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Application procedure

Study Abroad programme 2019-2020

The Law Faculty offers about 45 law courses in English, on a wide variety of subjects.

Not all of these law courses are open to all groups of guest students (with or without bilateral agreement): some courses are only open to LLM students, some only to LLB students that are participating in the International and European Law bachelor, some only to advanced law exchange (or Study Abroad programme) students (e.g. 4th year students), and some are also open to students from other faculties (without specific law background).
The law courses that can be followed by students who have no connection with our Faculty (so who are not LLM or LLB students, not law exchange students, nor students from other faculties in Groningen) form part of our Study Abroad programme (SAP): courses that are open to e.g. lawyers, teachers, people in legal professions who are interested in certain law subjects. For some courses applicants from all categories have to meet specific requirements, but a few courses can also be followed by participants who have no law background.


Applicants must send in an application which will be checked/assessed by the International Office and a member of the Faculty’s Board of Examiners. The application must consist of:

  1. application form Study Abroad programme (SAP);
  2. letter of motivation;
  3. clear copy of passport;
  4. study results up to date and/or present occupation;
  5. proof of sufficient English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS score or Cambridge C1 Advanced/Cambridge C2 Proficiency;
  6. proof of medical insurance.

Application procedure 2019-2020

If the applicant can be admitted, the International Office will inform the Study Abroad Office and hand over the file to this office, which will send a letter of acceptance to the applicant, together with the list of courses the participant is allowed to take.
From that moment on, all further practical details will be arranged by the Study Abroad Office. This office will provide more information on the further procedure, registration, fees, way of payment, cancellation conditions, etc.
The contact person for the Study Abroad programme is Ms Helen Hofman; she provides relevant information on the programme, the courses, and registers participants for the various courses and exams (please note: it is a completely different procedure from the one for students in an exchange programme!).
Please make sure to stay out of the system called Studielink, as that system is not connected to this programme in any way!

Requirements English proficiency level

Students are exempted from proving proficiency in English if they are a native speaker and have completed secondary education or have already completed a bachelor programme in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia. Applicants who do not fulfill the aforementioned requirement(s) for exemption must provide adequate evidence of proficiency in English. The following tests are accepted:

  • (International) internet TOEFL:  score of at least 92, all sections sufficient (so at least 21 on each section);
  • (Academic) IELTS Academic (British Council’s English Language Test): score of at least 6.5, all sections sufficient (so at least 6.0 on each section);
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency;
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced.

Please note that none of the scores for the tests may be older than 2 years at the time of applying (they will not be accepted).

Course fees 2019-2020

For each course there is a fee, to be paid in advance by bank transfer, or upon registration in cash to Ms Helen Hofman. After payment, the participant will be registered in our database and will receive a registration card. The fees for 2019-2020 are specified here, but you can also find them through the left menu-bar on this webpage.

Cancellation conditions

Cancellation must be done in writing and can be done without costs until four weeks before the start of a course. Cancellation done between four and two weeks before the start of the course will cost € 65 (administration costs). In case of cancellation done fourteen days (or shorter) before the start of the course, no refund of the course fee will be given.

After successful completion of a course, participants will receive a certificate.

Only online applications can be considered. Therefore use the form available through the left menu bar.

Last modified:18 September 2019 10.21 a.m.