LL.M. On Campus

European Private Law

University of Amsterdam

12 months
16500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Would you like to look beyond the letter of the law – discuss the justice and politics of private law rules? Do you want to challenge yourself to become the best private lawyer you can be? Learn to solve private law issues across European jurisdictions? Come and study in the European Private Law programme of the University of Amsterdam.


The study programme

Today, many important private law questions no longer stop at national and disciplinary borders. Lawyers – working in legal practice – national and EU institutions, international corporations, NGOs and academia are increasingly confronted with rules and doctrines of European and international origin.

The European Private Law programme of the University of Amsterdam provides you with the knowledge and skills for working in an international legal environment. Interactive learning is essential in the intensive module European Private Law in Practice. This course is part of the experiential learning programme of the Amsterdam Law Practice.

Is this programme for you?

Do you want insights and knowledge about private law issues in a rapidly changing world? This LLM programme provides you with a thorough understanding of the European and international aspects of private law, and of the economic, social and political forces driving its Europeanisation and globalisation.

Students holding a Dutch university Bachelor’s degree in Law and PPLE can be directly admitted to the programme. International students with a comparable academic degree are also admissible. Applications are assessed by the Admissions Board. If you hold a different Bachelor’s degree, please consult our list of admission requirements in the Teaching and Examinations Regulations.

After graduation

Thanks to its ‘in context’ approach, the LLM European Private Law forms flexible, critical, problem-driven and curious lawyers. They can easily adapt to different kinds of practices and functions in the private and public sector. Students who have finished a Bachelor’s programme at the UvA before joining our Master’s programme, qualify for the legal professions in the Netherlands (‘civiel effect’). Students who have a Bachelor’s diploma from another Dutch university should read more about the conditions (in Dutch).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Private Law in a European and International Context
  • European Contract Law
  • European Private Law in Practice
  • Comparative Law
  • Consumer Rights in the Digital Single Market
  • Finance, Security and Insolvency

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

  • Academic legal background
  • Basic knowledge of European Law is required
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 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.


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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