Intellectual Property and Competition Law
- Winter semester
- Study mode:
- On campus
- Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
- There is also a participation fee which is EUR 27,300.
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). Most of the students hold a previous degree in law, natural sciences, or engineering, but students from other disciplines are welcome. If the subject of your prior studies seems to lack an obvious relation to IP, you need to convince the university in your letter of motivation why you are nevertheless an interesting candidate for the LL.M. program.
Minimum standard period of study: 4 years.
Required ECTS credits: 240.
If you have fewer than 240 ECTS credits, additional credits you have gained from professional experience can be recognized. You can earn a maximum of 60 ECTS credits that way. However, you must then have at least two years of professional experience: one year for the extra credits, and another year to satisfy the professional experience requirement.
One year of professional experience is required. If your only degree is a three-year bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits), you will need at least two years of full-time professional experience ("full-time" means that your working time should have been approx. 35-40 hours per week).
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Specification: With at least C.
Application & Admission
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- → see your personal application deadline & tuition fee
(starting in October)
(starting in April)
Application Procedure & Selection
- Your hand-signed CV in the Europass format; the document must be in English and should include complete information about education, internships and apprenticeships, academic and professional (employment) history, academic honors, awards and scholarships won, memberships, extracurricular activities and responsibilities; please indicate month and year of the starting and end dates of these items (e.g. 01/2012 – 12/2013).
- A hand-signed letter of motivation in English of no more than 1,500 words, discussing your background, your reasons for applying to the MIPLC, how the LL.M. will advance your professional goals, and why you consider yourself particularly suited for the program.
- Two letters of recommendation from recognized authorities in their fields who are familiar with you and your work and who are/were your superiors/supervisors or teachers. If you are applying for the DAAD scholarship, this is mandatory.
- Copies of the degree certificates/diplomas for all academic degrees you have completed (bachelor’s and higher). If not in English or German, the documents must be accompanied by a certified translation into English or German.
- Transcripts for all academic degrees you have completed (bachelor’s and higher). The transcripts should show your grades and any degree received. If not included in the transcripts, please include information about the grading scale. If not in English or German, the documents must be accompanied by a certified translation into English or German.
- Information about the ranking you achieved in your graduation class(es). In some countries, this information is already included in the transcripts. Otherwise, please add an official statement from the university(ies) from which you graduated. If your university does not provide rankings, please add an official confirmation as well.
- Copy of your school leaving certificate (high school diploma/degree).
- The completed grade conversion sheet.
- Applicants from the People’s Republic of China: APS Certificate.
- Proof of your professional or scientific experience (e.g. a brief statement from your employer). The document must include start and, if applicable, end dates of your employment and at least the job title, ideally a brief description of your duties. If you are applying for the DAAD scholarship, the confirmation from your current employer should include, if possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon returning home. If not in English or German, these documents must be accompanied by a certified English or German translation.
- An official score report of an English language test (see language requirements).
- If applicable, a printed and signed statement providing details concerning any disciplinary action to which you have been subject in the past.
- Two portrait photographs, as used for passports. Please attach these to your printed application form using a paperclip, not a staple.
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