LL.M. Advanced Studies in International Tax Law

| Leiden, Netherlands
This programme is designed for lawyers with an economics background and economists with a legal orientation, who are interested in expanding their knowledge of international tax law.



This programme is designed for lawyers with an economics background and economists with a legal orientation, who are interested in expanding their knowledge of international tax law.

The overall objective of this one-year advanced programme is to provide students with a thorough knowledge and with insights which will enable them to work in positions within the government and in the private sector that require high-level theoretical and operational knowledge of international and EC tax law. Topics covered focus on tax treaties, transfer pricing and EC tax law issues. In addition, you will learn the most important cross-border features of domestic statutory law and case law of the Unites States and, to a limited extent, of the Netherlands. You will also be made familiar with international planning techniques in the areas of both company taxation and estate taxation and planning. Also, in view of the differences among the students with regard to English drafting skills, specific attention is paid to the development of these skills, through courses and the final thesis. The programme offers a high level of training in all aspects of international and EC tax law in a demanding and comprehensive curriculum.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Started in

    Deadline was:
  • ( International

    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

  • ( EEA

    Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area)


Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR19000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.


Part-time: 9,550

Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


Knowledge minimum: Admission is limited to a selected number of students who fulfill the requirements to pursue studies at the highest standard (www.unileidenmasters.nl).

Previous education: A law degree or a master's degree in economics, accounting or business administration (a legal orientation and at least one substantive tax course).

Professional experience: Recommended.

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C2
  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • TOEFL paper based: 600
  • TOEFL computer based: 250
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Netherlands when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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