36 months
61160 USD/year
61160 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Boston University's Finance students have a unique opportunity to spend their entire third year (fall and spring semesters) enrolled as full-time LLM students at the Institute for Law and Finance in Frankfurt, Germany (ILF), in pursuit of an LLM in Finance degree from Goethe University, one of Europe’s most acclaimed institutions for higher education.


Key facts

Boston University's Finance programme instruction is entirely in English and is provided by experts from central and commercial banks, regulatory bodies, international law firms, auditing companies, and consultancies. Specialized courses cover the economic, transactional, and regulatory aspects of the global financial service industry. After completing their ILF coursework, students will receive the BU Law JD and, upon completing ILF’s thesis requirement, an LLM in Finance from Goethe.

Programme Structure

  • Students who pursue the LLM in Finance Program will be required to complete a minimum of 10 classes, a master’s thesis, and a six-week internship at one of ILF’s sponsoring institutions from the financial, regulatory, central banking, international law, and accounting areas.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


29 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • A personal statement
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) 
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $85 


  • International Student Data Form
  • Authorized financial statement from a bank (original, shown in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides (if applicable)
  • Letter of financial support from a sponsor (firm, government, parents, etc.)
  • Notarized English translations of all documents not in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61160 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    61160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61160 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /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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