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Education The Faculty Graduate Schools Graduate School of Law Master programme

Entry requirements

The English research master is a selection master with an application process. Interested parties can apply until 1 April before the following academic year.

A student must, in any case, meet the following admission requirements:

  • Possession of a legal WO bachelor's degree;
  • In the case of a non-legal bachelor's degree, it must be made clear what the affinity is with the legal domain;
  • possession of sufficient knowledge, insight, and skills for legal research training.

The admission and selection committee looks at the following selection criteria:

  • an appropriate attitude and motivation for attending the program;
    interest in doing research;
  • talent for pursuing the program.

The above selection criteria are tested based on the following documents:

  • attitude: written results of the previously conducted research, such as papers, theses, and scientific articles;
  • motivation: a letter of motivation to do this program, based on one's expectations, interests, and ambitions;
  • talent: an overview of all study results obtained so far, including examinations that have not been passed.

A student may submit other documents which, in the opinion of the prospective student, may contribute to a clear picture of the suitability for following this program.

Candidates whose native language is not Dutch must provide adequate evidence of proficiency in Dutch. We accept the following tests:

  • 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 sections need to be at least 6.5)
  • CAE or CPE
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