Who can apply?

Individuals may be admitted to the Degree Program who have successfully
completed an undergraduate degree in law or economics (economics or business administration) or another degree program with 210 ECTS credits (or comparable level of qualification) in law, economics, political science, or social science.

Application Requirements:

Please note that all documents listed below must be submitted to us in English. If your original documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by English translations.

  • Motivation letter
    The letter of motivation is our most important indicator towards your commitment to and understanding of the study of law and economics. The letter (maximum of two pages), addressed to the review committee, explains why you are interested in Law & Economics in general and in the MLEA Programme in particular.
  • Tabular CV
    Each applicant should provide an up-to-date CV in English. The CV is used to judge your previous affinity to the study of Law & Economics and also allows us to estimate your academic potential
  • Degree certificates
    1. A degree certificate stating that the student has successfully completed the listed programme and obtained the listed degree.
    2. An official transcript listing the grades obtained during the programme.

If you have not completed your studies at the time of your application, please attach a full transcript of your grades up to this point.

  • Recommendation letter
    Each student should provide two letters of recommendation. These are used as an independent assessment of the student’s academic potential, commitment and work ethic. Acceptable issuers are all academic and professional persons or bodies in a position to judge the professional conduct of an applicant. Typically, they are from employers or, since this is an academic programme, preferably from academic teachers.
  • Proof of English proficiency
    Only applicants who had a bachelor degree from a University programme entirely taught in English do not need to submit a certificate. Accepted Certificates include:

International TOEFL:

    1. Paper-based: 587 (minimum reading: 313, listening: 310, speaking: 340, writing: 353)
    2. Computer-based: 240 (minimum reading: 43, listening: 40, speaking: 60, writing: 67)
    3. Internet-based: 95 (minimum reading: 13, listening: 12: speaking: 18, writing: 21)
    4. IELTS (Academic Module): minimum score of 6.5 (minimum per section: 6.0)
    5. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grades A, B, C
  • Payment of Application Fee
    The application fee is used to cover the costs for the application infrastructure and the staff involved in the application procedure. For this reason, applications without a full payment of the application fee will not be reviewed and cannot lead to admittance. Always keep a copy that proves your payment.
  • Copy of Valid ID
    Please provide us with a copy of your ID
  • Admission Fee
    In case of successful application the applicant has to pay a fee of 50 € to proceed with the application process at Cairo University. By the end of April at the latest.

Below you may find a general timeline for the application and admission process. The exact deadlines differ per year. Please note that the entire procedure consists of 2 parts. The first part is the application process and the second part is the admission process. The application process runs from the opening of the applications until the moment that the Selection Commitee decides whether a student is admitted to the programme or not. Then the admission process will start.

30th MarchApplication Deadline
Beginning of AprilInterviews
End of AprilAcceptance

Student fees without accommodation, insurance and living expenses:

Matriculation SS285,00 €
Matriculation WS285,00 €
Matriculation SS285,00 €
Semester 1 and 2 in Cairo900,00 €
Semester 3 in Hamburg1652,86 €
Thesis200,00 €
Sum3607,86 €

For Egyptians without accommodation, insurance and living expenses

Matriculation SS285,00 €
Semester 1 and 2 in Cairo35,000 EGP
Semester 3 in Uni Hamburg1652,86 €
Sum3013,15 €

Please consider: the only legally binding version of the examination regulations of the Masters in Law and Economics of the Arab Region is offered in the German language here (Link: