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.
- 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 good basic knowledge of law. This requirement is fulfilled by students who have completed at least 45 EC on law courses at an undergraduate or graduate level, including basic courses on public international law and/or 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.
A written assignment and an interview can be part of the selection procedure. The admissions committee will make its final decision based on your ability, your commitment to the subject, your academic skills and your command of English.
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.
For students that have completed a Bachelor's degree in applied sciences in Dutch law (hbo-rechten) admission to our LLM programmes is possible after completion of the Schakelzone Recht of the Open Universiteit (OU). The Schakelzone Recht is fully taught in Dutch and concerns mainly Dutch law. Additional requirements may be required for Civiel Effect. Beside the completion of the Schakelzone Recht programme, you have to meet the entrance requirements of your master's programme.
When you have completed the Schakelzone Recht (60 EC) you are eligible for admission to these LLM programmes:
- European Criminal Justice in a Global Context;
- European Law;
- Law and Economics;
- Law and Sustainability in Europe;
- Law and Technology in Europe;
- Nederlands recht: Intellectueel eigendomsrecht, innovatie en technologie;
- Nederlands recht: Privaatrecht (solid prior knowledge of insolvency law is an additional entry requirement);
- Nederlands recht: Staats- en bestuursrecht;
- Nederlands recht: Strafrecht;
- Onderneming en recht (solid prior knowledge of insolvency law is an additional entry requirement);
- Public International Law.
|Application deadline for scholarship candidates|
|Application deadline for Non-EU passport holders|
|Application deadline for EU passport holders|
All deadlines expire at 23:59 [CET/CEST] on the specified date. You must complete the application process (including submitting your application documents in OSIRIS Online Application and paying the application fee) by this time.
The following documents must be uploaded before the application deadline (depending on your previous education):
Degree from Utrecht University
Degree from another Dutch Research University
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, check the status of your application and enter contact details of your referee(s).
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.