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International Commercial Law

Increasing globalization and regional integration creates the need for good knowledge of international commercial law.

And this knowledge is especially important if you wish to enter a career in the field of international private law and when you are planning on becoming a lawyer working in internationally operating private firms or law firms.

This LLM programme covers:

  • Specialization in (international) commercial law, especially with regard to contracts and subjects of contracts.
  • The solving of (commercial) disputes when needed.

Official detailed information on the programme can be found here.

The LLM International Commercial Law is registered under the LLM CROHO label International Commercial Law (60603).

Facts & Figures
Degree
LLM in International Commercial Law
Course type
Master
Duration
12 months (60 ECTS)
Croho code
60603
Language of instruction
English
Start
September
Faculty
Law
Why study this programme in Groningen?

This programme has a focus on private law and international aspects of private (international) law. There is a possibility to write an article for publication within the programme (usually linked to the writing of the Master's thesis).

Programme

Students will have to participate in six compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this programme. Like all masters, this programme is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.

Periods
Courses1234
Comparative Property Law (6 EC)
International Contracts Law (6 EC)
Seminar Contracts Law (6 EC)
Comparative Private International Law (6 EC)
International Commercial Dispute Settlement Law (6 EC)
Comparative Tort Law (6 EC)
Master's thesis (18 EC)
Cross-border Commercial Transactions (6 EC)

Curriculum

Students will have to participate in six compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this programme. Like all masters, this programme is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional

More information about studying abroad within this programme can be found on www.rug.nl/law/lep.

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade average

On top of providing the Admissions Board with transcripts and diplomas, students should have an equivalent minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 7/10 (Dutch grading scale).

knowledge minimum

basic knowledge of private law and elementary knowledge of European Law and public international law

language test
  • TOEFL: 92 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23)
  • IELTS: 6.5 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English);
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English)
  • Applicants who are taking/have completed an English-taught bachelor programme at a Dutch research university are exempt from taking an English proficiency test. More information here: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

The test scores cannot be older than two years.

previous education

LLB or equivalent

reference letter

Candidates must provide one letter of reference from an academic referee who has detailed knowledge of their academic records. More information can be found at: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

written request

Applicants must send a motivation letter (max. 650 words). The letter should be written by the applicants themselves; it is not allowed to submit an (official) translation.

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other admission requirements

Curriculum vitae

As this programme is a full selection master, all students should meet the admission requirements. For a full list of the requirements, please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade average

On top of providing the Admissions Board with transcripts and diplomas, students should have an equivalent minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 7/10 (Dutch grading scale).

knowledge minimum

basic knowledge of private law and elementary knowledge of European Law and public international law

language test

If you are not a native speaker of English, you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: 92 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23)
  • IELTS: 6.5 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English);
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English)
  • Applicants who are taking/have completed an English-taught bachelor programme at a Dutch research university are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.
  • For more details about language requirements please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

The test scores cannot be older than two years.

previous education

LLB or equivalent

reference letter

Candidates must provide one letter of reference from an academic referee who has detailed knowledge of their academic records. More information can be found at: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

written request

Applicants must send a motivation letter (max. 650 words). The letter should be written by the applicants themselves; it is not allowed to submit an (official) translation.

other admission requirements

Curriculum vitae

As this programme is a full selection master, all students should meet the admission requirements. For a full list of the requirements, please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 201901 September 2019
01 May 202001 September 2020
EU/EEA students01 May 201901 September 2019
01 May 202001 September 2020
non-EU/EEA students01 May 201901 September 2019
01 May 202001 September 2020
Tuition Fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2018-2019€ 2060full-time
non-EU/EEA2018-2019€ 14350full-time
EU/EEA2019-2020€ 2083full-time
non-EU/EEA2019-2020€ 14600full-time
After your studies

Job prospects

The programme provides its graduates with excellent opportunities to pursue various careers within both the private (law firms, international companies) and public (government ministries, academia) sectors. More specific details about career prospects can be found here: https://www.rug.nl/rechten/education/international-programmes/llm/icl/career-prospects

Research

Research

The faculty's research is carried out under the umbrella of the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance, in which all departments of the faculty are participating. Wherever possible teachers will use and involve this research in the courses that are being taught. Several staff in the International Commercial Law programme are active as well with the Groningen Centre for Liability and Damage (GCAS).

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								Testimonial of Brenda Valencia Bazalar

    International Commercial Law

    – Brenda Valencia Bazalar
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    I consider that the high quality education of the University of Groningen has helped me not only to expand my knowledge but also to develop several skills useful for the field of researching and the analysis of cases.

    When I was searching for a master, I wanted to find a programme in English specialized in Private Law that could give me an international perspective of this area. I decided to study the LLM in International and Comparative Private Law since I consider that the courses covered by this master are interesting and well structured . In addition, this university was highly recommended by a Peruvian friend who lives in the Netherlands .

    I consider that the high quality education of the University of Groningen has helped me not only to expand my knowledge but also to develop several skills useful for the field of researching and the analysis of cases. Furthermore, studying in this university has given me the opportunity to meet international students which whom I had combined personal, professional and academic experiences that have had a positive effect not only in my education but also in my personal formation.

    It is important to highlight that the University of Groningen has all the facilities required to study in a suitable and pleasant environment, such as internet and library services, among others which are not without relevance for the students to achieve all the challenges which imply studying in this university .

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Study support

If you come across questions with regard to your programme, study progress, your way of studying, personal circumstances, etc., you can go to the International Office for guidance. All discussed in these conversations is treated confidentially.