Complete the steps below to register for the programme.
Your online application form must be submitted before 1 July.
Final date for providing required certified documents for Dutch students: 24 August.
The Master’s in Law & Finance is a selective programme. In order to apply you need to meet the following entry requirements:
The Master in Law & Finance is aimed at Dutch and foreign students with an LLB or another academic degree with a substantial law component (at least 60 EC). An example of a Bachelor’s programme with a substantial law component is the UvA interdisciplinary Bachelor’s in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) provided the PPLE Law major is included.
Pursuant to the Convenant inzake het civiel effect, graduates who have completed this Master’s in addition to a full Bachelor’s degree in Law, qualify for admission to the Dutch bar and judiciary (the so-called ‘civiel effect’ of the Master).
In an international environment, sufficient mastery of the English language is critical for academic success. International students must take an English-language proficiency test to demonstrate their ability. Students who received their prior education in the Netherlands are exempted from this test.
In view of the integrated approach taken by this Master's, both legal and economic, students must have a sufficient level of mathematical ability; a basic mathematics test is therefore part of the admissions procedure. Applicants will be directed to refresher courses and suitable materials with which to prepare for the test.
The test focuses on proficiency in algebra, at the level of Algebra I at the Khan Academy, khanacademy.org/math/algebra.
More specifically, the test will focus on the following mathematical abilities:
Candidates are encouraged to make use of the website khanacademy.org to prepare for the test and should have mathematical skills at an ‘Algebra I’-level.
To help you brush up on your mathematical skills before the test, you can use these mathematics training videos.
The Amsterdam Law School will inform you about how and when to take the test after you have submitted your application.
The Master’s in Law and Finance is a selective admissions programme. The Director of the Amsterdam Law School decides on each application for admission, upon the advice of a Selection Board consisting of the Programme Director and two faculty members, one from the ALS and one from UvA EB.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter of no more than 500 words in support of the request for admission.
Before you can apply to the UvA, you will need to submit an enrolment application in Studielink. Studielink is the national online system for students who would like to pursue a degree programme at a Dutch university.
A DigiD (Digital Identification) is an online ID (username and password) that provides access to government administration websites.
Before starting your enrolment application in Studielink, read the 'Step-by-step guide to Studielink'.
After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your ID as you will need it to complete your UvA application.
Once you have registered in Studielink, you will also receive an email (within a few days) from Studielink with a link to the UvA online application system, which is where you submit your application to the University of Amsterdam.
You should receive the instruction email within 2 working days after registering in Studielink. This email includes a link to our online application form. If for some reason you have not received the link, use the form below.
A complete online application consist of the following documents:
After submitting your application, your application will be evaluated by our admissions committee. Only those applicants who fulfil the entry requirements and are therefore eligible to the masters programme Law and Finance, will be presented to the Selection Committee. The Committee will then decide on admission. You will be notified about the decision within 2 weeks after completion of all entry admission requirements.
If you get selected for this programme, the university will send you a letter of acceptance by email. We request that you accept or decline within ten working days.
If you decline acceptance, please do not forget to de-enrol from the Master’s programme in Studielink.
If you have been selected for our Master's programme , this means that we need to verify your prior academic credentials. You will need to send certified copies of your transcripts and degree certificates. Note that you need to send these documents by post before the deadline (see step 1). Photocopies or scans of original, certified documents are not accepted.
If you are required to submit documentation, please send it by the deadline to:
Amsterdam Law School - Admissions Office
P.O. Box 1030
1000 BA Amsterdam
Or, if sent by registered post:
Amsterdam Law School – Admissions Office
1018 XE Amsterdam
You will need to pay the tuition fee in order to complete your enrolment in a degree programme at the UvA. Find out more about how to pay tuition fees.
A student ID card is a personal document which serves as proof of identity for examinations and library privileges. You will receive instructions explaining how to request your student ID card.
After you have been (conditionally) admitted to the LLM programme at the Amsterdam Law School, you will need to sign up for courses during the registration periods indicated on the academic calendar.
For questions on course registration, please contact our Education Desk.
The academic year is divided into two semesters, each lasting 20 weeks. Semester 1 classes begin in the first week of September. Semester 2 classes begin in the first week of February. At the Faculty of Law, the semesters are further divided into two teaching periods. These begin in weeks 1 and 9 of each semester.
You will find a course overview per semester (with course descriptions) in the online course catalogue.
To help you get started, the Amsterdam Law School organizes a (mandatory) Introduction Day for all new Master’s students. You will find information on the Introduction Day on the student website.