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New Master's students

Amsterdam Law School 2020-2021

About to start your Master's programme at the Amsterdam Law School? Welcome! Make sure you regularly check this page for updated information in relation to the coronacrisis. We aim to help you make a good start with your studies. You will also find specific information about your Master's programme here when it becomes available.

Please make sure to read the information about COVID-19 and self quarantine via our Upon arrival page.

  • Application and enrolment

    Make sure to complete your enrolment before 1 February. After you have been admitted to the degree programme of your choice, you will be asked to pay your tuition fees. In order to be enrolled in your programme you must meet all the requirements for each step in the application process. 

    Application and Enrolment

    Once you have been conditionally admitted we will forward your personal information to the UvA Student Services department. Moving to a different country or city may sometimes be confusing. Student Services will help you through the necessary procedures. This starts with the UvA registration process while you are still abroad. During this process, you will be helped with such procedures as your visa/residence permit (if applicable), signing up for the introduction programmes and making sure that we are completely prepared for your arrival in Amsterdam. After completion of your UvA registration, you will be invited for a Start appointment.

    UvA Start appointment

  • Course registration

    The registration for master's courses for semester 2, period 1 will take place from Tuesday, 1 December (08.00) to Tuesday, 15 December (13.00) 2020.

    All the detailed information on when and how to register for courses you will find on this webpage.


  • Introduction of your Master's programme

    The introduction to the master’s will take place the last week of January or the first week of February 2021. You will receive an email in December with more information about the introduction to your master programme.  Also, there will be a link in this email through which you can sign up for the introduction. We will try to plan the introduction on campus (physical), if that is possible with the measurements at that time. Keep an eye on your email and this page for more information.

  • Master’s Thesis

    Registration for the thesis course

    The thesis course is offered twice each academic year. Students may decide for themselves for which course they wish to register. The exact timeframe will be posted on Canvas.

    Did you start your Master's in September?

    • The Canvas page opens 1 September;
    • You can register for the course from the start of the Semester 1 registration period (July) until 30 November;
    • Registration for  the topic of your choice and your supervisor can be done no later than the first week of December via Canvas;
    • You will have to submit your final version in July.

    Did you start your Master's in February?

    • The Canvas page opens 1 February;
    • You can register for the course from the start of the Semester 2 registration period (December) until 30 April;
    • Registration for  the topic of your choice and your supervisor can be done no later than the first week of May via Canvas;
    • You will have to submit your final version in December.

    You will find more information on the Master's Thesis on this webpage.

  • Books and study materials

    As a student enrolled in one of our programmes you are expected to acquire the study materials on your own. Both the Course Catalogue and Canvas list the recommended study materials for each course, and compulsory study materials are announced no later than two weeks before courses start. Please remember to order your study materials on time – once ordered, it can take up to five business days for readers to arrive.

    Go to Course Catalogue
    Go to Canvas

  • Practical Information

    Moving to a new city and beginning a new study is an exciting experience. The University of Amsterdam has various services and support facilities to help you with the transition.

    Through the link 'Practical matters' you can find out how to arrange your visa or residence permit, your insurance, and a place to live.

    Practical matters

  • Dutch language course

    If you are interested in learning the Dutch language you qualify for a course at reduced prices at the Institute for Dutch as a second language (INTT). There are possibilities to attend lessons at different levels during the day or in the evening. For more information please visit their website.

    UvA Languages