ADMISSION 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.

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 electronic means by mid-July. 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).

Degree Accreditation

Candidates who have completed their undergraduate studies at a non-Greek University should keep in mind that they also need to provide a certified copy of their bachelor’s degree accreditation by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre (DOATAP) at the latest by the end of the LL.M. programme. Failure to comply with this requirement would entail the inability of the University to confer the LL.M. diploma. The Steering Committee reserves the right to reject applications of candidates whose University is not in the list of foreign Educational Institutions recognized as equivalent to the Greek Higher Educational Institutes which is presented by DOATAP. A list of these Institutions can be found here. Further information about the accreditation procedure can be found here.

Students in their final year of studies

Students in their final year of studies can also be admitted to the LL.M. Programme on the condition that they submit their complete transcript and official diploma or certificate of completion of studies by the date specified by the Steering Committee. Failure to present such documentation shall lead to the withdrawal of the conditional offer.