Complete the steps below to register for the programme.
In Studielink, the name of the Master's programme does not mention the track name. To register for this track in Studielink, first select 'International Criminal Law’ as your study programme. You will be asked to select the specific track during a following step.
Questions? Please take a look at our FAQ.
*The Amsterdam Law School does not admit students who have a prior US law degree.
Please note that If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, the application deadline is 15 January. Bear in mind that we need all documentation before this deadline.
The Master's programme in International Criminal Law - Joint Program is a selective, specialized programme open to a limited number of motivated, ambitious students. A selection procedure applies whereby students with the most competitive applications will be admitted to the programme.
Admission to the Master’s programme is determined based on 2 aspects:
All applications will be evaluated on an individual basis.
In an international environment, sufficient mastery of the English language is critical for academic success. Students must take an English-language proficiency test to demonstrate their ability. The Amsterdam Law School accepts the following tests and test results:
The following students are exempted from the above-mentioned test requirements:
Applicants will be selected on the basis of study results and motivation by a Selection Committee Board. The criteria that are employed by this committee are as follows:
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.
After enrolling in Studielink, you will within 24 hours receive an automated email with a link to your MyInfo UvA application form. To log in to MyInfo you need your UvAnetID. Please fill out the application form, upload the required documents and submit your MyInfo application form before the application deadline.
Applicants with a non-EU/EEA nationality are charged an administrative fee of €100 to be paid while submitting the application form. The fee is reimbursed to students who subsequently enrol successfully at the Amsterdam Law School.
A complete online application consists of the following documents:
Please note that if you have applied last year, but you have decided to withdraw your application due to Covid-19, we advise you to upload a new updated motivation letter.
Once we have received your completed application (and the required application fee for non-EU/EEA students), it will be evaluated by our admissions committee. Only those applicants who fulfil the entry requirements and are therefore eligible to the masters programme International Criminal Law Joint Programme, will be presented to the Selection Committee after the application deadline. Qualified candidates may be invited for an interview with the members of the Committee, under Covid19 circumstances, via Zoom. The Committee will then decide on admission. You will be notified about the decision by email before the 1st of June.
If you get selected for this programme, the university will send you a letter of acceptance by email. We request that you accept or decline within ten working days.
A deferral of your application is not possible. However, you can apply for a next start moment. In case you wish to do so, please withdraw your enrolment request in Studielink. In order to apply for next start moment, please keep in mind that you will need to resubmit both your enrolment in Studielink and your UvA application form before starting the programme. It also means that you have to go through the selection process again and a place in the programme is not guaranteed. The admissions decision will be based on the entry requirements that apply for the academic year in which you wish to enrol.
If you decline acceptance, please do not forget to de-enrol from the Master’s programme in Studielink.
If you have been selected for our Master's programme we need to verify your prior academic credentials. You will need to send us certified copies of your transcripts and degree certificates. Photocopies or scans of the original certified documents are not accepted.
Your diploma and transcripts need to be officially certified (i.e., must bear the original stamp or signature of your university or a notary), and sent with the printed version of the completed online application form to the following address:
Amsterdam Law School - Admissions Office (room A6.01a)
P.O. Box 1030
1000 BA Amsterdam
Or, if sent by registered post:
Amsterdam Law School – Admissions Office (room A6.01a)
1018 XE Amsterdam
If you have not yet sent your English test results, please make sure you do so before the deadline.
TOEFL: When signing up for the TOEFL test, please make sure to mention our institutional code: 9011. If you do not, we cannot verify your results online and you will need to send us the original test results.
IELTS: Once you have taken the test, you will receive a test report. Please send us a scan of your test report by email so we can verify it online.
Cambridge English Language Assessment: Please ask Cambridge to ‘share’ your certificate with us so we can verify your test scores online.
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.
After you have been (conditionally) admitted to the LLM programme by the Amsterdam Law School you will be signed up for courses by the Amsterdam Law School for the first semester.
Please note: The Amsterdam Law Clinics have a different registration period prior to the course registration period. Check the clinics deadlines.
For questions about course registration, please contact the Education Desk.
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.
You will find a course overview per semester (with course descriptions) in the online Course Catalogue.
Moving to another city, while exciting, can also be overwhelming. UvA Student Services organizes Start Appointments each year (free of charge) to help with the practical issues you may encounter during your transition to Amsterdam, such as registering with the municipality or opening a Dutch bank account. You will receive an invitation for a Start Appointment once you have submitted your immigration application. There are two levels of Start Appointment: all-inclusive and regular.
To help you get started, the Amsterdam Law School organizes a (mandatory) Introduction Day for all new Master’s students. You will find information on the Introduction Day on the student website.