LL.M. International Tax - Leiden x Vienna


Augusto
I'm considering applying to these programs.

Hence, I would appreciate if you could share your comments on the similarities and differences between them.

Kind regards,

Augusto
I'm considering applying to these programs.

Hence, I would appreciate if you could share your comments on the similarities and differences between them.

Kind regards,

Augusto
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MissT
Hi Augusto,

If you really want to study int'l (and European tax law) and have an interesting way of learning (so-called problem based learning which means that in addition to general lectures, students have tutorial meetings with ca 15 students in a group to discuss problems on case by case basis and guided by tutor). For further information look at http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/FL/TargetGroup/ProspectiveStudents/MastersProgrammes/Programmes/TaxLaw.htm or http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/show/id=74350/langid=42.

I have followed the programme and graduated about 2 years ago and can confirm that it was the best decision of my life to go to Maastricht - good quality of the studies, great student life!

Good luck!
Hi Augusto,

If you really want to study int'l (and European tax law) and have an interesting way of learning (so-called problem based learning which means that in addition to general lectures, students have tutorial meetings with ca 15 students in a group to discuss problems on case by case basis and guided by tutor). For further information look at http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/FL/TargetGroup/ProspectiveStudents/MastersProgrammes/Programmes/TaxLaw.htm or http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/show/id=74350/langid=42.

I have followed the programme and graduated about 2 years ago and can confirm that it was the best decision of my life to go to Maastricht - good quality of the studies, great student life!

Good luck!
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Hey MissT,
I'm currently doing a bachelor European Law school (english track) at UM, and have been looking around at possible masters. The LLM int & eur tax law has definitely caught my eye.
Did you do your bachelors at the UM as well?/Which country did you come from?
Were there job opportunities at the end of this master?
Hey MissT,
I'm currently doing a bachelor European Law school (english track) at UM, and have been looking around at possible masters. The LLM int & eur tax law has definitely caught my eye.
Did you do your bachelors at the UM as well?/Which country did you come from?
Were there job opportunities at the end of this master?
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MissT
Hi,
No, unfortunately I didn't do my bac. degree in Maastricht, so I can't comment on that.
As for job opportunities, tax lawyers are always wanted and normally they are paid a bit more than "general" lawyers. :)
Hi,
No, unfortunately I didn't do my bac. degree in Maastricht, so I can't comment on that.
As for job opportunities, tax lawyers are always wanted and normally they are paid a bit more than "general" lawyers. :)
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Thanks for replying!
Well then...the law degree you did...do you have 'civil effect'?
Thanks for replying!
Well then...the law degree you did...do you have 'civil effect'?
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MissT
I have a civil effect of my law degree in my home country, if that's what you've meant!?
I have a civil effect of my law degree in my home country, if that's what you've meant!?
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Is work experience "absolutely" a prerequisite for admission to the LLM International Tax at WU.

I have some work experience with law firms but not specifically in tax. However, my LLB program focuses in tax law and I recently graduated from the program. I have secured a career position involving tax policy which will start after I finish LLM.

Could someone help me figure out if I should apply to the LLM Tax at WU as a newly graduated person?
Is work experience "absolutely" a prerequisite for admission to the LLM International Tax at WU.

I have some work experience with law firms but not specifically in tax. However, my LLB program focuses in tax law and I recently graduated from the program. I have secured a career position involving tax policy which will start after I finish LLM.

Could someone help me figure out if I should apply to the LLM Tax at WU as a newly graduated person?

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I'm considering applying to these programs.

Hence, I would appreciate if you could share your comments on the similarities and differences between them.

Kind regards,

Augusto


Hi Augusto,

I am not able to answer your question exactly but can let you know that Leiden has an exceptional reputation in international tax law. Professor Kees van Raad lectured me for the tax elective I took in an international business law course (now the EU and international business LL.M. course). The materials were fantastic and his method of teaching managed to get me to absolutely "get" and enjoy coming to grips with international tax issues, Just his CV should be pursuasive (http://www.itc-leiden.nl/MasterofAdvancedStudiesinInternationalTaxLa/Faculty/FacultyMember/tabid/439/PersonID/1/view/CV/language/en-US/Default.aspx). I am sure Vienna is a good university, but I have never heard of it being pre-eminant. Leiden has excellent facilities and you have access to the Peace Palace library in the Hague (15 minute train journey from Leiden). Leiden is also a lovely university town. It is only 35 minutes train journey from Amsterdam. Hope this helps!
<blockquote>I'm considering applying to these programs.

Hence, I would appreciate if you could share your comments on the similarities and differences between them.

