KU Leuven

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate Executive Summer School Social Security



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Executive Summer School aims at giving participants in an intensive postgraduate programme a basic knowledge of social security in its various aspects. The programme is articulated around two courses of each 10 ECTS: - Comparative study of the social security systems - Social security law, policy & economics Each course includes 30 contact hours; each course will have to be prepared before coming to the summer school; readers to that effect will be prepared and put at the disposal of students two months in advance. Each course will also include a take home exercise that will have to be handed in within two months. The programme includes 2 exams, which will be taken the two last days of the summer school. The postgraduate diploma of the Summer School will be awarded after successful completion of the two exams and the two exercises. The programme is organised by the Faculty of Law in collaboration with the European Institute of Social Security. Duration of the programme The summer school will last 2 ½ weeks and will be held from 26 August to 10 September 2013. Location Leuven Registration fee The tuition fee amounts to 1100 euro. Study material is included, the cost of staying in Leuven is not.



International Student Requirements:

Applicants for this Summer school must have a university degree, obtained after at least four years of study in one of the following fields: law, criminology, economics and applied economic sciences, political sciences, sociology or communication sciences, public health, medicine or dentistry. More specifically, this means that they need a Master's degree (or equivalent degree). Applicants must also have taken at least one course (equivalent to a minimum of 5 credits) relating to social security in order to obtain this university degree. In exceptional cases, especially when the applicant shows long-term involvement in social security, persons with another academic degree may be admitted upon motivated request. Applicants may also be allowed when they are in the final phase of obtaining the above mentioned required degrees.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 20

Out State Tuition (per year): 1100 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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