Complete the steps below to register for the programme.
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.
Admission to the Master's programme is determined based on your academic background, which must include:
1. An academic degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor of Laws.
All applications will be evaluated on an individual basis.
2. Basic knowledge of Public International Law is required for this Master’s programme.
The Amsterdam Law School offers a self-study course in Public International Law before the Master’s programme starts, followed by an examination in September. This course is compulsory for those students who have not completed a course in (Public) International Law during their bachelor’s programme. The course does not count for the 60 ECTS of the Master’s programme.
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 submitting your enrolment request in Studielink, you will automatically receive a confirmation of your enrolment request. If we need an application form from you, you will receive a link to the UvA application form. Please fill out this application form in order to complete your application.
For this, you need your activated UvAnetID.
A completed online application consists of the following documents:
You will not need to submit an application form if you have completed a legal Bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands or will have done so before the 1st of September. This exception applies to the following degree programmes:
In these cases you will not receive the link to the application form in your confirmation email.
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.
Students whose prior education took place entirely abroad are charged an administration fee of €100, which is refunded at the beginning of the semester to registered students only.
Once we have received your completed application, it will be evaluated by ou admissions committee. You will be notified of their decision by email. The entire admissions procedure can take up to 4 weeks for students with a non-Dutch degree, 3 weeks for students with a Dutch degree.
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’.
You are allowed to defer the start of your studies for up to one year. Your letter of acceptance is however valid for only one year, meaning that you will need to re-apply if you wish to enrol after that time. Please also keep in mind that when you defer the start of your studies, for administrative reasons you will need to resubmit both your enrolment in Studielink and your UvA application form before starting the programme. In that case, instead of sending the required documents, please upload your letter of acceptance. 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.
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. At the Amsterdam Law School, the semesters are further divided into two teaching periods. These begin in week 1 and week 9 of each semester.
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.
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.