LL.M. Application Deadlines for Fall 2016 - European Schools

Keep track of deadlines for law schools in France, Germany, and other countries

Below is a list of application deadlines for LL.M. programs starting in the fall of 2016 offered by law schools in Europe. The schools were chosen based on the most-visited European university programs on LLM GUIDE and other top programs.

Some law schools have different deadlines for domestic and international students, so make sure you apply by the correct deadline. 

Many law schools have not announced their LL.M. application deadlines yet; we'll update this list as more add their deadlines.

Unless otherwise stated, the deadlines below are for full-time LL.M. programs beginning in the fall of 2016.



Austria

University of Vienna (LL.M. in International Legal Studies)

  • Deadline not yet announced

University of Vienna (European an International Business Law Program) EMLE

  • Deadline not yet announced

University of Vienna (European an International Business Law Program) EUSLIP

  • Deadline not yet announced 

Belgium

College of Europe

  • Deadline: January 20

Ghent University

  • Deadline: Early July

University of Liège - Liege Competition and Innovation Institute

  • Deadline for international students: April 30
  • Deadline for EU/EEA/Swiss students: August 15 

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Institute for European Studies - IES)

  • LL.M. application deadline not yet announced

Denmark

University of Copenhagen

  • Deadlines not yet announced 

Finland

University of Helsinki

  • January 27

France

Queen Mary (QMUL) - Paris

  • Deadline, full-time LL.M., January 2016 start: October 30

Sorbonne University International

  • Deadline: September 20

LYON Catholic

  • Deadline: June 1

Paris I – Sorbonne

  • Deadline: September 20

Toulouse I Capitole

  • Application deadlines not yet published

CEIPI Strasbourg

  • June

Paris II – Assas

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

LYON III

  • Application deadline, LL.M. beginning in the September: June 30
  • Application deadline: LL.M. beginning in January: November 30

Germany

ILF Institute for Law and Finance at Frankfurt University

  • LL.M. application deadline: Rolling
  • LL.M. in International Finance application deadlines: August 1 (All EU/EEA countries, Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, Israel, South Korea and New Zealand); July 1 (All other nationalities)

Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • Application deadline: May 31

Hamburg University (EMLE Program)

  • Application deadline: January 15

Munich University

  • Application deadline: July 15

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center MIPLC

  • Application deadline: April 30 (note: candidates seeking financial assistance via DAAD must apply by October 15 a year beforehand. Candidates from Nigeria or Cameroon apply by July 31)

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

  • LL.M application deadlines: January 15, July 15
  • LL.M. in International Law application deadline: January 16

Europa-Institut - Universität des Saarlandes

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin)

  • Application deadline: September 11

FU Berlin (Institute for German and European Business, Competition an Regulatory Law)

  • Application deadline: May 31

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)

  • Application deadline: April 30

Bucerius Law School - Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft

  • LL.M. application deadline for applicants with entry visa requirements: March 31
  • Deadline for those without entry visa requirements: March 15

Hungary

Central European University
  • Priority deadline/CEU fellowship deadline: February 4
  • Self-financing master's candidates and candidates for the MATILDA program: May 3 Mundus MAPP program for Ersamus Mundus Scholarship: January 11
  • Note: All applications submitted by the May 3 deadline must be complete with any applicable standard test score reports (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.)

Italy

European University Institute Florence (EUI)

  • Application deadline: January 31

UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute)

  • Electronic application deadline: 23 August
  • For candidates with non-Italian degrees: October 06

Luxembourg

University Luxembourg

  • LL.M. application deadlines not yet published

The Netherlands

Tilburg Law School

  • Deadline, international, Non-EU/EEA: April 1
  • Deadline, EU/EEA/Swiss applicants: July 1
  • Deadline, Dutch applicants: August 1

Leiden Law School

  • Deadlines, international students: April 1, October 15
  • Deadlines, EU/EEA/Swiss students: June 15, December 1

Amsterdam Law School

  • Deadline, LL.M.: January 15 (if applying for a scholarship)
  • Deadline, LL.M, international students: April 1
  • Deadline, LL.M, Dutch students: May 1 
  • Research LL.M. deadlines: January 15 (if applying for a scholarship), April 1

Maastricht University

  • Deadline, LL.M. September start, international students: June 1 (international)
  • Deadline, LL.M. September start, EU/EEA/Swiss students: July 15
  • Deadline, LL.M. February start, non-EU/EEA students: November 1
  • Deadline, LL.M. February start, EU/EEA students: December 15

Erasmus School of Law

  • Deadline, EMLE: January 15
  • Deadline, LL.M., international applicants applying for an external scholarship: December 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., international students applying for tuition waiver: March 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., international students: June 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., EU students: July
  • Deadline, LL.M., Dutch students: August 15

Utrecht University School of Law

  • Rolling deadlines 

University of Groningen

  • Deadline, non-EU/EEA students: June 1
  • Deadline: EU/EEA students: July 1 (EU/EEA students)

Norway

University of Oslo

  • Application deadline, international students: December 1
  • Application deadline, EU/EEA/Swiss students: March 1
  • Application deadline, students from Norway: April 15

Portugal

Lisbon Católica

  • Rolling application deadlines

Spain

IE Law School

  • Early admissions deadline: November 30
  • Rolling deadlines

ISDE

  • Rolling application deadlines

ESADE Law School

  • Application deadline, LL.M. in International Business Law: rolling, opens on November 26 

Sweden

Stockholm University

  • Application deadline: April 15

Uppsala University

  • Application deadline: January 15

Lund University

  • Application deadline: January 15

Switzerland

University of Zurich

  • Application deadline, EU/EEA/Swiss students: April 30
  • International students should apply as early as possible

MIDS Geneva

  • Application deadline, LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement: February 1

IHEID Graduate Institute (Geneva)

  • Application deadline: January 15

Fribourg University

  • Rolling applications

ADH Geneva

  • Application deadline, with scholarship: End of March (Pre-Selection & Waiting list)
  • Application deadline, non-admitted students: End of April
  • Application deadline, without scholarship (Selection):  End of April 2015 (Selection & Waiting List)
  • Application deadline, non-admitted students: End of May

Lausanne (UNIL)

  • Application deadline, fall term: Rolling, June 30
  • Application deadline, spring term: October 30

IMPORTANT: All prospective students are advised to double-check the above application deadlines with law schools as soon as possible before applying.



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