Attending law school in europe


m.dymas

Hello, my name is dymas, I live in Indonesia.

I'm a newbie around here, please help me out.

I have graduated from top 3 local lawschool in Indonesia,
my GPA is 3.46. For the past 3 years I've been working as a junior lawyer in a prestigious litigation firm in Indonesia, but besides working in the litigation field i also engaged in corporate practice.

Since the last 6 months, I've been browsing this website to search the appropiate LLM program that suits me up. I've browsed almost every university in europe and united states, and i've found out that the LLM program that suits me well is LLM program in Sweden (stockholm and lund), Norway (oslo), finland (helsinki) and Netherlands (radboud). I prefer those universities mainly because the free tuition policy (sweden and norway) and the low cost tuition fees in finland and radboud.

Related to it, I'd like to ask everyone here, are there any other countries/universities that offers a very low tuition fees in europe?

How's my chance to participate in the LLM program? Does universities treat differently to participants from third-world countries like me?

Frankly speaking, money is a quite big problem for me to live in europe, (in my home country i'm being underpaid, only 200 euros a month) is it possible to obtain financial support, without being obligied to return to Indonesia?

Suppose i graduate from the LLM program is it possible for a "third country state" citizen like me to work and practice law in europe? well it doesnt have to be in litigation field, maybe in corporate law practice?

Thanks in advance...

Hello, my name is dymas, I live in Indonesia.

I'm a newbie around here, please help me out.

I have graduated from top 3 local lawschool in Indonesia,
my GPA is 3.46. For the past 3 years I've been working as a junior lawyer in a prestigious litigation firm in Indonesia, but besides working in the litigation field i also engaged in corporate practice.

Since the last 6 months, I've been browsing this website to search the appropiate LLM program that suits me up. I've browsed almost every university in europe and united states, and i've found out that the LLM program that suits me well is LLM program in Sweden (stockholm and lund), Norway (oslo), finland (helsinki) and Netherlands (radboud). I prefer those universities mainly because the free tuition policy (sweden and norway) and the low cost tuition fees in finland and radboud.

Related to it, I'd like to ask everyone here, are there any other countries/universities that offers a very low tuition fees in europe?

How's my chance to participate in the LLM program? Does universities treat differently to participants from third-world countries like me?

Frankly speaking, money is a quite big problem for me to live in europe, (in my home country i'm being underpaid, only 200 euros a month) is it possible to obtain financial support, without being obligied to return to Indonesia?

Suppose i graduate from the LLM program is it possible for a "third country state" citizen like me to work and practice law in europe? well it doesnt have to be in litigation field, maybe in corporate law practice?

Thanks in advance...
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lunianil

Denmark has low tution fee...u can also apply for the EMLE Programme...If u get into university where there is no tuition fee like in Sweden, u can cover the cost of living by working part time during courses and full time during vacations.

Denmark has low tution fee...u can also apply for the EMLE Programme...If u get into university where there is no tuition fee like in Sweden, u can cover the cost of living by working part time during courses and full time during vacations.
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m.dymas

thanks lunianil for your response,

can you (or anyone) advise me what kind of part time job is available for students?

thanks lunianil for your response,

can you (or anyone) advise me what kind of part time job is available for students?
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hannenyh

Not to discourage you, but Oslo, Norway, is one of the most expensive cities to live in. Food, drinks, housing and etc. The University does however have dorms for students which are cheap (comparatively) if you don't mind a lower standard. I also think our Educational Loan Fund (www.lanekassen.no) grants scholarships and interest free loans (while you study) to people from certain countries. Part of the "quota" countries. You should check it out, or maybe send an e-mail to the educational office at the University. They would know if you are eligible.

