Helsinki, Edinburgh, Maastricht or Tilburg?


Hi

I've got offers from the University of Helsinki (Master in International and Comparative Business Law), Edinburgh (European and International Comparative Private Law), Tilburg (International and European Taxation) and am expecting an offer from Maastricht (International laws or International and European Taxation). I'm not sure where to go and was wondering what people's thoughts were?

Thanks in advance everyone! :)
Hi

I've got offers from the University of Helsinki (Master in International and Comparative Business Law), Edinburgh (European and International Comparative Private Law), Tilburg (International and European Taxation) and am expecting an offer from Maastricht (International laws or International and European Taxation). I'm not sure where to go and was wondering what people's thoughts were?

Thanks in advance everyone! :)
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Denning123
As these programs are quite different in terms of their location but also their specialisation it is difficult to provide you with specific advice. What are your future ambitions? Do you actually need to have an LLM in order to achieve those ambitions? If you do, which program is most likely going to help you get there?

I've studied in Maastricht before and their European law program is excellent. Then again Edinburgh has a fantastic law school. Tilburg is rather unknown and while a friend of mine studied there, he wasn't too happy witht he program. I don't know anything about Helsinki so I can't say anything about the Uni/program.

Very generally speaking I would choose Edinburgh as the overall reputation is probably the best and as you seem to be from the UK, it'll help you the most in terms of career opportunities.
As these programs are quite different in terms of their location but also their specialisation it is difficult to provide you with specific advice. What are your future ambitions? Do you actually need to have an LLM in order to achieve those ambitions? If you do, which program is most likely going to help you get there?

I've studied in Maastricht before and their European law program is excellent. Then again Edinburgh has a fantastic law school. Tilburg is rather unknown and while a friend of mine studied there, he wasn't too happy witht he program. I don't know anything about Helsinki so I can't say anything about the Uni/program.

Very generally speaking I would choose Edinburgh as the overall reputation is probably the best and as you seem to be from the UK, it'll help you the most in terms of career opportunities.
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As these programs are quite different in terms of their location but also their specialisation it is difficult to provide you with specific advice. What are your future ambitions? Do you actually need to have an LLM in order to achieve those ambitions? If you do, which program is most likely going to help you get there?

I've studied in Maastricht before and their European law program is excellent. Then again Edinburgh has a fantastic law school. Tilburg is rather unknown and while a friend of mine studied there, he wasn't too happy witht he program. I don't know anything about Helsinki so I can't say anything about the Uni/program.

Very generally speaking I would choose Edinburgh as the overall reputation is probably the best and as you seem to be from the UK, it'll help you the most in terms of career opportunities.


Thanks, yes they are quite different the only common theme is comparative law. It seems Helsinki is an unknown quality and Tilburg is either very good or very bad... Edinburgh i really like but the fees are extortionate...
<blockquote>As these programs are quite different in terms of their location but also their specialisation it is difficult to provide you with specific advice. What are your future ambitions? Do you actually need to have an LLM in order to achieve those ambitions? If you do, which program is most likely going to help you get there?

I've studied in Maastricht before and their European law program is excellent. Then again Edinburgh has a fantastic law school. Tilburg is rather unknown and while a friend of mine studied there, he wasn't too happy witht he program. I don't know anything about Helsinki so I can't say anything about the Uni/program.

Very generally speaking I would choose Edinburgh as the overall reputation is probably the best and as you seem to be from the UK, it'll help you the most in terms of career opportunities.</blockquote>

Thanks, yes they are quite different the only common theme is comparative law. It seems Helsinki is an unknown quality and Tilburg is either very good or very bad... Edinburgh i really like but the fees are extortionate...
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So at the moment it looks like a toss up between Helsinki and Edinburgh, anyone got any thoughts on either of them? I'd be particularly interested in hearing anything about Helsinki as it seems to be an unknown quantity.
So at the moment it looks like a toss up between Helsinki and Edinburgh, anyone got any thoughts on either of them? I'd be particularly interested in hearing anything about Helsinki as it seems to be an unknown quantity.
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Oz
So at the moment it looks like a toss up between Helsinki and Edinburgh, anyone got any thoughts on either of them? I'd be particularly interested in hearing anything about Helsinki as it seems to be an unknown quantity.


