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Advanced Master

International Tax Law (Advanced LLM)


This Master’s in International Tax Law is a unique full-time Advanced LLM of one year. Academically excellent, strongly connected to tax practice and based in the diverse and cosmopolitan capital of Amsterdam. After graduation you will have acquired the necessary knowledge to pursue or continue your career in tax advisory, the government, the tax authorities, industry, judiciary or academia. You will forever be part of the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law with its strong reputation and international network.

What is this programme about?

Students and lecturers explain what you can expect from the Advanced LLM International Tax Law and what your career opportunities are after graduation. Students also talk about why they chose to study at the University of Amsterdam and what they like about the programme.

The study programme

The Advanced LLM in International Tax Law is a full-time programme. This one year programme curriculum covers both the established framework of international tax law and emerging issues. A fundamental premise is that a proper understanding of this area of the law requires studying both the ‘big picture’ and the technicalities. Throughout the curriculum, a large focus is placed on practical case studies and technical meetings. Through your choice of elective courses and thesis topic, it is possible to obtain a specialisation in Transfer Pricing, Value Added Tax Law or European Direct Tax Law.

Academic staff

‘Our faculty is not only academically excellent but also connected to the practice: private practice, tax authorities, government and the judiciary. Our ambition is to train highly-skilled, good international lawyers who stand out in the market and can make a difference!’ – Prof. dr. Sjoerd Douma 

‘We make sure that the students stay up-to-date on current developments by organizing technical meetings throughout the year. During these meetings, we discuss topical issues with our students, such as the OECD's Pillar 2 model rules and the European Commission's proposal on shell entities in the EU (ATAD 3).’  – Dr. Vassilis Dafnomilis

‘Studying international tax law in one of the most relaxed cities in the world: a perfect combination.’ –  Prof. dr. Dennis Weber ​

Is this programme for you?

  • You have an international orientation and intellectual curiosity.
  • You want to take a deep-dive in the world of international tax law and become an excellent international tax lawyer.
  • You want to make friends and a develop first-class network for the rest of your life.
  • You want to make a difference in whichever roles you will fulfil after the LLM programme.
  • You have a good command of written and spoken English. 
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Core teaching staff from UvA and guest lecturers

The UvA staff is complemented with excellent guest lecturers from around the world

Elective courses and skills training exercises

Unique Moot Court and Tax Treaty negotiation courses 

Small-scale classes of selected students

You will be part of an international classroom with motivated students 

Excellent career and networking opportunities

There is a growing demand for international tax law specialists 

After graduation

There is an urgent need for professionals with a thorough understanding of international tax law. Therefore, this Advanced LLM in International Tax Law is an important specialisation. The two main branches of the profession are tax advisory and industry, and the tax administration and government. Other possibilities include the judiciary, inter-governmental organizations such as the OECD, UN, the European Commission and academia. This programme also provides an ideal basis from which to embark on a PhD. An annual job fair is part of the programme. 

Facts & Figures
Degree programme LLM
Type Contract teaching
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 75122
Location Roeterseiland campus