Question about UvA and/or Maastricht LLM


potato95
Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone here has experiences with the following LLMs: International and European Law (Competition Law specialization) in Amsterdam, and International Laws in Maastricht University. I am having a hard time choosing between the two, so if someone has knowledge on either, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks :)

[Edited by potato95 on Apr 20, 2018]

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone here has experiences with the following LLMs: International and European Law (Competition Law specialization) in Amsterdam, and International Laws in Maastricht University. I am having a hard time choosing between the two, so if someone has knowledge on either, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks :)
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Ishan Das
Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone here has experiences with the following LLMs: International and European Law (Competition Law specialization) in Amsterdam, and International Laws in Maastricht University. I am having a hard time choosing between the two, so if someone has knowledge on either, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks :)


Hi,
I am facing a similar problem as yours. I had done a lot of research before shorlisting Leiden and Maastricht University. What I think my final decision will be based on the subjects ( topics I am more inclined towards) , faculty and how many international student the universities attracts.

I know a few people who had studied in Leiden and UvA but weren’t students of law. They really had good things to say about both the universities and education in general throughout Netherlands, Amsterdam is also considered to be one of the top cities to live.

Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone in particular who went to or is studying in Maastricht. A friend of mine who went to Leiden and is currently living there told me that Maastricht University is very good university and top experts on international and EU law.

I am more inclined to choose Maastricht because of the student to professor ratio, attracts more international students in the whole city in general and also of the aforementioned reasons. Leiden on the other hand has a better reputation, proximity to international courts and is also located more centrally in Netherlands, Leiden too has a great faculty.

Hope this reply helps you and sorry for the long post and unnecessary material on Leiden. Good luck
[quote]Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone here has experiences with the following LLMs: International and European Law (Competition Law specialization) in Amsterdam, and International Laws in Maastricht University. I am having a hard time choosing between the two, so if someone has knowledge on either, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks :)[/quote]

Hi,
I am facing a similar problem as yours. I had done a lot of research before shorlisting Leiden and Maastricht University. What I think my final decision will be based on the subjects ( topics I am more inclined towards) , faculty and how many international student the universities attracts.

I know a few people who had studied in Leiden and UvA but weren’t students of law. They really had good things to say about both the universities and education in general throughout Netherlands, Amsterdam is also considered to be one of the top cities to live.

Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone in particular who went to or is studying in Maastricht. A friend of mine who went to Leiden and is currently living there told me that Maastricht University is very good university and top experts on international and EU law.

I am more inclined to choose Maastricht because of the student to professor ratio, attracts more international students in the whole city in general and also of the aforementioned reasons. Leiden on the other hand has a better reputation, proximity to international courts and is also located more centrally in Netherlands, Leiden too has a great faculty.

Hope this reply helps you and sorry for the long post and unnecessary material on Leiden. Good luck
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potato95
Thank you for your reply! And no worries about the material on Leiden, everything is interesting to me now since I really don't know which university to pick. I was also considering Leiden but after being accepted to UvA and UM I didn't want to have to make more decisions :D

I actually did my Bachelor's in Maastricht, so if you need to know anything about the city/uni in general, let me know :) I really enjoyed it, and applied to other universities for my Master's mostly in order to know what options I would have. One 'downside' about Maastricht is that since it's such a young school it doesn't get as high in rankings as for example Leiden or UvA. But at least in my experience it's really good in International and European law (as you also said) and I've heard that it's becoming known for that. But I would totally recommend Maastricht, the PBL system worked for me (at least) and I just generally really like the atmosphere of the town:)
Thank you for your reply! And no worries about the material on Leiden, everything is interesting to me now since I really don't know which university to pick. I was also considering Leiden but after being accepted to UvA and UM I didn't want to have to make more decisions :D

I actually did my Bachelor's in Maastricht, so if you need to know anything about the city/uni in general, let me know :) I really enjoyed it, and applied to other universities for my Master's mostly in order to know what options I would have. One 'downside' about Maastricht is that since it's such a young school it doesn't get as high in rankings as for example Leiden or UvA. But at least in my experience it's really good in International and European law (as you also said) and I've heard that it's becoming known for that. But I would totally recommend Maastricht, the PBL system worked for me (at least) and I just generally really like the atmosphere of the town:)
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Ishan Das
Thank you for your reply! And no worries about the material on Leiden, everything is interesting to me now since I really don't know which university to pick. I was also considering Leiden but after being accepted to UvA and UM I didn't want to have to make more decisions :D

