International Law (in Santiago de Chile)

Degree Master of Laws in International Law (
Application mandatory
Course commences April
Term of the program 1 year
Format options full-time only
Language requirements English, Spanish (on application)
Language of instruction English, Spanish
Other features postgraduate studies / continuing education

Juristische Fakultät/Faculty of Law

 International Law

Organising Institution

The course is offered by the Faculties of Law of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the University of Chile, with the academic support of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile



The programme aims mainly at offering a comprehensive analysis of current and prospective trends in the field of international law in an era of globalization, as well as in that of international trade and investments, and in the methods for arbitration and settlement of disputes in these areas.

The impact of globalization on sources and subjects of international law will be discussed. Recent developments in the fields of international economic law, protection of the environment and State responsibility, as well as relevant issues confronting the international community over the last few years will also be on the agenda.

Emphasis is placed on subjects relating to the regulation of international trade, particularly the law of international trade, investments law, and the settlement of disputes. In this context, special attention is given to topics such as international arbitration, procedures before the World Trade Organization, and ICSID.



The Master´s programme in International Law, with special reference to Investments, Trade and Arbitration, is open to lawyers and law-school graduates from all over the world. The Master´s degree in International Law (LL.M. int) is awarded jointly by the University of Heidelberg and the University of Chile at the end of the course. Participants obtaining this Master´s degree in International Law are automatically qualified to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Heidelberg.

The programme is organised on a yearly basis. Three periods of study (“terms”) take place in Santiago de Chile, at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America. The curriculum includes a three-month period for preparation of the LL.M. thesis. A final one-month term is spent in Heidelberg, at the Max Planck Institute and the University of Heidelberg. During this final period, students participate in two workshops and complete their theses. A minimum of eight courses will be offered in each term in Santiago. 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 takes place in Heidelberg. Exceptionally, defence of the thesis may also take place in Santiago de Chile. Courses will be conducted either in Spanish or in English. Courses in German are available to participants free of charge. 

Further information: Master's Programme in International Law

Academic terms

The programme commences in April. The terms are distributed according to the following schedule, corresponding to the calendar of the southern hemisphere:

Fall, Winter and Spring: from April to December. Courses taken in Santiago de Chile.

Summer: from December to February. Draft of thesis.

Heidelberg term: March. Workshops and completion of thesis.

Class schedule

Tuesday to Thursday: 6.30 pm to 9 pm


Applicants must meet the following requirements:
a. a law degree from a Chilean (or other) university
b. an outstanding record of achievement throughout their law studies
c. a good command of both English and Spanish


Formal requirements


Applications must be addressed to the Heidelberg Center for Latin America.

For further information, please contact the Heidelberg Center for Latin America.

Admission Regulations

Examination regulations / Study regulations

Please note that the english version is a non-binding convenience translation. Only the German version
of the document has legal validity.

Examination Regulations/ Study Regulations: International Law (22 July 2010)

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Aufbaustudiengang "Master of Laws in International Law (LL.M.)"

Closing Date

3rd friday in january



Andrea Lucas Garín, LL.M.
Academic coordinator

Master of Laws in International Law (
Heidelberg Center para América Latina
Las Hortensias 2340
Providencia – Santiago
phone: + 56 (0) 2 2234 96 31
phone: + 56 (0) 2 2234 34 66
fax: + 56 (0) 2 2234 37 81



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Letzte Änderung: 12.03.2019