Founded in 1817, the Ghent University is located in the historic center of Ghent in Belgium. While its Law School occupies several historic buildings on campus, it is known to provide its students modern teaching and research facilities. Various degrees and programs are offered by the Law School, mostly taught in Dutch. However, it offers three LLM programs taught entirely in the English language.
Applications for the Fall (September) 2018 LLM intake are now being considered until the program is full. It is therefore recommended that applications be submitted early, particularly for those who will require a visa (preferably by the end of February). The following are the English-taught LLM programs:
- LLM in International and European Law
- LLM in International Business Law
- LLM in European Union Law
All three LLM programs have a September intake and can be completed in one year. To be eligible to apply, the LLM candidate must have a prior law degree that allows him to practice law in his/her country of origin, or is in the final year of law. Applicants should also show proof of English proficiency (if a non-native English Speaker). Any of the following grades must be met:
- TOEFL test score - minimum: 590 (PBT)
- TOEFL test score - minimum: 95 (iBT)
- IELTS test score - minimum: 7
- ITACE test score (for Belgian applicants) - minimum: C1
Since Ghent University is a state university, it implements a minimum tuition fee policy. The LLM programs cost €5,524 each. Besides the low tuition fee costs, the Law School also offers Top-up Grants to deserving students.