Applying to the MIPLC in Times of Covid19

With the Covid-19 situation affecting all areas of life and all parts of the world, you may wonder what this means for your application to the MIPLC LL.M. program. With the following information, we would like to address the most important questions. Please also refer to the modified Application Instructions.

Academic Year 2020/21: Start on October 1, 2020

The LL.M. program 2020/21 will definitely take place. We are planning on a customary start to the academic year. In other words, we plan on starting as usual at the beginning of October on-site in Munich. In case students and lecturers are not able to convene in the MIPLC classroom at that time, we will start digitally and proceed to on-site teaching as soon as this will be possible.

The MIPLC is well-suited to adapt to the serious challenges presented by the current international public health crisis. Our small class size allows for smooth digital delivery of lectures and seminars. Our digital delivery platform includes interactivity so that students continue to be able to ask questions to their professors (and each other) in real time. The fact that, in contrast to the Bavarian universities who have postponed the start of the summer term to April 20, the MIPLC summer term started on March 30 as scheduled, is ample evidence of our adaptability to new challenges and requirements.

In addition, we are able to stream classes held in the MIPLC classroom, so that students who are not able to reach Munich (e.g. due to travel restrictions), can nevertheless participate in the program. Our technology also allows for recording of lectures, which will enable students to catch up on something they might have missed. Last, but not least, the small class size gives MIPLC an advantage when it comes to responsiveness. With a class intake of no more than 38 students, we are able to provide quick assistance to students across the globe.

Application Deadline Extended to June 30

In line with other universities, we have extended the deadline for the 2020/21 intake until June 30, 2020. In case you are not able to collect all required documents before that date, please include a statement in your application explaining which items are missing and when they will be available.

Kindly note that both TOEFL and IELTS are currently offering online tests for students who can’t visit a test center due to Coronavirus-related restrictions. For the time being, we also accept the IELTS Indicator and will decide on a case-by-case basis whether this ultimately fulfills the requirement or whether a regular test score needs to be submitted at a later point. Since the English test is one of the critical admission requirements, we encourage all applicants who need to submit a test score to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Electronic Applications Accepted

For the time being, we will accept applications in electronic format, i.e. by e-mail. Please submit your documents to the following e-mail address:

If possible, please send PDF documents rather than photos of your documents.

Although we still have to follow the legal regulations, we will handle the application procedure as flexibly as possible and support our applicants and students as much as we can. If you have any questions or concerns or need assistance, we are here for you – please don't hesitate to contact us at