Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must hold a first law degree in order to be eligible for the LL.M. Program. Students holding a Bachelor or Master of Law, JD, LL.B., or LL.M. are eligible to apply.


Applicants have to complete the Application Form. Please fill in the application form, print it out, and return it together with the following documents:

  • 1 CV
  • Letter of Motivation
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation – typed on the recommender’s or law professor‘s official letterhead stationary. These should be handed to you in sealed envelopes. The backflap of these sealed envelopes containing the recommendation letters must be signed by your recommender across the seal/stamp, once they are closed.
  • Transcripts of your law degree and final report with the final grades (all transcripts or translations thereof must be either in German, English, or French). The academic transcripts and their translations (if necessary) have to be issued by the University, and given to the students in sealed envelopes with the seal stamped across the backflap.
  • Please pay attention to the country of study, as your law degree may need an official legalisation. For this, please follow the link and search your country in the list: 
  • Please add a photocopy of your secondary school/college leaving certificate indicating the exact date, name of school, and city.
  • Official proof of English, if you are not a graduate from an English speaking university.


    LL.M. in International Law
    attn.: Claudia Luxon
    University of Vienna
    Department of European, International and Comparative Law
    Schottenbastei 10-16
    1010 Vienna, Austria
    phone: +43/1/4277 25101

Language Proficiency

All classes will be taught in English. Applicants whose first law degree program was not taught in English must take the TOEFL or IELTS (no older than two years). Applicants taking the online TOEFL must achieve a minimum total score of at least 100 and minimum scores of 25 on each of the subsections. The institution code of the University of Vienna is 0275.
Applicants who wish to send IELTS results, have to produce a test score of 6.5 or more (with a minimum writing score of 6,5).

For more information about the TOEFL please contact:

Test of English as a Foreign Language
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: 30 September 2022 for applicants not in need of Schengenvisa

Please note that your law degree may need a legalization if you have graduated outside the EU.

Tuition Fee: € 12.000 per annum, 2 yrs part-time: € 6.000 per annum.
Application Fee: 50 Euro, this fee is not refundable.
When transferring this sum, please indicate name of the program as well as the course number: LL.M. International Law - ULG 1006289