This will give you an overview of the costs associated with participating in a summer program at Bucerius Law School.

Cost of Attendance

  • There is no application fee
  • There is a 15% discount if you apply by March 1
  • Tuition covers participation in classes and extracurricular activities
  • All other costs such as travel, accommodation, meals etc. are not included in the tuition fee
  • Tuition is EUR 2,200 for
    • International Business Law
    • Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property
  • Tuition is EUR 2,500 for
    • Legal Technology and Operations


  • €200 deposit: within 2 weeks of receiving the admissions email
  • Full tuition
    • May 1 for participants who applied by March 1
    • June 1 for participants who applied by May 1
  • If payment is not made within the agreed upon time-frame, the application is considered withdrawn
  • Participants must cover any international transfer fees


Living expenses

This is an estimate of costs in addition to the tuition fees.

Accommodation (AirBnB, shared apartments etc.) 1000
Meals (Bucerius has a coffee shop and a cafeteria, Hamburg has many international restaurants) 250
Personal 170
Liability Insurance 40
Public Transportation   90
TOTAL 1550


A 15% discount off the normal tuition fee is available for

  • Applicants who apply by the early decision deadline March 1
  • Alumni of any Bucerius Law School programs
  • Students of Bucerius partner unversities
  • Students officially recommended by Bucerius alumni or faculty

Tuition waivers

  • One full tuition scholarship per program
  • All other financial aid are partial tuition waivers
  • Very limited funding for highly qualified applicants
  • Applicants must fill out the scholarship application form and upload the PDF with their application for admission
  • Scholarship applications that are not submitted at the same time as the application for admission cannot be considered

Cancellation Policy

The fees are fully refundable if

  • the programs are cancelled due to world events, inadequate enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances
  • the program site is ever declared to be an "Area of Instability" and an admitted student decides to withdraw because of this

The fees are partially refundable if a participant officially withdraws in writing (email suffices). The deadlines below apply.

The deposit is always non-refundable

Withdrawal dateTuition refund
Up to 30 days before program startComplete refund, except deposit
Less than 30 days before program start50%
Non attendance without prior notification0%

Withdrawals due to unforeseen circumstances such as health issues, visa issues or family emergencies will be taken into special consideration and examined on a case-by-case basis.

Updated: March 2024


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