12 months
6600 EUR/year
6600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Laws (LLM) at KU Leuven is taught by leading specialists in their fields and allows students to specialise in European business law or international and European public law. 

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The Master of Laws at KU Leuven has a marked international dimension with European law being an important focus. The international and European foci are strong for all LL.M. students, whether in the public law of business law specialisations, given KU Leuven's close proximity to the central EU institutions in Brussels. The programme taps into the knowledge and expertise of a large network of legal professionals who have close links to the European institutions.

The advanced LL.M. programme includes a visit to Luxemburg where the students attend a hearing at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg in the first semester and a visit to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in the second semester. In Strasbourg, our LL.M. students will further have the opportunity to engage in a discussion on current issues in international affairs with the staff members of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Career opportunities

Given its philosophy grounded in European law, its highly skilled teaching staff and its openness to the study and practice of various types of law, this in combination with its close proximity to Brussels, the KU Leuven LLM adds significant value for students seeking legal careers in Europe.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Law of the World Trade Organization
  • European Company Law
  • EU Economic Law (Internal Market and Competition)
  • LL.M. Master Classes EU and Economic Law
  • LL.M. Master Classes EU and Financial Law
  • European Financial Regulation
  • European Insurance Law

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

  • The basic requirement for admission to the LL.M. programme is the possession of a law degree which entitles the holder to practise law in his/her country of origin.
  • However, holders of the degree Master of Economics, Law and Business Studies (Leuven) will also be allowed to apply to the LL.M. programme but are informed that even after having obtained the LL.M. degree, this does not entitle them to practise law in Belgium unless they have successfully completed the abridged programme Master of Law.
  • The decision on the admission is based upon evaluation of a complete application file and on the following elements: results obtained during the applicant's university studies, the level of knowledge of the English language, a statement of purpose (with the student's expectation of the programme) and three recommendation letters.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 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.


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