University of Bucharest

The University of Bucharest (UB) is a Romanian public university. It was founded by Alexandru Ioan Cuza, yet the origins of the university go all the way back to 1694. Since then, UB has expanded with each passing year, covering more and more areas of studies and attracting students from all over Romania, as well as from other countries. UB`s Faculty of Law is one of the three faculties that existed when the university was founded and since then, it has developed, combining the traditional with the modern. The faculty also offers great opportunities for research, having six centres of research regarding different domains: The Constitutional Law and Political Institutions Centre, The Human Rights Centre, The Compared Social Law Centre, The European Law Centre, The General Theory of Law and New Rights Centre, and The Intellectual Property Law Studies Centre.

LL.M. in International Arbitration

This LL.M. is addressed to candidates who are interested in arbitration and everything related to it, as the LL.M. covers this subject in a very detailed manner, from both a national and international perspective, but also the topics that are strongly connected to it and tackles a wide range of problems that could occur in international arbitration.

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Single Diploma.

Language: English.

Number of Places/Students per year: 54 (according to the official announcement for the 2018-2019 academic year).

Duration: 2 semesters (FT).

Price/Fee: 817 EUR (tuition fee) + 75 EUR (application fee)

Scholarships: BU provides several types of scholarships.

Accommodation: Students can choose between living on or off campus. For Romanian students read more. For international students read more.

Application Process:

The admission consists of two parts. The first is an English competence oral exam that is eliminatory. The second one is a multiple choice test in English about the UNCITRAL Model Law on international commercial arbitration and the ICC Arbitration Rules. The minimum admission grade is 6 out of a total of 10. Take in mind that the number of places for the LL.M. is limited.

The calendar for the 2019-2020 academic year has not been announced yet, but you can use the one for 2018-2019 as an example.

For the entrance exam, the candidates must provide the following documents:

  1. A completed application form;
  2. LL.B. diploma;
  3. LL.B. diploma supplement or transcript of records;
  4. High school diploma or equivalent;
  5. If the candidate already has another LL.M., an attestation that provides the number of years of study on a funded place/tax place;
  6. Birth certificate;
  7. Marriage certificate or any other document that involves name changing if there is such a case;
  8. Medical certificate that has the following specification `apt pentru Facultatea de Drept`;
  9. ID card or passport (for foreign citizens);
  10. 4 colour photos ¾ cm format;
  11. The receipt for paying the application fee (more details about the payment);
  12. An envelope file.

Note: The previous documents have to be brought in both original and copy.


Programme structure


  • Compulsory: International, European and national legal order; European Union law and arbitration; Comparative arbitration law. Part I; Romanian law on arbitration – for the first semester; International commercial contracts. Conflicts of law in the matters of contracts; Arbitration before the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania; Dispute resolution between states and foreign investors; Comparative arbitration law. Part II; Practice – for the second semester;
  • Optional: Arbitration in constructions, Ethics and academic integrity – for the first semester; Intellectual property law arbitration, Sports law arbitration – for the second semester;

Master's Thesis: An individual, original and scientific work. The topic shall be chosen by the student who will be supervised by one of the faculty members.


LL.M Contact:

FACULTATEA DE DREPT, UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCUREŞTI, Bd. Mihail Kogălniceanu nr. 36-46, sector 5, Bucureşti, România CP. 050107

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By Oana Bahnean

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