I actually did my Bachelor's in Maastricht, so if you need to know anything about the city/uni in general, let me know :) I really enjoyed it, and applied to other universities for my Master's mostly in order to know what options I would have. One 'downside' about Maastricht is that since it's such a young school it doesn't get as high in rankings as for example Leiden or UvA. But at least in my experience it's really good in International and European law (as you also said) and I've heard that it's becoming known for that. But I would totally recommend Maastricht, the PBL system worked for me (at least) and I just generally really like the atmosphere of the town:)


It will be great if you could give some insights on Maastricht University and the City in general. I basically wanted to know how the professors are towards their students, are they welcoming towards question being raised and students in general? What are the job prospectives in regard to international after the completion of my course?

City- I have no idea about the city, so anything and everything welcomed.

Which university are you going to choose?
[quote]Thank you for your reply! And no worries about the material on Leiden, everything is interesting to me now since I really don't know which university to pick. I was also considering Leiden but after being accepted to UvA and UM I didn't want to have to make more decisions :D

I actually did my Bachelor's in Maastricht, so if you need to know anything about the city/uni in general, let me know :) I really enjoyed it, and applied to other universities for my Master's mostly in order to know what options I would have. One 'downside' about Maastricht is that since it's such a young school it doesn't get as high in rankings as for example Leiden or UvA. But at least in my experience it's really good in International and European law (as you also said) and I've heard that it's becoming known for that. But I would totally recommend Maastricht, the PBL system worked for me (at least) and I just generally really like the atmosphere of the town:)[/quote]

It will be great if you could give some insights on Maastricht University and the City in general. I basically wanted to know how the professors are towards their students, are they welcoming towards question being raised and students in general? What are the job prospectives in regard to international after the completion of my course?

City- I have no idea about the city, so anything and everything welcomed.

Which university are you going to choose?
quote
potato95
Thank you for your reply! And no worries about the material on Leiden, everything is interesting to me now since I really don't know which university to pick. I was also considering Leiden but after being accepted to UvA and UM I didn't want to have to make more decisions :D

I actually did my Bachelor's in Maastricht, so if you need to know anything about the city/uni in general, let me know :) I really enjoyed it, and applied to other universities for my Master's mostly in order to know what options I would have. One 'downside' about Maastricht is that since it's such a young school it doesn't get as high in rankings as for example Leiden or UvA. But at least in my experience it's really good in International and European law (as you also said) and I've heard that it's becoming known for that. But I would totally recommend Maastricht, the PBL system worked for me (at least) and I just generally really like the atmosphere of the town:)


It will be great if you could give some insights on Maastricht University and the City in general. I basically wanted to know how the professors are towards their students, are they welcoming towards question being raised and students in general? What are the job prospectives in regard to international after the completion of my course?

City- I have no idea about the city, so anything and everything welcomed.

Which university are you going to choose?


Hi again :)
I had many really good professors during my time in maastricht, but as I was only doing my bachelor and feel like in ’smaller’ courses the students are even closer to the professor, I can’t really say about master programmes (since I feel like the course size for master courses is generally smaller). I dont know if that made any sense.. I really think the university uses its reasources well in the sense that weekly small group sessions are provided for every course and you feel like you are getting your tuition fee’s worth :D As to job prospectives i can’t say and know as little as you do :/

The city is pretty small (population 100/200 thousand?) but it’s very beautiful and when i’ve had friends visit me they’ve always wondered how maastricht is not better known for that:D there are so many students that if you engage in student activities of your interest, it’s pretty easy to find like-minded people.

I don’t really know what else to say right now, but if you have any questions just ask :) And as to my decision; I still have no idea :/ i’m still waiting for a 3rd application to be processed and then i’ll know if I need to choose from 2 or 3 unis. But i’m hoping i’ll be able to make up my mind in the upcoming month haha.. Which programme in maastricht are you thinking of ?
[quote][quote]Thank you for your reply! And no worries about the material on Leiden, everything is interesting to me now since I really don't know which university to pick. I was also considering Leiden but after being accepted to UvA and UM I didn't want to have to make more decisions :D

I actually did my Bachelor's in Maastricht, so if you need to know anything about the city/uni in general, let me know :) I really enjoyed it, and applied to other universities for my Master's mostly in order to know what options I would have. One 'downside' about Maastricht is that since it's such a young school it doesn't get as high in rankings as for example Leiden or UvA. But at least in my experience it's really good in International and European law (as you also said) and I've heard that it's becoming known for that. But I would totally recommend Maastricht, the PBL system worked for me (at least) and I just generally really like the atmosphere of the town:)[/quote]

It will be great if you could give some insights on Maastricht University and the City in general. I basically wanted to know how the professors are towards their students, are they welcoming towards question being raised and students in general? What are the job prospectives in regard to international after the completion of my course?

