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Double Master's programme in German and Russian Law

Course Description

This double degree programme is a research-focused, fully integrated postgraduate programme in German and Russian Law. As a student enrolled in this programme, you will study towards your double Master's degree at two universities – the University of Passau and Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk. The programme carries a total workload of 120 ECTS credits and is directed at students who have an undergraduate degree in law or in a subject with a strong legal focus.

The programme acquaints German students with the principles of the Russian legal system, allowing them, for instance, to put the focus on the economic and tax laws in Germany and Russia. This requires knowledge of Russian (legal) language, which is taught as part of the degree programme.

As a student enrolled in this degree programme, you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to work as a jurist in the area of German and Russian law, while simultaneously developing the competencies required for independent scholarly work.


– The first fully integrated Russo-German law degree programme in Germany
– Students spend two semesters at the partner university in Krasnoyarsk
– No tuition fees whatsoever
– The same module catalogue at both universities
– Joint colloquia with German and Russian students
– Compulsory internship abroad as part of the programme
– Previous academic achievements at other German or Russian universities are eligible for recognition
– The University of Passau and Siberian Federal University each award a final certificate making reference to the respective opposite university (double degree)

Visit the Double Master's programme in German and Russian Law page on the University of Passau website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To enrol at the University of Passau, you need a first university degree (e.g. bachelor's degree) in law or with a strong legal focus, earned in a programme of study with a standard length of three years' full-time study. Language requirements: Russian at level C1 CEFR and German at level DSH-2 or equivalent; you should provide certificates for languages that are not your native language.Student enrolled at Krasnoyarsk who wish to apply for the Passau portion of the programme should apply via the International Office of the University of Passau by no later than 31 August.

Course Fees

72 euros per semester (student services contribution and bus pass fee)

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