The dates and the times of each examination paper can be found under Notices.
Only registered candidates can enrol. Candidates are expected to register shortly after starting their professional activity and at the latest by 1 January of the year in which they intend to enrol to the pre-examination for the first time. See notice from the Examination Secretariat (OJ EPO 2017, A78).
All information can be found at registration as candidate.
Candidates may enrol as from 3 April 2017. Applications must be submitted no later than 2 June 2017 via the web portal. Before enrolling to the pre-examination for the first time (not applicable to re-sitters), candidates must register (also via the web portal).
Candidates may enrol as from 17 July 2017. Applications must be submitted no later than 8 September 2017 via the web portal.
Please note that the fees relating to the EQE may only be paid by credit card or bank transfer. If the prescribed fees are not validly paid, the application for enrolment will be deemed not to have been filed. Candidates are reminded that bank transfers are prone to delays and are therefore not recommended as payment method shortly before the relevant deadline. Fees may not be paid by debiting an EPO deposit account.
Certain candidates can request a fee subsidy (eligibility criteria apply).