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.

Required level of legal studies

Law at undergraduate level

Applicants from countries where law is studied at the undergraduate level (such as Germany), must have completed at least two years of their legal education by the start of the program.

Law at graduate level

Applicants from countries where law is studied at a graduate level (such as the United States), must have completed at least one year of law school at the time the program begins.

Advanced professionals

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

Prior experience

 Prior coursework Proven interest
International Business Law✔️  required✔️  required
Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property✔️  required✔️  required
Legal Technology and Operations❌ not required✔️  required

 

English language skills

Participants are expected to have a good command of English and must submit proof of their language proficiency unless they are currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an English-taught degree program.

Under certain circumstances, we may be able to waive the test requirement and arrange for a telephone interview to assess your English skills, e.g. if you spent a significant amount of time in an English-speaking country or were enrolled in numerous courses or a short-term program taught in English. If you do not have a (valid) English proficiency certificate and would like to discuss this option, please feel free to contact us.

Proficiency guidelines

Applicants may submit any of the following to satisfy the minimum requirement for participation:

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

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.

How to apply

You can apply for any Bucerius Summer Program through our online application system. Please remember that you will need to upload digital copies of required documents before you can submit your application and will still need to submit hard copies of your transcript afterward.

Deadlines

Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020

Receive your admission status by the end of March.

Standard Deadline: April 15, 2020

Receive your admission status by the end of May.

Please note that applications received after the standard deadline will be considered only if space is available.

Required documents

To submit an application, you will be required to upload the following items:

1. Statement of purpose (approx. 1-2 pages)

  • explain areas of special interest and why you wish to study at Bucerius Law School
  • discuss your experience in the field treated by the program to which you are applying, e.g. coursework, workshops, conferences, summer programs, work experience, etc.
  • include any previous international experience

2. Transcript of grades

  • in English or German
  • from your current university (or the university where you completed your studies)
  • include a description of the grading system and, if possible, class rank
  • if you studied business or a business-related topic for a previous degree, please submit copies of these transcripts in addition to those from your legal studies

If you are still a student, your home university should send a scan/e-transcript to sabrina.henning(at)law-school.de. For all other applicants, uploads in the application form will be sufficient.

3. Proof of English language proficiency

Unless you are currently enrolled in an English-taught degree program or a graduate of such a program, you need to submit proof of your language proficiency.

Proficiency guidelines

Applicants may submit any of the following to satisfy the minimum requirement for participation:

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

4. One passport-size photo to be used for a student directory

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