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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - International Dispute Resolution


The Online Application Portal is open!


Prospective students can apply for the International Dispute Resolution LL.M. online via our platform. Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered.


If you have not yet completed your university degree, but will do so before the LL.M. program starts, you are of course also invited to apply. In that case please enter relevant information about your current studies during the online application process.


Admission Process


The Admission Process consists of three stages. First, applicants submit their applications until March 31, 2018 through the online application portal or e-mail. Early submissions are encouraged. For highly qualified candidates, admissions may be issued prior to the deadline upon request.


After this deadline, these applications will be evaluated, with admission notices being sent out until May 15, 2018. The third stage will consist of formal admission proceedings for accepted applicants following May 15, 2018.


For application via e-mail: Please fill in the Application Form and provide it with your application documents.


Required Application Documents

(Unless otherwise stated, to provide in English)


  • A curriculum vitae (CV) containing the applicant’s contact details in the header.
  • Copies of all relevant university degrees and diplomas plus an official university transcript listing all classes that needed to be attended in order to obtain the relevant university degree or diploma, naming the type and the title of the class and the grade achieved by the applicant in each class. Please provide these documents in English, French, Spanish, Russian or German. If documents are not in any of these languages, please include a certified translation into English.
  • A short letter of motivation (up to 2000 characters).
  • Two letters of recommendation. (These recommendations may be issued by any academic or practitioner who is deemed by the applicant to be able to make a statement of support regarding his or her application to the program.)
  • Documentation proving the English language proficiency of the applicant. In assessing the applicant’s command of English, Humboldt-Universität follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR.




Application Information


For detailed information regarding the required application documents and language requirements please refer to the Information Sheet


Please find more information regarding the application procedure at our FAQ. If you have any other questions, please do not hestitate to contact us:



If you have applied for the IDR Master Program you will get an e-mail that confirms your application. Please contact application(at)idrberlin.de if you do not receive any e-mail from us.