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International Dispute Resolution

LL.M. (Master of Laws)
Subjects: Law
No. of places
English only
Winter semester: 31 Mar
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) in law.

You can apply in your penultimate year if you expect to receive your law degree by August.

Work Experience

Applicants must have relevant, post-graduate work experience of at least 1 year.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min C1
min II
Specification: Min. of 1,3
min III
Specification: Min. of 3,0
min 6.5
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grade A to C
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: With grade A to C
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: Grade A
min 100
min 600
DAAD Language Certificate
min B
Specification: with no tested skill below grade C
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
A language certificate is not required in the following situations: the applicant has studied at a university or college in a country, in which English is an official language and the classes at this college or university were taught in English, the applicant only studied in part at such university or college and obtained a minimum of 20 ECTS credits while studying at those institutions, the applicant attended a school that qualifies its students to enroll at college or university and where the classes were taught in English, or the applicant's native language is English. If your application creates the overall impression that your English skills are sufficient, you might be accepted despite not quite meeting the minimum requirement for English certification.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

All application documents shall be provided in English unless stated otherwise.

  1. An application form (signed and dated by the applicant).
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) containing the applicant's contact details (e-mail and full postal address).
  3. Copies of all relevant university degrees and diplomas together with a copy of an official transcript.
    The transcripts shall list all classes that needed to be attended in order to obtain the relevant university degree or diploma, naming the type and the title of each class as well as the grade achieved and the overall Grade Point Average (GPA).
    Please provide a certified English translation for any documents not originally issued in English or German.
  4. A short letter of motivation, up to a maximum of 2,000 characters excluding spaces and footnotes.
  5. Two letters of recommendation.
    The letters of recommendation may be issued by any academic or practitioner in support of the student's application to the IDR LL.M. The letters must be signed and dated.
  6. Documentation proving the English language proficiency: an English language certificate or, if the applicant is eligible, an English language certificate waiver request (see language requirements).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website