Visiting Scholars Program

Application & Admission Process

Scholars who have found a Bucerius faculty member who is willing  to act as an advisor to the proposed research project, are free to apply year-round and may choose to spend several weeks or up to six months at Bucerius Law School.

Interviews with Visiting Scholars

Meet: Dan Ziebarth – Visiting scholar from the US

Meet: Dan Ziebarth – Visiting scholar from the US

Dan Ziebarth from the US researches how climate change impacts human rights law. Part of his research takes place at Bucerius Law School.

Research & Faculty
Meet: Alexandre Le Pape-Gardeux – visiting scholar from France

Meet: Alexandre Le Pape-Gardeux – visiting scholar from France

Alexandre Le Pape-Gardeux from France researches the performance of obligations. Part of his research takes place at Bucerius Law School.

Jurastudium
Meet: Mindy Duffourc – "Researcher from the NYU"

Meet: Mindy Duffourc – "Researcher from the NYU"

Researcher Mindy Nunez Duffourc from New Orleans examines legal liability for medical AI. Part of her research takes place at Bucerius Law School.

Application Procedure

 

1) Find a faculty member who will support and advise you

As a prospective scholar, identify and take up contact with a faculty member working in your field of research. When establishing contact, be sure to include:

  • Curriculum vitae (incl. professional accomplishments, educational background, employment history, publications, awards)
  • Outline of your research project (no more than 2000 words).
     

2) Submit your documents

Once a faculty member has agreed to support your stay at Bucerius, collect and submit the following documents as a single PDF (in German or English) to Kasia Kwietniewska, Director of the International Office:

  • Application form (available upon request)
  • Curriculum vitae (incl. professional accomplishments, educational background, employment history, publications, awards)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Outline of your research project (no more than 2000 words).

All prospective scholars, regardless of existing affiliation, must submit these items.

Admission decisions are normally sent to applicants within four weeks

Practical Information


Fees

There is no fee for scholars who are invited to Bucerius through one of the law school’s own programs such as the Interdisciplinary Legal Research Program (ILRP) or Joachim Herz U.S. Exchange Program for Young Legal Scholars. Recipients of DAAD or Alexander von Humboldt Foundation scholarships are also exempt from paying fees.

All other scholars wishing to conduct research at Bucerius are subject to the following fees:

Up to 3 month stay:  no fee
3-6 month stay:         €500
7-12 month stay:       €1000

Accommodation in Hamburg

Bucerius does not have any on-campus or dormitory housing of its own. However, the campus is easily accessible by public transportation and the International Office assists scholars in finding suitable accommodation.

Library

As a visiting scholar you profit from 24/7 access to the very modern Hengeler-Mueller Library equipped with high quality computer workstations, book scanners and wifi-enabled printers. Please note that the library is a reference library, i.e., books may not be checked out. The library inventory can be found through the electronic catalogue.

Working Space & WLAN

Bucerius offers a common working space for its visiting scholars. The office is equipped with PCs, a printer and stationery. Access to the campus wireless network will be provided.

Bucerius Card

Each visiting scholar will receive a Bucerius card.  This card allows you to enter the building and library at any time, including nights and weekends, as well as to use the copying machines. Moreover, you will need the card to pay in the Bucerius cafeteria and coffee shop, as neither location accepts cash.

Meals

Bucerius has a cafeteria where you can have lunch. In addition to the cafeteria, there is a Coffee Lounge where you can buy snacks, sandwiches and a variety of beverages.

Additional Support

The staff of the International Office is here to support you before and during your stay at Bucerius. You can count on their experience in working with international students, lecturers and visiting scholars on the various issues that accompany a term abroad. From recommendations of sightseeing tours or a nice restaurant for a relaxing dinner to questions about purchasing a prepaid SIM card or configuring your device for access to the campus wireless network, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

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