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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Two weeks before the introduction you will receive an invitation via mail.
ISN Winter Introduction Week (optional)
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.
Please find more information on the Master's Thesis over here.
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.
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.
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.