There is no application fee for the Bucerius Summer Programs. The tuition fee for the programs allows you to participate in all courses offered within the individual program.


The tuition fee is set at EUR 1,950 for the programs in:

  • International Business Law
  • Licensing Transactions in Intellectual Property

The tuition fee is EUR 3,900 for the program in:

  • Legal Technology and Operations

For the program in Legal Technology and Operations, participants with active university enrollment—student status—receive a 50% discount. Please note: this discount may NOT be combined with other offers, i.e., the early bird and alumni or partner university discounts may not be applied in addition to the 50% student discount.


All accepted students are required to pay a non-refundable down payment of EUR 200 within one week of acceptance to the program.

Your enrollment will be guaranteed only after you have paid the tuition in full via bank transfer which is due 4 weeks after acceptance to the program.

Please note that you are responsible for covering any international wire transfer fees incurred while making your payment.

We encourage you to speak with your financial institution to ensure that Bucerius Law School will receive the full amount due, i.e., that your payment takes into consideration any fees and fluctuations due to a currency conversion. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

Early Bird Discount

Apply by March 1 and save 15% on the tuition fee!

Living expenses

While all extracurricular activities are provided free of charge, you should consider the following living expenses in addition to the tuition fee. Please note that this is an estimate and your personal expenses may vary.

Accommodation 1000
Meals 220
Personal 170
Liability Insurance 40
Course Materials 30
Public Transportation   90
TOTAL 1550

Discounts & Scholarships

Early Bird Discount (Deadline: March 1)

Students who apply before the Early Bird Deadline on March 1 and are accepted in the first round of applications are eligible for a 15% discount off the normal tuition fee. Unsuccessful Early Bird applications will be reconsidered in the second admissions round in May. The Early Bird Discount may not be combined with any other discounts.

Alumni & Partner University Discount

Alumni of Bucerius Law School and students from Bucerius partner universities are eligible for a 15% discount on the tuition fees for the Summer Program, independent of the date of their application. The Alumni & Partner University Discount may not be combined with any other discounts.

Tuition waivers

Bucerius Law School is pleased to offer a limited number of need-based scholarships to highly qualified participants in the Bucerius Summer Programs. Each scholarship includes a partial or full tuition waiver. It does not cover travel cost or/and living expenses.

Applicants should fill out the Scholarship Application Form and submit it with their application to the program.

Allocation of funds will take place following the early bird and final application deadlines, i.e., in two rounds. Qualified applicants who have submitted all relevant documents, i.e., a complete online application and scholarship application, will be notified of both their admission status and scholarship offer in either mid-March or mid-May.

Submissions of scholarship applications after the application deadline(s) cannot be considered.

Scholarship Application Form

Cancellation Policy

Bucerius does not anticipate cancelling or significantly changing the programs. However, if it becomes necessary due to world events, inadequate enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, all applicants and/or admitted students will be notified promptly and provided a full refund of all monies paid (i.e. tuition fee) within 20 days of the date of cancellation or significant change.

Students will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program with a full refund of all monies paid  (i.e. tuition fee) if the program site is ever declared to be an "Area of Instability".

If you are unable to attend the program, you must submit a withdrawal notice in writing by e-mail, fax or post.

Cancellations will be refunded as follows:

Withdrawal dateTuition refund
within 2 weeks of acceptance100% (minus down-payment)
within 4 weeks of acceptance50%  (minus down-payment)
5+ weeks after acceptanceno refund

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

Updated: October 2021

Student Services

Meet our support staff and explore what they offer international students.


Find out how to apply and which documents are required.

Any Questions?

Kasia, the head of our international office, will be happy to assist you! Send her an email or give her a call

Kasia Kwietniewska

Director of International Office

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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