Studying in Barcelona, Dublin, Zagreb, Toulouse, Antwerp, or Maastricht and earning an international qualification at the same time: The University of Mannheim cooperates with six other European universities to be able to offer a special exchange program in the context of ERASMUS, the European Master in Comparative International and European Law (CIEL). It is specifically designed for students pursuing an LL.M. degree. Students who successfully complete the program obtain the European Master in Comparative International and European Law (CIEL) certificate in addition to their master’s degree.
In cooperation with six other outstanding European higher education institutions, the University of Mannheim offers the European Master in Comparative International and European Law (CIEL) program. It is meant to promote student mobility and is aimed at students enrolled in a master’s program that deals with matters of comparative law, international law, and European law. The participating universities are:
- Universiteit Antwerpen
- Maastricht University
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
- Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole
- University College Dublin
- University of Zagreb
Students who successfully complete the CIEL program obtain the European Master in Comparative International and European Law (CIEL) certificate in addition to their master’s degree.
This additional qualification lends extra value to your law degree and has the potential to boost your career prospects both in your home country and in Germany.
As a participant of the CIEL program, you will spend at least one semester at the University of Mannheim. During that time, you must select courses taught at the master’s level that are worth at least 30 ECTS credits in total. When you come to the renowned University of Mannheim, you will be able to acquire sound specialist knowledge in your fields of study and to choose from a broad range of modules from our master’s programs.
Apart from that, you are expected to find a second supervisor for your master's thesis. When writing your master's thesis, you will have to comply with the applicable regulations at your home university, meaning the supervisor at your home university will be your main person of contact. Your person of contact in Mannheim will only have very limited time to assist you with your thesis. That is why you must start looking for a supervisor as early as possible.
In case this program has caught your attention, don’t hesitate to apply. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to complement your degree with an additional qualification!
You must be nominated by your home university to be able to apply for the CIEL program. Please contact the International Office at your home university to request nomination. Once you have been nominated by your home university, our International Office will inform you about the next steps of the application process.
International Coordinators' Office | Department of Law
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 219
Fax: +49 621 181-1318
Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Thursdays, 3:30–5:00 p.m.