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Exchange: Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany)
Hamburg, Germany (*) (Outgoing Program)
Terms: Fall

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline App Review Begins Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 01-MAR-2016
Variable TBA TBA
Fall 2017 01-MAR-2017 ** Variable TBA TBA

** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.

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Quick Facts:

Program Types:
Enrollment at Univ Abroad, Exchange, Graduate, Study Center for U.S./Intl Students
Areas of Study:
German/Germanic Studies, Law (for Law students)
Minimum Required GPA (at time of application):
In good standing at CU Law School
Minimum Class Standing (at program start):
One Year Law School Complete by Program Start
Apartments/Houses, Residence Hall
Open to students from:
CU Boulder Law School
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, English and German Host Institution: Bucerius Law School

Program Information:

Note that this is exchange is not currently accepting any out-bound CU students, because it is out of balance.


  • Acquire first-hand knowledge of International and Comparative Business Law at this private, German Law School

  • Take courses that comply with the standards set by the ABA

  • Participate in the Bucerius "Buddy system" to get acquainted with German students

  • Take part in extracurricular activities including city tours, one-day excursions to sites surrounding Hamburg, visits to theaters and museums, international evenings and sport events



Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is located in the northern part of the country. Although it is situated some 70 miles inland, it is known for its sea harbor as large vessels travel up the river Elbe to Hamburg's city center. Media and music also comprise a large portion of Hamburg's industries, and its home to many universities bring students from all over Germany and many parts of the world. As one of the largest cities in Germany, Hamburg prides itself on 30+ theatres, six music halls, 50 state and private museums, and over 4,000 restaurants.



The program is divided into two sessions, each session extending over six weeks, followed by an exam week. Some courses will be offered for the duration of the session or term, others will be offered as three- or four-week compact courses. Most courses are worth 2 American Bar Association (ABA) or 4 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. In these courses, experienced Bucerius and international professors, as well as legal practitioners bring the world of German, European, and international law and legal practice to our international students.

The minimum course load is 4 ABA/8 ECTS credits per session. The course credit system is based on the guidelines of the ABA. European students may earn ECTS points. Students may select as many courses as they want, but should consult their school for its credit transfer policy. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses in the International Program is subject to determination by the home institution.


  • Fall semester only: The program takes place each fall from September to December with a week-long break at the end of October.


  Bucerius Law School University of Colorado
Course Levels




1 credit hour

1 credit hour


Bucerius' International Exchange Program in International and Comparative Business Law is offered to students from nearly 30 countries worldwide, making it a great place to study with and meet international and German students. Courses will be held in English and students with proficient German language skills are welcome to sit in on regular classes taught to Bucerius students in the German LL.B. program. The program is designed primarily for law students wishing to broaden and extend their understanding of the forces shaping international business law. Students will gain insights into the day-to-day practice of international commercial law from experienced professionals working in the field.


The International Office at Bucerius assists students in administrative matters such as housing, banking and visa applications. After admission to the program, students will receive a comprehensive information package with important information.


The program at Bucerius offers many extracurricular activities. During the week-long break in between the two sessions, an optional 5-day study trip to Berlin and Potsdam is offered. Optional German language courses are available throughout the semester.


You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements to Germany and back. The program officially begins and ends in Hamburg.


You will be responsible for finding your own housing in Hamburg. You can find resources to help you in your search on the Bucerius Law School website.








Program Reviews:

Fall 2013 Participant
I rented a room from the family of a Bucerius student. It was in the outer region of Hamburg in a quiet neighborhood. It fit well enough, it was quiet, cheap, comfortable, and close to the metro. Even though I was living with two other people, the house was so large that I generally had the whole 3rd floor to myself.
Fall 2013 Participant
I found the staff to be excellent. Excursions were frequent and well organized.
Fall 2013 Participant
Overall the program was quite good. The city was great to live in, the academics were interesting, the program staff was amazingly helpful, and there were many opportunities to explore and interact with locals.