Complete the steps below to register for the programme.
In Studielink, the name of the Master's programme does not mention the track name. To register for this track in Studielink, first select 'International and European Law' as your study programme. You will be asked to select the specific track during a following step.
Questions? Please take a look at our FAQ.
Please note that the Master’s programmes Public International Law and International Trade and Investment Law do not have a February start.
To be admissible to the Master's programme in International and European Law: Public International Law applicants need to fulfill the following criteria:
A selection procedure applies whereby each application for admission is evaluated by the programme’s Selection Board, which is appointed by the Programme Director. The Admissions Board of the Faculty makes the final decision for each admission. A phone or video interview with the applicant may be part of the Admission process if the Selection Committee considers this necessary.
Admission to the Master's programme is determined based on your academic background, which must include:
An academic degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor of Laws.
All applications will be evaluated on an individual basis.
In an international environment, sufficient mastery of the English language is critical for academic success. International students must take an English-language proficiency test to demonstrate their ability. Dutch students who received their prior education in the Netherlands are exempted from this test.
Questions? Please take a look at our FAQ.
After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID. Follow the instructions in this email to activate your ID; you will need it to complete your UvA application.
After enrolling in Studielink, you will within 24 hours receive an automated email with a link to your MyInfo UvA application form. To log in to MyInfo you need your UvAnetID. Please fill out the application form, upload the required documents and submit your MyInfo application form before the application deadline.
For this, you need your activated UvAnetID.
A completed online application consists of the following documents:
Are you in possession of a degree certificate earned abroad? Submit your application for admission as early as possible; extra time is needed to evaluate diplomas from abroad. If you have questions in this regard, please contact the Admissions Office.
Once we have received your completed application, it will be evaluated by our admissions committee. Only those applicants who fulfil the entry requirements and are therefore eligible to the Masters' programme International and European Law: Public International Law will be presented to the Selection Committee after the application deadline. The Committee will then decide on admission. You will be notified about the decision by email before the 1st of June.
If you meet all the entry requirements and the Admissions Office has approved your application, the university will send you a letter of acceptance by email. We request that you accept or decline within ten working days. After you have accepted your offer, your application will be further processed. Please note that if you do not respond to your offer after ten working days, there might be a chance your application or your visa request cannot be finalized and you will not be able to complete your enrolment. If you are unsure whether you are able to start your master’s programme, you can also select the option ‘I accept but I have doubts’.
A deferral of your application is not possible. However, you can apply for a next start moment. In case you wish to do so, please withdraw your enrolment request in Studielink. In order to apply for next start moment, please keep in mind that you will need to resubmit both your enrolment in Studielink and your UvA application form before starting the programme. It also means that you have to go through the selection process again and a place in the programme is not guaranteed. The admissions decision will be based on the entry requirements that apply for the academic year in which you wish to enrol.
If you decline your acceptance, please do not forget to de-enrol from the Master’s programme in Studielink.
You will not need to send in documentation if you have completed a legal Bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands or will have done so before the 1st of September; we can verify your prior academic credentials based on the records provided by DUO. If that is the case, you do not need to send certified copies of your degree certificate or transcript. This exception applies to the following degree programmes:
The same exception applies if you have completed a pre-Master's programme at the UvA or if you are applying based on the following diplomas granted by the UvA:
If you are required to submit documentation, please send it before 1 September to:
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
All documents 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 address above.
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.
Please note: The Amsterdam Law Clinics have a different registration period prior to the course registration period. Check the clinics deadlines.
For questions on course registration, please contact our Education Desk.
The academic year is divided into two semesters, each lasting 20 weeks. Semester 1 classes begin in the first week of September. Semester 2 classes begin in the first week of February.
You will find a course overview per semester (with course descriptions) in the online Course Catalogue.
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. Check your enrolment checklist at sis.uva.nl to see which matters of your enrolment possibly still need to be completed.
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.
Would you like to take a law Master's degree at the UvA after completing a non-legal university degree (at least a Bachelor's degree)? Then in certain cases this is possible via a transition program of 54 EC.