M.Sc. European and International Tax Law

Lund University

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 13,090 / 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 European Union is one of the world's largest and most important economies. Those interested in doing business with EU member states must know the taxes, rules and practice of relevant laws. In this programme you will gain a deeper understanding of the European Unions legal system and how the tax laws of EU's Internal Market operate in a global context. Furthermore, you will learn how to find and use EU and international legal material.

We offer you a unique combination of specialist courses in both direct and indirect taxation with special focus on EU law. The courses are designed to meet the demands of the market for cutting-edge knowledge on multi-jurisdictional tax issues.

Thanks to our close connections with business community many courses feature guest lectures by highly specialized professionals providing you with practical and theoretical insights on European and International tax law claims. During the programme you will meet with tax practitioners working with these issues from, for example, Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

Your future careerThe Master's in European and International Tax Law prepares you for a career within law firms, multinational audit and tax agencies, tax divisions in multinational companies as well as finance departments and other government tax policy institutions.

Tax specialist work at the center of the corporate world or government policy, working with clients and other professionals to find the best tax solutions to deal with complex commercial and real life circumstances.

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

Admission requirementsAn 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 6/English Course B.

Selection criteriaBased 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 programmeThe 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 1Lund 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 2Lund 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 scholarshipsThe 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 FinanceLund 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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