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Study Foreign Trade & Customs Law in GERMANY

Study specialised units on foreign trade and customs law in Germany and then undertake an active work practicum in a large multinational corporation, such as Volkswagen, Airbus industries or Pricewaterhouse Coopers. The components are taught at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences based in Wolfenbüttel, a picturesque town in Northern Germany, located on the Oker River.

This program is ONLY available to Murdoch Law students. Places are limited and students must be able to commit to the full program, (from March to Oct) and be of good academic standing. So that placements can be arranged EOI's are called for in October for the following year. Those wishing to apply need to supply a cover letter, current CV and academic transcript to be considered.

As this program runs from March, students will not be able to take first semester units, unless it is an intensive. The summer intensives before and or after the program, and the winter *Macerata program are available for those students wanting to take a full credit point load in the year.

This program involves three parts and is all available for credit: (up to 15 credit points). All parts must be completed.

  • Part 1 – (End Feb - End June) study specialised intensive modules at the Brunswyck European Law School (BELS), for example: International Taxation and/or Export Control & Customs Law. (to equate to a minimum of 3 credit points to be converted from the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System))
  • Part 2 - (In July) study 1 unit at Macerata: International Trade (3 points) (*the other two units at Macerata can also be taken if you are looking for additional credit points))
  • Part 3 - (approx. Aug, Sept, and Oct) (LLB301 WIL) International work placement in a special department of a multinational, multibillion dollar corporation (such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Ernst & Young, WABCO, Volkswagen and others, subject to placement availability. (3 points)

Previous Student's experience


"The European study program that Murdoch now offers is an amazing opportunity as a law student. The knowledge, experience and opportunities that you gain from studying and working overseas are numerous. I was able to broaden my knowledge of international and European Union law through academic and practical applications. Additionally, I was able to intern at a firm with a global focus and contacts, which allowed me to make new connections and open up opportunities for employment in the UK, Netherlands, Dubai and even Australia.

Finally and most importantly, it has been the most enjoyable time of my life- I met many amazing people, travelled all throughout Europe, and generally enjoyed all of the spectacular things the program had to offer. The program is a long dedication and the idea of moving overseas alone for several months is intimidating, but it is a once in a lifetime opportunity as a student that you should not pass up."

Lachlan Smith

For more information about Murdoch University School of Law’s international programs, please click on the links above. The number of positions for each program is limited, and demand often outstrips availability.

Contact and other information

For further information and enquiries, please contact:

Professor Jurgen Brohmer

School of Law
Murdoch University
90 South Street
WA, 6150

Phone: +61 8 9360 6353