Why you should apply for the Augsburg Summer Program

  1. You will have an opportunity to explore the most relevant issues of the law governing the global economy. The Program will advance your understanding of the business law and provide you with knowledge necessary to gain an interesting and fulfilling employment in the legal field.
  2. Allocated in Germany, the summer program will give you an opportunity to improve your social as well as your working connections. During the program you will meet people from all over the world and you will get a feeling for a different culture. Further, you will gain a chance to get in touch with law firms from Augsburg and Munich (München) and global players such as Daimler-Chrysler, BMW and Siemens.
  3. You will acheive all of that in only 6 weeks!


  • Successful completion of the first year of law school
    However, we also welcome graduate students interested in an additional qualification in the field of international business law or young professionals.
  • Good English skills, as all lectures and tests are held in English.
    Nevertheless, there is no TOEFL test requirement. The summer program includes an optional German language course.


Notice: Despite the uncertainties regarding the global delevopments with SARS-CoV-2, the 2021 Summer Program will take place in any case. At this point we expect the program can be carried out with on-site lectures as planned. However, should the global pandemic situation continue to affect the visa availability, we will offer an online solution as backup. We will therefore do our best to ensure that you can participate in our Summer Program.



To apply please


fill out the (1)  application form and send it back to us along with your (2) CV and (3) a short motivation letter to summerprogram@jura.uni-augsburg.de or submit it in a paper form to:


Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers 
z. Hd. Herr Christoph Salger
Universität Augsburg 
Universitätstraße 24
86159 Augsburg


The applications for the Augsburg Summer Program 2020 will be accepted until April 30, 2020.


As soon as you are accepted to participate in the Augsburg Summer Program, we will send you a letter of acceptance. The tuition fee for the program is due upon reception of this letter.

The applicants from the following universities should apply to the coordinators at their home university. These coordinators carry out the selection procedure. 


  • Chicago-Kent, College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
  • George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • University of Pepperdine, Malibu, California
  • University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
  • Peking University, China

Students from US Law Schools can earn ABA approved credits, which are transferable to the respective home universities.


To ensure that every participant has a free choice between all courses, lectures and seminars offered the number of participants is limited to 25 students. Acceptances are given in the order of arrival of the applications.

Tuition and Fees

Each student is subject to an administrative fee of 500,00 €


The administrative fee does not apply to students from the following Universities:


  • Chicago-Kent, College of Law, Chicago, Illinois 
  • George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • University of Pepperdine, Malibu, California
  • University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia


The administative fee has to be sent by money order to the following account:


IBAN-Code: DE74 7005 0000 0001 2792 82
Recipient: Staatsoberkasse Bayern, account number: 12 79 282
Bank: Bayerische Landesbank München
National bank identification code: 700 500 00
Reference: UniAug  40 05 08 72


Enrollment becomes effective only after the payment of the full 500,00 € is made (except for students that do not have to pay the fee, see above). If the payment is not made within two weeks after reception of the acceptance letter, the University reserves the right to withdraw the acceptance.


Students from outside European Union may require a visa to be able to take part in the Summer Program. To find out whether you need a visa, please, refer to the German Embassy in your home country.


There are no visa requirements for U.S. citizens. Participants can enter the country with a tourist visa, which will be valid for 90 days for the whole European Union. 


Website of the German Missions in the United States


Students need to arrange their housing themselves. However, students from our American and Australian partner universities will be supported by fellow German students with their search for housing during their stay in Augsburg.


Housing list for download


Prof. Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers
Fachdekan für Internationales
Juristische Fakultät
Christoph Salger M.Sc.
Ansprechpartner für den USA-Austausch und das Augsburger Summer Program
Juristische Fakultät