Bucerius Law School


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Bucerius Law School is a private institution with the mission to enable freedom of thought, reformation of higher education and social responsibility. One of the best law schools in Germany, Bucerius is an academic community of students and faculty, in which constructive-critical thinking, creativity and leadership skills, as well as a sense of team spirit and openness are cultivated. The academic program at Bucerius is characterised by the close collaboration and academic exchange that takes place between faculty and students.

The Law School’s campus is located in between Hamburg's downtown area and the popular "Planten un Blomen" city park. Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and a major cultural hub.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Exchange not available n/a
Semester 2 International Exchange Program September–December

Bucerius Law School is only available to exchange students during the Bucerius International Exchange Program in UQ semester 2.

View the Bucerius Law School academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Bucerius has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

16 ECTS credits plus the mandatory "Introduction to German Law" course at Bucerius is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Bucerius.

Find courses

The course list for the Bucerius International Exchange Program is generally published in December, and a full course catalogue (including course descriptions) generally becomes available in March the following year.

You will find the most up-to-date course information via the Bucerius Academics page - Courses and Faculty.  You may also search the Bucerius course catalogue from the previous year as a guide. if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English


Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


Bucerius does not have any on-campus or dormitory housing of its own. However, the campus is easily accessible by public transportation and the International Office assists you in finding suitable accommodation.

Cost of living

To prepare for your stay, Bucerius provides an estimate of the cost of studying on exchange in Hamburg.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students may consult the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to find further information on scholarship possibilities.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Proof of health insurance while in Germany is required for visa purposes. You can purchase travel health insurance in your home country or ask your current provider whether your policy covers them abroad.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Bucerius provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the German Federal Foreign Office for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.