Bucerius / UC Hastings Summer Program in International IP Transactions

July 9 - 27, 2018
Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany

The tuition fee for the Bucerius / UC Hastings Summer Program in Transnational IP Transactions is EUR 1,800.

Early Bird Discount

Students who apply before the Early Bird Deadline on March 1 and are accepted in the first round of applications are eligible for a 15% discount off the normal tuition fee. Unsuccessful early bird applications will be reconsidered in the second admissions round in May. The early bird discount may not be combined with any other discounts.

Alumni & Partner University Discount

Alumni of Bucerius Law School and students from  Bucerius partner universities are eligible for a 15% discount on the tuition fees for the summer program, independent of the date of their application. The alumni & partner university discount may not be combined with any other discounts.


 American Friends of Bucerius (AFB) manages a scholarship fund for students who wish to study at Bucerius Law School. Applicants must be enrolled at a  Bucerius partner institution in the United States AND meet certain other criteria set by the benefactors of individual scholarship programs. For more information, contact AFB at  scholarships(at)buceriususa.org

Furthermore, the Clifford Chance International Office is pleased to offer four need-based scholarships to highly qualified participants. Each scholarship includes a partial or full tuition waiver. It does not cover travel cost or/and living expenses. Applicants should fill out  this form and submit it together with their application to the program. Selection by the beneficiaries will take place in May. Please note that these scholarships are not available for applicants from the US who are studying at partner universities as they are welcome to apply for the American Friends scholarship.

Living Expenses

In addition to tuition, we recommend budgeting at least EUR 1050 for your stay in Hamburg; while all extracurricular activities are provided free of charge for participants, accommodation, travel expenses to/from Hamburg, etc. all come at an additional cost. Please note that your own requirements may vary significantly and that this figure is simply an estimate.

Deposit and Payment

All accepted students are required to pay a EUR 200 deposit within 2 weeks of acceptance to the program. Your enrollment will be guaranteed only after you have paid the tuition in full via bank transfer which will be due 6 weeks after acceptance to the program. Please note that you will be responsible for covering any international wire transfer fees incurred while making your payment. We encourage you to speak with your financial institution to ensure that Bucerius Law School will receive the full amount due, i.e. that your payment takes into consideration any fees and fluctuations due to a currency conversion. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the program, you must submit a withdrawal notice in writing by e-mail, fax or post. Cancellations will be refunded as follows:

  • Withdrawal date within 2 weeks of acceptance: 100% refund (minus deposit)
  • Withdrawal date within 6 weeks of acceptance: 50% refund (minus deposit)
  • Withdrawal date 7+ weeks after acceptance: no refund

Withdrawals submitted due to unforeseen circumstances such as health issues and family emergencies will be taken into special consideration and examined on a case by case basis.


Bucerius Law School does not anticipate cancelling or significantly changing the summer program. However, if it becomes necessary due to world events, inadequate enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, all applicants and/or admitted students will be notified promptly and provided a full refund of all monies paid within 20 days of the date of cancellation or significant change. Students will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program with a full refund of all monies paid if the program site is ever declared to be an "Area of Instability" or should your home country’s Department of State ever issue a travel warning for Germany.