The LLM is an Advanced Masters degree of 60 ECTS organised by the Institute for European Studies, in cooperation with the VUB Faculty of Law. The selective student body (a maximum of 40 students each year) guarantees high quality interactive teaching.
The programme focuses on European and international legal issues through interactive seminars, and is taught by staff from universities in Belgium and abroad, and from the legal services of the European Union. The programme has now over 1200 graduates working for major international law firms, international and European institutions, and in academia.
The LLM offers a unique mixture of European and international public and business law in the following fields:
Institutional Law and Judicial Protection
Economic and Competition Law
Sustainable development and the Environment
The LLM in International and European law is a one-year 60 ECTS Advanced Master's degree. It is a demanding day course which is composed of compulsory courses and two specialisation options: Public Law or Business Law. Students also have to carry out legal research as part of their thesis (worth 18 ECTS credits). See individual course details for assessment modes and more information.
Total: 60 Credits
The administration of the LLM in International and European Law will not be able to extend any financial support, with the exception of the below noted tuition waiver, to a student, arriving at the Programme without having secured the minimum amount for living expenses necessary for the full period of the academic year. However, a number of internal and external scholarships might be available.
The programme itself offers a number of scholarships that take the form of a reduced tuition fee. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and demonstrable need. Students have to apply for the tuition waiver when submitting their application for the programme.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel yearly awards a number of scholarships for advanced studies at Master or Advanced Master level. However, candidates must above all explore the possibilities of obtaining financial assistance in their home countries.
Other scholarships may be available from the following sources:
NVAO accredited programme