Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Application with an international diploma is possible from 1 October. The application deadline is:

  • 1 February for international students who wish to apply for one of the VU scholarships.
  • 1 April for students from outside the EU/EEA
  • 1 April for EU/EEA students not residing in the Netherland who wish to apply for housing
  • 15 July for EU/EEA students

Admission Requirement

This Master is selective and open to a limited number of students only. The Admission Board selects on merit.
Factors which will be taken into account are:

  • GPA at least 3.25 or an overall grade point average at least B+ or 7.2
  • talent and motivation
  • proficiency in research methods and techniques
  • relevant extra-curricular academic and/or work experience
  • sufficiently proficient in the English language (see language requirements for details)

Applicants with a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Law (LLB) can apply. Applicants who do not have such a degree, but who have considerable experience in the field of law, are also encouraged to apply, provided that they have a sound academic background.
Your bachelor education is compared to and valued through the UK Naric comparison system and, if necessary, through the Nuffic comparison and validation programmes. Especially students from non-EU countries should factor in the possibility that a relevant Bachelor’s degree could not be sufficient to enter into this Master in Law programme and their application could result in a rejection.

Course Page

International Business Law: Climate Change and Sustainability
International Business Law: Finance and Behavior
International Business Law: Transactions and Trade

How to apply

  • Register via Studielink.
  • After registering you will receive log-in details for VUnet.
  • Upload the following application documents via VUnet (preferably PDF format):
    certified copy of academic degree or if not yet graduated: declaration from your home university with an expected graduation date
    certified transcript in English of grades obtained so far;
    curriculum vitae;
    letter of motivation, explaining your reasons for wishing to participate in the programme;
    proof of academic writing in English:
  1. final paper or thesis for your academic degree (excerpt, maximum 3 pages);
  2. if no thesis in English available: any other 3-5 page piece of academic writing as an alternative;
  3. if no academic writing in English available: write 3-5 pages abstract of an academic paper, including bibliography, in English.
  4. Please note we check application documents for plagiarism.
  • 2 letters of recommendationfrom academic referees (if possible including the ranking position of the applicant); we prefer digital copies uploaded in VUnet, but referees may also mail their references directly to masters.law@vu.nl
  • copy of passport and copy of residence permit (if applicable);
  • optional: course descriptions of relevant courses completed;
  • optional: literature list or bibliography of relevant books and articles used during your studies).
    The admission board may ask for additional documentation at a later stage if this is deemed necessary for reviewing your application.
  • Send proof of English proficiency to masters.law@vu.nl. This may be sent at a later stage (see Language requirements for details).
  • As soon as all required application documents have been received, your dossier is submitted to the Admission board. Please note that your dossier must be complete on the application deadline! Incomplete dossiers cannot be taken into consideration.
  • The Admission Board decides monthly on applications.
  • If you have been admitted: finalize your application

More information on the application process + documents.
You will receive practical information regarding the start of the programme during the summer.
A Skype interview is part of the application procedure.