Will I get into Leiden/Amsterdam LLM?


Hello all, please give me some advice as to my prospects in getting into the LLM Programs at either Leiden or Amsterdam, as well as my chances of getting a scholarship (if you know). At Leiden, I'm interested mainly in the Advanced LLMs, but would also consider the general ones (I will meet the basic requirements of being eligible for admittance to the Bar here in Australia, but don't have any post-university work experience).

If you don't have the time, just saying likely/unlikely would still be helpful!

Here is my situation:

- Australian Law School (not a top one, but still fairly respected)
- LLB (Honours) (4 year program) (no 'double degree')
- Expecting First Class Honours (requires mark of 76% - I'm expecting c. 78%) and believe I'm comfortably in the top 10% of my class (maybe not top 5%)
- Interest in International Law, and have taken associated subjects during my LLB
- Did a semester of study overseas (Asia) & received a scholarship for this
- Have topped a couple of subjects
- Interned at the UN
- Interned for Sydney International Trade NGO
- Worked for small Sydney Law Firm part time
- Have represented my university in a few national and international competitions

I haven't started any charities, have not interned with any judges, have yet to publish any work (although I'm working on this), haven't really excelled in any sport, and haven't received any massive awards.

Thanks in advance.
Hello all, please give me some advice as to my prospects in getting into the LLM Programs at either Leiden or Amsterdam, as well as my chances of getting a scholarship (if you know). At Leiden, I'm interested mainly in the Advanced LLMs, but would also consider the general ones (I will meet the basic requirements of being eligible for admittance to the Bar here in Australia, but don't have any post-university work experience).

If you don't have the time, just saying likely/unlikely would still be helpful!

Here is my situation:

- Australian Law School (not a top one, but still fairly respected)
- LLB (Honours) (4 year program) (no 'double degree')
- Expecting First Class Honours (requires mark of 76% - I'm expecting c. 78%) and believe I'm comfortably in the top 10% of my class (maybe not top 5%)
- Interest in International Law, and have taken associated subjects during my LLB
- Did a semester of study overseas (Asia) & received a scholarship for this
- Have topped a couple of subjects
- Interned at the UN
- Interned for Sydney International Trade NGO
- Worked for small Sydney Law Firm part time
- Have represented my university in a few national and international competitions

I haven't started any charities, have not interned with any judges, have yet to publish any work (although I'm working on this), haven't really excelled in any sport, and haven't received any massive awards.

Thanks in advance.
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Hey, looks like you have done a lot already so have faith!
Have you applied for the September intake or you are looking for 2020?

I was in a similar position last year: also getting my BAR admittance in Chile, waiting for my CPE results and finishing up a couple of internships (one of those was at the UN OHCHR in Public International Law).

By the time I got conditionally accepted (only because I was outstanding my attorney license a couple of months away and my CPE results), I was not even started with being an intern at the UN, so I guess you totally have a chance.

I believe your chances will greatly increase if the LLM of your choosing matches somehow that incipient professional experience you already have and is in line as well with your academic background. I think that in my case at least, that helped a lot along the fact I did a summer course with a partner-University of Leiden´s (Duke).

Let me know if you need further info and best of luck!
Hey, looks like you have done a lot already so have faith!
Have you applied for the September intake or you are looking for 2020?

I was in a similar position last year: also getting my BAR admittance in Chile, waiting for my CPE results and finishing up a couple of internships (one of those was at the UN OHCHR in Public International Law).

By the time I got conditionally accepted (only because I was outstanding my attorney license a couple of months away and my CPE results), I was not even started with being an intern at the UN, so I guess you totally have a chance.

I believe your chances will greatly increase if the LLM of your choosing matches somehow that incipient professional experience you already have and is in line as well with your academic background. I think that in my case at least, that helped a lot along the fact I did a summer course with a partner-University of Leiden´s (Duke).

Let me know if you need further info and best of luck!
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