Not to discourage you, but Oslo, Norway, is one of the most expensive cities to live in. Food, drinks, housing and etc. The University does however have dorms for students which are cheap (comparatively) if you don't mind a lower standard. I also think our Educational Loan Fund (www.lanekassen.no) grants scholarships and interest free loans (while you study) to people from certain countries. Part of the "quota" countries. You should check it out, or maybe send an e-mail to the educational office at the University. They would know if you are eligible.
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hannenyh

Also, I know some people who tried to get part time jobs while in Norway, but they had a hard time getting an interview because they don't speak Norwegian. Maybe with a little effort it is possible.

Also, I know some people who tried to get part time jobs while in Norway, but they had a hard time getting an interview because they don't speak Norwegian. Maybe with a little effort it is possible.
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pkotiaho

Hey guys,

From my experience of coming from Finland, and currently studying there, I have to echo the comments made above about part time jobs. To put it frankly, the job market for people who don't know the native langue in any Northern European Country sucks. Those of us who see that there is life beyond our own respective capitals aren't that proud of it, but being rather isolated from "mainland Europe" contributes slightly to that job-market bias. Having said that I need to emphasise that in nearly all other aspects a foreign student will find it easy to get by up North. A lot of people speak either good or at least comprehensible English (if you are sticking to cities with big universities). Also a word about boarding fees: it is rather expensive living in the capitals (Oslo, Copenhangen, Stockholm and Helsinki), but the moment you leave their immidient vicinity the prices drop. Here I'm thinking of places like Turku, Finland and Lund, Sweden. In the end, I suppose it boils down to what you want to study and whether going for a university that isn't so hot on it, but is cheap to go to is worth your while, especially as we are talking about an LL.M. here. Based on what you've said with regards to your grades I'd suggest having a look at any available funding for universities that teach your area of expertise and take it from there. Best of luck with your search,

yours

Paavo

Hey guys,

From my experience of coming from Finland, and currently studying there, I have to echo the comments made above about part time jobs. To put it frankly, the job market for people who don't know the native langue in any Northern European Country sucks. Those of us who see that there is life beyond our own respective capitals aren't that proud of it, but being rather isolated from "mainland Europe" contributes slightly to that job-market bias. Having said that I need to emphasise that in nearly all other aspects a foreign student will find it easy to get by up North. A lot of people speak either good or at least comprehensible English (if you are sticking to cities with big universities). Also a word about boarding fees: it is rather expensive living in the capitals (Oslo, Copenhangen, Stockholm and Helsinki), but the moment you leave their immidient vicinity the prices drop. Here I'm thinking of places like Turku, Finland and Lund, Sweden. In the end, I suppose it boils down to what you want to study and whether going for a university that isn't so hot on it, but is cheap to go to is worth your while, especially as we are talking about an LL.M. here. Based on what you've said with regards to your grades I'd suggest having a look at any available funding for universities that teach your area of expertise and take it from there. Best of luck with your search,

yours

Paavo
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m.dymas

thanks for your advice...

it really gives me a good perspective of studying in europe,
I'll try to seek other financial support that suits me up.

By the way, does anybody have any information about LLM program in Iceland?any students from Iceland around here?
Seems to me there are no scholarships for LLm students there isn't it?

thanks for your advice...

it really gives me a good perspective of studying in europe,
I'll try to seek other financial support that suits me up.

By the way, does anybody have any information about LLM program in Iceland?any students from Iceland around here?
Seems to me there are no scholarships for LLm students there isn't it?
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Ac08

Actually, I wanted to ask for advice too. I am from Central America and I have recently been accepted in KU Leuven. I got the lowest tuition wich is 5000Euros for a 9 month LLM which I consider is quite inexpensive comparing to USA. However I am not sure what are the expected living cost in Leuven (Belgium) Any advice.?

Thank you very much

Actually, I wanted to ask for advice too. I am from Central America and I have recently been accepted in KU Leuven. I got the lowest tuition wich is 5000Euros for a 9 month LLM which I consider is quite inexpensive comparing to USA. However I am not sure what are the expected living cost in Leuven (Belgium) Any advice.?

Thank you very much
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SophieB

Leuven is great and it's not expensive at all, whether it comes to accomodation, food, transports or nightlife.

