Many thanks for your interest in our LLM! We accept and review applications on a rolling basis. We recommend prospective students to apply as soon as possible, as the selection will be closed once the full quota of maximum 40 qualifying candidates is reached.
The IES Selection Committee aims at providing a decision within two weeks from receiving all the application documents and letters of reference duly completed. You will receive the decision both by e-mail and by post.
The Master in International and European Law is in the terminology of the Bologna European educational area a post-graduate “Master after Master” programme. Our courses are not a part of the regular Master degree programmes of the university.
- Each year we make a careful selection of maximum 40 students from all over the world.
- Students are eligible to apply when they have completed their study of law and have received, in accordance with the requirements in their host country, a final law degree that provides access to the legal profession or to the qualifying exams for admission to the Bar.
- The equivalence of foreign degrees will be decided by the Academic Board of the Programme.
- Students are selected on the basis of their academic qualifications as well as work and other relevant experience.
The Programme’s language of instruction is English. Non-native English speakers need to provide proof that their knowledge of English meets one of the following five requirements:
- TOEFL-test [min. score 233 (computer-based) min. score 90 (internet-based) min.score 577 (paper-based)]
- Academic IELTS: 7.0
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English – CPE
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English – CAE (grade B)
- ITACE: C1
€4900 (including e.g. a field trip to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg)
Study materials: ca. €500
Please complete and upload the following, so that we can process your application as soon as possible:
• Carefully filled-in application form (Word) [PDF]
• Official copies of academic records (grades) and final Law Degree
• Certificate of proficiency in English (if non-native speaker) (TOEFL, IELTS, CPE, CAE or ITACE C1)
• One photograph
• Two confidential written reference letters are to be supplied separately by the referees. [Word]
(At least one of the letters must concern the applicant’s academic work. The hand signed copy of the confidential personal reference form should be sent directly by the referee by email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
In addition to the affordable tuition, the Programme itself offers a limited number of scholarships:
- The PILC Alumni generously wants to give back to the Programme. We have set up for this purpose the PILC Alumni Scholarship Fund . The applications for this fund follow the same procedure as the waivers noted below.
- IES Scholarships take the form of partial tuition waivers. The waivers are awarded on the basis of a separate request, submitted as a part of the application for the Programme. The waivers are awarded upon an assessment of merit and demonstrable need.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel yearly awards a number of scholarships for advanced studies at Master or Advanced Master level. The candidates are also advised to carefully explore the possibilities of obtaining financial assistance in their home countries. For more information, please see the Vrije Universiteit Brussel’s webpage ‘Financing your studies’.
Other scholarships may be available from the following sources:
- Rotary Foundation Fellowships may be available. Candidates should contact the Rotary Foundation within their district.
- Within the framework of bilateral cultural agreements concluded by Belgium or the Flemish Community, fellowships are offered to students in a number of countries. Interested students should inquire directly with the relevant Ministry in their home country or the Belgian Embassy.