Doctoral study with a foreign university degree

If you have earned a Law degree from a foreign university which is equivalent to the German state examination, you may apply for admission to a PhD programme in Münster and earn a doctorate in Law. Prior to gaining admission, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge of German law. You can meet this requirement by completing a one-year master’s degree programme in German Law and achieving a final grade of at least “magna cum laude”.

Once you have met these prerequisites, you may seek contact with a professor at the Faculty of Law who would be willing to supervise your doctoral project.

For more information on doctoral procedures, please contact the Dean’s Office or send an email to