European qualifying examination (EQE)
Information about the European qualifying examination available here.
Only registered candidates can enrol. Deadline for compulsory registration prior to enrolment for the pre-examination 2019 is 2 April 2018. See notice of the Examination Secretariat.
Candidates may enrol as from 3 April 2018. Applications must be submitted no later than 4 June 2018 via the EPO web portal. Before enrolling to the pre-examination for the first time (not applicable to re-sitters), candidates must register also via the EPO web portal.
2. Main examination (Papers A, B, C and D)
Candidates may enrol as from 9 July 2018. Applications must be submitted no later than 3 September 2018 via the EPO web portal.
Notice of 19 February 2018 from the Examination Secretariat - dates of EQE 2019
Supervisory Board, Examination Board, Examination Committees and Examination Secretariat
List of members, status as at 16.01.2018
Decision of the Supervisory Board of 17 November 2016 - Additional time for the main examination
Decision of the Supervisory Board of 17 February 2017
Decision of the Supervisory Board of 29 September 2017 - Amendment to Rules 2, 22 and 27 IPREE
Decision of the President of the European Patent Office of 2 February 2012 - Revising the basic fee for the European qualifying examination.
If you have questions about the EQE or the Regulation on the EQE, please get in touch with the Examination Secretariat of the European Patent Office
Tel.: +49 89 23 99 51 55