You can apply for Ph.D. in Law if you hold a Master's degree in Law from a recognised university. A minimum average grade of 5.00 (not rounded) is required. A minimum average grade of 5.00 (not rounded) is required. This is equivalent to a 9.00 in Germany (at least the minimum pass grade in the first German State Examination), and a minimum average grade of 2.00 (not rounded) in Austria. For more information about how we calculate grades, please consult our grade conversion table.
Depending on your previous university degree, additional programme-specific requirements may be imposed upon admission.
Admission to our Ph.D. programmes is not possible with degrees from a University of Applied Sciences (a tertiary education institution without the right to award doctorates) or with an MBA / LLM.
Your degree programme will be recognised if the following criteria are fulfilled:
- Your degree was awarded by a university, which is recognised in the country where you attended the course.
- You have completed all course work at a recognised or accredited university.
- You have completed at least half of the course work onsite at the university awarding the degree.
- You fulfil the minimum requirements for unconditional admission to Ph.D. studies at your home university.
More information on the recognition of universities and university degrees.
We would be happy to give you non-binding pre-clarification whether your previous education entitles you to apply for a Ph.D. programme. So that we can do this, please send scanned copies of all your grade transcripts and certificates together with a short CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org