Application procedure and the necessary documents

In order to apply for admission to LIPIT LLM Program, please fill out and submit the Program's application form. After that, please send your CV and PDF copies of your diplomas (with transcripts of grades) to LIPIT@uni-goettingen.de. If your native language is not English and you have passed TOEFL, IELTS or another English test, please also send us a PDF copy of the test certificate. In addition, you may submit any other documents that you consider beneficial to the success of your application (e.g., other certificates, references from professors or employers, copies of your written works or extracts from them).

If you are planning to send some document but you do not have it yet (e.g., if you do not have an English language certificate because you have not yet taken the test), you can first send your application together with the documents that you already have. On your application form, please indicate that you are still planning to send the document and the approximate time when you will be able to do that.

If your diplomas or other documents are not in English or German, please also provide their English translation. Your copies and translations do not have to be certified at the stage of application. However, if you are admitted, you will have to provide the originals or certified copies and translations.

After receiving your application, we may ask you to send us some additional documents or information. For example, if your previous field of study is not law, we may ask for a short explanation of how your studies or professional experience is relevant to the subject of the LL.M. Program.
If your application is not immediately rejected as not meeting the minimum admission requirements, we may contact you to schedule a Skype interview as the next stage of the selection process. The purpose of this interview is to learn more about your background, motivation, academic interests and professional goals.
Your application for admission has to be sent by 30 June if you would like to begin your studies in October of the same year. However, in order to increase your chances and secure other benefits, including a discount on the tuition fee, it is advisable to apply much earlier than this final deadline.

Especially students from outside the European Union are strongly encouraged to apply at least several months earlier than the formal deadline in order to have enough time for obtaining the German student visa. It is the responsibility of the students themselves to find out how long the visa application process in their country normally takes and to ensure that they have sufficient time to obtain the visa before the beginning of the studies.
The number of students accepted each year is strictly limited in order to ensure that the class size allows for efficient exchange of opinions and constructive group work. We allocate these limited places in several successive evaluation rounds, which means that earlier applications are also evaluated earlier. Therefore, if you apply closer to the final deadline, most places may have already been taken by early applicants and your chances of acceptance may become smaller. Though some places are kept available until the final application deadline, the competition for these remaining places will usually be stronger.

By contrast, if you apply earlier, you may be admitted within the next several months and so can be sure about your participation in the Program long before it starts. Consequently, you will have more time for planning and can better prepare for your studies in Göttingen.

Besides, even if your early application is not immediately successful, it can be put on the waiting list and then considered again when later applications are evaluated. If your early application is promising but not selected for immediate admission, we might even be able to advise you on how you can improve your application before the final deadline, e.g. through completing an internship in a relevant field or writing a letter of motivation explaining your interest in the Program.

An additional benefit of early applications is the discounted tuition fee. Specifically, if your send your application before 1 April, your tuition fee will be reduced to 7,500 euros; and if you apply before 1 January, you will have to pay only 7,200 euros.




Application for admission to LIPIT LLM Program

Please make sure to fill out all the required fields (marked with an asterisk). Otherwise the form cannot be submitted and you will have to type your answers again.

1. Title *
2. Family name *
3. Given name(s) *
4. Date of birth *
5. Place of birth *
6. Country of birth *
7. Nationality (citizenship) *
8. Current address *
9. E-Mail address *
10. Phone number *
11. Skype name (for a possible interview)

12. Education

In addition to the information below, please send us PDF copies of your diplomas and transcripts. If you are still studying, please provide a transcript of courses that you have taken by now (with grades) and let us know when you expect to receive your diploma.

If your diplomas and transcripts are not in English or German, you will need to provide also their English translations. However, you may first send us your diplomas and transcripts without English translations if they are in one of the following languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish or Ukrainian. In that case, you will be asked to provide the translations later if your application passes the initial selection stage.

