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 llm@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 llmeuropainstitut.de.

Deadlines


The Master's program "European and International Law" begins in the winter semester.
Exceptions may be made for commencement of the program in the summer semester.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

The deadline for applications is always 15 July, directly preceding the winter semester that candidates wish to commence in.

Applicants who are already in possession of their confirmation of degree letters by spring are therefore encouraged to apply by 1 April.

Late applications may be accepted until 30 September.

The number of available places is limited. Candidates are selected on the basis of academic record and grade average, as well as criteria based on their academic qualifications and their previous field(s) of study.

Note for applicants with visa obligation

Please note that the visa process in your home country may take several months.
Please inform yourself in good time about the respective deadlines!

A note to our Chinese applicants:

Please be aware of the special processes for Chinese students with regard to the recognition of diplomas, certificates etc. Please find more information on that here (in German and Chinese).

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⇒ Online Application

Application by mail | 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 ordr:

  • 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:

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 Mrs. Kerstin Schmitt or Mrs. Anke Hinton:

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


Application deadlines:
15 July (general deadline)

Late applications:
30 September