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New Master's students

Amsterdam Law School

About to start your Master's programme at the Amsterdam Law School? Welcome! Make sure you regularly check this page for updated information in relation to the coronacrisis. We aim to help you make a good start with your studies. You will also find specific information about your Master's programme here when it becomes available.

Please make sure to read the information about COVID-19 and self quarantine via our Upon arrival page.

  • Education at the start of the academic year 2022-2023

    At the Amsterdam Law School, we find teaching on campus, with physical education and meeting each other, very important. Therefore, we offer all education on campus, without restrictions. This also applies to the introduction and to all examinations. Should the coronavirus flare up again, we will of course follow the guidelines of the Dutch government. In that case, we may have to offer the education and the introduction (partly) online.

  • Application and enrolment

    Make sure to complete your enrolment before 1 September. 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. Check your enrolment checklist at to see which matters of your enrolment possibly still need to be completed.

    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 you are completely prepared for your arrival in Amsterdam. Please read more about arriving in Amsterdam on our Upon arrival page.

    Upon arrival

  • Programme introduction day(s)

    The introduction of your master's programme takes place on 1 or 2 September 2022During this introduction you will get acquainted with the programme: the coordinator(s) and teachers 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 email mid-January. Participation is highly recommended.

    You will encounter many new terms and concepts in the first weeks of your studies. Take a look at the Guide for new Master’s students 2021-2022 for an overview. A new guide will be available in the summer of 2022 for the academic year 2022-2023.

    Guide for new Master's students


    A week filled with parties, culture, music and science in which you get to know other students. Date: 29 August - 2 September 2022. You can only register for the Intreeweek once you have completed your registration. Information about this can be found on the website UvA Intreeweek. There is no Intreeweek for students starting their studies in February.

    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

  • Timetables of your Master's programme

    You can view the provisional timetables of your study programme via mytimetable.uva.nlPlease note: these can still be adjusted until the course registration starts. If you have any questions, please contact the Education Desk.

  • Course registration

    You must register yourself for the courses via GLASS. The course registration period for semester 1, academic year 2022-2023 is from Friday, 1 July (10:00) until Wednesday, 6 July (13:00). Use the step by step guide to register for your courses. If you want to join an Amsterdam Law Clinic you need to apply before the 20th June 23:00.

    Please note: You are advised to register for no more than 30 ECTS (the regular study load for a semester). The maximum number of ECTS you may register for is 42 credits per semester.

    With regards to the elective courses you need to make a selection of your own choice. If you have questions regarding the course registration or need advice with planning your courses, please contact our Study Advisers.

  • 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 26 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 no later than 1 July 2022.

    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 22 April;
    • Registration for the topic of your choice and your supervisor can be done no later than the end of April via Canvas;
    • You will have to submit your final version no later than 6 January 2023.

    You will find more information on the Master's Thesis on this webpage.

  • 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 information' you can find out how to arrange your visa or residence permit, your insurance, and a place to live.

    Practical information

  • 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

  • Contact a current student on Instagram

    Have a question about enrolment or what it’s like to live in Amsterdam? Chat with our current law students on Instagram.

    Meet our students on Instagram

  • Follow us on social media

    Do you want to be kept informed about latest news and events that are taking place at our dynamic university? Like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.