Important information for prospective students

You have applied for the Master's program "European and International Law" at the Europa-Institut and 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 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 summer semester, our students will be able to finish their studies with digital alternative formats such as e-learning and online lectures, in case there will be no more opportunities for face-to-face lectures until July 2020.

We expect that regular studies will be possible again in the Winter semester. Nevertheless, we will also plan with blended learning alternatives for the winter semester, 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, if you are not able to attend in person at that time due to travel restrictions and security measures.

Late applications are possible until 19 October 2020


Overview of the academic year 2020/2021 in the Master's program in European and international law (subject to change)


Current information on the application process

The application procedure for the academic year 20/21 will continue as planned and the selection procedure will take place regularly!

Here you will find some important changes in connection with the admission procedure, which we would like to inform you about:

  • Application documents: We are aware that many universities and institutions are currently closed and it can therefore be difficult to obtain transcripts and diplomas. Therefore we currently accept applications without officially certified copies and give you the opportunity to submit the official documents before the beginning of the winter semester.
  • Application deadline: The general application deadline for the Master's programme is postponed to 20 August 2020, late applications are possible until 19 October 2020.
  • Proof of language proficiency: The deadline for submitting your TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge test results will also be extended this year, as we know that many test centers will postpone the exam dates.
  • Start of the semester: The start of lectures at the Europa-Institut for the academic year 2020/2021 will be 2 November 2020. 
  • Visas: At the moment there may be delays in the processing of visa applications due to the Corona crisis. Please check the websites of the local German consulate for the latest information and contact us if you have any difficulties in applying for a visa.

If you have any questions... can contact us by e-mail at 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

Applications can be submitted at any time via

We are looking forward to your application, take care of yourself and stay healthy! Your Europa-Institut team

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

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


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.

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.

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? Online Application

Please send your complete documents to:

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

Application deadlines:
15 August 2020

Late applications:
19 October 2020