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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - International Dispute Resolution


The Online Application Portal is open!


Please read the following information carefully. 


Prospective students can apply for the International Dispute Resolution LL.M. online via our platform. Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. In case the online application portal is not working due to technical reasons, please contact us via e-mail.

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


Applicants submit their applications until March 31, 2018 through the online application portal. Early submissions are strongly encouraged. Admissions are issued on a rolling basis.


Please do not contact us with routine inquiries about the status of your application or application materials. It can take several weeks to process materials (and we do not process all materials received together at the same time). Answering those inquiries can slow down our processing significantly. If there are any problems with your application materials, or if we need any additional materials, we will contact you.


Required Application Documents

(Unless otherwise stated, to provide in English)

  • Application Form 
  • 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).


Please limit your statement to no more than 2000 characters – anything exceeding this limit will be disregarded. Please note that footnotes do not count towards the overall word limit as long as they are limited to providing sources and citations.


  • Two letters of recommendation. (These recommendations may be issued by any academic  (preferred) 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. As described above this process can take a bit time. Please contact application(at)idrberlin.de if you do not receive any e-mail from us within two weeks after you have submitted your application.