The Hanse Law School (HSL) is an international law programme based at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, the University of Bremen, and the University of Groningen (NL). The main focus of law studies includes the content, origin, creation, and application of binding norms in social and economic relationships. Traditionally, law programmes are limited to the analysis of law within one country. However, this narrow perspective does not correspond to the demands of a globalised knowledge and information society. In the case of international economic relationships in particular, settlements in courts are less important than the general prevention of costly disputes through intelligently designed contracts. For this reason, it is important that graduates have the ability to work from the perspective of various bodies of national law, as well as a thorough knowledge of EU law and its effects on national law. Graduates should also be familiar with international treaties and the practice of arbitration, which are increasingly viewed as an alternative to positive national law in international economic relationships. What is essential for this is the study of the conditions surrounding the creation and formation of law.
In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.
German Language Proficiency You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)
English Language Proficiency see admissions regulations You can proof your English language proficiency with the following language certificates:
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B2
if applicants are native speaker or they have university entrance qualification or a university degree obtained in English (within the last two years).
The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. Applicants who need a preparatory German course before commencing their studies must present their knowledge of English with their application. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements
With this degree, you are predestined for legal activities in international and European organisations and in international companies. Career fields also include consultancy or positions as a qualified consultant in law firms. The LL.B. also opens the door to further study at the master's level in a domestic or foreign university. The master's programme in 'Transnational Law' is offered jointly by the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg and Groningen. After successfully completing the programme, students receive the degree award 'Master of Laws' (LL.M.).