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Globalization, Governance and Law (B.A.)

Karlshochschule International University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
4,140 EUR
September 2022

4,140 EUR
September 2023

4,140 EUR
September 2024
Karlshochschule International University

About this program

Globalization, Governance and Law (B.A.)

What is justice? And how can this word be defined so that it can be understood by everyone? What can the average German manual worker believe in just as much as a farming family in Laos? What cultural factors need to be taken into account when it comes to the “question of rights”? The Globalization, Governance and Law course of study sets us the ambitious task of questioning and reformulating the rules of our co-existence.

Is it just if we pay 100 Euros for a pair of shoes, when the people who make them only get a fraction of that sum in wages? Is it just if people are tortured and killed simply for their words and their opinions?

As an encounter between different cultures, globalisation presents us with enormous challenges. On the one hand, global trade and exchanges of knowledge bring us ever closer together, whilst on the other, it is becoming ever more difficult to regulate responsibility at the global level. This is why we need people who are prepared to promote social justice, universal human rights and the institutions that protect them.

For us, law is more than just a complex set of rules which each person simply uses to their own advantage. For us, it is an expression of the struggle for more justice. It is more than just a part of a national culture; it is a way to get international relations to a level where it is no longer simply a case of might is right.

It is for this reason that we believe in international institutions. For us, they are the cornerstones of prosperity which is just, lasting peace and sustainable civilisational processes. We want to participate in the regulatory framework of the world and consolidate it with our skills and our work.

Admission requirements

The course of study for all those, who

  • think in terms of the bigger context
  • want to fight for social justice
  • think that a standard course in Law would not be interesting enough

Checklist - your application

  • Online Application for admission
  • Copy of your school leaving certificate containing a transcript of grades
  • If you have already studied at another university, please submit a current transcript of records.
  • If applicable, certificate of preparatory/foundation year for foreigners (Studienkolleg)
  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (If you have not written a resume/CV so far, you can use the Europass as a template.)
  • Proof of English and/or German language proficiency (respective to the study program)
  • Additional certificates (e.g. internships, extra-curricular activities) Certificates documenting vocational training, internships, international experience, extra-curricular commitment at school or in charitable/non-profit
  • Passport-sized photograph

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Study Year 1

  • Global Economy
  • Cultural Studies
  • Civil Society: Ethics, Culture, Society
  • Introduction in International Public Law
  • International Organizations
  • Introduction to Scientific Research Methods
  • German/English as a Foreign Language 1.1
  • Sustainable Development
  • Political Philosophy
  • Introduction in Strategic Practice
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • German/English as a Foreign Language 1.2

Study Year 2

  • Area Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Introductory Project
  • Foreign Language 2.1
  • International Collaboration
  • Contemporary Society
  • Elective
  • Advanced Project
  • Elective: Culture & Language (Foreign Lg. 2.2 / Host Language)

Study Year 3

  • Economic Institutionalism
  • Elective: Ethics... and Globalization / and Sustainability / in Practice
  • Justice, Human and Constitutional Rights
  • Change & Innovation
  • Foreign Language 2.3
  • Internship
  • Bachelor Thesis (incl. its Defense)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


The monthly tuition fees currently amount to € 690. You can either pay them monthly or annually. In addition, all students are required to pay a contribution of currently € 67.70 per semester (status as of 2019) to the student union (Studentenwerk) Karlsruhe.

Accordingly, the total costs per semester incl. contribution to the student union amount to € 4,207.70. If you graduate from your three-year study program within the regular study period, then, the total costs of your studies amount to € 25,246.20. For living and residing in Karlsruhe you should estimate approx. € 700 per month.

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Karlshochschule International University

Karlshochschule International University is a state-accredited, private, nonprofit university with approx. 650 students and a network of lecturers from various industries and disciplines. As such, we see ourselves as an international and intercultural hub for collaboration and experience. With our...

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Karlshochschule International University

Karlsstrasse 36-38
76133 Karlsruhe

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