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International Construction Law

12 days
2489 EUR/full
277 EUR/full
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This International Construction Law course from Aarhus University deals with the legal aspects arising out of the implementation of construction projects which have an international element. 


International construction law is an area of law which is gaining increasing popularity. Competition is more international than ever and knowledge in this specialized field of law is required throughout all stages of the construction supply chain. 

Participants in large construction projects comprise employers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, project managers, financial institutions, etc. These participants frequently come from different jurisdictions. 

In such cases, the use of domestic construction agreements is often inappropriate, and therefore parties often resort to the use of international standard form construction agreements, such as the FIDIC Conditions of Contract and NEC. Such a choice requires a new approach towards the understanding of construction law which is generally confined to the knowledge of local legislation and standard form domestic contracts applicable in the country where the subject is taught. 

By completing this course the participants will have an excellent opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of this specialised area of law and its interaction with commerce in a time of globalization.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the International Construction Law course from Aarhus University the student is expected to be able to:

  • Explain the legal implications concerning all major stages of construction projects as well as the role of international construction agreements and their application in different legal systems
  • Analyse the legal regulation in the FIDIC books, including the 2017 FIDIC editions
  • Explain the rights and obligations of the parties
  • Conduct and communicate legal analysis in relation to key topics in the field of international construction law
  • Explain the dispute resolution procedures in international construction contracts

Programme Structure

More particularly, the following topics will be discussed during the course:

  • Formation of construction contracts;
  • Governing law;
  • The role of the Engineer under standard form construction agreements;
  • Rights and obligations of the Employer;
  • Rights and obligations of the Contractor, incl. design responsibility;
  • Sub-contractors;
  • Breach of contract, esp. delay and defects;

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 days

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant bachelor's degree within Science and Techonology or Law


  • Exchange Students: nomination from your home university
  • Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2489 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2489 EUR for the full programme during 12 days.
  • EU/EEA

    277 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 277 EUR for the full programme during 12 days.
  • Exchange students: No Fee 
  • Books, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the fee. 

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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