Tuition fee and scholarships

International Tax Law

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the advanced Master’s in International Tax Law for the academic year 2019-2020 is €19,000. 

Application fee

Applicants with a non-EEA nationality are required to pay an administrative fee of €100 before the application deadline. This fee will be reimbursed to those students who successfully enroll at the Amsterdam Law School.

Scholarships

There are several scholarships available including UvA-IBFD scholarships and scholarships from third parties. For more info please read the LLM online brochure under financial matters.

UvA-IBFD scholarship

Two scholarships of half the registration fee (€9,500 in the 2019-2020 academic year) will be made available by the UvA and IBFD for students in this programme. These scholarships will be granted to the students who show the most promise as an active contributor to the programme. The following factors will be taken into consideration in making the awards:

  • the grades obtained by the student in his/her first degree, in particular for the final paper;
  • whether the student has demonstrated his/her international mobility by pursuing a joint university study programme or has previously been granted an award to study outside his/her home country; 
  • whether the student has published articles related to tax law in an academic journal and the quality of those articles;
  • other academic achievements. 

Applicants wishing to be considered for one of these scholarships must state their specific motivation in this respect in the motivation letter required for their application for the programme.

Loyens & Loeff Scholarship

Loyens & Loeff offers a scholarship of €9,500 in the 2019-2020 academic year for the advanced LLM in International Tax Law. The scholarship will be granted to a talented student with the ambition to put his/her academic achievements into practice as a tax lawyer. For the selection a student’s motivation and his/her ability to successfully follow the LLM at the UvA will be highly important. The following will be taken into consideration:

  • the student’s grades obtained in his/her first degree;
  • the student’s academic interest in tax law.
  • A letter of motivation is required, containing the following information:
    •  the student’s motivation for his/her current study and the advanced LLM;
    • the student’s academic interest in tax law;
    • the student’s thoughts why he/she can successfully complete the advanced LLM and what his/her future career aspirations are.

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship must state their specific motivation in this respect in the motivation letter required for their application for the programme.

Meijburg & Co LLM in International Taxation scholarship

Meijburg & Co offers a scholarship, amounting to €9,500 in the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship will be granted to a high-achieving student. The selection process will look at a student’s motivation, ambition and ability to successfully follow the LLM at the UvA. The following factors will be taken into consideration:  

  • The grades obtained by the student in his/her first degree;
  • Extracurricular activities which reflect ambition and drive; relevant experience or affinity with tax law.
  • A letter of motivation is required, containing the following information:
  1. The motivation for the current field of study and for the advanced LLM in International Tax Law.
  2. Which advanced LLM courses the student is interested in, accompanied by a motivation.
  3. Why the student thinks he/she can successfully complete the advanced LLM and what their future career aspirations are.

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship must state their specific motivation in this respect in the motivation letter required for their application for the programme.

Maisto e Associati scholarship

Maisto e Associati offers a scholarship, amounting to €9,500 in the 2019-2020 academic year for the new advanced LLM in International Tax Law. The scholarship will be granted on a merit basis to a student with distinguishing records of achievements. The selection process will also look at a student’s motivation, ambition and ability to successfully follow the LLM at the UvA. The following factors will be taken into consideration:

  • the grades obtained by the student in his/her first degree;
  • the student’s academic interest in Tax Law including the papers submitted during university studies;
  • the practical experience in international Tax Law.

A letter of motivation is required, containing the following information:

  • the student’s main reason for attending the LLM;
  • the student’s thoughts on his/her future career aspirations.

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship must state their specific motivation in this respect in the motivation letter required for their application for the programme.

IBFD Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT) scholarship

CSAT, a fully autonomous think tank established in 2015, is dedicated to the study and development of African taxation. Through an annual scholarship for the advanced LLM programme it offers payment of the full tuition fee and a monthly stipend for living expenses for the duration of the programme. The successful candidate is expected to complete 6-month internship at IBFD following completion of the LLM programme.

This scholarship is available only to candidates who have been employed by an African tax authority for at least three years before starting the programme and who will return to that employment after completing the programme and the internship. In order to apply for this award, candidates must:

  • be admitted to the LLM programme;
  • submit a letter from their employer confirming their employment status and that they will return after completion of the scholarship;
  • submit a motivation letter for the scholarship;
  • submit a 2,000-word essay on the challenges and opportunities facing African taxation.

In addition to the candidate’s academic grades, CV and submitted essay, the CSAT managing committee will take the following into consideration in making the scholarship award:

  • any articles related to tax law written by the candidate and published in an academic journal; and
  • any other of academic achievements of the candidate.

Application for this scholarship has to be submitted before the 1st of April in a letter send to:

Admissions Office of the Amsterdam Law School
Post Office Box 1030
1000 BA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Please note: In case of registered post:
Admissions Office of the Amsterdam Law School
Valckenierstraat 59
1018 XE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Other scholarships

Please note: For the Advanced Master’s in International Tax Law are no other scholarships available.

Published by  Amsterdam Law School

17 September 2018