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European Private Law (LLM)

Application and admission

Complete the steps below to register for the programme.

  • 1. Check deadlines

    September Enrolment

    For enrolment in Master’s programmes that start in September, applications for admission can be submitted as early as 10 October but no later than 1 August. We highly recommend that you submit your application no later than the 1 July, as course registration starts in mid-July.

    The requested certified documents must be in our possession no later than 23 August.

    February Enrolment

    If you wish to enrol in February, you can submit your application between the 1st of May and the 31st of December. We highly recommend that you submit your application no later than the 1st of December, as course registration starts in mid-December.

    The required certified documents must be submitted before 24 January.

  • 3. Submit enrolment application in Studielink

    Before you can apply to the UvA, you will need to submit an enrolment application in Studielink. Studielink is the national online system for students who would like to pursue a degree programme at a Dutch university.

    Check your DigiD (before starting in Studielink)

    A DigiD (Digital Identification) is an online ID (username and password) that provides access to government administration websites.

    • Students who do not live in the Netherlands can use Studielink without a DigiD.
    • Students who currently live in the Netherlands will need their DigiD to use Studielink. We strongly recommend that you apply for your DigiD at least three weeks before registering in Studielink.

    Read the step-by-step guide to Studielink

    Before starting your enrolment application in Studielink, read the 'Step-by-step guide to Studielink'. 

    Download Step-by-step guide to Studielink (pdf)

    Submit enrolment application in Studielink

    Go to Studielink

  • 4. Activate your UvAnetID

    After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your ID as you will need it to complete your UvA application.

  • 5. Submit your UvA application form

    After you have registered in Studielink, you will also receive an email from Studielink (within a few days) with a link to our online application system. This is where you will submit your application to the University of Amsterdam.

    Prior education abroad

    Are you in possession of a degree certificate earned abroad? Submit your application for admission as early as possible; extra time is needed to evaluate diplomas from abroad. If you have questions in this regard, please contact the Admissions Office.

    Students whose prior education took place entirely abroad are charged an administration fee of €100, which is refunded at the beginning of the semester to registered students only.

    Online application

    A complete online application consist of the following documents:

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Certified copy of university transcripts including marks
    • Certified copy of university diploma (if it has already been obtained)
    • Proof of a passing mark on an English-language proficiency test (if the test has already been taken)

    Application form

  • 6. Wait for the admissions decision

    Once we have received your completed application (and required application fee for non-EEA students), it will be evaluated by an admissions committee. You will be notified of their decision by email. The entire admissions procedure can take up to 4 weeks for students with a non-Dutch degree, 3 weeks for students with a Dutch degree.

  • 7. Submit certified documents and English test results

    Certified documents

    If you have been conditionally admitted to the Master's programme, this means that we need to verify your prior academic credentials. You will need to send certified copies of your transcripts and degree certificates. Note that you need to send these documents by post before the deadline (see step 1). Photocopies or scans of original, certified documents are not accepted.

    All documents need to be officially certified (i.e., must bear the original stamp or signature of your university or a notary), and sent to the following address:

    Amsterdam Law School - Admissions Office (room A6.01a)
    P.O. box 1030
    1000 BA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    Or, if sent by registered post:

    Amsterdam Law School – Admissions Office (room A6.01a)
    Valckenierstraat 59
    1018 XE Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    If you have completed a legal Bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands, we can verify your prior academic credentials based on the records provided by DUO. If that is the case, you will not need to send certified copies of degree certificates or transcripts.

    Submit the required information through this digital form

  • 9. Request student ID card

    A student ID card is a personal document which serves as proof of identity for examinations and library privileges. You will receive instructions explaining how to request your student ID card. 

  • 10. Register for courses

    Course registration

    After you have been (conditionally) admitted to the LLM programme at the Amsterdam Law School, you will need to sign up for courses during the registration periods indicated on the academic calendar.

    For questions on course registration, please contact our Education Desk.

    Academic calendar

    The academic year is divided into two semesters, each lasting 20 weeks. Semester 1 classes begin in the first week of September. Semester 2 classes begin in the first week of February. At the Faculty of Law, the semesters are further divided into two teaching periods. These begin in week 1 and week 9 of each semester.

    Academic calendar

    Courses per semester

    You will find a course overview per semester (with course descriptions) in the online course catalogue.

    Information on the Course Programme

    More information on course registration