European qualifying examination
The European qualifying examination (EQE) tests candidates' knowledge and aptitude to represent applicants in EPO proceedings. Established in 1979, it is widely regarded as one of the most demanding professional examinations having been passed by more than 10 000 candidates already.
With effect from January 2021 all correspondence will be conducted in electronic form only, via myEQE.
myEQE is your personal EQE account where you can register and enrol for the EQE and access important documents.
About the EQE
The European qualifying examination and its aims, syllabus, languages; passing the examination.
Admission and enrolment
Information for prospective candidates about admission requirements, fees and how to enrol.
Notices and downloads
Notices of the Examination Board, examination dates, Board members, Examination Committtees.
The compendium contains past examination papers in the three official languages, the markers' reports and examples of successful candidates' answers.