Important information for prospective students

You want to apply for the Master's program "European and International Law" at the Europa-Institut or already have applied, you might be wondering how the current developments of the worldwide corona pandemic could affect the application process and your studies at the Europa-Institut.

Rest assured: We are prepared! The team at the Europa-Institut has already adapted the application and selection procedures as well as the planning of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the academic year 2021/22 to current events and the new framework conditions that will accompany them, in order to offer you planning security for your studies with us. 

In the current semester, students study in a hybrid format, i.e. in a mixture of classroom teaching and digital alternative formats such as e-learning and online lectures. We will continue to plan with blended learning alternatives, so that digital teaching will always be a component of the Master's program in addition to classroom teaching.

This way you can be sure that you can begin your studies at the Europa-Institut via e-learning on the regular starting date of the winter semester 2021, if you are not able to attend in person at that time due to travel restrictions and security measures.

Apply now - Deadline is 30 July 2021!

Q & A Info Sessions 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.

More dates are scheduled on the following days at 4 p.m (CET).:
25 March 4 p.m. Q & A Info Session Application 
29 April 4 p.m. Q & A Info Session Application 
27 May 4 p.m. Q & A Info Session Application 
01 July 4 p.m. Q & A Info Session Application 
02 September 4 p.m.  Q & A Info Session Late Application  

You can log in to the Zoom session without prior registration via:

Topic: Q & A Info Session Application

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

Deadlines and Online Application

The Master's program "European and International Law" usually starts in the winter semester, mid-October. Due to the worldwide pandemic, we are currently unable to provide an exact start date for the upcoming academic year. The last one has been postponed to 2 November. We will of course inform applicants of any changes as soon as we have received updated information on this.

Application deadline is 30 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 from the People's Republic of China: Please note the relevant examination procedure of your performance by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS). You can find more information here (in German and Chinese).

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 meeting over the phone with a member of our team.
In addition to telephone consultation, we also offer consultation appointments via Skype. Please make an appointment with our team in advance by e-mail application@europainstitut.de.

Applications can be submitted via europainstitut.de/onlineapplication or via the forms below.

FAQs

Currently, students study in a hybrid format, i.e. in a mixture of classroom teaching and digital alternative formats such as e-learning and online lectures. We will continue to plan with blended learning alternatives, so that digital teaching will always be a component of the Master's program in addition to classroom teaching.

Enrolled students of the Europa-Institut at Saarland University have access via VPN to the catalogue of our institute library as well as to the Saarländischen Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek (Saarland University and State Library). The team of the Europa-Institut library will be glad to assist you with questions regarding literature at any time.

On the Moodle platform of Saarland University, all materials (videos, literature, etc.) as well as information on the organizational structure are provided for each course.

Within the framework of the Master's program, the Europa-Institut offers special German courses for its students of various levels adapted to the timetable and, if students are interested, French courses as well. In addition, the International Study Center of Saarland University and the Sprachenzentrum (Language Center) also offer various language courses.

www.uni-saarland.de/en/global/german-courses.html
https://www.szsb.uni-saarland.de/start.html

The Master's program in European and International Law includes a wide range of soft skill trainings and career coaching. In addition, students of the Europa-Institut have access to the international network of our alumni association EVER e.V. Further information can be found here:
https://europainstitut.de/europa-institut/european-and-international-careers

The master's program classes are offered in English and German. Therefore, students can decide whether they want to complete their studies entirely in English, in German or a mixture of both.

Exams can be written online, if the current pandemic situation does not allow for in-classroom exams.

With its publication series and ZEuS (Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien), the Europa-Institut offers a forum for the publication of conference papers, dissertations and excellent Master's theses.

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 German and/or English

    Language Verification

    Sound knowledge of German and/or English are fundamental for admittance to the program. Candidates must be able to prove that they have a sufficient level of knowledge in one of the two languages, in order to be admitted to the Europa-Institut.

    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.

    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.

    Costs

    The tuition fees for the Master's program in European and International Law amount to € 5,600 for the academic year (€ 2,800 per semester). In addition, 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 foundHERE.

    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.

    Application by post | Forms

    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.

    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 and/or
    • German language certificate (applies only to non-native speakers who want to attend German courses)

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

    Would you rather apply online?

    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:

    Phone:    +49 (0)681/302 - 3653 or
                     +49 (0)681/302 - 6667
    Fax:         +49 (0)681/302 - 4369
    E-Mail:     application@europainstitut.de

    Application deadlines:
    30 July 2021

    Late applications:
    30 September 2021