International Law, M.A. | Heidelberg University | Heidelberg, Germany
12 months
3000 EUR/year
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The objective of the International Law programme from Heidelberg University, with its emphasis on investments, trade, and arbitration, is to provide students with a  comprehensive understanding of the current status and prospective trends in the field of international law in an era of world-wide interdependence.


Students will examine the impact of globalisation on sources and subjects of international law. Additional areas of study include recent developments in the areas of international economic law, environmental  protection,  and governmental responsibility, as well as pertinent issues that, in recent years,  have confronted international society.

Emphasis is placed upon subjects relating to the regulation of international trade, as well as investment law and the settlement of international disputes. Within these paramters, particular attention will be focused upon subjects such as international arbitration and procedures brought before the World Trade Organization and the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Key Features

Following successful completion of the International Law programme from Heidelberg University, graduates will have the ability  to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the sources of international law, the way in which these sources originate, the interrelationship between the various sources, and the ways in which these sources are utilised by international lawyers
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the basic principles of international law
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how international legal principles are implemented into, and interact with, domestic law
  • Engage in theoretical discussion of the basic principles of international law, with special emphasis on international commercial law, international investment law, and international arbitration, and apply these principles to specific cases.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law
  • International Trade: WTO and Intellectual Property
  • International Trade: Regional Economic Integration
  • International Investments
  • International Commercial Arbitration       

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission to a Master’s degree programme 
    • Certificate of the undergraduate degree programme  
    • Certificate of enrolment from the most-recently attended university.
    • Proof of previous achievements in the Master's degree programme 
    • Students applying for a transfer or change of institution from a non-German university must also submit: a certificate of transferable grades from the relevant subject area 
    • Statement of sufficient financing for completion of the course of study. This does not apply for applications from EU/EEA member states and applicants with a German university entrance qualification.
    • Uncertified copy of the applicant’s passport (page with name in Latin script). Applicants from EU/EEA member states may alternatively submit a copy of their personal identity card.
    • For applicants with certificates from Vietnam, the People's Republic of China and India: Original of the APS certificate from the relevant Academic Examination Body.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA- Fees and contributions: 174.35 € / Semester

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /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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