M.Sc. European and International Tax Law

Lund University

Application deadline: January 15, 2013
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 11,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The Master´s Programme in European and International Tax Law offers a unique combination of specialist courses in both direct and indirect taxation with special focus on EU law, designed to meet the demands of the market for cutting-edge knowledge on multi-jurisdictional tax issues. It provides you with access to an international faculty with state-of-the-art knowledge in the field. You will meet with tax practitioners working with these issues from, for example, Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

Career prospects

Graduates will be well prepared for jobs as tax administrators, tax consultants and tax policy-makers. The Master´s degree may also benefit judges dealing with tax law issues and can serve as good preparation for PhD studies in European and International Taxation.

Contents

Structure of Tax Systems, Comparative Taxation, Sources of Law and General Principles (15 ECTS credits), Methods of Interpretation, Access to Treaty Freedoms, Judicial Remedies and Administrative Cooperation (15 ECTS credits), Specialised courses; Direct Taxation or Indirect Taxation (15 ECTS credits), Masters degree thesis (15 ECTS credits).

Requirements

An undergraduate degree in Law including 15 ECTS credits in tax law or an undergraduate degree in Economics or Business Administration (Bachelor, LL.B. or equivalent) including 30 ECTS credits in tax law or equivalent knowledge.

English B (advanced) language proficiency shall be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

* IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
* TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90
* Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
* A Bachelors degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the International Handbook of Universities
* A pass on English course B (Swedish upper secondary school).

Selection based on academic merits from university studies and a Statement of Purpose in which applicants should state their reasons for applying and, if necessary, an interview.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.

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Erasmus Mundus Action 1
Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus joint programmes (Action 1). As a student on these Master's programmes you can get a scholarship that can cover both tuition fees and living expenses. Details can be found on the Erasmus Mundus programme pages.

Erasmus Mundus Action 2
Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 "lots".If you are from an eligible country you can apply for a scholarship to come to Lund University. Scholarships are available to academic staff, PhD students, Master's students and Bachelor's students and can cover both tuition fees and living expenses.

Swedish Institute scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:

Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:

* Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
* Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
* Swedish-Turkish Programme

US Student Finance
Lund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.

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