Who can represent ELSA as a delegate?

Members of ELSA or its alumni organisation, ELS, can apply. Contact your respective national ELSA group if you want more information on how to become an ELSA member.

When does ELSA International open new calls for Delegations?

It depends on the dates of the sessions of the institutions or organisations where ELSA wants to be represented. We seek to open new calls on a regular basis.

How do I get selected?

We select our delegates according to our official selection criteria, which can be found on this page. We recommend reading through the selection criteria before applying.

How do I find out whether I am selected for a delegation or not?

We inform all applicants by e-mail after the selection has been made. Names of the appointed delegates are published on this website.

Will I be notified even if I am not selected?

Yes, all applicants will receive an answer to their application - both successful and unsuccessful candidates.

I am a new member of ELSA. Do I have a good chance of being selected?

ELSA Delegations are meant to represent ELSA at international meetings with awareness and good knowledge of its core activities and programmes. Our delegations usually consist of a balanced number of freshers and more experienced members: A good ELSA curriculum is an advantage but is not essential.

How long is the duration of the selection procedure?

The procedure normally takes from one to two weeks. However, we try to select and inform the delegates as soon as possible after the application deadline.

May I cancel my application before the application deadline has expired?

You can cancel your application before the deadline by sending an email to delegations@elsa.org, no explanation needed.

What happens if I don’t want to be a delegate after having been selected?

ELSA recommends applying with responsibility. When an appointed delegate withdraws their application after the selection, in most cases the spot will remain vacant, while a more motivated person that was not selected will lose the opportunity. Please be aware that if you withdraw without a valid reason after the selection has been made, you will not be eligible to apply for ELSA Delegations in the future.

Does ELSA provide financial support for accommodation and travel expenses?

ELSA International does not provide any financial support. However, some National Groups do have some grants for their members. Please check with your national VP for Seminars and Conferences whether or not this is a possibility in your national group.

Can I apply for more than one Delegation at once?

Yes, but you must state it in the relevant section of the Application Form. If you apply for more than one session or week but only intend to participate in one, you must state it clearly and indicate your preferences. Please note that withdrawing from a session without a valid reason after having been appointed will make you ineligible to go as a delegate for ELSA in the future.

Who makes the selection?

The delegates are appointed by ELSA International.

Who will be selected to represent ELSA as delegates?

The participants are selected according to our official selection criteria, which can be found on this webpage.