Master's program (LL.M.) | European and International Law


 

Welcome to the Europa-Institut! 


All information about our Master's program in European and International Law (LL.M.) can be found on this page. If you have any further questions, please contact application(at)europainstitut.de!

Gruppe Studierende

BASIC PHASE

European Integration

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Gruppe Studierender

TRACK 3

European and International Human Rights (Modul 5)

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Gruppe Studierender

TRACK 1

European Economic Law - Regulatory - Compliance (Module 2&3)

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Hände, welche am digitalen Endgerät programmieren

TRACK 4

Technology & Law (Module 6 - auf Deutsch)

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Gruppe, die eine Treppe hochläuft

TRACK 2

Trade, Investment and International Dispute Resolution (Module 4)

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FINAL PHASE

Master's thesis

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KEY FACTS

  • One-year Master's program in European and International Law
  • Course program is entirely in English, some courses can be taken in German
  • After a Basic Phase with Module 1: European Integration, 4 in-depth tracks are offered: Track 1 with Module 2: European Economic Law - Regulatory - Compliance, Track 2 with Modules 3 and 4: Trade, Investment and International Dispute Settlement, Track 3 with Module 5: European and International Human Rights and Track 4 with Module 6: Technology & Law (currently only available in German). This is followed by the writing of the Master's thesis.
  • Internationally recognized title "Master of Laws" (LL.M.)
  • Highly qualified specialists from academia and practice
  • Practice-oriented teaching with high academic standards
  • 75 students from almost 40 nations
  • Teaching of important soft skills
  • Excursions to European and international institutions
  • Intensive supervision by the team of the Europa-Institut
  • International network through the Alumni Association EVER e.V.
  • Excellent preparation for the European and international job market

Application


 

Apply now to one of the world's oldest and most renowned Master's programs - we look forward to receiving your application!

Would you like to apply or have you already applied and still have questions?
We are available once a month for a question and answer info session at 4 p.m. (CET):

  • 25 January 2024, 4 p.m. (CET) Info Session
  • 29 February 2024, 4 p.m. (CET) Info Session
  • 28 March 2024, 4 p.m. (CET) Info Session
  • 25 April 2024, 4 p.m. (CET) Info Session
  • 23 May 2024, 4 p.m. (CET) Info Session
  • 27 June 2024, 4 p.m. (CET) Info Session Application Deadline
  • 29 August 2024, 4 p.m. (CET) Info Session Late Applications

Please register via this link for the info sessions in advance!

Zoom Link for the Q & A Info Session Application:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86057168611
Meeting-ID: 860 5716 8611

Mädchen mit Europafahne

APPLY ONLINE NOW!

Application deadline 15 July 2024!

Go to the ONLINE APPLICATION here

Deadlines and Online Application

The Master's program "European and International Law" usually starts in the winter semester, mid-October. We will of course inform applicants of any changes as soon as we have received updated information on this.

Application deadline is 15 July, late applications are possible until 30 September. 

We recommend applicants with visa requirements to apply by April 30. Experience shows that the visa application process can take weeks or even months!

Note for applicants: Please check whether you have to undergo a relevant examination procedure for your performance by the Academic Evaluation Center (APS). This applies to applicants from China, Vietnam and, more recently, India.

The number of study places is limited. Candidates are selected according to criteria of professional qualification and suitability.

If you have any questions...

...you can contact us by e-mail at application@europainstitut.de and we will be happy to arrange for a phone call or a personal meeting with a member of our team. 

⇒ Link to our Online Application

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission to the LL.M. program "European and International Law" at the Europa-Institut are as follows

  • a university degree in law or in a comparable subject (business studies, humanities) from a German or foreign university and
  • proof of sound knowledge of English and German (if you want to take courses in German)

Sound knowledge of English is essential for studying at the Europa-Institut. If you wish to take courses in German, you also have to provide proof of German language proficiency.

English Language Skill Verification

We accept the following as English language skill verification from candidates who are non-native English speakers:

  • The TOEFL-Test (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The Europa-Institut has its own "TOEFL Code" which you can enter when taking the test. Your results will then be forwarded directly to the Europa-Institut. Our code is: 4580.
  • The IELTS examination (International English Language Testing System);
  • The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE);
  • Proof of a completed university degree from an English or English-speaking university;
  • Proof of an assessment in English language and/or literary studies from a foreign university.

If you are in possession of a certificate which is not listed here and you are unsure whether your qualifications suffice, please contact us by e-mailing application@europainstitut.de.

German Language Skill Verification

We accept the following as German language skill verification from candidates who are non-native speakers:

  • The "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber (DSH)";
  • The "Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF)" - German as a foreign language test;
  • The "Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom" or "Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom", administered by the Goethe Institute;
  • The "Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP)"- Advanced Level Examination of the Goethe Institute;
  • The "Deutsches Sprachdiplom Stufe II der Kultus-
    ministerkonferenz" - German Language Certificate, Level II, of the German Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Culture;
  • Proof of a completed university degree from a German or German-speaking university;
  • Proof of an assessment in German language and/or literary studies from a foreign university.

If you are in possession of a certificate which is not listed here and you are unsure whether your qualifications suffice, please contact us by e-mailing application@europainstitut.de.

Please note: The tuition fees for the Master's program European and International Law are 3.400 Euro per Semester, 6.800 Euro for the academic year. In addition to the tuition fees, there are living expenses of approx. 650 Euro per month as well as an administration fee, which must be paid to the University of Saarland per semester. Additional information can also be found on the Welcome Center website.

Please note that the Europa-Institut does not award any scholarships. An application for any of the mentioned scholarships is the sole responsibility of the student and has to be initiated and completed individually by the student.

More information on financing and scholarships can be found HERE.

Please note that during the visa application process, a blocked account usually has to be presented as proof of sufficient financial means. If you are coming to Germany from a non-EU or non-EEA country, you will have to use this proof of funding to confirm that you can cover your living expenses in Germany for one year. You can find more information about this on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

We have compiled an overview of selected scholarship programs and websites on our Finances & Scholarships information page that can help you find a suitable scholarship. You can find more information on finances and scholarships HERE.

Please note that the Europa-Institut itself does not award any scholarships. An application for any of the mentioned scholarships - also for the Deutschland-Stipendien - is the sole responsibility of the student and has to be initiated and completed individually by the student.

Please note that you may find a list of all necessary documents on the last page of the applications forms!

There are two application forms available. The first form can be filled out electronically but has to be printed out and sent to us via mail. The second form can be printed out and filled in by hand and then sent to us via mail. Should you have trouble filling in the form online, please download it first and fill it out then.

  • application (to be filled out with Adobe Reader and then sent to us by mail)
  • application (to be filled out in writing and then sent to us by mail)

Please submit the documents in the following order:

  • application form and 2 passport pictures
  • typewritten curriculum vitae
  • letter of motivation
  • notarized copy of your university diploma(s)
  • transcript of records
  • notarized copy of your school leaving diploma
  • English language certificate 
  • German language certificate (applies only to non-native speakers who want to attend courses in German)

Other supporting documents (if available, e.g.: letter of recommendation from university lecturers, letters of reference for professional activities or internships etc.)


Please send your complete documents to:

Europa-Institut
Universität des Saarlandes
Campus, Geb. B2 1, Raum 357
D-66123 Saarbrücken


For further information or help with completing the application forms, please contact Ms. Kerstin Schmitt or Ms. Anke Hinton:

Telefon: +49 (0)681/302 - 3653 oder
                 +49 (0)681/302 - 6667
Fax:         +49 (0)681/302 - 4369
E-Mail:     applicationeuropainstitut.de