12.1. First academic degree

Degree *
Subject *
Institution *
From – to (month and year) *
Study mode *
Average grade (GPA, CGPA, etc.) *
Grading scale (e.g., 1 to 5 or 1 to 100) *
Estimated class rank *
Class size *
Precise class rank if known (e.g., 12th out of 140 students)

12.2. Second higher education

Have you graduated from or studied in any other program of higher education? *
Degree
Subject
Institution
From – to (month and year)
Study mode
Average grade (GPA, CGPA, etc.)
Grading scale (e.g., 1 to 5 or 1 to 100)
Estimated class rank
Class size
Precise class rank if known (e.g., 12th out of 140 students)

12.3. Third higher education

Besides the above-mentioned, do you have or are you pursuing any other academic degree? *
Degree or certificate
Subject
Institution
From – to (month and year)
Study mode
Average grade (GPA, CGPA, etc.)
Grading scale (e.g., 1 to 5 or 1 to 100)
Estimated class rank
Class size
Precise class rank if known (e.g., 12th out of 140 students)

12.4 Other education

Have you completed or are you taking any other course of education or training? *
Degree or certificate
Subject
Institution
From – to (month and year)
Study mode
Average grade (GPA, CGPA, etc.)
Grading scale (e.g., 1 to 5 or 1 to 100)
Estimated class rank
Class size
Precise class rank if known (e.g., 12th out of 140 students)

12.5 Additional education

If you would like to add some other degrees or courses, please include them in your CV and send us the corresponding certificates.

13. Employment (including internships and traineeships)

13.1. How much professional experience do you have (including internships and traineeships)? *
13.2. How much professional experience do you have in the positions related to law? *
13.3. How much professional experience do you have in the fields related to IP or IT law? *

13.4. Details of your most recent position

Position
Employer
Main tasks
From – to (month and year)
Mode

13.5. Any other position related to law

Position
Employer
Main tasks
From – to (month and year)
Mode

13.6. Any other position

Position
Employer
Main tasks
From – to (month and year)
Mode

13.7. Additional experience

If you would like to add more information about your professional experience, please include it in your CV.

14. Native language *

15. English language skills

15.1. Listening *
15.2. Reading *
15.3. Writing *
15.4. Speaking *
16. If you have passed a standardized English language test, e.g. TOEFL or IELTS, please indicate your test score (and send us a PDF copy of your test certificate) *
17. Are you planning to take a standardized English test before the beginning of the academic year in October?
17.1. If so, when?
18. Do you believe that you should be exempted from the requirement to submit a standardized English test certificate? *
18.1. If so, please provide the reason (e.g., “English is the sole language of instruction at XYZ University, where I earned my bachelor’s degree”)
19. Which other languages do you know? (Please specify your proficiency level for each language)

20. Tuition waivers

Tuition waivers are awarded based both on merits and financial need. Therefore, if you would like your financial need to be taken into account, you are welcome to send us a brief description of your financial situation (in a few sentences). In addition, it might be helpful to send us some relevant documents (e.g., documents confirming your income or your welfare recipient status). If you do not have such documents at the time of application, you can send them to us later.

20.1. Would you like to be considered for a full tuition waiver? *
20.2. Would you still be interested in joining the LL.M. Program if you are not awarded the full tuition waiver? *
20.3. Would you like to be considered for a partial tuition waiver (usually 30% to 50% of the standard tuition fee, but other amounts are also possible)? *
20.4. Would you still be interested in joining the LL.M. Program if you are not awarded the partial tuition waiver? *
21. Are you applying for any scholarships that can help you finance your tuition and living expenses? *
21.1. If so, please specify which scholarships you are applying for
22. Are you applying for admission to any other master’s programs? *
22.1. If so, please specify (e.g., ABC Program at XYZ University)
23. Have you ever graduated from or studied in an LL.M. program with a similar specialization, i.e. European and/or Transnational IP and/or IT Law? *
23.1. If so, please specify
24. How did you learn about this LL.M. Program? (If online, please specify on which website) *

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