Complete the steps below to register for the programme.
Questions? Please take a look at our FAQ.
If you would like to be considered for the AES/AMS or Mr. Julia Henriëtte Jaarsma-Adolfs scholarship, the application deadline is 15 January.
The Master in Law & Finance is a selective programme. Each application for admission is evaluated by the programme’s Selection Committee, which includes the Programme Director who makes the final decision for each admission.
Candidates may be selected on the basis of a combination of the following criteria:
In order to apply you need to meet the following entry requirements:
A complete application file consists of:
The Master in Law & Finance is aimed at Dutch and foreign students with an LLB or another academic degree with a substantial law component (at least 60 EC). An example of a Bachelor’s programme with a substantial law component is the UvA interdisciplinary Bachelor’s in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) provided the PPLE Law major is included.
Pursuant to the Convenant inzake het civiel effect, graduates who have completed this Master’s in addition to a full Bachelor’s degree in Dutch Law, qualify for admission to the Dutch bar and judiciary (the so-called ‘civiel effect’ of the Master).
Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a university in applied sciences (Dutch: HBO-Rechten, CROHO code 39205) followed by the Dutch-language Pre-Master’s programme at the Open University also qualify for admission to the Dutch bar and judiciary (the so-called ‘civiel effect’ of the Master) and may therefore also apply for the Master’s programme Law & Finance.
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:
In case of a positive evaluation of your sent application documents, we will send you an invitation to do the mathematics entrance test.
In view of the integrated approach taken by this Master's, both legal and economic, students must have a sufficient level of mathematical ability; a basic mathematics test is therefore part of the admissions procedure. Applicants will be directed to refresher courses and suitable materials with which to prepare for the test.
The test focuses on proficiency in algebra, at the level of Algebra I at the Khan Academy (see khanacademy.org/math/algebra). Besides, the test includes simple exercises in statistics and probability theory.
More specifically, the test will focus on the following mathematical abilities:
Candidates are encouraged to make use of the website of the Khan Academy to prepare for the test. We will inform you about how and when to take the test after you have submitted your application and after positive evaluation of your application.
To prepare for the test, please check the files (PDF) below.
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.
Once you have registered in Studielink, you will also receive an email within 24 hours from Studielink with a link to the UvA online application system, which is where you submit your application to the University of Amsterdam.
You should receive the instruction email within 2 working days after registering in Studielink. This email includes a link to our online application form.
Applicants with a non-EU/EEA nationality are charged an administrative fee of €100 to be paid before the application deadline. The fee is reimbursed to students who subsequently enrol successfully at the Amsterdam Law School.
Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee has been paid and processed.
A complete application file consists of:
After submitting your application, your application will be evaluated by our admissions committee. Only those applicants who fulfil the entry requirements and are therefore eligible to the Masters' programme Law & Finance, will be presented to the Selection Committee. The Committee will then decide on admission. You will be notified about the decision within 6 weeks after completion of all entry admission requirements.
Please note that the processing of application files may be delayed due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. However, UvA is doing its utmost to continue to process all files as carefully and quickly as possible.
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.
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 , this means that we need to verify your prior academic credentials. You will need to send certified copies of your transcripts and degree certificates. Photocopies or scans of original, certified documents are not accepted.
Your diploma and 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 sending TOEFL results, please use 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 number. Please make sure to send us this number so we can verify your results online.
Cambridge English Language Assessment: Once you have taken the test, you will receive a confirmation of entry. The confirmation includes a ‘Candidate ID number’ and a ‘Candidate’s secret number’. Please make sure to send us both so we can verify your results online.
You will need to pay the tuition fee in order to complete your enrolment in a degree programme at the UvA. Find out more about how to pay tuition fees.
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 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.
The academic year is divided into 2 semesters of 20 weeks each. Semester 1 classes begin on Monday, August 31st 2020, right after the Introduction days, which are held in the week of August 24th - 28th. Semester 2 classes begin in the first week of February. Both semesters consist of 3 course blocks. See the course information below.
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 organises 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.