Master of Law in International LawRequirements

Important Dates

  • Applications open from June 2024
  • First application deadline, 4th of November, 2024. *If documents are submitted before that date, application fee is free.
  • Second application deadline: 17th of January 2025
  • Clases start on 8th of Abril, 2025
  • Schedule: Tuesdays to Thursdays from 18:30 - 21.00 hours. Ocasionally on Mondays, from 18:30 - 21:00 hours.
  • The program ends on the 31sr of March, 2026, in Heidelberg, Germany.


Applicants must meet the following requirements

  • Degree in juridical sciences granted by a Chilean or foreign university
  • Outstanding record of achievement throughout their Law studies
  • Good command of both English (TOEFL test at least 78 point in TOEFL IBT and Spanish (if not native language). Knowledge of English and/or Spanish must be certified.

Application Documents

Applicants must submit the following documents in due form and time. 

  • Application forms
  • An official transcript of the academic record of the applicant at his/her Law School and a copy of his/her law degree
  • Certificate of English and Spanish. For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 points on PBT (paper based test), 210 on CBT (computer-based test) or 78/80 on IBT (Internet based test) is required. Applicants whose native language is not Spanish must approve a test of Spanish proficiency
  • Payment receipt of the application fee
  • Translations of official documents can be submitted later on in the process, for more details please contact: 


Please send the above mentioned documents to:
Heidelberg Center para América Latina
Las Hortensias 2340
Santiago de Chile

Note that these documents will not be returned to the applicant. Please do not send original documents!

Please send the document also per E-mail to:


Academic Terms

The program starts on April 2024. Course terms are arranged according to the following schedule, corresponding to the Southern Hemisphere calendar:

Fall, winter and spring (April to December)
Courses take place at the HCLA in Santiago de Chile, hybrid modus.

Summer (December to February)
Draft thesis

Heidelberg Stay (March)
Courses, completion of thesis and final oral examination

In order to obtain the Master's Degree in International Law, participants have to pass all courses, the written thesis and a final oral examination.



Application fee
Euro 100
Tuition enrollment
Euro 453
Tuition fees

(fees cover the stay in Heidelberg)
Euro 12.000


The program has two prestigious scholarship systems:

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): monthly allowance, allowance towards the tuition free, travel allowance, and partial expenses for the stay in Heidelberg.
  • HCLA-Scholarships: tuition fee discounts for qualified cases

Please, contact the program coordination for more information:



Other scholarships: