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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: 12-05-2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

Looking for an English-language degree in legal studies 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
24

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (22 programs for EU citizens, 21 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between January 07 and September 30

Summer Semester

between March 31 and September 15

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Top-ranked German Universities in Law

#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
#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

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Graduate with a double Master of Law (LL.M.)Majors of specialization that will give you strong career opportunitiesA unique program around the globe
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Excellent job opportunities in European and international organizationsBe part of a top university and a renowned institute specialized in law — Saarland University and its Europa-InstitutTake part in excursions to important European and international institutions
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Choose two specializations: “Business and Labor”, “Migration or “Digital Communication”Work in major human rights institutionsTake advantage of the mandatory 10-week internship
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The interdisciplinary program teaches students to analyze the complex settings in which modern states find themselvesFreedom to choose your specialization in law, politics, public economics, or development theory and policyCooperation with the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg
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Unique and interdisciplinary approachConduct praxis-oriented research in one of the partner Institutes of the Cooperation Network for Peace, Research and Security PolicyLive and study in a vibrant metropolis

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2022

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open 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)
23.7% no admission restriction
33.9% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

74.6% directly at University
23.7% via uni-assist

1 English Degree Program for Law in Germany

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This interdisciplinary program incorporates natural sciences and a humanities perspective.Leuphana University is one of Europe’s leading institutions in sustainabilityBroad career options

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs )

Maximum:

7 (10 programs )

Maximum:

100 (6 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (18 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (10 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (6 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (7 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (18 programs )

6 English Degree Programs for Law in Germany

Program Features

2-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Engineering

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

13.6%

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 €

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

MLB (Master of Law and Business)

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.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 39,000

Program Fees: 1,633 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 2,400

Program Fees: 9,000 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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