LL.M. Application Deadlines for Fall 2019 - European Law Schools

Deadlines for European law schools in Germany, France, Spain and beyond

The first deadlines for LL.M. programs in Europe beginning Fall 2019 are already approaching.

Here we present a list of application deadlines for LL.M. programs at European law schools, starting in the fall of 2019. The schools were chosen based on the most-visited programs on LLM GUIDE, plus other top programs.

Some schools have separate deadlines for non-EU/EEA students who need extra time to obtain visas, so remember to check for the deadline that best applies to your situation.

It is best to double-check any deadlines you are aiming for on the relevant law school's website.

Austria - Fall 2019 LL.M. application deadlines 

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

  • September 1 (deadline for EU passport holders)

University of Vienna (European and International Business Law Program)

  • August 31

Belgium - LL.M. application deadlines, fall 2019

College of Europe

  • January 16

Ghent University

  • Applications received on a rolling basis. The school recommends you apply by the end of  February if you require a visa.

University of Liège - Liege Competition and Innovation Institute

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until program start in mid-September. Non-EU citizens must apply by mid-April in order to have enough time to get a visa.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Institute for European Studies - IES)

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Denmark - Fall 2019 LL.M. application deadlines

University of Copenhagen

  • EU/EEA/Swiss applicants: March 1
  • Everyone else: January 15

Finland - LL.M. application deadlines, fall 2019

University of Helsinki

  • April 30

France - Fall 2019 LL.M. application deadlines

Queen Mary (QMUL) - Paris

  • July 26

Sorbonne University International

  • Deadline: September 15

LYON Catholic

  • Deadline: June 30

Paris I – Sorbonne

  • Deadline: June 1

Toulouse I Capitole

  • Deadline: May 11

Paris II – Assas

  • Dates not yet available


  • June 30, but applications accepted on a rolling basis so it is advisable to apply early

Germany - LL.M. application deadlines, fall 2019

ILF Institute for Law and Finance at Frankfurt University

  • Applicants accepted on a rolling basis

Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • Application deadline: May 31

Hamburg University (EMLE Program)

  • Rolling applications

Munich University

  • Application deadline: July 15

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center MIPLC

  • Application deadline: April 30
  • Candidates seeking financial assistance via DAAD must apply by October 15 a year beforehand

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

  • LL.M application deadlines: July 15

Europa-Institut - Universität des Saarlandes

  • Deadline: July 15
  • Late applications may be accepted until September 30

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin)

  • Application deadline: March 31

Hungary - LL.M. application deadlines, fall 2019

Central European University

  • Deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for CEU financial aid: January 31
  • Deadline for self-financing applicants who require a visa: May 1
  • Deadline for self-financing applicants from EU/EEA countries: August 30

Italy - LL.M. application deadlines, fall 2019

European University Institute Florence (EUI)

  • Application deadline: January 31

UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute)

  • September 16

Luxembourg - Fall 2019 LL.M. application deadlines

University Luxembourg

  • Deadlines not yet published

The Netherlands - LL.M. application deadlines, fall 2019

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
  • Deadlines, EU/EEA/Swiss students: June 15

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

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 11
  • Deadline, LL.M., international applicants applying for an external scholarship: December 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., international students applying for tuition waiver: May 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., international students: July 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., EU students: August 1
  • Deadline, LL.M., Dutch students: August 15

Utrecht University School of Law

  • Rolling deadlines

University of Groningen

  • May 1

Norway - Fall 2019 LL.M. application deadlines

University of Oslo

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

Portugal - LL.M. application deadlines, fall 2019

Lisbon Católica

  • Rolling application deadlines, program starts in September

Spain - Fall 2019 LL.M. application deadlines

IE Law School

  • Rolling deadlines


  • Rolling deadlines

ESADE Law School

  • Rolling deadlines

Sweden - LL.M. application deadlines, fall 2019

Stockholm University

  • Round 1: January 15
  • round 2: April 15

Uppsala University

  • January 15

Lund University

  • Application deadline: January 15

Switzerland - LL.M. application deadlines, fall 2019

University of Zurich

  • Application deadline, EU/EEA/Swiss students: April 30
  • International students who require a visa: February 28

MIDS Geneva

  • December 20

IHEID Graduate Institute (Geneva)

  • January 15

Fribourg University

  • Early registration discounts are available: 10% discount when you apply by March 31, or 5% discount if you apply by May 31

ADH Geneva

  • January 15

Lausanne (UNIL)

  • June 30, but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so it pays to apply early

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