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The French and German Bachelor-Programme is a four year integrated study programme between the University of Cologne (Germany) and the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (France). Each year for the winter term 60 students are admitted to the programme: 30 students from the German university and 30 students from the French university. They start their studies together in Cologne for two years before staying in Paris for two more years. In Cologne and in Paris the students follow the normal curriculum for law studies (find below the study programme of the French and German Bachelor-Programme).

Application: It depends on the centre of life of the candidate where he or she has to apply. If the centre of life (school, residence…) is in Germany, the candidate is obliged to make the application at the University of Cologne (Deadline: 15.05.). If the centre of life is in France, the applicant is obliged to make the application at the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). Only if the applicant lives in another country the applicant can choose if he or she would prefer to apply in Cologne or in Paris. A double application at both universities is not possible.

In Cologne the directors of Programme are: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Barbara Dauner-Lieb, Prof. Dr. Martin Henssler and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas von Danwitz.

In Paris the director of Programme is: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. David Capitant.


The programme is supported by the DFH/UFA (Deutsch-Französische Hochschule/Université Franco-allemande) which is located in Saarbrücken. The DFH is a legal entity, which was found by Germany and France in 1997. The mission of the DFH is to initiate, evaluate and fund German and French study programmes.

After the students have successfully completed the programme the University of Cologne confers them the diploma of Bachelor (LL.B. Köln/Paris1) and the University of Paris 1 confers (Panthéon-Sorbonne) the diploma of maîtrise.

After the French and German Studies, the students can choose where and in which way they would like to continue their studies. Most prepare for the French bar exam (CRFPA/ École de barreau) or the German Staatsexamen (1.Prüfung). Some of them continue with specific Master studies in different countries such as New Zeeland, the U.S. or Scandinavia.


Find the study programme here.