The University of Groningen is now welcoming applicants for its Master of Laws programmes under the International Office of the Faculty of Law. Despite being founded four centuries ago in 1614, it is considered to be one of the best modern international universities in The Netherlands.
Currently, Groningen Law offers seven English-taught LLM programmes:
- LLM in Energy and Climate Law
- LLM in International Human Rights Law
- LLM in European Economic Law
- LLM in Public International Law
- LLM in International Commercial Law
- LLM in International Business Law
- LLM in Global Criminal Law
Given that the 2017 classes have begun, new applicants will be considered for the 2018 LLM courses. Each programme starts in August and lasts for one year. Each Master of Laws degree is unique, and allows students to gain specialized legal knowledge in an international context. There is also the opportunity of taking two LLM programmes simultaneously for those who want specialisation in multiple fields.
Applications can be made online through Studielink. This is an online application system implemented by the Dutch government for all Dutch universities and applied science universities (hogescholen). The deadline for all applications is 1 May 2018.
It is important to note that those intending to apply for a scholarship must first be admitted to the LLM programme before they can apply for the scholarship. It is therefore wise to apply early to have more time to secure financial aid. The entire admission procedure can take up to six weeks.