On this page, you will find important details of the application process (such as deadlines, admission requirements, required documents and application assessment) for the master's programme in European Law School for the academic year 2024-2025.
Important deadlines for this study programme
The master's programme in European Law School starts in September.
The deadlines below are applicable for applying for a start in September 2024.
When you want to apply or are applying for this study programme, it is important that you inform yourself of the deadlines that you need to meet. The important deadlines when applying for this study programme are provided in the table below.
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|What you need to know about this date
|1 October 2023
|Studielink is open for applications for the academic year 2024-2025
Up to and including 1 May 2024, 23:59 CET
|Deadline for completing the entire application process for non-EU/EEA applicants (these applicants require a visa or residence permit)
|Up to and including 1 June 2024, 23:59 CET
|Deadline for completing the entire application process for applicants from the EU/EEA or Switzerland.
General requirements: previous education
The admission requirements for academic year 2024/2025 for the master’s programme in European Law School depend on your previous education. Please check below which requirements apply to you.
Graduates from selected relevant university
You qualify for admission to the master’s programme in European Law School if you have a Dutch university bachelor’s degree in European Law School, Dutch Law, or Tax law. You may also qualify for admission if you have a non-Dutch university bachelor’s degree in Law, provided that the Board of Admissions considers your degree to be of a level equivalent to a Dutch university bachelor’s degree in Law.
Pre-master’s programme in Law
Does your bachelor’s degree not qualify you for direct admission to a master’s programme in Law? Then you can apply for the pre-master’s programme in Law. This is a preparation programme for students with a university of applied sciences (hbo) or research university bachelor's degree who want to pursue a university master's degree at the UM Faculty of Law but are not eligible for direct admission to our English-taught programmes.
Language requirements for English-language master programmes
As English is the language of instruction in this study programme, it is essential that your English language skills are good enough for you to undertake intensive and challenging academic courses that are taught and examined in English.
Answer the questions below to find out if you meet the language requirements.
Applicants who received their previous education in a non-EU/EEA country (handling fee)
Applicants for this study programme who received their previous education in a non-EU/EEA country will have to pay a handling fee. More information on this handling fee and how to arrange this payment can be found on the Handling fee page.
Documents required for application process
During the application process for this study programme, you will need to complete a number of tasks for which you will often have to upload documents. The list below gives you an insight into what documents you will (and might) need to prepare.
Required documents for all applicants to this study programme
A recent portrait picture
This picture must satisfy certain requirements.
A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card
Make a copy of the page with your personal details. Save this copy as ‘passport copy’ and not as ‘passport picture’.
A copy of your most recent certified grades transcript and a copy of your certified diploma if you have obtained it
If you have not graduated yet, you can upload your official grades transcript from your bachelor's programme.
- Letter of motivation
All candidates must write a well-prepared and structured letter of motivation for this specific master’s programme. The letter should explain your motivation for choosing this specific master’s programme. It should also include an overview of what you intend to learn and how this programme fits into your future professional plans. The letter must be dated and addressed to the Board of Admissions of the Faculty of Law.
Documents that demonstrate your proficiency in English
Answer the questions concerning language requirements under ‘Language requirements for English-language master programmes’ on this webpage to find out if you need to provide additional documentation. The outcome of your answers will indicate which documents you can use to prove your proficiency.
Please note: all documents must be in Dutch, English or German.
How do we assess your application?
When you want to apply or are applying to this study programme, it is useful to know how we assess your application. You can find more information about this in this section.
For this master's programme selection takes place on the basis of your quality and suitability. For this your motivation and your academic experience are important.
Note: only complete applications will be assessed. We therefore recommend that you adhere to the deadlines provided in the table under ‘Important deadlines for this study programme’ on this page. We strive to assess your application and communicate the result to you within three to four weeks.