|Application deadline:||May 1; Non-EEA: April 1|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014, February 2015, September 2015|
|Credits (ECTS):||60 ECTS|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|More information:||Go to university website|
Our English-taught LL.M. programme in European Law is primarily designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of European Union law with the intent of pursuing a legal career with a strong international dimension. This Master's offers you a thorough education in European law, including competition law, immigration law, external relations law, judicial protection, human rights law and public international law. During this course, you gain knowledge of both the internal and external markets of the European Union and the position of Europe in the world. Thus, you receive a sound basis for an international legal career as a European law expert.
The Master's programme at Radboud University Nijmegen is unique in that it not only provides a thorough understanding of European law in general, but also offers further specialisation. After completing the compulsory courses you can specialise in one of three tracks:
At the Nijmegen Law School, you will benefit from the extensive experience and expertise of our academic staff. The Faculty of Law in Nijmegen was the first in the Netherlands to start a European Law programme. It has built an international reputation in the field of European (competition) law, immigration law and private law and is part of a large network that includes more than fifty universities in Europe, the United States and Australia.
Even more than in any other field, an international classroom is important when you prepare yourself for an international career in Law. Radboud's European Law programme attracts students from all over the world. This international mix gives classes and project work a multicultural touch. By the time you receive your Master's diploma, you will have gained excellent skills to work in the Netherlands, your own country or in any other culture.
The university's approach to teaching is small-scale, personal, and interactive. Master's students have close contact with both lecturers and fellow students, as classes are deliberately kept small. Besides this, our law professors and teachers are easily approachable to discuss your study interests. You will receive excellent supervision from internationally recognised academics in order to get the best out of yourself.
A recent study shows that the Faculty of Law at Radboud University is rated number one in the Netherlands for student satisfaction.
Within the Master's programme in European Law, we offer you a broad range of perspectives on European Law. You receive the best foundation possible to study the principles of European Law. What makes this Master's programme at Radboud University unique is that it not only provides a thorough understanding of European law in general, but also offers further specialisation.
Because a thorough knowledge of the essentials of European law studies is indispensable, you will follow three compulsory courses. You will get acquainted with the law of the European Union; not only institutional and procedural issues but also an introduction to the substantive law of the internal market (the four freedoms and competition law).
It also permits students to become familiar with the case law of the courts of the European Union, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court. Examples of the subjects discussed are the provisions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
There is also attention for the external dimension of law in Europe. This means that all activities of the EU on the global scene will be considered and discussed, from a legal perspective and at an advanced level. Among the course topics will be the external competences and international legal personality of the EU, the European security and defense policy, EU trade relations with third countries and its activities under international economic law.
After completing the compulsory courses one of three tracks are available:
The equivalent of a Dutch Bachelor´s degree in Law and a proven knowledge of International and European Law (as evaluated by the examinations commission)
Fluency in both written and spoken English. In order to meet these requirements international applicants should have:
| CAE score: (read more) |
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.
|60 (Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||550|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||80|
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University Nijmegen. Please check which scholarship is applicable in your case.
Open to talented prospective non-EEA students - the scholarship consists of a partial tuition waiver.
Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and China - offers a tuition fee waiver of 6,750 euros and exemption from visa and health insurance costs.
The NFP target group consists of professionals who are nationals of, and work and live in, an NFP country. It offers Master's candidates a full scholarship, including contribution towards study materials, e-learning facilities, visa costs and international travel.
Open to excellent American students - the grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros, international travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered.
Open for Russian candidates - applicants may be undergraduate exchange students, Master's students, doctorate and post-doctorate candidates, as well as academic and administrative staff.
Open to students from China - the Dutch contribution to the scholarship consist of monthly allowance 1,000 euros, international travel costs 1,400 euros, tuition/research fee 1,906 euros, it also covers the cost of visa, insurance and other.
Open to Indonesian students - the main objectives of StuNed are to strengthen the human resources in Indonesian organisations and the bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia at the same time.
Aimed at lecturers at higher education instituations in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.
EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.