About to start your Master's programme at the Amsterdam Law School? Welcome! Make sure you regularly check this page for updated information in relation to the coronacrisis. We aim to help you make a good start with your studies. You will also find specific information about your Master's programme here when it becomes available.
Please make sure to read the information about COVID-19 and self quarantine via our Upon arrival page.
In the first block, education will largely be provided online and partly on location in building REC A on the Roeterseilandcampus. As far as possible, the programme will follow the normal structure of activities. Of course, we do take into account the fact that studying online is a different experience.
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Make sure to complete your enrolment before 1 September. After you have been admitted to the degree programme of your choice, you will be asked to pay your tuition fees. In order to be enrolled in your programme you must meet all the requirements for each step in the application process.
Once you have been conditionally admitted we will forward your personal information to the UvA Student Services department. Moving to a different country or city may sometimes be confusing. Student Services will help you through the necessary procedures. This starts with the UvA registration process while you are still abroad. During this process, you will be helped with such procedures as your visa/residence permit (if applicable), signing up for the introduction programmes and making sure that we are completely prepared for your arrival in Amsterdam. After completion of your UvA registration, you will be invited for a Start appointment.
Phase 1 of the registration for master's courses took place from 7 July to 17 July 2020.
All the detailed information on when and how to register for courses you will find on this webpage.
At the Canvas page of your Master's programme you will find all information about the Programme introduction. We ask you to sign up for this introduction as soon as possible, but in any case before 10 August. Register through Canvas, so we know how many students will attend this introduction.
The introduction meeting will take place in a lecture hall large enough to secure a 1.5 m. distance between students. If you sign up you are expected to attend. If something prevents you from attending, you are expected to deregister as soon as possible.
Also make sure that your alerts for Canvas are on, so you won’t miss any new information.
You will encounter many new terms and concepts in the first weeks of your studies. Take a look at the Guide for new Master’s students 2020-2021 for an overview.
The thesis course is offered twice each academic year. Students may decide for themselves for which course they wish to register. The exact timeframe will be posted on Canvas.
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You will find more information on the Master's Thesis on this webpage.
As a student enrolled in one of our programmes you are expected to acquire the study materials on your own. Both the Course Catalogue and Canvas list the recommended study materials for each course, and compulsory study materials are announced no later than two weeks before courses start. Please remember to order your study materials on time – once ordered, it can take up to five business days for readers to arrive.
Moving to a new city and beginning a new study is an exciting experience. The University of Amsterdam has various services and support facilities to help you with the transition.
Through the link 'Practical matters' you can find out how to arrange your visa or residence permit, your insurance, and a place to live.
If you are interested in learning the Dutch language you qualify for a course at reduced prices at the Institute for Dutch as a second language (INTT). There are possibilities to attend lessons at different levels during the day or in the evening. For more information please visit their website.
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