Universität Hamburg

European and European Legal Studies

LL.M. (Master of Laws)/M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Law, Global & European Studies
LL.M. /M.A.
English only
Winter semester: 31 May
Application Deadlines
1 Year (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) preferably in law, economics or political science.

Required ECTS credits: 240.

Applicants who have earned their first degree qualifying for a professional career representing a total of 180 CP have to make up for the missing 60 CP by a good performance in additional or practical training programs in fields similar to those of the master program. Proof of this may be submitted in form of professional experience, further studies, research activities, publications, etc.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With a minimum score of C in all parts.
min 6.5
min 213
min 79
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: With a minimum score of C in all parts.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The test shall not date back to more than three years.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The following documents and information shall be provided with your application for admission to the master's program. You will either be asked to upload the document in question or to enter the information directly into the online application form.

Please make sure that the file size for any document to be uploaded does not exceed 1.8 MB. The university only accepts files in the following formats: DOC, DOCX, PDF, JPEG. Documents that are neither in English or German have to come with an official translation into either one of these languages.

  1. Passport photograph: please provide a JPEG file.
  2. Curriculum vitae: please use the EUROPASS CV format.
  3. University diploma: an official document proving the graduation from an institution of higher education or most current grade breakdown and course information, indicating the number of earned Credit Points (CP) according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
  4. High school diploma: qualifying for admission to an institution of higher education or an equivalent document that entitles the applicant to be admitted to an institution of higher education, e.g. school graduation certificate or university entrance qualification.
  5. If applicable: proof for compensation of missing CP. These are above-average achievements (such as practical experience, studies in other institutions, research activities, publications) in fields related to the master's program. 60 CP can be compensated by one year of full-time practical experience.
  6. Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements).
  7. Preference regarding the field of specialization: the university will ask you to indicate your first, second and third choice of field of specialization. Please make sure to take a closer look at the curricula of the elective fields:
    • The EU as a political actor.
    • External relations of the EU.
    • Companies as economic actors.
    • Law of the EU.
  8. Letter of motivation: using a maximum of 4,000 characters (including spaces) you will be asked to detail your motivation to take up studies in the master's program.
  9. Contact details of a professor to act as a referee in support of your application.
  10. Any other relevant documents, proving your qualifications and motivation for the master's program.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website