Prospective Exchange Students




Law exchange students coming to ESADE Law School join students in their 4th year of the Bachelor in Law and the 1st year of the Master in Legal Practice. They are welcome either on Fall or Spring term.


THEMIS is a network made up of eight top universities: Università Bocconi (Italy), ESADE Law School (Spain), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Université Paris- Est Créteil Val de Marne (France), Maastricht University (Netherlands), Singapore Management University (Singapore), Universität St. Gallen (Switzerland) and WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) (Austria).

These schools have come together to create a new standard in business law education in response to an ever-increasing demand for legal professionals with international know-how and expertise.

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Application Requirements & Procedures

All exchange students’ nominations should be done online by home universities from March to June. Students should have at least completed two years of law studies at university level, be in good standing and fulfil the program requirements.

Required Application Documents to be uploaded by law students after their home university on-line nomination from May and no later than June for the fall term students. For Spring Term students the deadline is around October.

Documents to be uploaded on MyESADE by law exchange students before July:

1. Copy of Passport (showing full name)

2. Proof of Health Insurance with International Coverage

3. Spanish B2 certificate or equivalent required (only for Spring term students)

4. 1 passport-sized photographs

5. CV / Resumé

6. Official Transcript (Only ORIGINAL scanned transcripts or e-transcripts will be accepted. Students will be required to show their original transcript during the ESADE mandatory check in once in Barcelona, in order to validate the uploaded document.)

Academic Calendar

Exchange students are encouraged to arrive earlier to secure accommodation prior to the start of the program. Students should arrive not later than the day before the first day of the term.

Fall term

Orientation Program Last week of August – Begining of September

Spanish Language course One week before the semester starts

Term Dates including exams September to January

Spring term

Orientation Program Mid-January

Spanish Language course Two last weeks of January

Term Dates including exams End January to June

Exchange students are requested to stay until the end of the scheduled exams. No special dates for exams to be arranged.

Educational Offer

Course registration
Registration must be done by students online through ESADE’s Intranet (MyESADE). Note that the course placement will be done through bidding system.

Law Elective Courses
Law courses both at Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. Please find here the 2017/18 law course list and the 2017/18 THEMIS course list.

ECTS credit system & Semester workload
We apply the ECTS credit system.
Exchange students are required to follow 30 ECTS per term.

Course Attendance is required in all courses.

Exam accommodation
Indicate your need to the International relations Direction at least 5 weeks before the exam date specifying the type of accommodation you need and attaching a certificate or an email from your home University.

Exams are mostly written, but are sometimes conducted orally, or even take-home assignments. Projects may also be required.

Official transcripts will be available at the end of February (for fall-term students) and at the end of July (for spring-term students) and will be sent directly to the home university. Students and partner universities may check the grades as published through MyESADE / MyStudies / Grades.

The Registrar’s Office will not release transcripts or advance unofficial grades before the established dates.

ESADE grades are on a scale of 0 to 10.

Fact Sheet

Language of Instruction

Fall term
We offer English & Spanish taught courses. Students may take electives in both languages and we strongly advise that students have a good command of both languages. If it is not the case, students can take all their elective in English.

Spring term
We offer Spanish taught courses. Students are required to have minimum a B2 CEFR certificate issued by a competent body, coordinator of Spanish Language or another authorized institution (language school).

Campus & Accomodation

ESADE Law School is located in a residential neighbourhood called Pedralbes in the upper part of Barcelona. More info

ESADE does not have housing facilities for students in Barcelona – Pedralbes but students are welcome to stay at the Residencia Sarria, which is a 15 minute walk down to the Pedralbes campus.

It is highly recommended that you plan to arrive in Barcelona at least one week prior to the start of your programme to locate accommodation.

Contact & Information

Patricia Saiz
International Relations Director
International Academic Relations Unit
ESADE Law School
Araceli Domènech
Law Exchange & Themis Programs Coordinator
International Academic Relations Unit

ESADE Law School