Degree from a Dutch research university
This page outlines the step-by-step process for completing your application to a Master's programme at Utrecht University. Please read this information thoroughly before starting your application.
- students with a Bachelor’s degree in Law or Liberal Arts and Sciences with substantial knowledge of criminal law.
- Bachelor students of the School of Law of Utrecht University are strongly recommended to take the bachelor courses European Law and International and European Institutional Law previous to the start of this LLM programme. Students with a Liberal Arts Bachelor's degree need a very strong basis in (Dutch) criminal law. This requirement is fulfilled by students who have completed at least 45 EC on law courses at an undergraduate or graduate level, including courses on (Dutch) criminal law and European Union law.
In the admission procedure it will be furthermore determined whether you possess, to a sufficient extent, the following core competences:
- motivation and talent;
- a sufficient level of the relevant knowledge and a command of the methods and techniques in that field of study;
- a general academic level of working and thinking;
- command of the language(s) used in the course.
Please pay attention to the following: the Master’s programmes European Law, European Criminal Justice in a Global Context, Law and Technology in Europe and Law and Sustainability in Europe of Utrecht University all are registered under one degree programme European Law (CROHO-code 60602). If you would like to pursue one of these programmes after another, you have to request postponement of graduation for the first programme from the Board of Examiners until the second programme is completed as well. You have to submit a request for postponing your graduation for the first programme while being enrolled for the first programme. You postpone the graduation for the first programme until also the graduation requirements for the second programme have been met.
It is not possible to obtain a diploma in one of these programmes after having graduated already in a programme of European Law. It is only possible to graduate once in a programme registered under the CROHO-code of European Law.
English language requirements
You are exempt from the English language requirement because you obtained your previous degree from a Dutch Research University.
We do not offer a pre-master’s programme for students with a degree from a Dutch research university.
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Your application is complete when you have (1) fully submitted your OSIRIS application, (2) uploaded all required documents and (3) paid the application fee (if applicable). After the deadline has passed, incomplete applications will be cancelled.
The following documents must be uploaded before the application deadline (depending on your previous education):
Degree from Utrecht University
Transcript from OSIRIS
Degree from another Dutch Research University
Diploma or certified graduation statement (with graduation date and without any conditions)
Certified transcript (including courses, grades and GPA)
Please make sure the document has a stamp/signature and contact information of the institute.
Questions about the application procedure? Please check our FAQ or contact the Admissions Office.
Visit Studielink and complete the online enrolment application.
Afterward, you will receive login details for OSIRIS online application, where you can upload the required documents. You can find all information on how to use Studielink here.
After submitting your application to Studielink, you will receive an email with login details for OSIRIS Online Application. Here you can upload all required documents and check the status of your application.
After you upload all documents in OSIRIS, the Graduate School will evaluate them. We strive to inform you of our decision within 20 working days.
If you are admitted, your admission letter will describe the next steps towards enrollment. In most cases your admission is conditional, which means you will have to send additional documents or complete more steps.