University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

LL.M. Programmes
Faculty of Law
P.O. Box 716
9700 AS Groningen
Netherlands

www.rug.nl

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The Program

Groningen has the Top Rated international law LLMs in the Netherlands for 2016 and 2017.

Groningen has the Top Rated international law LLMs in the Netherlands for 2016 and 2017.

Our one-year LLM programmes:


Energy and Climate Law
Groningen is located in the ''Energy Valley'' of the Netherlands, and home to the largest natural gas fields in the EU. Our Energy and Climate Law LLM is taught by experts who both teach and work in the energy industry, making this programme an LLM-Guide Top LLM programme for Energy Law.


European Economic Law
Headed by a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence holder and taught by leading experts in EU law, the European Economic Law LLM programme covers all central aspects of European Union Law, including institutional law, judicial protection, EU trade law, and more.


Global Criminal Law
The LLM programme in Global Criminal Law focuses on the application of criminal law – both substantive and procedural - in the context of global criminality, including organised,  transnational, and international criminality. Students are given a two-fold opportunity to study substantive and procedural criminal law from a comparative and international perspective, and specialize in organised and financial crimes, cybercrimes, or international crimes.


International Business Law
Globalization and regional integration make a good knowledge of international business law indispensable within the international corporate world, and this International Business Law LLM offers students the chance to develop a strong understanding of all aspects of international business law, including competition law, corporate insolvency law, and Corporate Social Responsibility


International Commercial Law
The one year LLM programme in International Commercial Law covers specialization in (international) commercial law, especially with regard to contracts and subjects of contracts, as well as the solving of (commercial) disputes when needed.


Public International Law
Our Public International Law  programme provides students with a strong foundation in most fields of public international law, and is designed to provide an optimal mix of teaching and mentorship. This LLM is currently one of the Top Rated LLMs in international law in the Netherlands.


International Human Rights Law
In this one year International Human Rights Law LLM programme, students are trained in human rights at the international level, but also in international humanitarian law and other related fields, learning about different human rights systems and how they are interpreted within these systems and within different countries. This LLM is currently one of the Top Rated LLMs in international law in the Netherlands.

The University

The University of Groningen Academy Building (Photo by Peter van der Sijde)

The University of Groningen Academy Building (Photo by Peter van der Sijde)

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has been educating people to serve society ever since its establishment in 1614. All this knowledge and experience has stimulated the University to become what it is now: a modern, international university where work is being carried out at the frontiers of knowledge. It is a university with its own unique character, partly due to its geographical situation in the north of the Netherlands. The University of Groningen not only admitted the first-ever female student in the country but also produced the first Dutch astronaut: pioneering is a trait that is fundamental to this university.

The Law School

The Faculty of Law is located in the Harmonie Complex (Photo by Michel de Groot)

The Faculty of Law is located in the Harmonie Complex (Photo by Michel de Groot)

The Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen is over 400 years old and has a long history of academic excellence and expertise within the Netherlands and internationally. Since it has the ambition to measure itself with the best law faculties in Europe, advanced systems of quality control have been implemented to continuously improve the Faculty's research and education. And although the Faculty has grown to become one of the largest law faculties in the country, it has kept its friendly and informal atmosphere which creates good relations amongst staff, students and alumni. The Faculty is home to over 4,000 students (650 international) and hosts 2 Bachelor (LLB) and 13 Master (LLM) programmes, taught by over 300 staff members.

The International Office of the Faculty of Law  has established a strong international component to the Faculty over the past several years, leading to the rapid growth of its popular English taught LLB in International and European Law and the awarding of Top Rated programme status for several of its English taught LLM programmes. Further, the Faculty has been a pioneer in student exchange within the Netherlands ever since the late 1980s, and has exchange agreements with institutional partners in over 40 different countries worldwide.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements (subject to change):

  • LLB or law degree from a recognised University (with min GPA equivalent to 7/10 on Dutch grading scale)
  • TOEFL score of at least 92, all sections sufficient (min 21 on each section, min 23 on writing section); IELTS score of 6.5, all sections sufficient (min 6.0 on each section, min 6.5 on writing section); CAE or CPE.
  • One letter of reference, CV, and letter of motivation.

