The University of Mannheim is located in a baroque palace / Photo credit: Andreas Bayerl

Admission and Tuition Fees

Am I eligible?

Admission requirements

Mannheim track

Mannheim/Adelaide track

University entrance qualification

Higher Education Entrance Qualification that enables you to access a university in Germany or another country


Four-year law degree (at least 240 ECTS credits or equivalent – work experience can be credited towards the required 240 ECTS credits if a notarized employer's reference is submitted) from a foreign university or a degree in a related discipline (e.g., business, economics, social and political sciences) if at least 20 ECTS credits or equivalent were obtained in law classes (or similar classes which prove the ability to study law)

Transcript of Records

Transcripts of previous and current studies

Proof of language proficiency

– TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 90; or

– IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5; or

– an equivalent English language test; or

– a higher education entrance qualification acquired in an English-speaking country after at least one year of school there; or

– the successful completion of a program of study taught in English with a duration of at least one year

– TOEFL iBT with a total score of 94 (27 in Writing, 23 in Speaking, 20 in Reading and Listening); or

– IELTS with an overall band score of at least 7.0 (7.0 in Writing and Speaking, 6.5 in Reading and Listening); or

– the successful completion of a program of study taught in English with a duration of at least one year

    How to apply

  • Step 1: Choose your track

    Students may choose whether they want to complete the entire program in Mannheim (Mannheim track) or at both partner universities (Mannheim/Adelaide track). The favored option (Mannheim track or Mannheim/Adelaide track) has to be selected at the time of application; it CANNOT be changed at a later stage.

  • Step 2: Inform yourself carefully

    Before you start with your application for a master's degree course, please make sure to read the Master's Guide carefully or contact us for personal requests via e-mail or in person. Detailed information regarding application and selection criteria can be found in the M.C.B.L. selection statutes.

  • Step 3: Submit application between March 15 and May 31

    Please submit certified documents which show that you are eligible (see the table above). Furthermore, you need to submit a letter of motivation (max. two pages) and your curriculum vitae (max. three pages). If the required documents are in a language other than German or English, please include a translation done by a certified translator. The following services are permitted to notarize/certify documents: municipalities, administrative districts, and direct federal authorities. Notarizations by other services or companies, i.e. insurance companies, do not suffice. Applicants holding a degree from a Chinese or Vietnamese university additionally require the original Certificate of the Academic Test Centre (APS-Zertifikat) of their home country. Contacts: the German Embassy in Beijing or the German Embassy in Hanoi.

  • Step 4: How to submit your application?

    The application process is divided into two stages. First, you have to apply online!

    Second, after completing the online application, you have to print the application form and send it to us by regular mail along with the relevant certified documents. We can only consider your application if all required documents reach us by the deadline. Hence, it is NOT sufficient to only apply online before the application deadline ends.

    We are looking forward to receiving your application!


  • Costs for all students

    1. Tuition fee: EUR 8,500 (for the entire program, including Adelaide semester)
    2. Semester fee: approx. EUR 174.90 per semester (regardless of which track applicants choose), which include a contribution to the Studierendenwerk (EUR 95.40), a contribution to the general student committee (AStA) (EUR 9.50), and an administration fee according to section 12 of the Act on Fees in Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHGebG) (EUR 70.00)
    3. Additional costs: student health insurance (about EUR 100.00 per month in Germany and AUD 350.00 for your entire stay in Australia) as well as visa application (Australian visa) of about EUR 400.00


  • Tuition fee waivers

    Upon written request, which is to be submitted together with the application for the M.C.B.L. program, particularly qualified applicants and applicants who cannot pay the tuition fees due to financial hardship can be completely or partially exempted from paying the fees. In case you would like to apply for a fee waiver due to financial hardship, please make sure to submit any relevant documents which can prove your financial situation, e.g. your personal income, income of your parents.
    The admissions committee decides on a case-by-case basis whether fee waivers are granted (in general, a fee waiver of 25% will be granted if qualifications are met). Because the decision is made by the admissions committee after submission of all applications, we cannot provide a definite answer regarding your eligibility for a fee waiver beforehand. For more information, please contact the M.C.B.L. program manager via e-mail at mcbl(at)

  • Installments

    Upon written request, which is to be submitted together with the application for the M.C.B.L. program, tuition fees can be paid in installments.

  • Scholarships

    The University of Mannheim offers several scholarships. Apart from this, there are even more ways of financing your studies.

Go to alumni 

Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.C.B.L.

Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.C.B.L.

Program Manager of the Master of Comparative Business Law
University of Mannheim
Department of Law
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 219
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by arrangement