Complete the steps below to register for the programme.
Questions? Please take a look at our FAQ.
Have you suffered a study delay in your current Bachelor’s programme as a direct result of the coronavirus situation? Subject to strict conditions, you can submit a request for admission with study delay as of 1 July 2020. For more information please take a look at step 6 below.
The Master in Law & Finance is a selective programme. Each application for admission is evaluated by the programme’s Selection Committee, which includes the Programme Director who makes the final decision for each admission.
Candidates may be selected on the basis of a combination of the following criteria:
In order to apply you need to meet the following entry requirements:
A complete application file consists of:
The Master in Law & Finance is aimed at Dutch and foreign students with an LLB or another academic degree with a substantial law component (at least 60 EC). An example of a Bachelor’s programme with a substantial law component is the UvA interdisciplinary Bachelor’s in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) provided the PPLE Law major is included.
Pursuant to the Convenant inzake het civiel effect, graduates who have completed this Master’s in addition to a full Bachelor’s degree in Dutch Law, qualify for admission to the Dutch bar and judiciary (the so-called ‘civiel effect’ of the Master).
Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a university in applied sciences (Dutch: HBO-Rechten, CROHO code 39205) followed by the Dutch-language Pre-Master’s programme at the Open University also qualify for admission to the Dutch bar and judiciary (the so-called ‘civiel effect’ of the Master) and may therefore also apply for the Master’s programme Law & Finance.
In an international environment, sufficient mastery of the English language is critical for academic success. International students must take an English-language proficiency test to demonstrate their ability. Dutch students who received their prior education in the Netherlands are exempted from this test.
In case of a positive evaluation of your sent application documents, we will send you an invitation to do the mathematics entrance test.
In view of the integrated approach taken by this Master's, both legal and economic, students must have a sufficient level of mathematical ability; a basic mathematics test is therefore part of the admissions procedure. Applicants will be directed to refresher courses and suitable materials with which to prepare for the test.
The test focuses on proficiency in algebra, at the level of Algebra I at the Khan Academy (see khanacademy.org/math/algebra). Besides, the test includes simple exercises in statistics and probability theory.
More specifically, the test will focus on the following mathematical abilities:
Candidates are encouraged to make use of the website of Khan Academy to prepare for the test. We will inform you about how and when to take the test after you have submitted your application and after positive evaluation of your application.
To prepare for the test, please check the files (PDF) below.
After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your ID as you will need it to complete your UvA application.
Once you have registered in Studielink, you will receive an email within 24 hours from Studielink with a link to the UvA online application system, which is where you submit your application to the University of Amsterdam.
You should receive the instruction email within 2 working days after registering in Studielink. This email includes a link to our online application form.
A complete application file consists of:
After submitting your application, your application will be evaluated by our admissions committee. Only those applicants who fulfil the entry requirements and are therefore eligible to the Master's programme Law & Finance, will be presented to the Selection Committee. The Committee will then decide on admission. You will be notified about the decision within 6 weeks after completion of all entry admission requirements.
Please note that the processing of application files may be delayed due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. However, UvA is doing its utmost to continue to process all files as carefully and quickly as possible.
If you get selected for this programme, the university will send you a letter of acceptance by email. We request that you accept or decline within ten working days.
If you decline acceptance, please do not forget to de-enrol from the Master’s programme in Studielink.
If you have been selected for our Master's programme , this means that we need to verify your prior academic credentials. You will need to send certified copies of your transcripts and degree certificates. Note that you need to send these documents by post before1 September. Photocopies or scans of original, certified documents are not accepted.
If you are required to submit documentation, please send it before 1 September to:
Amsterdam Law School - Admissions Office (room A6.01a)
P.O. Box 1030
1000 BA Amsterdam
Or, if sent by registered post:
Amsterdam Law School – Admissions Office (room A6.01a)
1018 XE Amsterdam
If you have completed a legal Bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands, we can verify your prior academic credentials based on the records provided by DUO. If that is the case, you do not need to send certified copies of degree certificates or transcripts.
You will need to pay the tuition fee in order to complete your enrolment in a degree programme at the UvA. Find out more about how to pay tuition fees.
A student ID card is a personal document which serves as proof of identity for examinations and library privileges. You will receive instructions explaining how to request your student ID card.
After you have been (conditionally) admitted to the Master in Law & Finance programme at the Amsterdam Law School, you will automatically be enrolled for all of the Master in Law & Finance programme’s courses.
The academic year is divided into 2 semesters of 20 weeks each. Semester 1 classes begin on Monday, August 31st 2020, right after the Introduction days, which are held in the week of August 24th - 28th. Semester 2 classes begin in the first week of February. Both semesters consist of 3 course blocks. See the course information below.
You will find a course overview per semester (with course descriptions) in the online course catalogue.
To help you get started, the Amsterdam Law School organizes a (mandatory) Introduction Day for all new Master’s students. You will find information on the Introduction Day on the student website.