Munich Program Admission and Fees


Applicants in countries (such as the United States) in which law is studied at the graduate level must have completed at least one full year of full or part-time study at an accredited law school at the time the program begins. Applicants in countries (such as Germany) in which law is studied at the university level must have completed at least two years of legal education at an institution recognized as capable of conferring degrees which fulfill a necessary condition for the graduates to practice law in the country of the institution. While we anticipate that the majority of students in the program will be law students at U.S. law schools, applications are welcomed from eligible applicants from throughout the world.  Applications are also accepted from law school graduates and non-lawyers interested in the relevant topics.

English Language Requirement

This program is conducted entirely in English. Students whose native language is not English and who have not studied for at least two years at a university in which the principal language of instruction is English must demonstrate their competency in English by submitting proof of a computer-based TOEFL score of at least 250, a Cambridge CPE score of at least 60, or a IELTS score of at least 6.0.

Application Procedure

We will accept applications on a rolling basis. Students interested in participating in the program will be required to complete and submit the Munich Summer Intellectual Property Program Application.  Please email any questions to [email protected] to let us know you are interested.

Please read the disclosures on the Disclosures and Frequently Asked Questions page before submitting your application.

Applications will be considered as they are received. Once the maximum number of students for the two-week session has been admitted to the program, a limited number of applications will be accepted for a waiting list.

Students admitted to the program will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 within two weeks of receiving notification of admission to secure their place in the program. The deposit will be credited toward program tuition. The balance of the tuition will be due on May 1, 2019. Payment of the application fee may be made by check or money order in U.S. funds and drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to The George Washington University; further details on payment of tuition fees will be provided upon admission to the program.

To apply, submit your application and the following:

  • A brief statement, consisting of approximately 250 words, explaining why you wish to participate in the program and the background, if any, you bring to it.
  • If you are currently in law school, a statement of good standing and a current official transcript (if unavailable, you may provide an unofficial statement of grades).
  • An updated copy of your résumé.
  • Proof of competency in English (required for some non-native speakers; see for details)
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50.00, payable by check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank (no cash) to “The George Washington University Law School.”

Please return your application and all required accompanying materials (including application fee) to:

The Munich IP Summer Program
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052


Tuition for summer 2019 is $2700 for the two-week session.  The additional cost of required books and written materials is estimated to be approximately $200; some materials may be made available cost-free as pdf files, and will be printed for students only upon their request. A refundable deposit of $20 or 20Euro for your access card while in Munich will be collected when it is issued to you. The funds will be refunded when you return the card.

Cancellation and Refunds

GW does not anticipate canceling the program. However, if it becomes necessary to cancel or significantly change the program, all applicants and/or admitted students will be promptly notified and provided a full refund of all monies paid within 20 days of the date of cancellation or significant change. Students will be given an opportunity to withdraw from the program with a full refund of all monies paid if the U.S. State Department ever declares the program site to be an "Area of Instability" or if a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is ever issued for Germany. For a cancellation that occurs after a deposit has been paid, we will use our best efforts to make arrangements for each student enrolled to attend a similar program, if the student so desires.