Application and Admissions Requirements

  • 1 year of work experience after a first academic degree

  • 210 ECTS credits, in exceptional cases 180 ECTS credits

  • Prerequisite for the application is an existing employment relationship, or be fully self-employed for the duration of the programme. Let us know if you aren´t able to fulfill this criterium. We´ll be happy to take a look at your individual situation.

  • Proof of German language proficiency: at least Niveau TestDaF 4 (need not be submitted together with the rest of application but should be sent soon after)

Application Process

Please submit the Application Form and all application materials directly to the German Graduate School of Management and Law.

You may also apply using our online application.

Applicants who have met all preliminary requirements for the LL.M. programme will be invited to an Admissions Day for a series of individual and group exercises, a personal interview, and additional tests. This is our opportunity to meet you along with other applicants and get a better idea of your motivation for study at GGS, your personality, and your goals relative to the master's programme. On the same day you will receive detailed feedback from us and learn whether you have been admitted to the programme.

Upon admission, we will submit a scholarship request in your behalf. As soon as the scholarship is awarded, you will receive your acceptance letter from GGS.

Application Deadline

Space is limited to 25 students per intake. Applications are processed year round on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply early to assure your best chance of admission. The intake is once per year in October. Applications must be received by 15 September at the latest. Once we have received your application, you will hear back from us within a few days.


Victoria Tauscher, Business Law
Commercial Project Manager, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH

»Durch das Studium kann ich Entscheidungen bei komplexen und wichtigen Projekten, auch auf juristischer Ebene fundierter und effektiver treffen. Außerdem hat es mir geholfen, juristische Zusammenhänge besser zu erkennen sowie Vorschläge der eigenen oder kundenseitigen Rechtsabteilung kritisch-konstruktiv hinterfragen zu können.«