City- I have no idea about the city, so anything and everything welcomed.

Which university are you going to choose?[/quote]

Hi again :)
I had many really good professors during my time in maastricht, but as I was only doing my bachelor and feel like in ’smaller’ courses the students are even closer to the professor, I can’t really say about master programmes (since I feel like the course size for master courses is generally smaller). I dont know if that made any sense.. I really think the university uses its reasources well in the sense that weekly small group sessions are provided for every course and you feel like you are getting your tuition fee’s worth :D As to job prospectives i can’t say and know as little as you do :/

The city is pretty small (population 100/200 thousand?) but it’s very beautiful and when i’ve had friends visit me they’ve always wondered how maastricht is not better known for that:D there are so many students that if you engage in student activities of your interest, it’s pretty easy to find like-minded people.

I don’t really know what else to say right now, but if you have any questions just ask :) And as to my decision; I still have no idea :/ i’m still waiting for a 3rd application to be processed and then i’ll know if I need to choose from 2 or 3 unis. But i’m hoping i’ll be able to make up my mind in the upcoming month haha.. Which programme in maastricht are you thinking of ?
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Ishan Das
Thank you for your reply! And no worries about the material on Leiden, everything is interesting to me now since I really don't know which university to pick. I was also considering Leiden but after being accepted to UvA and UM I didn't want to have to make more decisions :D

I actually did my Bachelor's in Maastricht, so if you need to know anything about the city/uni in general, let me know :) I really enjoyed it, and applied to other universities for my Master's mostly in order to know what options I would have. One 'downside' about Maastricht is that since it's such a young school it doesn't get as high in rankings as for example Leiden or UvA. But at least in my experience it's really good in International and European law (as you also said) and I've heard that it's becoming known for that. But I would totally recommend Maastricht, the PBL system worked for me (at least) and I just generally really like the atmosphere of the town:)


It will be great if you could give some insights on Maastricht University and the City in general. I basically wanted to know how the professors are towards their students, are they welcoming towards question being raised and students in general? What are the job prospectives in regard to international after the completion of my course?

City- I have no idea about the city, so anything and everything welcomed.

Which university are you going to choose?


Hi again :)
I had many really good professors during my time in maastricht, but as I was only doing my bachelor and feel like in ’smaller’ courses the students are even closer to the professor, I can’t really say about master programmes (since I feel like the course size for master courses is generally smaller). I dont know if that made any sense.. I really think the university uses its reasources well in the sense that weekly small group sessions are provided for every course and you feel like you are getting your tuition fee’s worth :D As to job prospectives i can’t say and know as little as you do :/

The city is pretty small (population 100/200 thousand?) but it’s very beautiful and when i’ve had friends visit me they’ve always wondered how maastricht is not better known for that:D there are so many students that if you engage in student activities of your interest, it’s pretty easy to find like-minded people.

I don’t really know what else to say right now, but if you have any questions just ask :) And as to my decision; I still have no idea :/ i’m still waiting for a 3rd application to be processed and then i’ll know if I need to choose from 2 or 3 unis. But i’m hoping i’ll be able to make up my mind in the upcoming month haha.. Which programme in maastricht are you thinking of ?


Hi,
Thank you so much for your insight, it was really helpful. I have applied for their Globalisation and Law- Human Rights, and have been conditionally admitted.However, I am waiting for the response from Leiden University, after which I will decide where I will go. Would you know that if there are law offices in Maastricht who deals with International conflicts or Humanitarian Law?
Please do let me know if plan to choose Maastricht, will be nice to know someone. beforehand.

[Edited by Ishan Das on May 02, 2018]

[quote][quote][quote]Thank you for your reply! And no worries about the material on Leiden, everything is interesting to me now since I really don't know which university to pick. I was also considering Leiden but after being accepted to UvA and UM I didn't want to have to make more decisions :D

I actually did my Bachelor's in Maastricht, so if you need to know anything about the city/uni in general, let me know :) I really enjoyed it, and applied to other universities for my Master's mostly in order to know what options I would have. One 'downside' about Maastricht is that since it's such a young school it doesn't get as high in rankings as for example Leiden or UvA. But at least in my experience it's really good in International and European law (as you also said) and I've heard that it's becoming known for that. But I would totally recommend Maastricht, the PBL system worked for me (at least) and I just generally really like the atmosphere of the town:)[/quote]

It will be great if you could give some insights on Maastricht University and the City in general. I basically wanted to know how the professors are towards their students, are they welcoming towards question being raised and students in general? What are the job prospectives in regard to international after the completion of my course?

