About the Institute
The Institute for Law and Finance is a graduate school which was established as a non-profit foundation in 2002 by Goethe University Frankfurt am Main with the support of many prominent institutions.
About the LLM Programs
Numerous rapid changes in the global financial markets over the past few decades have dramatically altered the requirements for and contents of legal study. With the development of new financial instruments such as derivatives and international hedge funds as well as entirely new requirements for financial regulation, central banking and insolvency law, there is an urgent need for professionals to be trained in the qualitatively new and rapidly evolving areas of legal practice.
The ILF offers two specialised LLM Programs which will train you not only to deal with but also to excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet.
The LLM Finance degree program at the ILF will train you not only to deal with but also excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet. Up to about 50 students will be admitted in order to ensure academic excellence and direct, personal contact between students and the faculty.
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LLM International Finance (for Graduates from Asia)
Graduates from Asia holding a first degree in law, business or economics and who have good academic records are eligible to apply to join our LLM International Finance program.
Our Master of Laws in International Banking, Securities and Finance (LLM International Finance) program offers excellent interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training in the areas of international and European banking, securities and finance law.
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The tuition fee of the LLM Finance program from 2020/21 onwards is set at € 20,000 (full-time) and €24,000 (part-time). This fee, that is to be paid in instalments, covers tuition, the use of the ILF facilities, the use of the facilities at the University of Frankfurt, the conferment of the degree upon the successful completion of the program requirements, transcripts, degree certificates as well as selected extracurricular activities. It does not cover the costs of living (i.e. board and lodging), health insurance, teaching materials or computer consumables.
All enrolled students are subject to their Terms of Enrolment.
The ILF does not provide any grant to students for the costs of living. Before being admitted to the ILF program, every student must satisfy the Admissions Committee that he/she is able to meet reasonable living expenses for the entire duration of the program.
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Applicants with an undergraduate degree in law, business or economics may apply to join the LL.M. Finance program. Candidates should submit their applications as soon as possible after 15 October of every year. Evaluation of completed applications will begin on 1 November and candidates will generally be informed of the results of their applications within 6 weeks of receipt
We recommend that you submit your application early in order to secure a place in our program. No application fee is required.
We accept both papers as well as online applications. However, please do not send your application documents to the ILF by email.
Paper applications should be sent to:
Institute for Law and Finance c/o Jennifer Schmid, Admissions Manager, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Campus Westend, House of Finance, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3, D-60629 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Applications will be considered on a “rolling basis”. Consideration of completed applications will begin on 1 November and candidates will generally be informed of the results of their applications within 6 weeks of receipt of the completed application by the ILF. No application fee is required.
Candidates are urged to submit their applications as soon as possible since applications are considered in the order in which they are completed. As such, admissions will be given on a “first come first served” basis.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Schmid, Admissions Manager.
Telephone Number: +0049 (69) 798 33624