People are very friendly and it's a great city for students.

Go there if you can!

Leuven is great and it's not expensive at all, whether it comes to accomodation, food, transports or nightlife.

People are very friendly and it's a great city for students.

Go there if you can!
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casaubon

Hello, my name is dymas, I live in Indonesia.

I'm a newbie around here, please help me out.

I have graduated from top 3 local lawschool in Indonesia,
my GPA is 3.46. For the past 3 years I've been working as a junior lawyer in a prestigious litigation firm in Indonesia, but besides working in the litigation field i also engaged in corporate practice.

Since the last 6 months, I've been browsing this website to search the appropiate LLM program that suits me up. I've browsed almost every university in europe and united states, and i've found out that the LLM program that suits me well is LLM program in Sweden (stockholm and lund), Norway (oslo), finland (helsinki) and Netherlands (radboud). I prefer those universities mainly because the free tuition policy (sweden and norway) and the low cost tuition fees in finland and radboud.

Related to it, I'd like to ask everyone here, are there any other countries/universities that offers a very low tuition fees in europe?

How's my chance to participate in the LLM program? Does universities treat differently to participants from third-world countries like me?

Frankly speaking, money is a quite big problem for me to live in europe, (in my home country i'm being underpaid, only 200 euros a month) is it possible to obtain financial support, without being obligied to return to Indonesia?

Suppose i graduate from the LLM program is it possible for a "third country state" citizen like me to work and practice law in europe? well it doesnt have to be in litigation field, maybe in corporate law practice?

Thanks in advance...


You might want to check this website: http://www.studyinsweden.se. As you'll see, there are scholarships available offered by the Swedish Kingdom. My impression is that you are very qualified to apply for one. Best of lucks!

<blockquote>Hello, my name is dymas, I live in Indonesia.

I'm a newbie around here, please help me out.

I have graduated from top 3 local lawschool in Indonesia,
my GPA is 3.46. For the past 3 years I've been working as a junior lawyer in a prestigious litigation firm in Indonesia, but besides working in the litigation field i also engaged in corporate practice.

Since the last 6 months, I've been browsing this website to search the appropiate LLM program that suits me up. I've browsed almost every university in europe and united states, and i've found out that the LLM program that suits me well is LLM program in Sweden (stockholm and lund), Norway (oslo), finland (helsinki) and Netherlands (radboud). I prefer those universities mainly because the free tuition policy (sweden and norway) and the low cost tuition fees in finland and radboud.

Related to it, I'd like to ask everyone here, are there any other countries/universities that offers a very low tuition fees in europe?

How's my chance to participate in the LLM program? Does universities treat differently to participants from third-world countries like me?

Frankly speaking, money is a quite big problem for me to live in europe, (in my home country i'm being underpaid, only 200 euros a month) is it possible to obtain financial support, without being obligied to return to Indonesia?

Suppose i graduate from the LLM program is it possible for a "third country state" citizen like me to work and practice law in europe? well it doesnt have to be in litigation field, maybe in corporate law practice?

Thanks in advance...
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You might want to check this website: http://www.studyinsweden.se. As you'll see, there are scholarships available offered by the Swedish Kingdom. My impression is that you are very qualified to apply for one. Best of lucks!
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m.dymas



You might want to check this website: http://www.studyinsweden.se. As you'll see, there are scholarships available offered by the Swedish Kingdom. My impression is that you are very qualified to apply for one. Best of lucks!


Thanks for your support, i did check the website, and applied for the guest scholarship program, still crossing my finger waiting for the results.
Waiting sure is boring...

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You might want to check this website: http://www.studyinsweden.se. As you'll see, there are scholarships available offered by the Swedish Kingdom. My impression is that you are very qualified to apply for one. Best of lucks!</blockquote>

Thanks for your support, i did check the website, and applied for the guest scholarship program, still crossing my finger waiting for the results.
Waiting sure is boring...
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