LL.M in International and European Law


Radboud University Law

Full time September, February LLM Full-time: 1 year

About the course

Master's programme in International and European Law

Our English-taught LL.M. programme in International and European Law is primarily designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of European Union law with the intent of pursuing a legal career with a strong international dimension. This Master's offers you a thorough education in European law, including competition law, immigration law, external relations law, judicial protection, human rights law and public international law. During this course, you gain knowledge of both the internal and external markets of the European Union and the position of Europe in the world. Thus, you receive a sound basis for an international legal career as a European law expert.

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Entry Requirements

1. A completed Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Law equivalent to the Dutch educational level*
2. A proficiency in English:
a. A TOEFL score with a minimum score of 90 overall (internet-based, with a minimum of 23 for writing) or 575 (paper-based).
b. An IELTS score with a minimum of 6.5 overall (with a 6.5 minimum for writing and 6.0 minimum for the other components)
c. A Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a grade of C or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a grade of C
3.Motivation letter in English


Fees

€2,168 (from EEA countries); €16,000 (from non-EEA countries).

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Student Profile(s)

Franz Ferrari

Radboud University is among the top one per cent of universities in the world. It was just recently awarded best traditional university in the Netherlands in 2019, with the law programme as best in its field. Almost 95% of alumni with a Master's degree work in a paid position within 1.5 years after their graduation.
All these statistics were a sound reason for me to enrol in the European Law programme at Radboud University, but their significance ended on the first day of the programme. What matters from that moment on, are your personal feelings and your own experiences.

As far as I can tell now, shortly before graduation, there are a number of features of the whole programme which made it truly exceptional and different from my previous education. Of these features, I will describe the three that impressed me the most.

After a very welcoming introduction by the International Office, the programme starts with a four-week long introductory lecture in European and International law for LLM students of all specialisations. It really impressed me, how this lecture perfectly served a number of purposes in such a short time. First, it raised the knowledge of every student, no matter how different their educational background, to an equal level and gave them the confidence to successfully attend the subsequent courses in their specialisations. Secondly, as it was taught by various lecturers, students got sound insight into the different departments and research fields in the faculty. This provided direction for choosing subsequent lectures and even raised some preliminary research ideas for our Master's theses. Lastly, as these lectures were held every day for one month, it was a perfect opportunity to get to know and make friends with fellow students.

The Business Law track features a number of compulsory, semi-elective and elective lectures. All share some things in common: they are taught in small groups, by competent and approachable lecturers. After completing almost all of the required lectures, I feel as though I have a thorough understanding of up-to-date European and international business law.

For me personally, the programme was a success even before finishing it, as I got accepted for a paid full-time job halfway through. Apart from my previous education, I really feel like attending the LL.M. programme in Business Law was what set me apart from other applicants.

Carmen Aguayo

The LLM in European Law with a specialisation in European and International Law Advanced at Radboud University has been one of the most enriching experiences of my academic years. One of the things that attracted me the most is the flexibility of the programme. It is very nice that you can decide which courses you want to take according to your interests. In my case, one of the most challenging aspects of the programme at Radboud University was the course of Advanced Notions of International & European Law. It is a crash course during the first three weeks of the semester. During these weeks I had to study very hard and I also participated in the Moot Court which was very challenging for me as I had never participated in one before. Thanks to this course I gained the necessary legal knowledge to follow the LLM and it gave me the necessary tools to be prepared to study the rest of the courses. This specialisation in my opinion is the one that gives you a broader knowledge of European and International law. I studied a variety of courses such as Competition law, European Employment law and Immigration law, to quote some but a few. All of these courses are focused not only in the theoretical application of the law but also in case law. This is one of the things that I liked about studying here, the way we study is so practical.

During the LLM I have improved in many aspects of my life. First, I have acquired a deeper knowledge in many European fields. Besides that, I have learned how to work under pressure. As a student of Radboud University you need to prepare the lectures in advance and you have to be able to understand and read a lot of articles and case law weekly.

I consider that as a lawyer it is very important to know the European legislation because nowadays everything is also regulated at European level. Thanks to the LLM at Radboud University I feel now ready to start my professional career and to put in practice all the notions gained during this year. Once I receive my Master’s degree I will apply for a job in a law firm or in an international company.

Clarisse Persia

After finishing my Bachelor’s in Italy, I started looking for a study experience, possibly abroad and one that would provide me with a solid understanding of International and European law. After comparing different universities offering the LLM in EU Law, I decided to apply for the track in European Law and Global Affairs at Radboud University because of its unique approach in combining the study of law and social science.

I found the classes very stimulating because we had both law courses and two courses offered by the Faculty of Management. The combination of law and political science students, and the diversity of countries where they came from provided opportunity for good debate in the classroom. One of the aspects that I liked most about this track is that all courses were organised differently. Some were delivered in lectures while others included small group discussions and teamwork, which made the study of the subject more practical. For instance, as part of one of our Law courses, I had the chance to practice my oral and debating skills in a moot court. In other courses, instead, we also learned how to write a policy brief and how to make an informative scientific video.

The programme was challenging in many ways. I had to get used to studying in a foreign language, and it took me a while to adjust to the education system, which is very demanding but in a positive way. You are required to prepare every lecture in advance and participation in class is highly encouraged. This has helped me a lot to develop my critical thinking and to be independent in my research.

At the moment I’m working on my thesis which deals with the legal implications of foreign interference in elections through cyber operations. Working on such a political topic gives me the feeling that I am working on something that really matters, something that is currently the focus of worldwide debate. After completing my LLM, I would like to find a job that would allow me to continue my research in this area.

