International Students without a scholarship Summer School scholarship holders (partial scholarship)
Application Fee 250 Euro * 250 Euro
Program Fee 1650 Euro 1000 - 1650 Euro **
Courses inclusive: choose two out of the four courses we offer, including course material and a supplementary reading list (all documents on a USB stick)
Travel within Giessen inclusive: free public transport within Giessen
Accommodation inclusive: accommodation in shared bedrooms (Hotel), incl. breakfast and WiFi in the room
Field Trip to Berlin inclusive:
- arrival and departure by bus
- accomodation incl. breakfast
- sightseeing tour by bus
- visit the German Bundestag
- visit to a Law Office
- visit Buchenwald memorial
Field Trip to Brussels inclusive:
- arrival and departure by bus
- accomodation incl. breakfast
- sightseeing tour by bus
- visit the European Parliament
- visit Schloss Drachenburg
Service inclusive:
- health, accident and liability insurance
- free Wi-Fi at the university campus and in your hotel room)
- HelpDesk during the opening hours
- Welcome Guide with all necessary information
- participation in social events (see schedule)
Credits 6 ECTS credits for succesfully passing the academic program + 1 ECTS credits for succesfully passing the (optional) German language course
Travel Allowance unavailable unavailable
Total Costs 1900 Euro 1250 - 1900 Euro
German language course (optional) 50 Euro 50 Euro

* Early bird discount is only applicable for non-scholarship holders and will be granted until February 28th 2020 so that the total costs are 1650 Euro

** The amount of partial scholarships varies significantly due to variation in the financial grant of our sponsors.


Students, who want to participate in the U.S.- German Summer Law School, have the possibility to apply for financial subsidies.

How to apply for a scholarship?

If you state that you wish to apply for financial subsidies in our Application Form, you need to attach the following documents to your application:

  • One letter of reference from one of your lecturers (written in the English language)
  • CV
  • A thorough letter of motivation including your reasons to apply for the course and stating your personal financial neediness.
  • Transcripts of Records showing us your academic achievements (optional)
  • A certificate of your proficiency in the English language (if you are not a native speaker)


What do we take into consideration?

  • Individual students’ motivation for their participation in our Summer Law School
  • Students’ academic excellence
  • Students’ financial needs
  • Diversity in the composition of the Summer School group


What is covered by a scholarship?

A scholarship will partially reduce the total fee. The sum is set individually since it depends on the individual application and the available funds, which vary yearly. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide scholarships, which waive the complete program fee. Scholarships will not cover travel costs. 

Deadline for application is: May 31st 2020

Please note: The capacity of financial subsidies is very limited.