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New Master's students

New Master's students

Amsterdam Law School 2019-2020

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


  • Application and enrolment

    Make sure to complete your enrolment before the 1st of September (if you start in February, the deadline for completing your enrolment is 1 February).  After you have been admitted to the degree programme of your choice, you will be asked to pay your tuition fees. In order to be enrolled in your programme you must meet all the requirements for each step in the application process. 

    Application and Enrolment

    Once you have been conditionally admitted we will forward your personal information to the UvA Student Services department. Moving to a different country or city may sometimes be confusing. 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.

    UvA Start appointment

  • Course registration

    The registration periods for Master's courses are as follows:

    Semester Registration period starts Registration period closes
    Sem 1 Tuesday, 9 July (13.00) Thursday, 18 July  (13.00)
    Sem 2 Tuesday, 3 December (08.00) Tuesday 17 December (13.00)

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

  • Introduction programmes

    Faculty introduction (start date February)(mandatory)

    The introduction of your master’s programme will take place on 3 February 2020 and consists of two parts:

    • Part I: programme specific introduction
    • Part II: general introduction

    Two weeks before the introduction you will receive an invitation via mail.

    Programme Faculty introduction 3 February

    ISN Winter Introduction Week (optional)

    • From the 30th of January to the 1st of February 2020
    • The International Student Network, a study association for international students is organizing its own introduction. During these days students are introduced to the city, and to some typical Dutch customs. All students are teamed up in groups guided by  coaches; these will be the group leaders during the introduction. For more detailed information please refer to the ISN website.
  • Master’s Thesis

    Registration for the thesis course

    The thesis course is offered twice each academic year. Students may decide for themselves for which course they wish to register. The exact timeframe will be posted on Canvas.

    Did you start your Master's in September?

    • The Canvas page opens 1 September;
    • You can register for the course from the start of the Semester 1 registration period (July) until 30 November;
    • Registration for  the topic of your choice and your supervisor can be done no later than the first week of December via Canvas;
    • You will have to submit your final version in July.

    Did you start your Master's in February?

    • The Canvas page opens 1 February;
    • You can register for the course from the start of the Semester 2 registration period (December) until 30 April;
    • Registration for  the topic of your choice and your supervisor can be done no later than the first week of May via Canvas;
    • You will have to submit your final version in December

    Please find more information on the Master's Thesis 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