The world-wide outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is having a big impact on the lives of many. The University of Amsterdam and IBFD's thoughts are with everyone affected by it. At the same time, the two organizations are fully committed that the 2020-2021 class of the Advanced LLM Program in International Tax Law will commence on 1 September 2020.
In order to guarantee the start of the program at the beginning of the academic year, the program will be offered online until 31 December 2020. It will be assessed in September whether teaching can start on-campus as from 1 January 2021 or whether a later date is necessary.
Once education has returned on campus, should Dutch rules and regulations regarding COVID-19 still make it impossible for some students to pursue their studies in Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam and the IBFD will, to the best of their ability, make it possible for them to pursue their studies, if necessary online.
The online part of the program, which will be accessible only for students who have been admitted, will consist of daily videos, quizzes, live meetings with renowned professors, case studies in small groups, games, panel sessions, peer-to-peer review, student presentations, online assessment, and much more. It will be a great experience, interactive and inclusive, truly creating an academic community of friends.