Graduate Administrators

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Open for application: 
03/05/2017 - 12:00(Brussels time)
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Before you start your application for this competition, you should complete the following steps, which will allow you to reflect seriously on your motivation for applying and your chances of success in our competitive selection procedure.

1.    Read the Notice of Competition to ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements on the date you validate your application.

2.    Complete the 'EU Career, My Career?' questionnaire to help you to determine whether a career in the EU institutions is for you. 

3.    Complete the self-assessment tests which are a simulation of some computer-based tests you will sit during the selection procedure.

Selection procedure

  • The selection procedure contains several stages. Unless the date and time are confirmed, all timing should be considered indicative.
  • The application form of this selection procedure is split in 2 parts, each with a different deadline: in the first part candidates declare their languages and confirm their eligibility; in the second part candidates choose their languages 1 and 2 and fill in the remainder of the application form (diploma, motivation, work experience etc.).
  • The languages offered for this competition will be announced by EPSO shortly after the end of the first application period.
  • The first part of the application form can be filled in in any EU official language, while the second part must be filled in in the language chosen by the candidate as language 2.
  • Candidates must meet the two deadlines (one for each part of the application form) in order to qualify for the next stage of the competition.
  • We will communicate with you via your EPSO account. There you will find all the information related to your progress in the procedure, such as invitations to the tests and your test results.
  • Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week during the selection procedure in order to stay updated.


Application - PART 1. Confirm your eligibility; list your knowledge of EU languages
Application - PART 2. Confirm your language 1 and 2; complete the application form
Computer Based Testing (CBT) - Verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning tests in language 1; test centres worldwide
E-tray - In language 2; test centres in EU Member States
Assessment centre - In language 2; case study (in EU member States); Oral presentation, competency-based interview, group exercise (in Brussels)
Publication of reserv list - Approximately 124 successful candidates


Once you have completed the self-evaluation and self-assessment tests and if you decide to apply, please follow these instructions:

  1. Create your EPSO account if you do not already have one.
  2. Make sure you are logged out from your EPSO account.
  3. Click on APPLY below.
  4. Log into your EPSO account.
  5. Check the instructions on how to fill in the form. While applying, please make sure to follow the instructions on the screens (due to the two step application process, some parts of the application form are only editable during the second stage).

    Difficulties with accessibility? Accessibility is very important for EPSO and we are intensively working on continuously improving accessibility of our communication and selection procedures. Are you still encountering difficulties accessing some parts of our website and/or documents? Please contact us
  6. Fill in and validate the online application form in the language(s) required by the Notice of Competition.
    Please note that the Notice of Competition contains instructions concerning the language in which you have to submit your application form. Non-compliance with this requirement may lead to disqualification from the competition.
  7. Filling in the application form is a lengthy procedure. We would advise you not to leave it until the last minute. EPSO cannot accept applications from candidates who fail to meet the stipulated deadline.
  8. Make sure to select the right grade/language/profile, when applicable. If you are not sure which grade/language/profile to select, please consult the Notice of competition or the Call for expression of interest.

Indicative planning

This information is indicative. EPSO reserves the right to change the information shown at any time, and regularly publishes updates.

Application open - first part30/03/2017
Deadline for application - first part03/05/2017 - 12:00(Brussels time)
Application open - second part12/05/2017
Deadline for application - second part31/05/2017 - 12:00(Brussels time)
Computer-based multiple-choice tests – booking period07/06/2017 - 19/06/2017
Computer-based multiple-choice tests – testing period20/06/2017 - 25/07/2017
Intermediate test (E-tray) - booking period03/10/2017 - 11/10/2017
Intermediate test (E-tray)16/10/2017 - 20/10/2017
Case study – booking periodmid 12/2017(indicative)
Case study26/01/2018
Assessment Centre15/01/2018 - 22/02/2018
Final results (reserve list)end 4/2018(indicative)

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