Admission and application Research Master in Law

Thank you very much for considering the LLM Research Master in Law. On this page you will find all relevant information in order to apply to this program.

Follow the application procedure below if:

  • you have a (1) Dutch nationality AND/OR
  • want to apply on the basis of a (2) diploma¬†awarded by an institution inside the Netherlands.

Please note

Applicants with a Non-Dutch nationality OR a Non-Dutch diploma will need to follow the international procedure.


a) Check your eligibility

Admission requirements

Before applying, please make sure that you meet the following requirements:

Educational background/diplomas

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Law (or equivalent) before the start of this Master's program.
  • Your GPA (General Point Average) is above average results.

b) Consider the deadlines

Please make sure that you submit your application well in time, even if you have not yet made up your mind whether you want to do the program or not. That way you will receive the admission documents with plenty of time to spare.

Start date: 01-09-2018

Deadline for application:

  • NON-EU/EEA: 01-04-2018
  • EU/EEA: 01-07-2018
  • Dutch students: 01-07-2018

c) Follow the application procedure

Step 1: Prepare your application package

In order to prepare your application, you will need a digital version of the following documents:

  • Your diploma(s) and transcript(s).
    • If you have not obtained your diploma yet (but you will obtain it before the start of the program), please upload a certified copy of your most recent transcript + a list of courses you still need to finish.
    • If your diploma(s) and transcript(s) are not in English language, you will need to provide a sworn translation into English of these documents;
  • A letter of motivation (free format);
  • A snapshot (download the format);
  • Two documents (either a thesis, a paper or an article) written in the English language;
  • Your Curriculum Vitae;
  • Two letters of recommendation or reference from senior researchers or professors, to be send to admissions-law@tilburguniversity.edu by the author of the letters themselves;
  • A photocopy of a valid passport (your passport should be valid at least until the end of the Master's program) or ID-card (only for EEA/EU students);

Step 2: Apply in the online application system (MySAS)

Stage 1)

Read the requirements carefully and prepare your application package as explained in the previous section.

Stage 2)

Create an online application account. After you have created this account, the online application system (MySAS) will send you an email asking you to activate your account. Once you have activated your account, you may return to MySAS and start your application.

Stage 3)

Start your actual online application.

  • Step 1) Fill out personal details (name, date of birth, nationality, etc.)
  • Step 2) Fill out address details (where you live, emergency contact address)
  • Step 3) Proposed program (the program you are applying for)
  • Step 4) Language and other tests (your proficiency in English and if applicable other tests)
  • Step 5) Educational background (your previous education, schools attended)
  • Step 6) Supporting documents (required documents needed to apply)
  • Step 7) Additional documents (other optional supporting documents, not obligatory)
  • Step 8) Survey (how did you learn about Tilburg University?)
  • Step 9) Review (double check that you have completed steps 1 to 8)
  • Step 10) Submit (you will be able to submit your application after steps 1 to 8 have been completed)

Step 3: Admission Committee's decision

The Admission Committee needs a maximum of four weeks to come to a decision.

  1. After we receive the application package, a first review round will take place.
  2. The best candidates of this first review will receive an invitation for a Skype interview or an interview in person (depending on the location of the student).

In the end there are three decisions possible:

  • A. Unconditional admission to the Master's program (you can start the Master's program at the next intake).
  • B. Conditional admission to the Master's program (you still need to upload your diploma and/or proof of English proficiency to start the program at the next intake).
  • C. Rejection of your application (you do not meet the requirements to start the Master's program).

Step 4: Enroll via Studielink

All applicants accepted for this program are required to register via Studielink, the Dutch national database for higher education.

You need to register before:

  • NON-EU/EEA: April 1
  • EU/EEA: July 1

However, we strongly advise you to register in Studielink as soon as possible after your admission.

  • You will not receive information about other procedures after your admission until you have registered in Studielink.
  • The name of this Research Master's program in Studielink is M Research master in Law (research) (CROHO-code: 60393).

Enroll via Studielink >>

Make sure that you use the same email address in Studielink as the email address you registered with in Tilburg University's online application system.

Step 5: Confirm your enrollment

After your registration in Studielink, you will be notified by Tilburg University and need to confirm this registration before you can start with the program.


Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to contact us for your personal queries about the program, admission and enrollment.

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