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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 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. 


  • 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 Thursday 2  September 2021 at the Roeterseilandcampus - building A. During 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 at the beginning of August. 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.

    Guide for new Master's students


    A week filled with parties, culture, music and science in which you get to know other students. Date: 30 August -3 September. You can only register for the Intreeweek once you have completed your registration. Information about this can be found on the website UvA Intreeweek.

    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

  • 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.

    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