LL.M. at Maastricht University.


Hi! I am an Indian LL.B. student with the Mumbai University in my final year. have been offered a seat at the University of Maastricht in Netherlands for LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management. I really liked the coursework and the love the place itself. My basic queries are 2-
1. What will the value of the degree be back home i.e. in India if I do happen to come back? Will the Masters be very impactful?
2. What are the job prospects there? Will I be able to make a career in IPR in the Netherlands?

Thanks in advance!
Hi! I am an Indian LL.B. student with the Mumbai University in my final year. have been offered a seat at the University of Maastricht in Netherlands for LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management. I really liked the coursework and the love the place itself. My basic queries are 2-
1. What will the value of the degree be back home i.e. in India if I do happen to come back? Will the Masters be very impactful?
2. What are the job prospects there? Will I be able to make a career in IPR in the Netherlands?

Thanks in advance!
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rushdeep
Hey Fatema Danyal, I've had a friend who has done his LLM from Maastricht University so I think I can answer your question.
1. Maastricht University has a pretty good reputation in India so you can expect to land some great jobs in the IPR area of law, such as the top firms in India, most of the FMCG or software companies and a lot of manufacturing companies.
2. You can start with an internship in a Dutch company during your course at university and you don’t need to apply for a separate residence permit for this purpose. Your residence permit for the purpose of study will remain valid for the internship. Your employer doesn’t need to apply for a work permit for you either. After your master's, you can spend a period of up to 12 months to find a job which is called the ‘search year’ i.e. the time given to graduates to look for a suitable job in the Dutch market. With a residence permit for the ‘search year’, you can take up any paid or unpaid employment and your employer does not have to apply for a work permit. However, at the end of the ‘search year’ period, you should have found a job so that you can apply for a work permit. If you pursue another course then the validity of this residence permit is renewed. If you have obtained a PhD degree from a Netherland’s university, there is a separate scheme called “Admission scheme for highly educated persons” which will apply to you.

Its a great country to live and work.

Hope this helps :)
Hey Fatema Danyal, I've had a friend who has done his LLM from Maastricht University so I think I can answer your question.
1. Maastricht University has a pretty good reputation in India so you can expect to land some great jobs in the IPR area of law, such as the top firms in India, most of the FMCG or software companies and a lot of manufacturing companies.
2. You can start with an internship in a Dutch company during your course at university and you don’t need to apply for a separate residence permit for this purpose. Your residence permit for the purpose of study will remain valid for the internship. Your employer doesn’t need to apply for a work permit for you either. After your master's, you can spend a period of up to 12 months to find a job which is called the ‘search year’ i.e. the time given to graduates to look for a suitable job in the Dutch market. With a residence permit for the ‘search year’, you can take up any paid or unpaid employment and your employer does not have to apply for a work permit. However, at the end of the ‘search year’ period, you should have found a job so that you can apply for a work permit. If you pursue another course then the validity of this residence permit is renewed. If you have obtained a PhD degree from a Netherland’s university, there is a separate scheme called “Admission scheme for highly educated persons” which will apply to you.

Its a great country to live and work.

Hope this helps :)
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rushdeep i am a european law graduate and i am also interested in applying for this llm program. Do u know maybe if there are job opportunities in the dutch market for foreign lawyers obtained the aforementioned LLM?

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rushdeep i am a european law graduate and i am also interested in applying for this llm program. Do u know maybe if there are job opportunities in the dutch market for foreign lawyers obtained the aforementioned LLM?

:)
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Hi Fatema. Thank you for the question. Well, I have been shortlisted for the Msc track in the upcoming academic year. I have the same questions as you. Great if someone else could shed more light.

Thanks,
Mayank
Hi Fatema. Thank you for the question. Well, I have been shortlisted for the Msc track in the upcoming academic year. I have the same questions as you. Great if someone else could shed more light.

Thanks,
Mayank
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VP_LLMIPR
Hey! I am a lawyer from India. I have been selected for the same programme. It would be nice if any one could share their experience in the college and the recognition they got after finishing the course during employment.
Hey! I am a lawyer from India. I have been selected for the same programme. It would be nice if any one could share their experience in the college and the recognition they got after finishing the course during employment.
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