Fall 2016 Academic Calendar
- Late March: Course descriptions posted online
- June 1: Deadline for submitting Response Sheets online
- June 1-July 15: Housing- available sublets from Bucerius students will be posted online
- July 15: Deadline to submit visa papers & documentation for a German bank account (details provided to admitted students
- August 9-16: Course pre-registration online
- September 5-7: Orientation Program (mandatory)
- September 8: Session I law and German classes begin
- October 3: German Reunification Day (National Holiday)
- October 21: Session I ends
- October 24-28: Exam Week Session I
- October 30-November 3: Study Trip to Berlin & Potsdam (optional)
- November 7: Session II begins
- December 16: Session II ends
- December 19-22: Exam Week Session II
- December 22: Farewell Ceremony
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. Two Bucerius or ECTS credits equal 1 credit at Georgetown Law. Most courses at Bucerius carry 4 ECTS credits (2 Georgetown credits.) 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.
The budget reflects 2015 amounts. An updated budget for 2016 will be posted as soon as it is available.
Visa information is available here.