I think that having a political perspective on what might appear to be a legal problem, provides an important value in your research or in your future career.

Scholarships

The Radboud Scholarship Programme is a very selective scholarship programme. It offers talented, highly motivated, non-EEA students with outstanding study results the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for a complete English-taught Radboud University Master’s degree programme.

Scope of the programme
Each year 12 full scholarships and about 25 partial scholarships are awarded within the Radboud Scholarship Programme for the duration of one of the English taught Master's degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes, joint-degree Master's programmes, and the Master's programme in Theology (3year)).

Full scholarships
A full scholarship covers the tuition fee of €16,000/€16,500 and living costs of €10,800 (as set by the IND, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for 2021/2022).

Partial scholarships
A partial scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to € 2,168. For example: a grant holder in 2021/2022 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,168, instead of €16,000/€16,500.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full scholarships (tuition and living) and partial scholarships (legal instead of institutional tuition fees)

Eligibility

You will be eligible to apply for a Radboud Scholarship if you:
- hold a non-EU/EEA passport
- are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
- have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands
- meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice
- have been (will be) fully admitted to the English-taught Master's degree programme starting 1 September

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme at Radboud University that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae, if you have not already done so for the Master's programme application.

The selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master's programme are two separate processes: admission to the Master's programme does not imply selection for the scholarship.

Further Information

www.ru.nl/rsp

Grant amounts for one year courses:
The grant will be paid in 11 monthly installments of € 1,250. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The residence permit will be arranged and paid for by Radboud University (approximately € 192). Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme.

Grant amounts for two year courses:
The grant for the first year of study will be paid in 12 monthly installments of € 1,250. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The cost of the residence permit (approximately € 192) will also be covered. Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme.

The grant for a two year Master's will be available for both years of study, on the condition that sufficient progress is made and sufficient results have been achieved in the first year. If awarded for the second year, the second grant period will not exceed 11 monthly installments of € 1,250.

Value of Scholarship(s)

~€25000 per year

Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must have American nationality, have excellent academic marks, engage in extracurricular activities and be admitted to Radboud University Nijmegen.

Please note that U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch or European Union citizenship will not be considered.

Application Procedure

For more information please see our website.

Further Information

www.ru.nl/masters/fulbright

Through the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme, Dutch higher education institutions offer incentive scholarships to attract highly qualified Brazilians to follow a study programme at Master's level. The scholarship is available for students from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and Vietnam.

Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,168 in 2021/2022). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are covered.

Value of Scholarship(s)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

For students from Brazil who study at Master's level at Radboud University.

Application Procedure

The application deadline for all Orange Tulip Scholarship Programmes is 1 March. You need to apply for the scholarship via the Nuffic Neso office in your country.  

Please note: you must also have completed your application for admission at Radboud University before 1 March 2020.

Further Information

www.ru.nl/ots

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Ares (EEA) who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Holland.

The Holland Scholarship (HS) gives excellent students the opportunity to study at Radboud University  and is open to students with the following nationalities: Canadian, American (USA only), Colombian, Taiwanese and Turkish. All Radboud University’s English-taught Master’s programmes are eligible for the Holland Scholarship (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes, joint or double-degree Master's programmes and the Master's programme in Theology).

The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies and it will be granted once only, even if you are enrolled in a two year programme.

The Holland Scholarship is not a full scholarship. You can find an indication of what international students should count on spending for one year of living and studying in the Netherlands, on our website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5000 euros

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Holland Scholarship selection, you

1. are holder of a non-EU/EEA passport and have one of the eligible nationalities (Canadian, American (USA only), Colombian, Taiwanese and Turkish)
2. are due to pay the tuition fee for non-EEA students and are not eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
3. don’t have a degree from a Dutch education institution nor study in the Netherlands already
4. meet the specific requirements for admission to the Master’s Programme of your choice and for enrollment at Radboud University.

Application Procedure

You apply for the scholarship by indicating during your application for admission for a Master’s programme that you wish to apply for a Holland Scholarship. This means that the application for admission and the application for the scholarship are fully integrated.

Deadline
The application deadline for the Holland Scholarship is 1 February 2018. Your application for the scholarship will only be processed if you have completed your application for a Master’s programme before February 1st as well.

You will be informed about the final decision by the International Office with respect to your application for a Holland Scholarship before 15 March 2018.

Further Information

www.ru.nl/hs

StuNed or Studeren in Nederland is a scholarship programme that is an integral part of the bilateral cooperation between the Governments of the Netherlands and Indonesia. The main objectives of StuNed are to strengthen the human resources in Indonesian organisations and the bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia at the same time.

Priority areas
The priority areas of StuNed, based on the strategic goals of the Embassy, are:

International Trade, Finance and Economics
Transport, (Agro)logistics and Infrastructure
Security and Rule of Law
Water
Agro-Food and Horticulture
Health Management

Students wishing to undertake a Master's programme in the Netherlands related to one of these priority areas can apply for the StuNed scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

maximum EUR 20,000

Eligibility

The scholarship is intended for recent graduates and young professionals. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

- Excellent academic and non-academic achievements.
- Recent graduates with a very high GPA are likely to be selected. Relevant work experience is not necessary but is valued.
- A chosen study programme with a clear relation to the objectives of the StuNed programme.

In addition, the following conditions are valuable for the application:

- Prior study or work experience in one of the bilateral priority areas.
- Other sources of funding.

Application Procedure

For more information on the StuNed Programme and how to apply, please visit the Nuffic Neso Indonesia StuNed website.

The deadline for application is 15 March.

Further Information

www.ru.nl/stuned

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