24 months
3900 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Students of the Master of Law programme at  KU Leuven gain experience at two different universities, each with their own expertise. In this two-year master programme you will study in Leuven, Belgium and a second one in Zurich, Switzerland.

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The law faculties of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven ) and the University of Zurich offer a double degree programme which is fully taught in English. The two-year master’s programme incorporates one year of study in Leuven and another in Zurich.

The Master of Law programme at  KU Leuven focuses on each institution's individual strengths: International and European Law in Leuven and Arbitration Law, Financial Law and Human Rights Law in Zurich. Switzerland enjoys a world-class reputation as a centre of arbitration and banking, and many international institutions are based there in Geneva, just as they are in Brussels, some 30km from Leuven.

Career opportunities

The Master of Law programme is a stepping stone towards an interesting legal career. As experts in European and international law, our students work in international law firms, a wide variety of public services at all levels of the government and in European and international institutions. Our graduates are also recruited by non-governmental organisations and companies in the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Constitutional Law of the European Union, including Discussion Sessions
  • European Perspectives on Religion and Meaning
  • Judicial Protection in the European Union, including Discussion Sessions
  • EU Economic Law (Internal Market and Competition)
  • International Business Law, including Discussion Sessions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor in de rechten (Brussel, Kortrijk, Leuven)


Bachelor of Laws

  • To be admitted applicants have to submit:
  • - the proof of knowledge the English language. The admitted test are: Toefl with a minimum score of 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based), 100 (internet based), I.E.L.T.S. with a minimum score of 7.0 or the Cambridge Advanced English level certificate.
  • - a motivation letter

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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