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Advanced Master
International Tax Law (Advanced LLM)
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Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the advanced Master’s in International Tax Law for the academic year 2025-2025 is €25,000. The tuition fee for this programme is non-refundable.

NB: The tuition fee for students who don’t complete their studies in one year will be calculated based on the number of ECTS they still need to obtain. 

Application fee

All students applying for a Master’s degree programme with an international diploma are required to pay a non-refundable €100 application fee. You can pay your €100 application fee by credit card (Master or Visacard) or iDEAL. Only after paying the fee, can you start your application in MyInfo. It is not possible to start an application without paying the application fee.

You don't have to pay the application fee:

  • If you have of will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university;
  • If you have already applied and have paid the application fee for another master’s programme at the UvA for the academic year 2024-2025;
  • If you are applying through the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF);
  • If you have previously applied for this LLM programme at the UvA and you have deferred your application to the following academic year. Please contact the Admissions Office after you have registered again for the LLM programme in Studielink, so they can waive the application fee for you.

Living costs

Keep in mind that living in Amsterdam also includes costs such as accommodation, food and public transport.

Scholarships

There are several scholarships available including UvA scholarships and scholarships from third parties. For more info please see below.

UvA scholarship

One scholarship of half the registration fee (€12,500 in the 2024-2025 academic year) will be awardedby the UvA for students in this programme.  This scholarship will be granted to one student who shows the most promise as an active contributor to the programme. The following factors will be taken into consideration in making the award:

  • the grades obtained by the student in his/her first degree, in particular for the final paper;
  • whether the student has demonstrated his/her international mobility by pursuing a joint university study programme or has previously been granted an award to study outside his/her home country; 
  • whether the student has published articles related to tax law in an academic journal and the quality of those articles;
  • other academic achievements. 

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship must send a specific motivation letter to admissions-law@uva.nl before April 1, 2024.

Loyens & Loeff Scholarship

Loyens & Loeff offered a scholarship of €10,500 in the 2023-2024 academic year for the advanced LLM in International Tax Law. The amount available for academic year 2024-2025 is yet to be announced. The scholarship will be granted to a talented student with the ambition to put his/her academic achievements into practice as a tax lawyer. For the selection a student’s motivation and his/her ability to successfully follow the LLM at the UvA will be highly important. The following will be taken into consideration:

  • the student’s grades obtained in his/her first degree;
  • the student’s academic interest in tax law.
  • a letter of motivation is required, containing the following information:
    1. the student’s motivation for his/her current study and the advanced LLM;
    2. the student’s academic interest in tax law;
    3. the student’s thoughts why he/she can successfully complete the advanced LLM and what his/her future career aspirations are.

Applicants wishing to be considered for one of these scholarships must send a specific motivation letter to admissions-law@uva.nl before April 1, 2024.

Maisto e Associati scholarship

Maisto e Associati offered a scholarship, amounting to €10,500 in the 2023-2024 academic year for the new advanced LLM in International Tax Law. The amount available for academic year 2024-2025 is yet to be announced. The scholarship will be granted on a merit basis to a student with distinguishing records of achievements. The selection process will also look at a student’s motivation, ambition and ability to successfully follow the LLM at the UvA. The following factors will be taken into consideration:

  • the grades obtained by the student in his/her first degree;
  • the student’s academic interest in Tax Law including the papers submitted during university studies;
  • the practical experience in international Tax Law.

A letter of motivation is required, containing the following information:

  • the student’s main reason for attending the LLM;
  • the student’s thoughts on his/her future career aspirations.

Applicants wishing to be considered for one of these scholarships must send a specific motivation letter to admissions-law@uva.nl before April 1, 2024.

Other scholarships

Please note: For the Advanced Master’s in International Tax Law are no other scholarships available.