In order to be considered for the European Law Master’s programme, you should possess:
- a Bachelor’s in Law (LL.B.) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from a recognised university; in exceptional cases a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g. in Political Science or equivalent) will be acceptable, provided that a substantial number of law courses are included in the bachelor’s programme.
- proven English language proficiency, demonstrated by way of a TOEFL test (overall score of 600 paper-based/250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based) or IELTS test (overall score of 7.0), evidenced by an appropriate test, occasionally complemented by a telephone interview.
- in addition to the above-mentioned overall English test scores, minimum band scores of IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 20) are required for all sub-sections.
This requirement does not apply if you have:
- completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
- an International Baccalaureate.
Applicants may be offered admission to a presessional English course prior to entry if they have the following English language test scores – this always at the discretion of the programme admission board:
- An overall English score of IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 (TOEFL 80 and 90 respectively) – with no band scores lower than IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17)
- A sufficient overall English score, but one or more band score of IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17)
Students who have a LL.B. (Bachelor’s degree) in Law from Leiden University do not have to apply for admission.
Applicants with a higher professional education (HBO) degree are not eligible for admission, but start in the first year of the bachelor’s.