Master of Laws
German Law for Graduates of Foreign Law Schools

German Law for Graduates of Foreign Law Schools

The master’s degree program in German Law for Graduates of Foreign Law Schools is directed at graduates who have obtained a law degree at a non-German university with requirements equivalent to a law degree at a German university. Working with legal cases, students in this master’s degree program, a post-graduate course of study of two semesters conducted in German, are familiarized with German legal traditions and deepen their basic understanding of German law.

Students can choose one of the three main areas of the study of law: civil, public and criminal law. Within these three main areas, students can pursue a specialization of their interest, tailoring their studies based on the options available to them. Beyond their specialization, students are free to attend other courses as well. This master's degree program ends with a master's thesis and its defense.


Possible lines of work:

Employment at an international law firm in the student’s home country, an administrative authority (e.g. diplomatic service), an international corporation (e.g. with offices in the student’s home country and Germany), press and public relations, ministries and administrative bodies, etc.

Open admission
Master of Laws
2 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

A non-German university degree from a law degree program with requirements equivalent to those for a law degree from a German university (with the certification “First Examination”)

German language proficiency (level C1 CEFR)

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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