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International and European Law

University of Groningen
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus

Program description

Dealing with Laws from A-Z

Does an international treaty take priority over national laws? And if so, is that the case for every state in the world? Can citizens themselves take a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights or the European Court of Justice? These are only a few of the topics dealt with in the Masters in International and European Law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

This 3-year Masters in International and European Law from University of Groningen is designed to provide students who wish to pursue a professional career in an international environment an academic training in law without taking national legal system as the starting point. The focus is on teaching international and European Union law on the basis of a more general understanding of what law is and how it functions, rather than on a detailed knowledge of a particular legal system.

The basic aim of the International and European Law programme is to provide the students with an understanding of the content and functioning of international and European law in the context of its development and application in an international public or private economic or policy-making environment.

Graduates of the Masters in International and European Law not qualify for legal professions within national legal systems, as this would require further extensive training in domestic law. This legal education programme aims at academic training for careers in international companies, international organizations (governmental and non-governmental), diplomacy or academics.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Masters in International and European Law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands are:

  • Pre-university diploma with a GPA of at least 7.0/10, 70/100, 3.5/5 or 2.75/4
  • proficiency in English, demonstrated by the following minimum test scores: TOEFL: 580/237/92 or IELTS: 6.5; all sections of these tests have to be sufficient

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Tuition fees


Scholarships are available to students at University of Groningen based on academic, country of origin, selection of programme, and more.

Tuition costs for the Masters in International and European Lawat  University of Groningen:

  • EU students 2018-2019: €2,060/year

    Non- EU students 2018-2019: €8,300/ year

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A Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from University of Groningen.

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University of Groningen

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...

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Why study at University of Groningen

We're a Top 100 University

Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

Our groundbreaking research

As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Vibrant Student Life

While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

Global Community

The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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