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New Exchange students

On this page you will find useful information meant for students who are about to start their Exchange programme at the Amsterdam Law School.

  • Studying in the academic year 2021-2022

    We understand that you may have concerns about how the corona pandemic will affect future studies. Our starting point is that in the academic year 2021-2022 we will be able to offer all teaching activities on campus without restrictions. We are eager to return to the campus, to face-to-face teaching and meeting up with each other. All degree seeking students (including international ones) are therefore expected to come to Amsterdam by the start of the academic year 2021-2022.

    Assuming we can teach on campus, we do not offer the option of following our education via distance learning. It goes without saying that we are dependent on the developments regarding the coronavirus and what the policies and rules of the Dutch government will be. If the situation calls for it, we should return to a scenario of (partially) online education. As soon as more information is available, we will post it on our website.

  • Application and enrolment

    Exchange students are nominated by their home universities. You are required to submit the online application form before either 15 October (Spring semester) or 1 May (Fall semester), depending on the semester chosen. Exchange students are exempted from paying tuition fee to the University of Amsterdam.

    Once you have been admitted to the Exchange Programme in Law we will forward your personal information to the UvA Student Services department. Student Services will help you through the necessary procedures. This starts with the UvA registration process while you are still abroad. During this process, you will be helped with such procedures as your visa/residence permit (if applicable), signing up for the introduction programmes and making sure that we are completely prepared for your arrival in Amsterdam. After completion of your UvA registration, you will be invited for a Start appointment.

  • Introduction day

    Introduction day

    The introduction of your master's programme takes place on Thursday 2 and/ or Friday 3 September 2021 at the Roeterseilandcampus - building A.

    During this introduction you will get acquainted with the programme: the coordinator(s) of the master's programme and you will meet your fellow law students. You will receive more information about what the coming academic year will look like. Additional information will follow by e-mail at the beginning of August. Participation is highly recommended.

    Get in Touch

    For international (pre)Master's student at the UvA or a current first year international Bachelor’s student who has not been in the Netherlands yet to start their study on campus.

    Join this introduction programme to become acquainted with the university, the city and your fellow students. The programme will also help you prepare for your studies and make the most of your time at the UvA.

    Go to Get in Touch - Master's introduction website

  • Course registration

    Exchange students register mainly for Master’s courses. Please note that the courses Principles and Foundations of International Law and Principles and Foundations of EU Law are not open for exchange students. The registration periods for the Master's courses are as follows:


    Start registration period

    End Registration period


    Tuesday, 6 July (13:00)

    Thursday, 15 July (13:00)

    Semester 2

    Tuesday, 30 November (08:00)

    Tuesday, 14 December (13:00)

    Exchange students studying at the Amsterdam Law School during the first semester may also register for the bachelor courses of the minor Law and Justice in the European Union

    Please note: if you want to join an Amsterdam Law Clinic you need to apply before 18 June.


    The registration period for the Bachelor's courses are as follow:


    Start registration period

    End registration period

    Semester 1, period 1 & 2

    Tuesday, 8 June (08:00) Tuesday, 22 June (13:00)
    Semester 1, period 3 & Semester 2, period 1 Tuesday, 30 November (08:00) Tuesday, 14 December (13:00)
    Semester 2, period 2 & 3 Tuesday, 8 February (13:00)
    Thursday, 17 February (13:00)

    1. Please check the lecture times of the courses since there might be an overlap if you register for  courses from different LLM programmes.

    2. Since exam dates might change after publication students are expected to be available during the whole exam period.

    Please find all the detailed information on how to register for courses over here.

  • Books and study materials

    As a student enrolled in one of our programmes you are expected to acquire the study materials on your own. Both the Course Catalogue and Canvas list the recommended study materials for each course, and compulsory study materials are announced no later than two weeks before courses start. Please remember to order your study materials on time – once ordered, it can take up to five business days for readers to arrive.

    Go to Course Catalogue

    Go to Canvas

  • Practical information

    Moving to a new city and beginning a new study is an exciting experience. The University of Amsterdam has various services and support facilities to help you with the transition.

    Through the link 'practical matters' you can find out how to arrange your visa or residence permit, your insurance, and a place to live.

    Practical matters

  • Dutch language course

    If you are interested in learning the Dutch language you qualify for a course at reduced prices at the Institute for Dutch as a second language (INTT). There are possibilities to attend lessons at different levels during the day or in the evening. For more information please visit their website.

    UvA Languages