International Business Law, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 19 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
Preparing for work at a law firm or company dealing in international banking, trade law or consumer transactions? Regardless of whether you are enrolled as a student or already in practice, the Bucerius Law School programme in International Business Law can help you to boost your skills in these areas and increase marketability!
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


What are the relevant legal questions of corporate governance? What principal business and legal issues play a role in cross-border mergers? How should international disputes in commercial relations be resolved—before a court or through arbitration? Would mediation be a better choice?

Explore these questions and boost your expertise in the field of International Business Law this summer! Join renowned academics and practitioners for this intensive three-week course of study at Bucerius, Germany’s top law school.

The programme from Bucerius Law School is designed for advanced law students and recent graduates wishing to acquire in-depth knowledge in the field of international business law and gain valuable intercultural communication skills by working in small groups with students from different legal backgrounds.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 19 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    12 ECTS

    The program follows American Bar Association (ABA) guidelines to offer participants credit for their undertakings. Each course is worth one ABA credit, with a credit hour being equivalent to 700 minutes of classroom time.

    If you are a European student, you can collect European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points, which your home university may choose to accept toward your program of study. Each course will provide two ECTS points, such that you have the option to earn up to 12 points from participation in the program.
    All participants are required to enroll in a minimum of three courses, but may follow additional topics as they wish.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

The Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law offers six courses:
  • Business Medation
  • Corporate Governance in Publicly Traded Corporations
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • International Commercial Sales
  • International Mergers & Acquisitions

For more information, please visit the programme website.


The Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law is a program for advanced law students and young professionals with a proven interest and/or experience in business law.


  • Prof. Dr. Yesim M. Atamer, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)
  • Julia von Dobeneck, European University Viadrina (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Huber, University of Mainz (Germany)
  • Dr. Carsten Jungmann, DUVINAGE Lawyers and Bucerius Law School (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Lars Kirchhoff, TGKS and European University Viadrina (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll, Bucerius Law School

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Academic Requirements

Advanced law students & recent graduates

Applicants from countries (such as the United States) where law is studied at a graduate level, must have completed at least one year of law school at the time the program begins. Applicants from countries (such as Germany) where law is studied at the undergraduate level, must have completed at least two years of their legal education.

English Language Requirement

Participants are expected to have a good command of English and must submit proof of their language proficiency. Students who are currently enrolled in an English-taught degree program, as well as graduates of such programs, are exempt from this requirement.

Applicants may submit any of the following to satisfy the minimum requirement for participation:

  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT): 90
  • IELTS Academic Program: 7.0
  • CAE: B or CPE: C
  • ILEC

In certain situations, we may be able to waive the test requirement and arrange for a telephone interview to assess your English skills, e.g. if you spent a significant amount of time in an English-speaking country or were enrolled in numerous courses or a short-term program taught in English. If you do not have a (valid) English proficiency certificate and would like to discuss this option, please feel free to contact us.

German language skills are not necessary, though optional language coursework is available for those taking part in a summer program.


Each year Bucerius Law School accepts 30 participants into its Summer Program in International Business Law. All accepted students will receive a letter of acceptance and an admission e-mail with important academic and administrative information.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1800 International
  • EUR 1800 EU/EEA


Early Bird Discount

Students who apply before the Early Bird Deadline and are accepted in the first round of applications are eligible for a 15% discount off the normal tuition fee. Unsuccessful Early Bird applications will be reconsidered in the second admissions round in May.

The Early Bird Discount may not be combined with any other discounts.

Alumni & Partner University Discount

Alumni of Bucerius Law School and students from Bucerius partner universities are eligible for a 15% discount on the tuition fees for the Summer Program, independent of the date of their application.

The Alumni & Partner University Discount may not be combined with any other discounts.

  • The American Friends of Bucerius (AFB) manage a scholarship fund for students who wish to study at Bucerius. Applicants must be enrolled at a Bucerius partner institution in the United States AND meet certain other criteria set by the benefactors of individual scholarship programs. For more information, contactIsabella Alfons at AFB.
  • Furthermore, the Clifford Chance International Office is pleased to offer four need-based scholarships to highly qualified participants in the Summer Programs. Each scholarship includes a partial or full tuition waiver, but no travel cost or/and living expenses. Applicants should include a letter briefly explaining their financial situation in their application. This letter should be included in the statement of purpose. Selection by the beneficiaries will take place in May. Please note that these scholarships are not available for applicants from the US who are studying at partner universities as they are welcome to apply for the American Friends scholarship.

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