City- I have no idea about the city, so anything and everything welcomed.

Which university are you going to choose?[/quote]

Hi again :)
I had many really good professors during my time in maastricht, but as I was only doing my bachelor and feel like in ’smaller’ courses the students are even closer to the professor, I can’t really say about master programmes (since I feel like the course size for master courses is generally smaller). I dont know if that made any sense.. I really think the university uses its reasources well in the sense that weekly small group sessions are provided for every course and you feel like you are getting your tuition fee’s worth :D As to job prospectives i can’t say and know as little as you do :/

The city is pretty small (population 100/200 thousand?) but it’s very beautiful and when i’ve had friends visit me they’ve always wondered how maastricht is not better known for that:D there are so many students that if you engage in student activities of your interest, it’s pretty easy to find like-minded people.

I don’t really know what else to say right now, but if you have any questions just ask :) And as to my decision; I still have no idea :/ i’m still waiting for a 3rd application to be processed and then i’ll know if I need to choose from 2 or 3 unis. But i’m hoping i’ll be able to make up my mind in the upcoming month haha.. Which programme in maastricht are you thinking of ?[/quote]

Hi,
Thank you so much for your insight, it was really helpful. I have applied for their Globalisation and Law- Human Rights, and have been conditionally admitted.However, I am waiting for the response from Leiden University, after which I will decide where I will go. Would you know that if there are law offices in Maastricht who deals with International conflicts or Humanitarian Law?
Please do let me know if plan to choose Maastricht, will be nice to know someone. beforehand.
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potato95


It will be great if you could give some insights on Maastricht University and the City in general. I basically wanted to know how the professors are towards their students, are they welcoming towards question being raised and students in general? What are the job prospectives in regard to international after the completion of my course?

City- I have no idea about the city, so anything and everything welcomed.

Which university are you going to choose?


Hi again :)
I had many really good professors during my time in maastricht, but as I was only doing my bachelor and feel like in ’smaller’ courses the students are even closer to the professor, I can’t really say about master programmes (since I feel like the course size for master courses is generally smaller). I dont know if that made any sense.. I really think the university uses its reasources well in the sense that weekly small group sessions are provided for every course and you feel like you are getting your tuition fee’s worth :D As to job prospectives i can’t say and know as little as you do :/

The city is pretty small (population 100/200 thousand?) but it’s very beautiful and when i’ve had friends visit me they’ve always wondered how maastricht is not better known for that:D there are so many students that if you engage in student activities of your interest, it’s pretty easy to find like-minded people.

I don’t really know what else to say right now, but if you have any questions just ask :) And as to my decision; I still have no idea :/ i’m still waiting for a 3rd application to be processed and then i’ll know if I need to choose from 2 or 3 unis. But i’m hoping i’ll be able to make up my mind in the upcoming month haha.. Which programme in maastricht are you thinking of ?


Hi,
Thank you so much for your insight, it was really helpful. I have applied for their Globalisation and Law- Human Rights, and have been conditionally admitted.However, I am waiting for the response from Leiden University, after which I will decide where I will go. Would you know that if there are law offices in Maastricht who deals with International conflicts or Humanitarian Law?
Please do let me know if plan to choose Maastricht, will be nice to know someone. beforehand.
[quote][quote][quote][quote]Thank you for your reply! And no worries about the material on Leiden, everything is interesting to me now since I really don't know which university to pick. I was also considering Leiden but after being accepted to UvA and UM I didn't want to have to make more decisions :D

I actually did my Bachelor's in Maastricht, so if you need to know anything about the city/uni in general, let me know :) I really enjoyed it, and applied to other universities for my Master's mostly in order to know what options I would have. One 'downside' about Maastricht is that since it's such a young school it doesn't get as high in rankings as for example Leiden or UvA. But at least in my experience it's really good in International and European law (as you also said) and I've heard that it's becoming known for that. But I would totally recommend Maastricht, the PBL system worked for me (at least) and I just generally really like the atmosphere of the town:)[/quote]

It will be great if you could give some insights on Maastricht University and the City in general. I basically wanted to know how the professors are towards their students, are they welcoming towards question being raised and students in general? What are the job prospectives in regard to international after the completion of my course?

