Are you a student or do you know one who wants to study law in Germany? While your country may not exactly be next door to Europe, there are many attractive reasons for pursuing a higher education there. For students wanting to study abroad, Germany remains a less expensive alternative to American schools, offering some of the world's most famous institutions of higher learning. These German schools offer a chance to practice skills in languages used internationally in business, science, law, and communications, among other fields. And there are many scholarships and other study support programs for graduate-level international students studying in Germany. Even better news? For international students who are accepted at public German schools, undergraduate study is free!
International students who apply for and are accepted under Germany's foreign student residency requirements may study here. Be aware that admission requirements vary from school to school. While an increasing number of schools here are offering English-only programs, many others are offered only in German. In fact, proficiency in German is a condition of admittance at many of these schools. Some of these institutions require admissions applications to be submitted through their employees. And all of these schools require documentation including diplomas from secondary schools and undergraduate institutions, grade transcripts, and legal degree proof from other institutions, if applicable.
Cost of Studying Law in Germany
As of 2014, undergraduate study in all majors at public colleges and universities was free. Study at private schools, graduate, and doctoral studies can cost as much as 20,000 Euros, or $22,000 in U.S. dollars per year. Other expenses as part of international law study must be considered, such as housing (which varies depending on the part of the country one is living in), food, and transportation. Student discounts may or may not be available for post-graduate students, and the costs of possible international travel may need to be factored in as well. But considering its relatively low academic costs and opportunities for a world-class education, legal study in Germany is definitely worth considering.