ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

General requirements

To be eligible for admission, prospective students must hold a Bachelor´s Degree in Law. The Steering Committee may also accept a Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than Law, with the condition that it is related to the courses of the LL.M programme.

Language proficiency requirements

Prospective students must provide proof of at least a C1 level certificate of the English language, such as a Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), an IELTS Academic score of 7.0 and above or a TOEFL iBT score of 94-101 and above.  Students who have a degree from a University programme entirely taught in English are exempted from this requirement. Knowledge of French or German is desirable, but not essential for the application process.

Candidates who do not possess a title which proves their competence in one of the previous languages can instead sit a placement examination which will be conducted by one of our academic staff, based on a legal text. For that reason, interested candidates should indicate in their application the language they wish to be examined on.

Admission criteria

The Admissions-Committee will assess each application, based on the following criteria and adhering to our equal opportunities policy:

  1. The grade point average (G.P.A.) of the Bachelor’s Degree in Law (or a relevant subject), as demonstrated by a full academic transcript of records.
  2. If available, the grade point average (G.P.A.) of a Master’s Degree in Law (or a relevant subject), as demonstrated by a full transcript of records.
  3. The applicant’s curriculum vitae (in English).
  4. The applicant’s personal statement (max. 400 words), outlining his/her academic achievements and ambitions.
  5. The applicant’s proficiency in the English language. If English is not the applicant’s first language, proficiency must be demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test (corresponding to C1 level) or a University Degree taught entirely in English.
  6. The applicant’s skills in the German and/or French language, as evidenced by the respective language certificates.
  7. Personal interview with an admissions representative which will take place via Skype during the first two weeks of September. Only candidates who meet the admission requirements will be invited to interview.

Students of the European Law School Network who are selected by the partner Universities according to the admission procedures of their home University, will be admitted to the LL.M programme, provided that they meet the eligibility requirements (Bachelor’s Degree and English language skills).