Required Documents

Required Documents

Application form and photograph

Complete the online application form, which includes submitting a (passport) photo.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Make sure your CV gives the Admission Committee a complete overview of your career as well as personal interests and relevant skills.

Personal statement/motivation letter

A letter of 2-3 pages providing information regarding your motivation to participate in the program, your special interests, life experiences, accomplishments, goals, community involvement and any other information that might be helpful to the Admission Committee.

Writing sample

A 5-8 pages sample text, e.g. a research paper, thesis, research memorandum, office memorandum or other documents that provide us with an example of your writing skills in English. Preferably business or legally-related.

Transcripts and explanation of grading system

Official transcripts from all degree-granting academic institutions that you have attended. Original transcripts may be submitted in English, Spanish and French. All others must include an English translation. If available, please also submit your GMAT test score.

Statement of class rank

If no official class rank is available, please provide us with an estimate of your rank and a description of how you calculated it. If this in not possible, please attach a statement from the degree-granting university confirming that it does not use a ranking system.

Proof of English language proficiency

Recommendation letters

Your application needs to include at least two letters of recommendation from someone who can assess your skills and character, such as a (former) professors or a (former) supervisor. The letter may be submitted on the recommender's stationery or by using the recommendation form below. Recommenders may send the recommendation letters by email. If they are sent by mail or by courier, they must be in sealed envelopes.

» Download the official recommendation form (pdf)



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How to write a motivation letter

Don't know how to get started on the motivation letter? Our Head of Recruiting and Admissions Inga Diercks gives some valuable advice.

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Application Photos - What are they?

The online application form gives you the option of uploading a photo. It has no negative impact on your application if you choose not to. However, the use of "application photos" is still customary in Germany and most of your applications for internships and jobs will include one, even if your application for admission does not.

Our Admissions officer gives some insight into the "photo issue" in Germany.

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Take your TOEFL at Bucerius Law School

Bucerius Law School's institution code for the TOEFL is 7181.

Bucerius Law School offers its applicants the option of taking the Institutional TOEFL (TOEFL ITP) on campus.

If you wish to sign up for one of the tests, please send an e-mail to Mrs. Sonja Kunter of the Bucerius Foreign Language Program at sonja.kunter(at)

Any questions?

Please feel free to contact our Admissions Officer, Maite Schewe.

Send Maite an email

P: +49 40 30706 226