International Business Law, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 19 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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 Summer Program in International Business Law can help you to boost your skills in these areas and increase marketability!


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 program 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

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 19 days
  • 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 or two European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points.

    You have the option to earn up to 6 ABA credits (= 12 ECTS points) from participation in the program.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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 Mergers & Acquisitions
  • TBA

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. Peter Huber, University of Mainz (Germany)
  • Dr. Carsten Jungmann, BIRKENSTOCK and Bucerius Law School (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Lars Kirchhoff, TGKS and European University Viadrina (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll, Bucerius Law School
  • Dr. Felix Wendenburg, TGKS and European University Viadrina (Germany)

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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.
Students who are currently enrolled in an English-taught degree program, as well as graduates of such programs, are not required to submit proof of English language proficiency. In certain situations, we may be able to waive the test requirement and arrange for a telephone interview to assess your English skills.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1800 International
  • EUR 1800 EU/EEA


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 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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.