Current requirements for all LLM programmes can be found here.

Application Procedure

  • Online application, done first through Studielink and then OAS. Instructions provided here.
  • Application deadline is May 1st (application must be started in Studielink before this date)
  • The University of Groningen will help international students with their visa, residence permit and enrolment. After admission, students receive detailed information regarding the step-by-step procedure for beginning their studies.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees can be found here.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and funding opportunities (both Dutch government sponsored and international) can be found on the University of Groningen Grantfinder.  The Faculty of Law offers specific scholarships for both top international and top EU students.

Location

Groningen from above (Photo by Aerophoto Eelde)

Groningen from above (Photo by Aerophoto Eelde)

Groningen is the capital of the most northern province in the Netherlands (called Groningen as well), and both the University and the city of Groningen enjoy a unique character largely due this northern location. Unlike the western part of the country with its densely populated urban areas, the province of Groningen is predominantly rural and quite unspoiled. In terms of industry, the province has the largest natural gas fields in the EU and has one of the Netherlands’ largest shipbuilding centres. It is also an international centre for the biomedical and pharmaceutical industry. What will probably strike you most when entering the city of Groningen is its youthful population. Roughly a quarter of the city’s 200.000 inhabitants consists of students. The city itself is over 900 years old and the canals, ports and warehouses bring you back to Hanseatic times, when Groningen was a member of the alliance of trading guilds that established and maintained a trade monopoly over the Baltic Sea and most of Northern Europe.

Accommodation

No matter where one lives in Groningen, typical Dutch canals are usually not very far away.

No matter where one lives in Groningen, typical Dutch canals are usually not very far away.

Since there is no university-owned accommodation or central campus, students live in student houses or apartments all throughout the city of Groningen. Some even live in little cottages (called "schipperswoning"), or even houseboats. This website  provides an overview on housing and living in the city of Groningen and its neighborhoods. It also refers to some major providers of rooms in the city and some frequently used housing websites.

Student Life

Eurosonic Music Festival (Photo by Niels de vries)

Eurosonic Music Festival (Photo by Niels de vries)

Groningen is a vibrant student city . Its population has the lowest average age in the Netherlands; one in four inhabitants is a student. Students can be seen everywhere: studying in the Noorderplantsoen park, enjoying nightlife, and working in various part-time jobs. Groningen is also a safe and green city to live in, with the quiet countryside only a short bike-ride away. You can find out what life is like in Groningen by following the University of Groningen on YouTube or follow the Faculty of Law on Facebook.

Pre-LLM Course

The Faculty of Law offers several Pre-LLM programmes for students who want to enter one of our LLM programmes, but have certain deficiencies in their academic background (ie. non-law degrees). Once candidates have successfully completed a Pre-LLM programme, they can enrol in the corresponding LLM programme. More information can be found here.

Upcoming Events

EU Studies Fair in Brussels
February 10, 2018
Meet with a University of Groningen Faculty of Law representative at EU Studies Fair in Brussels on February 10th 2018, and learn more about our LLB a...

IUF Education Fairs in Greece
February 02, 2018
Meet with a University of Groningen Faculty of Law representative at the IUF Education fairs in Thessaloniki (February 2nd 2018) and Athens (Februrary...

Programs at University of Groningen

Full-Time

Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition rate listed refers to cost for domestic / EU students. The rate for international students is 14 200 EUR.
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English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition rate listed refers to cost for domestic / EU students. The rate for international students is 14 200 EUR.
Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition rate listed refers to cost for domestic / EU students. The rate for international students is 14 200 EUR.
Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition rate listed refers to cost for domestic / EU students. The rate for international students is 14 200 EUR.
Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition rate listed refers to cost for domestic / EU students. The rate for international students is 14 200 EUR.
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Part-Time

Language
English
Intakes
September
Duration
24 months
Features
  • Program and degree are offered jointly by Universities of Groningen, Aberdeen, Copenhagen and Oslo.
  • Program is executive style with four (4) two-week blocks, one at each university, in the first year and a thesis in the second year.

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