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International Tax Law

University of Amsterdam

12 months
21000 EUR/year
21000 EUR/year
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The University of Amsterdam and the world’s leading tax research institute, IBFD, have combined their expert knowledge to create the International Tax Law programme of the University of Amsterdam. This one-year, full-time programme is based in the diverse and cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Growing demand for specialists

The growing globalisation of the world economy brings with it a growing demand for international tax law specialists. Specialists that have a thorough understanding of the underlying principles, are familiar with the policy perspectives of countries at differing stages of development and are aware of the practical implications of the law. The UvA joins forces with IBFD to meet that demand.

About the study programme

The advanced Master’s in International Tax Law is a full-time programme of one year. The curriculum covers both the established framework of international tax law and emerging issues. A fundamental premise is that a proper understanding of this area of the law requires studying both the ‘big picture’ and the technicalities. Optional courses allow you to give your study a regional focus.

Major themes of the programme include:

  • Examining the interaction among the various forces that shape international tax law - domestic law, bilateral treaties, multinational agreements, intergovernmental organizations, case law and academic writing.
  • Evaluating the tax policy choices made by states, particularly in the context of cross-border structures and the flow of capital, income and persons.
The programme also includes components that allow you to delve into selected issues in depth and, at the same time, develop your professional skills, such as a Moot Court and a mock tax treaty negotiation course.

Why International Tax Law at the UvA/IBFD? 

7 reasons to choose the International Tax Law programme of the University of Amsterdam:

  • Core teaching staff from the University of Amsterdam and IBFD;
  • Guest lecturers from a wide range of countries and backgrounds;
  • Optional courses and skills training exercises;
  • Small-scale classes of selected students;
  • Unlimited access to IBFD library; 
  • Moot Court and Tax Treaty negotiation course;
  • Excellent career and networking opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Tax Law
  • Tax Treaties
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Tax Treaty Negotiation
  • EU Tax Law
  • International Tax Law Moot Court

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your previous education must satisfy the requirements listed below (see ‘Previous education’):
  • It is highly valued during the selection process if your previous study programme included at least 15 ECTS in tax law, or if you have acquired relevant competencies through work experience in tax law (see ‘Tax law’ below);
  • You must have obtained a minimum standard in English language proficiency – see further below;
  • You must be willing to participate actively in the classroom; and
  • You must have an open mind towards different cultures.
  • It is possible to apply while finishing a previous degree or English-language proficiency test, in which case acceptance to the programme is conditional on satisfactorily completing the previous degree and/or proficiency test. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    21000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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