City- I have no idea about the city, so anything and everything welcomed.

Which university are you going to choose?[/quote]

Hi again :)
I had many really good professors during my time in maastricht, but as I was only doing my bachelor and feel like in ’smaller’ courses the students are even closer to the professor, I can’t really say about master programmes (since I feel like the course size for master courses is generally smaller). I dont know if that made any sense.. I really think the university uses its reasources well in the sense that weekly small group sessions are provided for every course and you feel like you are getting your tuition fee’s worth :D As to job prospectives i can’t say and know as little as you do :/

The city is pretty small (population 100/200 thousand?) but it’s very beautiful and when i’ve had friends visit me they’ve always wondered how maastricht is not better known for that:D there are so many students that if you engage in student activities of your interest, it’s pretty easy to find like-minded people.

I don’t really know what else to say right now, but if you have any questions just ask :) And as to my decision; I still have no idea :/ i’m still waiting for a 3rd application to be processed and then i’ll know if I need to choose from 2 or 3 unis. But i’m hoping i’ll be able to make up my mind in the upcoming month haha.. Which programme in maastricht are you thinking of ?[/quote]

Hi,
Thank you so much for your insight, it was really helpful. I have applied for their Globalisation and Law- Human Rights, and have been conditionally admitted.However, I am waiting for the response from Leiden University, after which I will decide where I will go. Would you know that if there are law offices in Maastricht who deals with International conflicts or Humanitarian Law?
Please do let me know if plan to choose Maastricht, will be nice to know someone. beforehand. [/quote]
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potato95
Hi,

And Sorry for replying so late :D Which one did you end up choosing?
I have actually chosen Maastricht now over UvA, but was accepted in Leuven today. I still think I will go to Maastricht though, although Leuven is supposed to be really good :)
Hi,

And Sorry for replying so late :D Which one did you end up choosing?
I have actually chosen Maastricht now over UvA, but was accepted in Leuven today. I still think I will go to Maastricht though, although Leuven is supposed to be really good :)
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Sofija
Thanks for replies

[Edited by Sofija on Jul 04, 2018]

Thanks for replies
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potato95
Hi,

And Sorry for replying so late :D Which one did you end up choosing?
I have actually chosen Maastricht now over UvA, but was accepted in Leuven today. I still think I will go to Maastricht though, although Leuven is supposed to be really good :)


Hi! Congrats! What makes you choose Maastricht over UvA and Leuven? I am going to Leuven.


Hi! Nice to know someone’s going there :) i don’t know much about it tho; are you going to do the double degree in law ?i’m still debating cause Leuven has an interesting programme and if I understand correctly the number of students taken in is small, which is nice. But I did my bachelor’s in maastricht and really liked it, and have also heard good things about the international law programme there. I don’t know what made me rule Amsterdam out since that’s also a good option, I think it was just some sort of a gut feeling :D
[quote][quote]Hi,

And Sorry for replying so late :D Which one did you end up choosing?
I have actually chosen Maastricht now over UvA, but was accepted in Leuven today. I still think I will go to Maastricht though, although Leuven is supposed to be really good :) [/quote]

Hi! Congrats! What makes you choose Maastricht over UvA and Leuven? I am going to Leuven.[/quote]

Hi! Nice to know someone’s going there :) i don’t know much about it tho; are you going to do the double degree in law ?i’m still debating cause Leuven has an interesting programme and if I understand correctly the number of students taken in is small, which is nice. But I did my bachelor’s in maastricht and really liked it, and have also heard good things about the international law programme there. I don’t know what made me rule Amsterdam out since that’s also a good option, I think it was just some sort of a gut feeling :D
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Ishan Das
Hi,

And Sorry for replying so late :D Which one did you end up choosing?
I have actually chosen Maastricht now over UvA, but was accepted in Leuven today. I still think I will go to Maastricht though, although Leuven is supposed to be really good :)


Hi,
Same here, I ended up choosing Maastricht even though I was accepted to Leiden, which is ranked better.
[quote]Hi,

And Sorry for replying so late :D Which one did you end up choosing?
I have actually chosen Maastricht now over UvA, but was accepted in Leuven today. I still think I will go to Maastricht though, although Leuven is supposed to be really good :) [/quote]

Hi,
Same here, I ended up choosing Maastricht even though I was accepted to Leiden, which is ranked better.
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