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LL.M in International and European Law


Radboud University    Law

Full time September, February LLM 1 year full time

About the course

The Master's programme in international and European Law at Radboud University is unique in that it not only provides a thorough understanding of international and European law in general, but also offers further specialisation. After completing the compulsory courses you can specialise in one of four tracks.

International and European Law Advanced

Develop an elaborate understanding of European and international law including in-depth knowledge on the external dimension of EU law and the rules that govern the European Union’s international relations.

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Entry Requirements

A completed Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Law equivalent to the Dutch educational level*.

Students with a degree in Politics, Governance, International Relations, Liberal Arts or equivalent, with a substantial number of courses in Law, are also eligible for admission to this specialisation. These students should provide proof of their knowledge of the basic concepts of Law. A sufficient level of English proficiency is required. Language proficiency can be proven via certain diplomas, or by successfully completing an accepted language test.

Radboud University does not offer a pre-Master’s programme in International and European Law.


Fees

The legal tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is €2.209,- and is applicable to EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinamese students who have not yet obtained a Master’s degree in the Netherlands. Our tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 16,000 euros.

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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.

Each year, a number of 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 and joint-degree Master's programmes).

A Radboud Scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to € 2,209,- For example: a grant holder in 2022/2023 will pay a tuition fee of only €2,209,- instead of €16,000.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial scholarships (legal instead of institutional tuition fees)

Eligibility

- 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 in the OSIRIS Application system 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 already uploaded these documents for the Master’s programme application, you can upload the same documents again for your scholarship 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.

Deadline
You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system on 28 February 2022 23:59 CEST at the latest.


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Grant amounts for one year courses:
The grant will be paid in 11 monthly installments of € 1,300. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The residence permit will be arranged and paid for by Radboud University (approximately € 174). 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 € 1,300. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of € 900. The cost of the residence permit (approximately € 174) 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 € 1,300.

Value of Scholarship(s)

~€25000 per year

Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must have an 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.

Deadline
Scholarship applications for 2022-2023 are open and close on Tuesday 12 October, 2021 at 5 pm Eastern Time.

Applicants are required to have applied separately to Radboud University by January 1st 2022 for admission to the Master’s programme of their choice via the online application procedure, independent of their Fulbright application.


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The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme, organised by Nuffic Neso, gives excellent students coming from India, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, South Africa, and Vietnam, the opportunity to study at Radboud University. Radboud University has a maximum of 21 scholarships available for the academic year 2022/2023.

The scholarship consists of a reduction of the institutional tuition fee for non-EEA students (to €2,209,- in 2022/2023). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance for your stay in the Netherlands (Aon Student Insurance) are covered. The Orange Tulip Scholarship is not a full scholarship and does not include living costs. 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)

legal instead of institutional tuition fees

Eligibility

-Are admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University, starting 1 September 2022
-Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
-Must be a citizen of one of the Neso countries (India, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam) and should not currently be studying or working in the Netherlands

Application Procedure

The application deadline to apply for all Orange Tulip Scholarship Programmes through your Nuffic NESO office is 28 February 2022, 23:59 CEST. You must also have completed your application for the Master's programme at Radboud University via the online OSIRIS Application system before 28 February 2022, 23:59 CEST.


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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: Albanian, American (USA only), Canadian, Colombian, Iranian, Taiwanese, Turkish, and Ukrainian. 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

-Are holder of a non-EU/EEA passport and have one of the eligible nationalities (Albanian, American (USA only), Canadian, Colombian, Iranian, Taiwanese, Turkish, and Ukrainian)
-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
-Don’t have a degree from a Dutch education institution nor study in the Netherlands already
-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 2022. 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 2022.


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Radboud University wants to contribute to a healthy and free world with equal opportunities for all. We find it important to realise a diverse and inclusive campus for all our students and staff. In order to give all talented students the opportunity to become part of our academic community, including students from non-EU/EEA countries who might be financially struggling to pay the institutional Radboud University tuition fee, we offer a number of full scholarships.

The Radboud Encouragement Scholarship is available for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for one of our English-taught Master’s degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes). The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and living costs of €11,100 (as set by the IND, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for 2021-2022) for the duration of the Master’s programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€11,100 per year.

Eligibility

- Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
- Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
do not have sufficient funds or access to grants or loans to finance your studies at Radboud University
- Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
- Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Encouragement Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload two reference letters and a curriculum vitae (you may upload the same reference letters and CV if you have already uploaded those for your Master’s programme application) and the scholarship motivation letter.

Deadline
You must have completed your application in the online OSIRIS Application system on 28 February 2022 23:59 CEST at the latest.


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