How to Apply

Applications for EMILDAI

Applications for the 2022-23 edition have now closed. All applicants will receive an email confirming the result of their applications. Applications for the 2023-2024 edition will reopen in November.

EMILDAI aims to attract talents from all over the world, with particular attention to aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion. One of the EMILDAI’s key missions is to enhance the level of internationalisation of its partner institutions.

The internationalisation of students is an essential element to foster excellence in teaching and learning. A more diverse learning experience will generate experts with an awareness of global issues and multicultural skills. The partner universities consider internationalisation within higher education as a methodology to prepare students to be competent to undertake complex international assignments, through intercultural understanding.

Applications will open on 28 February 2022

In the academic year 2022/2023, the EMILDAI programme will select the best 21 students, 17 of which will be fully funded. For more information please visit our pages on tuition fees and scholarship opportunities.

Key Dates

Admissions to the 2022-2023 edition of the EMILDAI programme will be articulated in two rounds. In the first round of applications all students will be considered for a Full scholarship or a Partial Fee Waiver. Applicants who will be unsuccessful in securing a scholarship or a fee waiver will be offered a self-funded place.

If places are still available on the programme, applications will reopen for self-funded students only and will be assessed on a rolling basis. If you wish to secure a place on the programme, we advise you to apply within the first round of applications.

Round 1 – Scholarship and self-funded students
28 February 2022

Applications open for scholarship & self-funded students

31 March 2022

Closing date

April 2022

Academic review

May 2022

Offer letters sent to scholarship recipients and selected self-funded students

Round 2 – Self-funded students (subject to availability of places)
16 May 2022

Applications reopen for self-funded students only, subject to availability of places

May-June 2022

Academic review of applications on a rolling basis

May-July 2022

Offer letters sent to selected self-funded students

17 June 2022

Closing date

1 September 2022

– Launch of 2022/2023 edition at DCU

To remain updated on the key dates and latest announcements related to the 2022-2023 edition of the EMILDAI programme, please send an email with ‘Newsletter’ in the subject to

Entry Requirements

To ensure the best candidates are selected for EMILDAI, the following entry requirements have been jointly set and agreed by the partners. All entry requirements should be met at the time of the application.

All EMILDAI students should possess 1) a relevant degree and 2) an appropriate language proficiency level in English and either French or Spanish. If you have doubt on any of the following please contact us at

Before Applying

Before applying, please scroll through the checklist below:

Application Instructions

The joint application procedure consists of an online application through DCU’s online Student Application Portal. The application is the same for students applying for the EMILDAI scholarships and self-funded students.

The application is free. When starting your application, DCU will email you a single-use voucher to use on the application portal. To guide you through the application process please watch this video.

You will be required to provide the following information / documents:


Your personal details, including nationality, country of residence, gender and specific support needs


An electronic copy of all your diplomas and academic transcripts (if the degree is not in English, a certified English translation will be required)


Evidence of language competences (for more information please read here)


Your preference as regards which Stream (Law or Computing) and which Study Track (Data Governance or Cybersecurity) you are applying to


A 500 – 750 word personal statement including:

  1. an explanation of why you wish to undertake the EMILDAI programme;
  2. an analysis of what makes you suitable for the EMILDAI programme;
  3. an illustration of the impact which you expect EMILDAI to have on your future careers

Your CV and details of relevant experience


Two reference letters (issued on official headed paper by an academic referee or a former employer, and including the referee’s email address and signature).

Selection Process

After the initial admission and scholarship decisions are made in Round 1, applications for self-funded students may reopen and be assessed on a rolling basis until all places on the programme are filled.