International and European Tax Law, L.L.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #103 (WUR) ,
Are you an analytical thinker? Are you interested in tax law, business, finance and politics? And can you see yourself advising international companies or private individuals on international tax issues? Then why not study International and European Tax Law?  In addition to corporate taxation and international tax planning, you’ll study a broad range of related economic, legal and social topics.  

About

The programme is taught entirely in English, but if you’re a Dutch student, you can take an advanced Dutch course in corporation tax that will allow you to meet the membership requirements for the Dutch Order of Tax Advisors. The demand for tax law specialist outnumbers the supply, so upon graduation you'll find yourself in an excellent position. Almost all of our students find jobs as legal or financial consultants soon after they have graduated.

Fast facts

  • combines tax law, European law, business and politics
  • most students find a job soon after they have graduated
  • gain a hands-on approach by solving real-life tax problems
  • 1-year, full-time master’s, taught in English
  • starts in September
  • weekly: 8 hrs classes, 32 hrs independent study
  • you’ll get an LLM in International and European Tax Law

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Comparative Corporate Taxation
  • European Value Added Tax
  • International and European Tax Law
  • Global Tax Policy and Governance
  • Cross-border Taxation of Human Capital
  • International Taxation of Business Income
  • International Tax Planning and Transfer Pricing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Documents Required:

  • A recent passport picture
  • A copy of your passport or your EU/EEA identity card (valid on 1 September 2017)
  • A certified copy of your diploma and/or grades transcript. If you have not yet received your diploma, you can upload the grades transcript.
  • If you have not graduated yet, send us transcripts from your bachelor’s programme. You must have completed your bachelor’s before 1 September 2017. If you will receive your bachelor degree at Maastricht University (UM) in the very near future, it is not necessary to send us your UM bachelor diploma. 
  • a letter of motivation
  • a list of grades
  • a letter of reference
  • IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge test result

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                13000 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                2006 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

              Living costs for Maastricht

              700 - 1,170 EUR/month
              Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

              Funding

              Scholarships / Grants:

              Fulbright/NAF:
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              Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme, which has been implemented for 20 years and aims to support Turkey's administrative capacity building efforts for the effective implementation of the EU acquis, is the most prestigious scholarship programme in Turkey.
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              The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme supports promising Taiwanese graduates and young professionals intending to pursue postgraduate degree programmes at a Dutch higher education institution.
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              For additional information: Website

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