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Admission & Application

Bucerius Summer Programs are designed for advanced law students and recent graduates. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a keen interest in the field of practice on which their program focuses.

Admission Criteria

Required level of legal studies

At least two years of undergraduate level law studies if from a country where law is an undergraduate degree.


At least one year of graduate level law studies if from a country where law is a graduate degree.

Prior experience

✔️  required  ❌ not required

 Prior coursework Proven interest
International Business Law✔️✔️
Licensing Transactions in IP✔️✔️
Legal Tech and Operations✔️


Language Proficiency

Applicants must submit one of the following to satisfy the minimum English language requirement for participation:

  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT): 90
  • IELTS Academic Program: 7.0
  • CAE: B or CPE: C
  • ILEC

A test requirement waiver is issued for candidates who are currently enrolled or have graduated from an English-taught program.

Phone interviews may be scheduled with students who have spent significant time in English-speaking countries, have completed shorter programs in English or whose proficiency test has recently expired. The decision whether an interview will be conducted will be based on the submitted application.

German language skills are not required. Optional language coursework is available for those who wish to boost their German skills (or get started with the language) in the weeks before or after the summer program.

Are you an advanced professional?

Have you been working in the legal profession for 5+ years? Perhaps consider the offerings of Bucerius Executive Education!

How to apply

You can apply for any Bucerius Summer Program through our online application system.

Applications will be processed as they come in. Applicants can expect a decision within four weeks of submitting their complete documents.

  • Early Decision Deadline: March 1, 2023 (15% off tuition)
  • Standard Deadline: May 1, 2023

Candidates who wish to apply after the deadline should contact us via email first.

Required documents

Transcript of Grades

If you are still a student, your university must email your transcript to inga.diercks-ferm(at) Uploads of preliminary transcripts will not accepted.

The transcript must

  • be in English or German
  • be for your legal studies (if also have a business-related degree, please submit this transcript as well)
  • must include a description of the grading system and, if possible, class rank


Proof of English Proficiency

Passport-sized photo to be used in a student directory

If you are applying for financial aid, the application MUST be submitted with your application for admission or it cannot be considered.


Online Application Form

The application process is now open!

Please note that the all summer programs will be offered on our Hamburg campus.

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Please make sure to choose the correct summer program you wish to apply for!

Any Questions?

Inga will be happy to assist you! Send her an email or give her a call

Inga Diercks-Ferm

Assistant Director


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Course Offer

Legal Technology and Operations

Legal Technology and Operations

Discover how technology will change the future of law and legal services and influence your future career.

International Business Law

International Business Law

Hone your expertise in business law, gain international experience, earn extra credits and build a global network.

Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

Gain new insights into IP policies and practices while perfecting your negotiation skills.


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