• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The LL.M. International Legal Studies at the University of Vienna / Law School is a one year full time or a two year part-time program. It aims at deepening the knowledge of fundamental structures and specific issues in international law. 


Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are of importance for the practice of international law in international organizations, foreign institutes and other governmental agencies, as well as in internationally operating law firms and enterprises.

The International Legal Studies program comprises four modules focusing on different areas of international law: “Fundamental Issues of International Law”, “International Economic Law”, “International Organizations” and “International Dispute Settlement”.

Inter-active teaching in weekly classes, lectures as well as seminars, are the preferred method of instruction by an internationally renowned faculty whose expertise and practical experience are valuable assets that students will benefit from throughout their studies.

The LL.M. International Legal Studies covers economic areas as well as the law of international organizations due to the proximity of CTBTO, IAEA, OPEC, OSCE, UNCITRAL, UNODC, UNOOSA, etc. in Vienna. The city of Vienna offers an ideal environment for this kind of program, thereby enabling students to study in depth the structures and functioning of international organizations. A few internships are regularly made available for particularly qualified students.

Programme Structure

The curriculum consists of 4 modules: Fundamental Issues of International Law, International Economic Law, International Organizations and International Dispute Settlement. Students have to complete all four modules constituting, together with a Master Thesis, a total of 60 ECTS.

Fundamental Issues of International Law

  • Legal Foundations of World Politics 
  • Human Rights, Seminar 
  • The Law of Treaties
  • Research Seminar in International Law, Seminar

International Economic Law

  • International Standards of Investment Protection 
  • WTO Law, Institution and Dispute Settlement

International Organizations

  • Accountability of International Organizations, Seminar 
  • The European Union as an International Actor 

International Dispute Settlement

  • Crises Management and Conflict Settlement, Seminar 
  • Investment Arbitration 
  • Immunities in International Law 
  • GATT/WTO Substantive Law for International Trade


Learn from an outstanding faculty which includes first class scholars and practitioners of international law, among them arbitrators and experts in international (investment) dispute settlement, expert advisors of foreign ministries and international organizations, former members of the UN's International Law Commission and legal experts for various UN bodies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Candidates must hold a first law degree in order to be eligible for the LL.M. Program. Students holding a Bachelor or Master of Law, JD, LL.B., or LL.M. are eligible to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11004 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11004 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Part-time: 5,500 EUR per year

Living costs for Vienna

  • 861 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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