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How to apply

Test, study plan, and financial plan

How to apply to PPLE

Successful candidates who pass the first round of the admissions procedure, will be invited for the second round and are asked to watch a lecture and make a selection test. The test can be taken on your own laptop or pc, all you need is an internet connection. You will also be asked to send in a study plan and financial plan.

If you are selected for the next round, you will be asked to watch the PPLE mini lecture on an interdisciplinary topic and study the reading materials (provided later). After studying, all candidates need to sit for the selection test on a specific date and time. It is not possible to take the test any other time.

In addition, candidates need to write a study plan and financial plan. Templates and further information are provided via email after a candidate has been selected to the second round. Incomplete submissions or documents in a different format or template will not be taken into consideration.

For Early Bird candidates the second round will take place late January 2020.

For Regular candidates the second round will take place in the beginning of April 2020.

For the exact dates, check out our Key Dates.

The study plan and financial plan need to be written beforehand, but submitted together with the essay using the template provided via email. Please ensure that you download this template well in advance. Incomplete submissions, documents in a different format or template, or submissions received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Lecture and test

The lecture becomes available on:

  • Early Bird round applicants: Monday 18 January 2021
  • Regular round applicants: Tuesday 6 April 2021

Candidates have several days to watch the recording and study the reading materials. The lecture will take approximately one hour.

The test is on

  • Early Bird round applicants: Saturday 23 January 2021 (exact time tbc soon)
  • Regular round applicants: Saturday 10 April 2021 (exact time tbc soon)

The test can be taken on your own laptop or pc. The test consists of several multiple choice questions and 1 or 2 open question(s). The test will take approximately one hour.

You will receive further information via email on how to watch the lecture and where to take the test, after selection to the second round.

Review

The test results, study plan and financial plan will be evaluated by a PPLE staff member. Based on the quality of all three components as well as your performance in the previous round, the PPLE Selection Committee will decide whether you will be invited for a skype interview.