The Law Faculty of Trento offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative, European and International Legal Studies (CEILS), taught entirely in English.
The CEILS will provide its students with an authentic international experience and an all-encompassing education in comparative, European, international, and transnational law. Together with other national legal systems, elements of Italian law will be taught within the European, comparative, and international framework. Last but not least, CEILS students will have the opportunity to apply for internship programs in international institutions. The diversity of the students’ community will enhance their learning commitment and intensify their contact with other cultures. The CEILS curriculum will be taught by Italian and foreign professors, who have wide-ranging research and teaching experience in Trento and abroad.
CEILS aims to provide high-quality teaching in small classes under the supervision of international and Italian academics. Students will be exposed to a variety of methodologies, disciplinary traditions, and jurisdictions. Courses will cover a broad range of fields and enhance the comparative, international, and transnational dimensions of law.
CEILS offers its students the opportunity of an authentic international learning experience. The Faculty of Law of Trento is one of the leading Italian legal research institutions. It is a dynamic and inspiring place to study. It enjoys a diverse student body and plays an important role in the education of lawyers, legal experts, and academics.
The CEILS Degree is offered to 50 highly qualified applicants. A 10 students quota is reserved for applicants non-EU nationals living abroad.
For the 2020-21 non-EU selection, there are 5 scholarships that may be awarded to 5 particularly deserving candidates, according to their admission score.
Comparative Legal Systems
Comparative Constitutional Law
Roman Foundations of European Law
European Union Law
Foundations of Private Law from an EU Perspective
Philosophy of Law
Informatics and Legal Research (Informatics and the Law)
History of Western Legal Tradition
Introduction to Economics
Comparative Private Law
International and Supranational Protection of Fundamental Rights
Employment and Labour Law
Business and Company Law
Transnational Civil Litigation in a Comparative Perspective
Criminal Procedure from a Comparative and International Perspective
Business and Consumer Transactions
Conflict of Laws
Other activities offered as elective
Internship (preferably in international institutions)
Candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
High-school leaving certificate (or equivalent qualification obtained in a foreign country);
Good knowledge of the English Language (minimum requirement B2).
EU applicants will be selected in March and August 2020 by means of a test (in English) focusing on:
General culture from an international perspective
Basic IT skills
Non-EU applicants will be assessed according to the following criteria:
Curriculum Vitae and Statement of Purpose (0-60 points);
Interest, competence, and language skills ascertained through an interview (0-40 points).
EU citizens and non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy
Spring Session: March each year
Summer Session: July each year
Non-EU candidates living outside Italy
Winter session: January/February each year