Kind regards,

Augusto</blockquote>

Hi Augusto,

I am not able to answer your question exactly but can let you know that Leiden has an exceptional reputation in international tax law. Professor Kees van Raad lectured me for the tax elective I took in an international business law course (now the EU and international business LL.M. course). The materials were fantastic and his method of teaching managed to get me to absolutely "get" and enjoy coming to grips with international tax issues, Just his CV should be pursuasive (http://www.itc-leiden.nl/MasterofAdvancedStudiesinInternationalTaxLa/Faculty/FacultyMember/tabid/439/PersonID/1/view/CV/language/en-US/Default.aspx). I am sure Vienna is a good university, but I have never heard of it being pre-eminant. Leiden has excellent facilities and you have access to the Peace Palace library in the Hague (15 minute train journey from Leiden). Leiden is also a lovely university town. It is only 35 minutes train journey from Amsterdam. Hope this helps!
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Hi,

My name is Amanda Maran, and I have been working for the past 9 months after I graduated Emory University in the US, to gain the experience and knowledge nesseary to be accepted to the LL.M. program at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law.
I majored in Econmics, I have taken accounting courses in Federal Income Tax, Corporate and Partnership Taxation, and International Tax Law, however I have little experience other than working for Deloitte as a Transfer Pricing Intern.

I want this so badly, I am searching for some indication as to wheather my lacking work experience will ultimatly be a deciding factor in my admission.

I went to the school and visited the program last summer. I spoke with the director of the program and he assured me that what was important was to take tax classes. But i need to know how competitive this actually is, especially for an American. Please help, again, I sent in my application in early February, so im waiting on pins and needles. Anything that is reassureing woule be wonderful, however feel free to burst my bubble, i want to know where I stand.
Thank you.
Hi,

My name is Amanda Maran, and I have been working for the past 9 months after I graduated Emory University in the US, to gain the experience and knowledge nesseary to be accepted to the LL.M. program at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law.
I majored in Econmics, I have taken accounting courses in Federal Income Tax, Corporate and Partnership Taxation, and International Tax Law, however I have little experience other than working for Deloitte as a Transfer Pricing Intern.

I want this so badly, I am searching for some indication as to wheather my lacking work experience will ultimatly be a deciding factor in my admission.

I went to the school and visited the program last summer. I spoke with the director of the program and he assured me that what was important was to take tax classes. But i need to know how competitive this actually is, especially for an American. Please help, again, I sent in my application in early February, so im waiting on pins and needles. Anything that is reassureing woule be wonderful, however feel free to burst my bubble, i want to know where I stand.
Thank you.
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n/a
Hi,

Why don't you try applying for admission to more than one university. Try Leiden too for example. You could get in touch with the course co-ordinators who can tell you what minimum admisson requirements are and what kind of candidates are taking current courses (whether they all have x years experience, all have bachelors law etc). Although it won't be information specific to you, it may help you compare yourself and your experience to help you figure out what additional things you may need to do.

Good luck.
Hi,

Why don't you try applying for admission to more than one university. Try Leiden too for example. You could get in touch with the course co-ordinators who can tell you what minimum admisson requirements are and what kind of candidates are taking current courses (whether they all have x years experience, all have bachelors law etc). Although it won't be information specific to you, it may help you compare yourself and your experience to help you figure out what additional things you may need to do.

Good luck.
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Hi,

Thank you for the reply. I looked at Lieden, and it is necessary to hold a law degree before applying. The tax program at the WU will accept people without a law degree but they must have a background in Economics, tax or accounting. My bachelors degree is in Economics, I have taken accounting, law, and tax courses so I hope that I will make a good candidate with out holding a law degree.

I am considering applying to the University of Cracow school of Economics as well, in order to avoid putting my eggs in one basket.
I visited the WU itself and I had a feeling that this was the place for me. But it's up to admissions to decide... I did everything I could do, but the work experience was pretty much out of my hands, especially with the hiring freeze and the poor job market here in the US.
Hi,

Thank you for the reply. I looked at Lieden, and it is necessary to hold a law degree before applying. The tax program at the WU will accept people without a law degree but they must have a background in Economics, tax or accounting. My bachelors degree is in Economics, I have taken accounting, law, and tax courses so I hope that I will make a good candidate with out holding a law degree.

I am considering applying to the University of Cracow school of Economics as well, in order to avoid putting my eggs in one basket.
I visited the WU itself and I had a feeling that this was the place for me. But it's up to admissions to decide... I did everything I could do, but the work experience was pretty much out of my hands, especially with the hiring freeze and the poor job market here in the US.
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barmenator
Guys,

I am looking for a good LLM in International Tax taught in English but in a french/german language speaking country (so not interested in the US nor in England).

I'm looking into Leuven/Tilburg European tax College or the Vienna University, but I can't find any specialized rankings on the web.

Does anybody know which Tax School would be the best?
Guys,

I am looking for a good LLM in International Tax taught in English but in a french/german language speaking country (so not interested in the US nor in England).

I'm looking into Leuven/Tilburg European tax College or the Vienna University, but I can't find any specialized rankings on the web.

Does anybody know which Tax School would be the best?
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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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