Program Details

Fall 2017 Academic Calendar

(The Fall 2018 Calendar will be posted as soon as it is available.)

  • August 8-15: Registration 
  • September 4-6: Mandatory Orientation
  • September 7: Classes Begin
  • October 23-27: Exams, Session I
  • December 18-22, Exams, Session II
  • December 22: Classes End

Available Courses

Preliminary course offerings are posted on Bucerius website.  Additional courses may be added at a later date and course descriptions will be available online in late March.

Students are welcome to register for a German language course while at Bucerius, but note that credit from language courses does not transfer back toward your Georgetown JD.  Please notify the Law Center's Office of Transnational Programs should you decide to register for a German language course.  Students may also earn a Certificate in Management and Leadership for Lawyers by taking at least 4 specifically designated courses within the law curriculum.

Because course offerings may change from year to year, it is possible that not all eligible courses are listed above.  Participants in this program who wish to enroll in any course not listed above must contact the Office of Transnational Programs by email to request approval.  Participants should not expect to receive credit for courses that are not expressly approved by OTP.

Students can register for a maximum of 14 credits. Credit is awarded in accordance with the ABA's standard class formula (12.5) hours of class time including exam time, plus 30 hours of preparation and studying outside of class, per one credit hour.)  Students may be asked to verify the number of minutes each  ourse meets in order to confirm the number of credits that the student will receive upon completion of their study abroad program.  See the Study Abroad Policy for details. Classes at Bucerius are graded on an A-F scale.

Housing & Facilities

Most Bucerius students find housing on the free market in an area of their choice and live within a 15 to 30 minute commute of the law school. Bucerius Law School does not have any on-campus housing of its own, but is able to reserve a limited number of rooms in several local private dormitories, which are offered on a first come, first served basis to admitted students.  In addition, a limited number of apartments and rooms are available for sublet from outgoing Bucerius students.  Most offers are for single students, but a few apartments for two or more students will be available.  Rent can range widely -- from €300 to €650 per month depending on size and location.

To facilitate the process of finding housing, Bucerius will post available sublets on their website.  Students who are admitted to the Bucerius program will be able to access the website with their Bucerius password in May.

Bucerius Law School tries to ensure that accessibility needs are met. The city of Hamburg is continuously working on improving accessibility services. The public transportation network currently offers low-floor buses and is taking measures to improve barrier-free access to its subways and train stations.

Students at Bucerius also have access to library facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Estimated Budget

The budget reflects 2017 amounts.  2018 Information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Expense Estimated Budget
Tuition $29,925
Health Insurance $2,710
Student Visa $65
Airfare $1,280
Housing $2,268
Books $200
Food $1,000
German Permit $239
Liability Insurance $182
Local Travel $1,500
Abroad Insurance $60
Miscellaneous $1,000


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Visa information is available here.  

Contact for Admitted Students

Sabrina Henning
Programs Coordinator (Incoming Students)
Bucerius Law School

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