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LLB in EU Law

This uniquely designed and cutting-edge three year taught undergraduate degree program lies at the heart of the mission of the ELGS, which is to offer students an in-depth look at European Union Law from a supranational perspective, thus granting students a clear view and understanding of the EU’s mission, progress and roadmap leading to the complete integration and harmonization of the various legal systems of the EU. Moreover, this program will grant students the opportunity to develop critical skills and valuable professional experience that will prepare them for life after graduation.

This program is the first of its kind and fills a gap in traditional legal training by providing students with the history of the development of EU legal law, EU legal theory, its institutions, and the practical application and functioning of these theories and institutions from a top down perspective, as opposed to the focus on a national legal system. This is important and imperative as the integration of the various legal systems of the EU has progressed and the emphasis has shifted towards the commonalities between the systems, rather than the differences.

The LLB in EU law is created and supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding of the most up-to-date scholarly research in the field of European Union law, as well as the practical applications of the theoretical knowledge, and a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS.

To whom it is addressed
This degree is ideal for students that:
  • seek positions in EU institutions and bodies,
  • desire to be lawyers in large legal firms operating at an EU level, are from outside of the EU but must interact with the EU,
  • desire to be legal advisors working at cross-border levels within the EU, and
  • aim to be national public administrators that work on an EU level

Program Benefits

This program enables students to better understand the current context, framework and long-term objectives of the EU in its mission for the full integration of Member States, and also enables students a great degree of flexibility, mobility and personalization of their studies . Through the many partnerships of the ELGS, students can further on specialize in a national law of their choice by studying abroad at the many partner universities and institutions throughout Europe and the world.

Additionally, students will need to serve as interns in return for course credits, thus gaining invaluable on-the-job experience and building a professional network to support them after graduation. By the end of this program, students will be able to understand the origins of EU legal integration, its systems and framework, where the challenges lie, and where more work needs to be done.

Program Content

The LLB in EU law is a three- year taught degree program, earning a total of 180 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as moot courts, site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 18 compulsory modules and 10 optional modules, which include skills courses and an internship. br>
The list of available courses for 2016-2017 are as follows:*



The faculty for the LLB in EU Law is comprised of scholars and practitioners with international experience. Each course has its own unique design, led by a professor responsible for teaching core lectures, and enhanced by visiting professors and specialists in their fields.

LLB in EU Law Faculty to be announced soon.

Admissions Requirements and Procedures

Academic Requirements
Prospective students for the LLB in EU Law who have completed their high school studies with top honors in one of the EU Member States and meet requirements to apply to university in their home country are invited to apply. Additionally, students holding an internationally recognized high school degree (ex. International Baccalaureate) that have received top honors are invited to apply.

Students having completed their high school studies at an institution based in a country outside of the EU that have participated in a program that is not recognized internationally, are also invited to apply, but they may be requested to submit additional documents upon the decision of the Admissions Board. Due to the international nature of the program and the student body, grading equivalencies will be determined by the Admissions Board.
Language Requirements
All courses of the program will be taught in the English language, with the exception of specialized optional modules. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following:

  • TOEFL Internet based, 80
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, C
  • Other internationally recognized tests with equivalent marks may be accepted, upon decision of the Faculty Board

Students intending to study at a partner institution as part of their studies, or to undertake an internship in a language other than English will be asked to clearly demonstrate their ability to attend courses and work in the relevant language.


Students from all over the world are admitted following a rigorous application process which consists of two-phases. Students must first submit their application and once they have done so, candidates considered for admissions will be invited to an interview.

To apply for a program, students must first review the application form and its requirements to ensure the collection of appropriate material. By the time they have gathered all documentation they should proceed with payment of the onetime application fee either at the relevant online portal or at via a bank transfer. Students should always add their surname, initial letter of their first name and Degree title in the deposit description. They can then proceed with their application which can only be conducted online and submit it along with the supporting documentation, listed below. All support documents must be in electronic format and uploaded to be sent with the application, except for the 2 reference letters, which should be emailed directly from Referees to LLB admissions at llb@elgs.eu . Students may be invited to be interviewed. Link to the application process here.

At a glance, the application must include:

  1. Completed online Application Form in English
  2. Photograph (scanned and uploaded)
  3. High School Transcript (scanned and uploaded)
  4. Certificate of Proficiency of English (if non-native speaker, scanned and uploaded)
  5. High school Degree in English (scanned and uploaded)
  6. Personal Statement (400-600 words)
  7. Scholarship Statement (400-600 words, if applicable)
  8. 2 Reference Letters (Using supplied form and sent directly from Referee to llb@elgs.eu)
  9. 2 Academic Writing Samples (uploaded)
  10. Application fee of 50€ ( non-refundable)

Applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted and received by: October 4, 2016







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Tuition & Aid

Tuition for both EU and International students for the LLB program for the academic year of 2016-2017 is 9,900€. Please be advised that there are other direct and indirect costs related to attendance, in addition to tuition fees, such as books, supplies, accommodation and living expenses which must be taken into consideration by students when applying. Scholarships are available for a select number of students and take into consideration merit . If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, the appropriate box should be selected on the application form and a 400-600 word personal statement must be submitted, outlining the ways in which you satisfy the criteria.

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