Helsinki is one of the leading research Law Faculties in Europe. It has very selective high caliber lecturers and investing massive amounts of money on research. I have had many lecturers from Helsinki university while I was studying in Tallinn University law school, and I can tell you the are really good. I believe it won't take long now before they get much higher place in ranking lists due to their scientific contribution and number of citations from their Law School members.
<blockquote>So at the moment it looks like a toss up between Helsinki and Edinburgh, anyone got any thoughts on either of them? I'd be particularly interested in hearing anything about Helsinki as it seems to be an unknown quantity.</blockquote>

Helsinki is one of the leading research Law Faculties in Europe. It has very selective high caliber lecturers and investing massive amounts of money on research. I have had many lecturers from Helsinki university while I was studying in Tallinn University law school, and I can tell you the are really good. I believe it won't take long now before they get much higher place in ranking lists due to their scientific contribution and number of citations from their Law School members.
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Hi

I've got offers from the University of Helsinki (Master in International and Comparative Business Law), Edinburgh (European and International Comparative Private Law), Tilburg (International and European Taxation) and am expecting an offer from Maastricht (International laws or International and European Taxation). I'm not sure where to go and was wondering what people's thoughts were?

Thanks in advance everyone! :)


Hi excuse me I am applying for the Helsinki program this year.As far as I know the program is really excellent and I am afraid I am not qualified enough. can you please briefly introduce your background? do you publish any essay or article during your campus?
<blockquote>Hi

I've got offers from the University of Helsinki (Master in International and Comparative Business Law), Edinburgh (European and International Comparative Private Law), Tilburg (International and European Taxation) and am expecting an offer from Maastricht (International laws or International and European Taxation). I'm not sure where to go and was wondering what people's thoughts were?

Thanks in advance everyone! :)</blockquote>

Hi excuse me I am applying for the Helsinki program this year.As far as I know the program is really excellent and I am afraid I am not qualified enough. can you please briefly introduce your background? do you publish any essay or article during your campus?
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hi!

I'm also planning on applying for the Helsinki program and would really appreciate some assistance from you guys!
hi!

I'm also planning on applying for the Helsinki program and would really appreciate some assistance from you guys!
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I think the key to getting in is a good motivation letter explaining clearly why you want to study there and what your plans are for after the degree. I think its important to mention specific courses or things that are unique to helsinki e.g. I mentioned the fact that I'd like to continue learning Mandarin at their confucius institute and maybe learn Finnish, I also mentioned all the mooting they do etc...

Aside from that I think you probably need a good first degree i.e. a 2:1 and to have done courses in the area you want to specialise in. I suppose a good reference is also important.

I didn't take up any of my offers in the end as my funding fell through but as I'm working this year I plan to apply to Edinburgh and Helsinki again. I think Helsinki would be my preferred option but 2 years is a long time especially as I have already taken a year out to work as a paralegal.
I think the key to getting in is a good motivation letter explaining clearly why you want to study there and what your plans are for after the degree. I think its important to mention specific courses or things that are unique to helsinki e.g. I mentioned the fact that I'd like to continue learning Mandarin at their confucius institute and maybe learn Finnish, I also mentioned all the mooting they do etc...

Aside from that I think you probably need a good first degree i.e. a 2:1 and to have done courses in the area you want to specialise in. I suppose a good reference is also important.

I didn't take up any of my offers in the end as my funding fell through but as I'm working this year I plan to apply to Edinburgh and Helsinki again. I think Helsinki would be my preferred option but 2 years is a long time especially as I have already taken a year out to work as a paralegal.
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good luck with your plans!

I myself had to defer my admissions to Sep 2015 because of lack of funding. working on my scholarship applications now as well as thinking of applying to more schools!
good luck with your plans!

