Welcome to the postgraduate Studies in European Law
The postgraduate studies give qualified students after completion of their undergraduate education the opportunity to engage in an advanced educational programme in European Law.
Successful completion of the programme leads to the attainment of a Master of Laws in European Law (LL. M. Eur.).
Entry requirements for the postgraduate studies
Prospective students should have an above-average professional qualifying degree in Law or Economics or in a comparable field of study awarded by a German or foreign academic institution. Applicants with mother tongues other than German are required to sit the "German Language Test for foreign applicants for admission to academic institutions" (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber" - DSH), if they are not exempted from this requirement for having already obtained a certificate of comparable ranking. This language test can also be taken at the University of Würzburg before registration.
Registration ad Fees
Foreign applicants have to register for these postgraduate studies at the:
Akademisches Auslandsamt (The International Office) der Universität Würzburg, Mr. Thoma, Neue Universität, Sanderring 2, D-97070 Würzburg, Tel.: +49/(0) 931 / 31 - 82228, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are fees for the postgraduate studies to the amaount of 500 € per semester besides the Bavarian state fee, the mandatory costs for free public transportation and the general contribution to the student union, all about 70 €. Altogether the costs amount to about 570 € per semester.
Structure of the postgraduate studies
The studies normally last three semesters. The first two semesters are spent taking part in courses accompanied by the attainment of academic credits. The courses can be chosen by the students from the respective pro-gramme offered for the postgraduate studies. The third semester involves the compilation of the master thesis.
Academic credits for the courses are to be obtained - as a rule in the German language - in written or oral form, in accordance with the choice of the lecturer.
Up to 6 semester week hours of academic credits from courses taken in other studies at German or foreign aca-demic institutions can be accredited as long as they are of an equivalent standard; the Study and Examination Board will decide on applications for accreditation.
Master Thesis, Award of Master of Laws in European Law (LL.M.Eur)
Students who have achieved academic credits from courses belonging to the postgraduate studies in European Law - as well as, possibly, accreditable academic credits from other courses - amounting to 24 semester week hours will be eligible for the master thesis.
Upon successful completion of the master thesis, the Dean of the Law Faculty will award candidates the academic degree of "Master of Laws in European Law" (Legum Europaearum Magister - LL.M. Eur.).
Certificate of advanced studies in European Law
Students who have achieved academic credits from courses belonging to the postgraduate studies in European Law - as well as, possibly, accreditable academic credits from other courses - amounting to 24 semester week hours will be awarded at their request (independently of their possible admission to the master thesis) a "Certificate of advanced studies in European Law".
Study and Examination Rules
The text of the Study and Examination Rules for the postgraduate programme in European Law at the Univer-sity of Würzburg (AERPO) of 27.05.1998 - in the version dated 04.06.2002 - can be obtained from the Chair of Professor Pache (Domerschulstr. 16, D-97070 Würzburg); it is also available for download.
Current dates (application deadlines, courses timetable etc.) can be found at www.zv.uni-wuerzburg.de/studentenkanzlei under the word 'Termine' ('dates'); additional information about the postgradu-ate programme can be found on this homepage in German. An informational orientation about the postgraduate programme will also take place at the beginning of each semester.
Postgraduate programme counselling
Advice about the postgraduate programme is available from Mr. Tilo Brade, Domerschulstr. 16, D-97070 Würzburg; an appointment can be arranged at Tel.: +49/(0)931/31-81041 or E-mail: email@example.com
Enquiries and applications
Official Enquiries and applications should be directed to the
Head of the Study and Examination Board for the postgraduate studies in European Law
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Pache
Domerschulstr. 16, D-97070 Würzburg
Tel.: +49/(0)931/31-82309, Fax: +49/(0)931/31-2319, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org