Who is eligible?

Eligible are excellent doctorate students of all participating institutes, who do research in the field of private law with tangencies to EU Law. Private law is understood in a very broad sense here, covering such fields as company law, private international and procedural law, and competition law.

The PEPP round 2023/2024 will again comprise four week-long intensive courses which will take place in Münster (30th October to 3rd November 2023), Maribor (15th to 20th January 2024), Cambridge (18th to 22nd March 2024) and Valencia (17th to 21st June 2024).

There will be 24 participating doctorate students, coming from the named universities, as well as from Hamburg, Zagreb, Leuven, Genova and Katowice.

Free accommodation will be granted. PEPP tries to provide accommodation from Sunday through Saturday. However, the exact weekdays of the beginning and end of the sessions in 2023 are not yet fixed. Please wait for further information before booking your flights. Further information on additional support and other issues can be found here.

Applications should go directly to your local programme coordinator.

The deadline for applications is the 15th June 2023 (PEPP Round 2023/2024).


Documents to include with the application



Graduate students from Münster hand in their application to:

Prof. Dr. Bettina Heiderhoff
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Institut für Deutsches und Internationales Familienrecht
Universitätsstraße 14-16
48143 Münster

Graduate students from Hamburg hand in their application to:

Dr. Mateusz Grochowski LL.M. (Yale)
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Mittelweg 187
20148 Hamburg

Graduate students from Cambridge hand in their application to:

Dr. Felix Steffek
Faculty of Law
University of Cambridge
10 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DZ

Graduate students from Leuven hand in their application to:

Prof. Dr. Vincent Sagaert
Katholike Universiteit Leuven
Faculty of Law
Tiensestraat 41
3000 Leuven, Belgium

Graduate students from Katowice / Wroclaw hand in their application to:

Prof. Us dr hab. Ewa Rott-Pietrzyk
Katedra Prawa Cywilnego i Prawa Prywatnego Miedzynarodowego
Wydzial Prawa i Administracji
Uniwersytet Slaski
ul. Bankowa 11 B
40-007 Katowice

Graduate students from Genua hand their application in to:

Prof. Dr. Ilaria Queirolo
Università degli Studi di Genova
Via Balbi 22/7 B
16126 Genova   

Graduate students from Valencia hand their application in to:

Prof. Dr. Carlos Esplugues
Departamento de Derecho Internacional
Facultad de Derecho
Universidad de Valencia
Avda. dels Tarongers s/n
46071 Valencia

Graduate students from Maribor hand in their application to: 

Petra Weingerl, Magister Juris, DPhil (Oxford)
University of Maribor
Faculty of Law
Mladinska ulica 9
2000 Maribor

Graduate students from Zagreb hand in their application to: 

Prof. Dr. Sc. Tatjana Josipović
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Law
Trg Republike Hrvatske 3
10000 Zagreb