical situation in Belarus? I'm asking since both of them are pretty complicated now.

Hey MMM,
Did they mean political or economical situation in Belarus? I'm asking since both of them are pretty complicated now.
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MMM

Hey MMM,
Did they mean political or economical situation in Belarus? I'm asking since both of them are pretty complicated now.


:) Exactly what they asked, how I consider the SITUATION in Belarusthey didnt ask for something specific However, I think political and economical situation is interrelated.

<blockquote>Hey MMM,
Did they mean political or economical situation in Belarus? I'm asking since both of them are pretty complicated now.</blockquote>

:) Exactly what they asked, how I consider the SITUATION in Belarus…they didn’t ask for something specific… However, I think political and economical situation is interrelated.
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candy82

To candy82:

Well, I didnt request not to talk about politics, I just mentioned:)
Yes, I had a chance to say my motivation in English, at least.

And, yes, they asked about my possible topic of master thesis.

Sonow I can only wait for results and wish everyone who still didnt have the interview the best of luck!!!!!!!!


I didn't mean you should've asked them not to ask you any political questions. I thought that in your motivation essay you mentioned your area of interest wasn't politics, therefore, by the interview they should've known you're not interested in it. Of course I know you're not allowed to choose the topic of question during the interview.

I hope your French made up for that though. :)

<blockquote>To candy82:

Well, I didn’t request not to talk about politics, I just mentioned:)
Yes, I had a chance to say my motivation in English, at least.

And, yes, they asked about my possible topic of master thesis.

So…now I can only wait for results and wish everyone who still didn’t have the interview the best of luck!!!!!!!!
</blockquote>

I didn't mean you should've asked them not to ask you any political questions. I thought that in your motivation essay you mentioned your area of interest wasn't politics, therefore, by the interview they should've known you're not interested in it. Of course I know you're not allowed to choose the topic of question during the interview.

I hope your French made up for that though. :)
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