32 Master's in Law

All important info for international students in Germany (2020/2021)

Updated: 05-30-2020 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

Looking for an English-language degree in legal studies in English in Germany will lead you to various Master’s programs that pursue comparative studies or focus on internationalized aspects of law, such as European Law, Law and Business, or International Law. Studying law abroad and in a cosmopolitan classroom setting will allow you to contrast and better understand various legal norms.

Students who study the regular track of law in Germany usually receive training that is very specific to the German context and graduate with the state examination. The international English-language Master programs are slightly different: They are easily transferable to other international degrees and qualify students for careers in various organizations throughout the world. The degree awarded is often an LLM, which is internationally recognized.

Inform yourself about your options to study Law in Germany with our Study Finder.

Overview

32

Master's in English

23

Universities

15

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (9 programs for EU citizens, 8 programs for Non-EU)

Maximum:

16,425 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between May 30 and May 15

Summer Semester

between June 15 and May 15

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Top-ranked German Universities in Law

#43Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx.41,000 students

Program Fees: 2,775 € (per semester)

Shanghai Ranking #57, QS World University Rankings #61
#44Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx.28,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 € (per semester)

Shanghai Ranking #47, QS World University Rankings #64
#70Shanghai Ranking
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx.38,000 students

Program Fees: 3,250 € - 4,500 € (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #105, QS World University Rankings #255
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx.35,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 4,500 € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2020

Open Programs

16 Programs open for application

4 Programs open for application

Application Requirements

Master degrees in Law are open to students who gained a first academic degree in similar fields, depending on the program’s specialization, students from other backgrounds than Law, such as Political Science, Business or Economics may be accepted, as well. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, you only have to hand in standard certificates (your first degree certificate and a transcript of records). These typically include your CV and a letter of motivation. Additionally, you will have to demonstrate excellent English language abilities with a language certificate, usually around a C1 level. 

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
46.9% local admission restriction (local NC)
21.9% no admission restriction
31.2% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

78.1% directly at University
21.9% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5 (2 programs)

Minimum

78 (3 programs)

Minimum

0 (23 programs)

Maximum

7 (5 programs)

Maximum

100 (3 programs)

Maximum

0 (23 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5 (2 programs)

Maximum

7 (5 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

78 (3 programs)

Maximum

100 (3 programs)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (23 programs)

Maximum

0 (23 programs)

Program Features

2 - 5 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Laws

Master of Arts

Master of Business Law

Master of Science

Master Business Engineering

Beginning

Winter intake

71.9%

Summer intake

12.5%

Winter & Summer intake

15.6%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Master's in Law

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Bucerius Law School

private (state-approved) University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 950

Program Fees: 11,000 €

MBL (Master of Business Law)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

European University Viadrina

public University · No. of Students: 6,400

Program Fees: 1,783 €

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: 1,633 €

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 37,000

Program Fees: 2,675 € - 4,750 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBL (Master of Business Law)

MBM (Master of Business Marketing)

Heidelberg University

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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