International Private Law and European Union Law (LL.M.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Laws (LL.M)

Standard period of studies:

2 semesters


Winter and summer semester

It is recommended that students begin their studies in the winter semester.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: September 1

Summer semester: March 1

Required Bachelor's degree:

Deutsches und Französisches Recht (LL.B.)


Lehrstuhl für Medienrecht, Kulturrecht, öffentliches Recht


Faculty 03: Law, Management and Economics


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The consecutive Bachelor's and Master's degree program teaches German and French law, provides an in-depth examination of French law while the Master of International Private Law and EU Law program places a methodological focus on international private law and the current trends in European Union private law.

This course is offered in collaboration with the University of Dijon as an integrated degree program leading to a double degree.

Compatibility with the first degree program examination (state examination program)

The degree program can be taken in parallel to the first state examination in law. Participants thus have the opportunity of qualifying themselves for the standard legal professions (e.g. as a lawyer or in public service) that are otherwise only open in Germany to those who have completed a legal internship and assessor examination. This is possible without any significant extension of the period of study as most of the qualifications obtained in the two degree programs are recognized. This generally applies to the intermediate examination and other qualifications in German law as well as internships. On request, the acquired French degree can be recognized as a major in French law (study of this major and the related exam are not required).

Master entrance requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in Law or an equivalent degree awarded by an institute of higher education in Germany or abroad. The Bachelor's degree program should be equivalent to 240 credit points, of which at least 30 CP must be obtained in French-language courses; at least 10 of these must have been acquired in courses on International Private Law and EU Business Law.

Applicants who are unable to submit their Bachelor degree certificate by the application deadline can apply if they can demonstrate that they have acquired at least 180 credit points in the form of academic and exam qualifications; the relevant certificate must be issued by the corresponding office of their current institute of higher education. If admission to the program is restricted, the stipulations of the University admission regulations in their valid version shall apply; the final overall result of the Bachelor's degree shall not be taken into account in the selection process in this case. Applicants admitted based on the basis of a certificate as specified above shall be subject to the proviso that they must submit their degree certificate by a deadline stated in their letter of admission. If this requirement is not met, their admission shall be rescinded.

It is assumed that applicants have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; however, course participants will not be required to produce English language written papers or sit exams set in the English language. (No proof of English language skills will be required).

Applicants who have not acquired their university entrance qualification at a German institute of higher education or hold a qualification from a program that was not taught in German will need to provide proof of proficiency in the German language at the level of the 'German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)'.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).