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Application and Approval

+++++ The selection process for the academic year 2023/24 will take place on July 20 and 21, 2023 at the University of Cologne in attendance. Please make sure to keep these dates available. +++++


The program is supervised by Prof. Dr. Mansel (University of Cologne) and Prof. Dr. Albanese (Università degli Studi di Firenze). Each year, 15 German-speaking and 15 Italian-speaking students are admitted for the winter semester. Those who have obtained a university entrance qualification issued by a German authority (usually the German Abitur) apply by July 15 of each year.

Required documents are:

  •     Letter of motivation (in German)
  •     Curriculum vitae in tabular form with photo
  •     Entrance qualification for a German university  in certified copy (usually        German Abitur)
  •     Application form (Please note the corresponding information sheet!)


To be submitted to:

Herrn Professor Mansel

Zentrum für Internationale Beziehungen
der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät

Universität zu Köln

50923 Köln



To applicants of the German-Italian study program:

Please note: The admission to the German-Italian program does not automatically mean an admission to the program "Erste Prüfung".

These are two separate admission procedures. Therefore, applicants are advised to apply for admission to the program with the degree "Erste Prüfung" at the same time if the Bachelor's degree program is to be studied in parallel with the program "Erste Prüfung". This is to achieve the above-mentioned advantages of a joint degree and to open the way for post-university education for the classical legal professions.

The application deadline for the studies with degree "Erste Prüfung" is also July 15. This application is made via the online portal of the Student Office.

Only if you are admitted to both degree programs, you are enrolled for both degree programs. Otherwise, you are only enrolled for the degree program for which you have been admitted.

Applicants are also free to apply for admission to the program with the degree "Erste Prüfung" at the Student Office at a later date if you are initially admitted only to the Bachelor's degree program. Further information on such entry options is available at the Students Office.


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