Extension form should be submitted two weeks before a deadline. Please do not expect consideration of your form within 2-3 days. If you were granted an extention, please send your essay to master-ihl@europa-uni.de You will not be able to upload your essay on Moodle after a deadline.

Please upload proofs to support your reasons. If an original document (proof) is not in German, English, Russian or Spanish languagues, please provide uncertified translation.

According to the IHL Degree Regulations § 22, students in the Master’s Programme must undertake an internship in the third semester. The internship should last for 450 h (e.g 3 month / about 37,5 hours per week).

It is the responsibility of each student to plan and organise a suitable internship. The IHL administration will assist in whatever it can, especially by providing letters of support. To be able to help you satisfy the internship requirement and in particular to make necessary arrangements in good time, we request you to provide us with the following information. (Note: each internship placement must be formally approved in writing by the IHL Academic Board in advance. For this, you must complete an Application for IHL Internship Approval, available from the IHL website.)

According to the IHL Degree Regulations § 22, students in the Master’s Programme must undertake an internship in the third semester. The internship should last for 450 h (e.g 3 month / about 37,5 hours per week). 

If you are, or have already been, working in an organisation in the human rights field or other field related to the IHL programme, it may be possible for this to be accredited as equivalent to the required internship. (Please note: The final determination of equivalence will be made by the IHL Academic Board. Such a determination is not, however, the final satisfaction of the internship requirement: it is also necessary in such cases to submit both the ‘Internship ― Student Report’ and the ‘Internship — Supervisor Report’ as required in all cases under § 27 Examinations Regulations.)

According to the IHL Degree Regulations § 22, students in the IHL Master’s Programme must undertake an internship (normally during the third semester). The internship must relate to the subject matter of the Master’s program. It is the responsibility of each student to plan, organise, and carry out a suitable internship. Previous work or other experience may, on application, be recognized the Academic Board for the purpose of satisfying the requirement (in advance of submitting this report).

Under § 27(2)(c) Examination Regulations the student must provide a report on the internship (whenever conducted) after it has been completed, reporting in particular on one or more projects specifically relating to the IHL program and carried out within the framework of the approved internship. The Student Report should provide sufficient factual and analytical information to allow the Examinations Board to determine that the internship requirement has been satisfied.

This form should be used for the Student Report. All sections should be completed by the student. Before submitting it to the Master’s Office. the completed form should be shown to the responsible official or staff member (the ‘internship supervisor’) of the organization where the internship was conducted of the internship and be counter-signed by them. (If you have reasons for making a confidential Student Report, please contact the Master’s Office.)  

Under § 27(2)(d) Examination Regulations, the student must also submit a written and substantially informative evaluation of the student’s performance during the internship written and signed by the internship supervisor. That supervisor’s report should be provided on the ‘Internship — Supervisor’s Report’ form (available separately). (If the internship supervisor wishes to make that report confidential, he or she should contact the Master’s Office.)

In accordance with §28 Study and Examination Regulation, a studentof the Master's Program has to write a master thesis to obtain the Master's Degree (LL.M)

The tuition fee is subject to change for the Winter Semester 20-21. The tuition fee might be increased by up to 6100 Euro. 

The application deadline for the Winter Semester class is August 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. CET for non-visa holders and August 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. CET for visa holders.

Admission Requirements:

All applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide one of the following certificate or statement 

  • a test result of at least 78 in TOEFL IBT, 210 in TOEFL CBT, 547 TOEFL paper, grade B in the Cambridge Advanced Certificate or an IELTS grade of at least 6; or
  • school education in English of at least four years’ duration; or
  • equivalent proof, e.g. residence in an English-speaking foreign country for a sufficient period; or clear evidence of being a native speaker of English

Receiving your admission results

The Admission Board will begin reviewing an application after all of its corresponding supporting documentation has been received. Applicants will receive an email from Prof Gerard Rowe, a chair of the Academic Board, informing applicants of the Admission Board's decision as soon as it is made. An official invitation will follow as soon as the financial department of the University confirms the payment of a tuition fee.  

If you faced technical problems

If you experience any technical problems using the LL.M. Program application, you may email app-master-ihl@europa-uni.de for assistance.


The application for the Summer Course is now open!

The 22nd Summer Course on "The European System of Human Rights Protection" will take place at the European University Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, from 06-17th of July 2020.

Deadline: 15th of May  for both non-Viadrina students and Viadrina students.

The following documents must be submitted: 

  • curriculum vitae (CV) , max. 2 pages
  • statement of reasons and motivation, max. 1 page
  • letter of recommendation signed personally by a professor
  • proof of english language competence for non native speakers

Please upload the documents in .jpeg or .pdf format. Please fill in the online form completely.

After  you submit your online application, our staff will download these  materials and assemble your application file. Our staff will e-mail you to confirm if your application is  complete.

The total fee for the program is 490€, unless you receive a scholarship. This charge includes

  • full tuition costs
  • accomodation for full period of the program (13 nights accomodation)
  • all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Monday-Friday throughout both weeks of the program
  • a free-time programme

Each participant must meet the cost of travel to and from Frankfurt (Oder). Students can apply for a scholarship, which will be offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Technical Problems
If you experience any technical problems using the Summer Course application, you may email jursok@europa-uni.de for assistance.
Find additional information under http://www.rewi.europa-uni.de/hrcourse.   

LL.M. International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law