I myself had to defer my admissions to Sep 2015 because of lack of funding. working on my scholarship applications now as well as thinking of applying to more schools!
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good luck with your plans!

I myself had to defer my admissions to Sep 2015 because of lack of funding. working on my scholarship applications now as well as thinking of applying to more schools!


Thanks! I will see what happens, either I will work for longer or get a loan or both, as they say man proposes God disposes.
<blockquote>good luck with your plans!

I myself had to defer my admissions to Sep 2015 because of lack of funding. working on my scholarship applications now as well as thinking of applying to more schools!</blockquote>

Thanks! I will see what happens, either I will work for longer or get a loan or both, as they say man proposes God disposes.
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good luck with your plans!

I myself had to defer my admissions to Sep 2015 because of lack of funding. working on my scholarship applications now as well as thinking of applying to more schools!


Thanks! I will see what happens, either I will work for longer or get a loan or both, as they say man proposes God disposes.


Hey, Lucas,

I am studying International Business Taxation here at Tilburg University and, as far I am experiencing, it is bringing me a positive overall.

The program is really international aimed. We always have lecture with invited professors from overseas and mainly with professionals on taxation in China and US for instance.

In my previous research before coming to Tilburg, I encountered universities that had also caught my eyes, however the Tilburg University's network and mainly it's professionals connection with majors universities and tax advising companies from Europe made easy my option for Tilburg University taxation program.

I have been positively surprised by choosing a well professional orientated university.

Best of luck!

Cris
<blockquote><blockquote>good luck with your plans!

I myself had to defer my admissions to Sep 2015 because of lack of funding. working on my scholarship applications now as well as thinking of applying to more schools!</blockquote>

Thanks! I will see what happens, either I will work for longer or get a loan or both, as they say man proposes God disposes. </blockquote>

Hey, Lucas,

I am studying International Business Taxation here at Tilburg University and, as far I am experiencing, it is bringing me a positive overall.

The program is really international aimed. We always have lecture with invited professors from overseas and mainly with professionals on taxation in China and US for instance.

In my previous research before coming to Tilburg, I encountered universities that had also caught my eyes, however the Tilburg University's network and mainly it's professionals connection with majors universities and tax advising companies from Europe made easy my option for Tilburg University taxation program.

I have been positively surprised by choosing a well professional orientated university.

Best of luck!

Cris
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Lizzi
Hi Lucas!!

I am currently studying the master program in International Business Taxation at Tilburg, the program has an international orientation and is covering my expectations since we are studying the principal tax topics (Corporate Income Tax and VAT) and for certain topics we have very well renown guest lectures. Also something that also influences in my decision is that prices are affordable and Tilburg is a real student city. Good luck!!!
Hi Lucas!!

I am currently studying the master program in International Business Taxation at Tilburg, the program has an international orientation and is covering my expectations since we are studying the principal tax topics (Corporate Income Tax and VAT) and for certain topics we have very well renown guest lectures. Also something that also influences in my decision is that prices are affordable and Tilburg is a real student city. Good luck!!!
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barmenator
People,

I would like to study a top LLM in International Tax program in Europe (in English language).

It seems Leiden, Vienna and Maastricht are the 3 preeminent choices.

Tuition fees and geographical location are not important.

Are there any substantial differences in Faculty, lectures, classes, or teaching method among the 3?

Which degree is better valued/known by employers and HR?

Which has better job placement upon graduation in Big4, BigLaw, or Magic Circle?

Which degree is most recognized by the Academia for pursuing PhD?

Any input will be greatly appreciated!
People,

I would like to study a top LLM in International Tax program in Europe (in English language).

It seems Leiden, Vienna and Maastricht are the 3 preeminent choices.

Tuition fees and geographical location are not important.

Are there any substantial differences in Faculty, lectures, classes, or teaching method among the 3?

Which degree is better valued/known by employers and HR?

Which has better job placement upon graduation in Big4, BigLaw, or Magic Circle?

Which degree is most recognized by the Academia for pursuing PhD?

Any input will be greatly appreciated!
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