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Study Law in Germany: 39 Universities with 59 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2021/2022)

Updated: 04-23-2021 | 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

masters
59

Study Programs in English

universities
39

Universities

ranking
25

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (21 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between April 30 and April 15

Summer Semester

between May 15 and March 31

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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)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #61
#44Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx.28,000 students

Program Fees: 6,000 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #47, QS World University Rankings #64
#70Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
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
#86Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Freiburg

public University

No. of Students: approx.24,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #101-150, QS World University Rankings #186

Tuition fees

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5 English Degree Programs for Law in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

42 Programs

1 Programs

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)
42.4% local admission restriction (local NC)
22% no admission restriction
35.6% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

72.9% directly at University
27.1% via Uni-Assist

1 English Degree Program for Law in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5 (2 programs)

Minimum

72 (1 program)

Minimum

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs)

Maximum

7 (8 programs)

Maximum

100 (6 programs)

Maximum

FCE Grade A (1 program)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5 (2 programs)

Maximum

7 (8 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

72 (1 program)

Maximum

100 (6 programs)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs)

Maximum

FCE Grade A (1 program)

6 English Degree Programs for Law in Germany

Program Features

2-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Laws

Master of Science

Master of Law and Business

Master Business Engineering

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

81.4%

Summer intake

5.1%

Winter & Summer intake

11.9%
1.7% no information provided

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Law

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Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

public University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 3,900

Program Fees: 2,640 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Bucerius Law School

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

Program Fees: 11,000 €

MLB (Master of Law and Business)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 2,000

Program Fees: 9,900 €

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

European University Viadrina

public University · No. of Students: 6,400

Program Fees: 2,033 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: 1,633 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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