Admission & Application

Who can apply for the program?

  • Up to 100 advanced law students from Bucerius partner universities with an excellent command of English.
  • Students must be nominated by their home institution. A nomination does not guarantee admission.
  • Other students can consider attending Bucerius as a visiting student!

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.

English language skills

Participants are expected to have a good command of English in order to take part in the program. Students who are enrolled in a degree program taught in a language other than English must submit proof of English proficiency.

The minimum requirement to participate in an exchange at Bucerius is:

  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT): 90
  • IELTS Academic Program: 7.0
  • Duolingo: 120
  • CAE: B or CPE: C
  • ILEC

German language skills are not necessary for an exchange to Bucerius, though optional coursework is made available to beginner, intermediate and advanced students of German who would like to improve their language abilities while in the country. German language coursework can be audited or followed for credit, though credit will not be counted toward the minimum course load requirements.

How to apply

An application to the Bucerius International Exchange Program consists of two steps.

1. Nomination

A student's home university must complete an online nomination form and confirm that they have been selected to apply for the International Exchange Program at Bucerius. Nominations are due by April 1.

2. Application

Following nomination by their home university, students will receive login credentials for an online system. Applicants will be asked to complete a form and upload various materials (detailed below) by April 15.


Nomination Deadline April 1
Application Deadline April 15
Admission Decision Rolling Admission (starting in early April)

Please note that applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space permits.

Required documents

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

1. Proof of English language proficiency

2. One passport-sized photo to be used for a student directory and ID card

3. Transcript of Grades

The student’s transcript of grades (in English or accompanied by a certified translation into English), including a description of the grading system, will be uploaded by the home university during the nomination process. 

Any Questions?

Saskia, our international programs manager for incoming students, will be happy to assist you! Send her an email or give her a call.

Saskia Johanna Lindner

International Program Manager

Find out more


Find out about the structure and course details of the Exchange Program.


These are the estimated costs of participating in the Bucerius Exchange Program.

Student Services

Here's an overview of the many services we offer to our exchange students.