Apply for admission to the legal traineeship with European degrees

With the successful equivalency examination, the equivalence of your university degree with the state compulsory subject examination of the first law examination is established. This enables your admission to the legal preparatory service.

Your diploma, your diplomas, certificates of examination, other evidence of formal qualifications evidence of relevant professional experience You must send the original or a certified copy of these documents.


You can submit the application without any formalities. Application forms are not available.

Preconditions
You must have a university degree in law from a Member State of the European Union.
Section 112a (1) of the German Judges Act

You must apply in writing for the equivalence test to be carried out. Enclose a certified copy or the original of your diploma and other certificates of achievement with this application. After receipt of the application, the equivalence assessment will take place. If your degree is found to be fully equivalent, you will be notified accordingly. With this decision you can apply for employment in the legal preparatory service. The application procedure then follows the application procedure for applicants who have obtained their university degree in Germany. If equivalence is not determined or only partially determined, you will also receive notification of this. In order to be admitted to the legal preparatory service in this case, you must take an aptitude test. You must apply for the aptitude test in writing. After passing the aptitude test, you can apply for admission to the legal preparatory service. The application procedure then follows the application procedure for applicants who have obtained their university degree in Germany.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Justice and Equality of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, State Office for Judicial Examinations

Last update or date of publication
06.07.2021