Special C Course in Munich


The Special C course starts at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 25 November 2016, and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, 26 November 2016.

This course is intended for candidates who have failed Part C (Opposition) of the European qualifying examination. The course is motivated by the realisation that many candidates are insufficiently prepared, lacking the knowledge and skills that this paper demands. Candidates having failed paper C only once will be on a waiting list. Their enrolment can only be taken into consideration if places remain available.

The course aims are to make candidates aware of the preparations, knowledge and skills they really need in order to pass the paper, and to help them attain the required level.

The course will examine the principles behind the paper and the legal, technical and practical problems it has posed in the past. It will also introduce candidates to useful examination techniques.

Work will be done in small groups, to ensure proper dialogue between tutor and participant. Participants must have a good command of an EPO official language (English, French or German). If fewer than ten people enrol for one of these languages, the course is likely to be held in English.

To optimise programme organisation, participants when enrolling are asked to include a copy of at least one Paper C that they have failed, preferably the C-2016 paper. This will make it possible to define general problem areas and offer suitable solutions. Protection of personal data is guaranteed. Unfortunately it is not possible to provide personal tutoring on this paper.

Is is not recommended to apply for Part C of the ABC course in November 2016, because there is a considerable syllabus overlap.


The course fee is 850 €.

Please note that early enrolment is advisable.

Applications to CEIPI will be treated on a first come, first served basis. If the course is oversubscribed, names will be put on a waiting list.

The closing date for receipt of all applications is 30 September 2016.

To the enrolment form

For further information, please contact :

Sylvie Kra
CEIPI Section Internationale
Université de Strasbourg
Boîte Postale 68
F-67046 Strasbourg cedex
Tel: (+33) 3 68 85 80 19
Fax:  (+33) 3 68 85 85 66
E-mail : sylvie.kra@ceipi.edu