CIEL-Programme

Together with five outstanding European universities, Mannheim University offers a ‘European Master in Comparative International and European Law’.  The CIEL-programme aims to encourage the mobility of master students studying comparative, international and European law at the participating universities.  The CIEL Graduate exchange programme is open to students from the following Universities:

  • Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Maastricht University
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
  • Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Zagreb



Students who successfully complete this programme are awarded the certificate of ‘European Master in Comparative International and European Law (CIEL)’, in addition to their Master degree.

As a CIEL student, you will be at Mannheim University for at least one semester.  During this semester, you need to take 30 ECTS worth of courses offered at Master's level.  Please have a look at our course catalogue for more information about the courses we offer.

Further, you need to find a second supervisor for your Master thesis.  Please note that you have to write your Master thesis subject to the relevant rules of your home university.  Your home supervisor is the principal contact in respect of any questions you might have.  The supervisor from Mannheim will have limited time for supervision.  Please ensure that you start searching for a supervisor at an early stage.

Eligibility for Participation

You must be nominated by your home institution to be eligible to apply for the programme.  Students who are interested in the CIEL-Programme should therefore contact their School/International Office to complete the relevant application.  Once nominated, you will be contacted by our International Office with application instructions.