Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Law - European Law School (ELS) — EULysses

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin






General Information

The Humboldt University of Berlin (abbreviated HU Berlin) is the oldest university in Berlin (opened in 1810, as the University of Berlin). The university is divided into nine faculties and the main campus is located at Unter den Linden boulevard, in Berlin-Mitte. One of the nine faculties of the HU Berlin is the Faculty of Law, located in the Kommode and the Old Palais on Bebelplatz. The Humboldt European Law School is a multiple degree programme of the Faculty of Law.


37 920 students are registered at the university (excluding the students of Charité), together with 494 international students (Facts and Figures, WS 2021). The Faculty has a wide offer of internationally oriented-curricula, with various german-taught master programmes. A dynamic community of researchers from the Excellenztiative Berlin and the DFG Research Centers organize events that are also open to students. Students, lecturers and PHDs are actively participating in the HU Berlin’s dynamic university life.


The HU Berlin is 10 minutes from the famous Alexanderplatz (by bus) and close to many prestigious cultural and historical institutions such as the Staatsoper, the German Historical Museum, the Prinzessinnenpalais, the DDR Museum, etc. Thanks to its geographical and historical location, the Humboldt University of Berlin is a very pleasant site for student life.


European Law School Programme

While spending one year (two semesters) in Berlin, European Law School students obtain an LLM degree, completing the Master programme LL.M. European Law and Comparative Law.


More information can be found here.


Scholarship opportunities

For students starting the European Law School Programme at the HU Berlin, there are different scholarships available to fund their time spent in Berlin as well as their stays abroad. The scholarship database provided by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research provides a great overview: This database also gives an overview of scholarships for incoming students (in German only).


Special arrangements for European Law School Students

Thanks to our partner law firms and sponsors, and their involvement in the programme, there are plenty of internship opportunities in Berlin and abroad for European Law School students.

For detailed information about our partnered law firms, please select one of the logos below.


 Linklaters      Noerr      De Gruyter

CMS Law. Tax      GreenbergTraurig      Paypal




Contact persons for students

Academically responsible for incoming students is the International Department of the Law Faculty. They can be contacted here:  

The European Law School’s Team can be contacted under the following E-Mail:



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