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LL. M.
European Economic Law

Admission requirements

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Not more than 30 students shall be enrolled. In order to be admitted to the new "Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht” (European Economic Law) master's program in Frankfurt, the applicant has to provide an application with evidence of sufficiently significant documents that fulfill the following requirements:

  • a professional qualifying degree in law from a domestic or foreign institute of higher education or an equivalent degree; further degrees from institutes of higher education can be deemed equivalent by the Admissions Committee, if they facilitate the knowledge required for a successful participation in the master's program;
  • sufficient written and spoken command of the German language, so far as the applicant is able to understand and originate scientific articles, to follow the courses without further ado and to take part in scientific conversations;
  • sufficient knowledge of European Law;
  • a high level of motivation for the field of study.

The Admissions Committee has to decide upon the admission of each applicant. Approved applicants will receive an admissions letter with a deadline for both a written acceptance of the offer and enrollment. When deadlines are exceeded, the position to study will be assigned otherwise, if applicable.

When the number of applicants rises above the available positions to study, the Admission Committee compiles a ranking order for the surplus of applicants. The finalization of the ranking order results from the overall impression of the applicant, which is comprised primarily of previous study achievements, or the higher education degree and the motivation for this master’s program. Furthermore, for applicants with practical training/experience in the field of European economic law, the type and duration of the practical experience in comparison to the study achievements shall be incorporated equally into the assessment process. The Admission Committee may conduct additional personal interviews in small groups of up to six applicants. In the case of an equal ranking of applicants, a drawing will decide. At the same time, a back up list with ranking numbers will be established, so that in case not all assigned positions to study are taken, the open places can be assigned to other applicants according to the back up list.