Master in International Law (LL.M.) – 2020


The Master´s Programme in International Law, with special reference to Investments, Trade and Arbitration is available to lawyers and graduates of juridical sciences on a worldwide basis.

The Master´s Degree in International Law (LL.M.) shall be awarded by the University of Heidelberg and the University of Chile.

Participants obtaining the Master´s Degree in international Law will qualify for pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Heidelberg as long as they are chosen.

The Programme is organized on a yearly basis. Three terms shall be offered in Santiago de Chile, at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America. The curriculum includes a three month period for the preparation of the thesis. A final one month term shall be offered in Heidelberg, at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and the University of Heidelberg. During the latter, students shall participate in two workshops and complete their theses.

A minimum of eight courses will be offered in each term held in Santiago, while during the Heidelberg term there will be two workshops. All courses are compulsory.

The final exam (defense of thesis) for the Master´s Degree in International Law shall take place in Heidelberg. Defense of thesis may exceptionally be held in Santiago de Chile. The best thesis will be published like articles by the Max-Planck Institute or by the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile.

Courses will be conducted in either Spanish or English. Courses in the German language shall be available to participants free of cost

Academic terms

The Programme shall start on April 2020 and terms will be distributed according to the following schedule, corresponding to the Southern Hemisphere calendar:

Fall, Winter and Spring: from April to December 2020. Courses shall take place in Santiago de Chile.

Summer: from December 2020 to February 2021. Draft thesis.

Heidelberg Term: March 2021. Workshops and completion of thesis.

Class schedule

Tuesday to Thursday: 6.30 to 9.00 PM.

Some classes will be held on Mondays at the same time.

Deadline for application

January 17th, 2020

Starting Date

April 7, 2020

Academic Coordinator

Dra. Andrea Lucas Garín, LL.M.
Fono: + 56 (0) 2 – 234 96 31