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Fees & Financial Aid

There are several ways to finance your studies at Bucerius Law School, including a number of full and partial scholarships. Most students use a mixture of different financing options, such as personal funds, loans, scholarships or funding from employers.

Financial overview


The tuition fee for the Bucerius Master of Law and Business is EUR 25,000 and includes the following:

  • Study materials (handouts, books, databases)
  • Study trips (usually to Berlin and Düsseldorf)
  • Semester ticket for public transportation in Hamburg

The price for German language courses is EUR 400.

Living Expenses

The following is an estimate. Your personal requirement may differ.

Approx. minimal living expensesEUR per month

Please take into account that the study program is very intensive and you most likely won't have time for a student job. If you wish to work part-time, make sure you can work flexibly.

Important note for taxpayers in Germany (applicable also to international MLB graduates working in Germany after graduation): The tuition fees for the MLB Program are tax deductible as anticipated professional expenses.

Graduate Discount

Graduates from Bucerius Law School (including Summer Programs and Exchange Program) and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management receive a EUR 7,000 discount on the tuition fees. Graduates from our partner universities receive a EUR 5,000 discount.

Early application discount

Applications submitted by February 28 will receive a EUR 2,000 discount of the tuition fees.

Deposit and early acceptance discount

After admission, a non-refundable deposit on the tuition fee of  EUR 1,000 should be paid in order to hold your place in the Master of Law and Business. Applicants who accept the offer of admission by April 1 (for applications submitted by Jan. 15) or June 1 (for applications submitted by May 15) will receive an additional discount of EUR 2,000.

"I was fortunate to be awarded the Bucerius Global Scholarship which covers my tuition fee and partial living expenses. The scholarship helped me financially. I am grateful for the career and learning opportunities that the MLB program provided us. It is the bridge between where I was as a lawyer and where I want to be as a lawyer-entrepreneur. It is the pivot that I was looking for in my career. I work at Delivery Hero in Berlin now."
Varsha Kashyap, India, Bucerius Global Scholar '19
"Scholarships make you think about the kindness of people in this world and encourage you to accomplish tremendous things. I would probably not have been here without this scholarship, and that is the reason why I am forever grateful for it and remember how important it is to help other future students in reaching their dreams."
Sazan Isufi, Kosovo, Bucerius Global Scholar '19
"When I was faced with the challenge of how I would finance my tuition for the MLB Program, the uncertainty was temporary as I was blessed to be awarded the Bucerius Global Scholarship which covered my full tuition fees and living expenses throughout the entire year. Some of the memorable experiences that I had while studying at Bucerius Law School included interacting with people of great influence, namely renowned industry practitioners and academics, as well as an unforgettable visit to the exquisite Senate Reception at the Hamburg City Hall. "
Omega Machimbira, Zimbabwe, Bucerius Global Scholar '20
"Within one year, studying in Bucerius has expanded my world to people from all but two of the world’s continents. It has also satisfied my curiosity and facilitated learning about EU law, arbitration, and other interesting business topics my legal work in the Philippines did not lend itself to. The Bucerius Global Scholarship enabled me to pursue my goal not only to study and live in Europe, but to do it in the best law school in Germany. Without it, achieving these goals would have been significantly more challenging.”"
Leslie Octaviano, Philippines, Bucerius Global Scholar '20

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Full Scholarship for a student from Turkey or Syria

The Bucerius Law School is offering a full scholarship for a student from Turkey or Syria with ties to regions affected by the recent earthquakes to join the Master of Law and Business program (MLB/LLM) in cooperation with WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in the academic year 2023/24.

Applicants must meet the program’s standard entry requirements. Applications received by March 31, 2023, will be considered for this scholarship.

    Full Scholarship for a student from Ukraine

    To show support for Ukraine, Bucerius Law School is pleased to announce that it will be again offering full scholarships (complete tuition waiver) for applicants from Ukraine to join the Master of Law and Business program (MLB/LLM) in cooperation with WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in the academic year 2023/24. Applicants must meet the program’s standard entry requirements. Applications received by March 31, 2023 will be considered for this scholarship.

      Bucerius Global Scholarship

      The Bucerius Global Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship offered for the Master of Law and Business Program. It honors the best applicants by providing full tuition as well as a stipend for living expenses.


        Applicants who wish to be considered for the Bucerius Global Scholarships must send us their complete scholarship application via e-mail. Therefore, please merge and send the following documents as one PDF to

        • An essay (in English) of 500 to 750 words that identifies a current legal or business controversy or challenge facing a country, specific region, or the world as such and outlines a realistic approach to address the issue
        • Written statement explaining why the applicant should be selected
        • Financial aid application forms and supporting documents (download below)

        The application deadline for the Bucerius Global Scholarship is January 15 each year.


          The Bucerius Global Scholars will be chosen by a distinguished committee of Bucerius faculty, administration, alumni and representatives of the anonymous benefactor who has provided generous funding for the Global Scholarships.

          Decisions regarding the Bucerius Global Scholarships will be announced around the end of February/early March each year.

          Preference will be given to applicants from emerging market economies. Applicants who are not selected for the Bucerius Global Scholarships will automatically be considered for partial funding.

            Partial Tuition Scholarships

            All applicants are invited to apply for partial tuition fee waivers, which are allocated on the basis of merit and/or need.


              Applicants must submit their complete application for admission before the regular deadlines. In addition, they need to send in the merged scholarship application (one PDF) to


              Applicants who apply for partial financial aid can expect to be informed within 4-6 weeks after submitting their complete application.


              Germany Scholarships

              The Deutschlandstipendium ("Germany Scholarship") comprises EUR 300 per month and is directed at students with outstanding academic records and talent based on their level of social engagement and financial need.

              Please note that students who receive other merit-based scholarships from German or foreign sources (such as DAAD scholarships) cannot be considered for a Deutschlandstipendium. It can, however, be combined with BAföG or other loans.

              Venable Foundation Scholarships

              The Venable Foundation Fellowship is designed to recognize an American student who has demonstrated academic success, as well as significant leadership potential, in the field of international law and/or business. The fellowship includes $10,000 towards MLB tuition and is limited to students and graduates of law schools located in cities where Venable LLP has offices (Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.). Applicants from these locations will be automatically considered for this fellowship.

              Other scholarships

              The following links of external scholarship providers might be of interest. Please understand that the MLB Team cannot help you with individual questions regarding external scholarship deadlines and application procedures as these are subject to change.

              We wish to encourage you to check the websites carefully and determine whether you fulfill the scholarship prerequisites. Note that some scholarships are available exclusively for students with a specific academic background and/or academic merit, work experience, nationality, language skills or age. Some scholarship providers ask for political involvement or particular personal interests. Some pay living expenses, others (partial) tuition. Some include you in a network and ask you to keep in contact with the institution. Some expect you to pay money back or visit conferences, etc. Our overview below gives you the chance to find out whether you are eligible for one of the scholarship programs. There may well be external financial assistance that meets your needs and we strongly encourage you to explore these and other possibilities.  

              If you wish to share your experience in the search of scholarships with us, we will be more than happy to receive your information.

                The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a wide range of support instruments for participants from all over the world to study in Germany. The very extensive database has a good search filter and quick overview on applicable scholarships. Note: The deadline for scholarship applications is around the end of October each year.

                The  Claussen-Simon-Stiftung offers living expense scholarships to master students in Germany.

                The  Haniel Stiftung has a scholarship program for students from Central and Eastern Europe ("Go West - European Master's Degree & Internship"). 

                The Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung offers need-based scholarships for talented students. 

                The KAAD (Catholic Academic Foreigner Service) offers scholarships for Catholic students and students who are committed to interreligious dialogue. 

                The Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme is available to students from Turkey with a background in EU-related studies.

                Colfuturo is a scholarship program open to applicants from Colombia.

                Some German political foundations offer scholarships to students who share the same political views:

                The foundations Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft and Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes also offer scholarships to applicants with different national backgrounds. 

                If you have any questions about these programs, please contact the institutions directly.

                In order to help you get started on your research, we have compiled the following list of scholarship databases for you:

                More financing options: student loans

                If you are not eligible for one of the scholarships, you may want to consider financing your studies through a student loan. Below we have listed two possible options. Please also talk to your local bank about what they can offer you in terms of student loans.

                Brain Capital

                The Brain Capital tuition financing concept offers students of Bucerius Law School and other renowned German universities an innovative way of financing their studies. Participants in this program pay no tuition fee while studying. In return, they commit themselves to making income-dependent payments after graduation, when a certain income-level has been reached. This way, every student has the possibility to pursue studies at his or her favorite university, independently of his or her financial background. 

                Brain Capital is available to students from the EURO zone. 

                Visit Brain Capital website

                Bank Loans

                German students or international students who have been living in Germany for more than three years can apply for a bank loan of 650 EURO/month with Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW). For more Information: KFW Studienkredit

                Deutsche Bildung Student Funding is the biggest student financing offer organized by the private sector of Germany. As a social business since 2007, Deutsche Bildung supports thousands of German students by financing their study expenses.