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Application and admission: Labour Law and Employment Relations - national procedure

This is the national application and admission procedure for the LLM of Labour Law and Employment Relations.

a) Check your eligibility

Students of Tilburg University

With the following Tilburg University Bachelor's degrees, you can be directly admitted to the Labour Law and Employments Relations LLM:

  • Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid (all tracks)
  • Bachelor of Global Law
  • Bachelor Fiscaal Recht
  • Bachelor Bestuurskunde
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in Law
  • Bachelor of Global Management of Societal Issues
  • Bachelor in the Social Sciences (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Organization Studies, Global Management of Societal Issues, or Personeelswetenschappen; if necessary with additional course)
  • Bachelor in Economics (with additional course)
  • Pre-Master of Labour Law and Employment Relations

The Tilburg Law School BaMatrix (in Dutch) shows you the admission requirements related to your specific Tilburg Law School Bachelor's degree.

Students of other Dutch research universities

Do you have a Bachelor's degree from a research university other than Tilburg University?

In that case, the Tilburg Law School Admissions Committee will determine whether your Bachelor's degree is a sufficient fit with the Master's program of Labour Law and Employment relations.

If necessary, the Admissions Committee can impose the condition that you take additional courses.

Previously, students with a research university Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas have been admitted:

  • Law
  • Human Resources

You can consult the BaMatrix (in Dutch) to find out whether your Bachelor's program is a fit with this Master's program.

Do you have a different degree from those mentioned above?

But do you feel that yours is relevant? If you are in doubt about the suitability of your university degree, we invite you to register in Studielink. The program's Admissions Committee will assess each application individually and determine whether you can be admitted to the Master or its pre-Master.

Please note

The above-mentioned study programs and information sources give you an indication of your chances of admission, not a guarantee. The decision of the Admissions Committee may differ, in a positive or negative sense. There is a possibility that you must first complete a pre-Master before you can be admitted to the Master's program.

Students of a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo)

Only with a completed hbo-Rechten degree are you eligible for the Labour Law and Employment Relations pre-Master's program, the transition program for admission to the Labour Law and Employment Relations Master's program.

  • After you have completed the pre-Master's program, you will be directly admitted to the Master's program of Labour Law and Employment Relations.
  • You can only be admitted to the pre-Master's program with an officially recognized four-year hbo program (240 ECTS). Two-year Bachelor's programs do not qualify for admission. Work experience and courses cannot serve as a supplement or compensation.
  • Please note: the pre-Master’s program is only available in Dutch.

b) Remember the deadline

Your application for the Master's program must be submitted before:

  • Starting end of August: August 1
  • Starting end of January: January 1

Your application for the pre-Master's program must be submitted before:

  • Starting end of August: August 1

Are you still finishing your previous program?

Do register in Studielink now. You can send us your diploma later.

c) Follow the procedure for national applicants

Step 1: Register in Studielink

After you have registered in Studielink, the program’s Admissions Committee will assess whether your previous education is a sufficient fit with this program to be admitted. Studielink opens on October 1.

Applicants with a degree from a research university register for the Master’s program.

  • The name of this Master's program in Studielink.
    In Dutch: M Sociaal Recht en Sociale Politiek (CROHO-code: 60070)
    In English: M Labour Law and Employment Relations (CROHO-code: 60070)

Applicants with a degree from a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo) register for the pre-Master's program. 

  • The name of the pre-Master's program in Studielink:
    B Rechtsgeleerdheid (premaster Rechtsgeleerdheid) (CROHO-code: 50070)

Register in Studielink

Enter an e-mail address in Studielink that you use regularly. Tilburg University will use this e-mail address to send you important information on your application and admission.

Step 2: Admissions Committee's decision

You will receive the Admissions Committee's decision within six weeks after application at the e-mail address you have provided in Studielink. The e-mail will also contain a description of the further steps you need to take for your admission.

Students from a research university

The Admissions Committee will make one of the following decisions.

  1. You have been unconditionally admitted to the Master's program: you meet all conditions.
  2. You have been conditionally admitted to the Master's program: you do not (yet) meet all conditions, for example, because you have not yet obtained your Bachelor's degree.
  3. The Committee needs additional information to assess your admissibility.
  4. You are not admissible to the Master, but you are admissible to the pre-Master, a transition program. If you are not directly admissible to the Master, the Admissions Committee will consider whether you are eligible for the corresponding pre-Master. Please note: the pre-Master is only available in Dutch.
  5. Unfortunately you cannot be admitted.

Students with a degree from a university of applied sciences (hbo)

The Admissions Committee will make one of the following decisions.

  1. You are unconditionally admitted to the (Dutch-taught) pre-Master: you meet all the conditions.
  2. You have been conditionally admitted to the (Dutch-taught) pre-Master’s program: you do not (yet) meet all the conditions, for example, because you have not yet obtained your Bachelor's degree.
  3. The Committee needs additional information to assess your admissibility.
  4. Unfortunately you cannot be admitted.
Step 3: Admitted, what's next?

Congratulations!

Whether conditionally or unconditionally admitted, we welcome you warmly to Tilburg University and wish you good luck with the start of your studies.

Let's walk you through the next steps:

  • Complete your enrollment and pay your tuition fees
    Please check your enrollment status and any to-do items that may still be pending in OSIRIS Student. You can use your login details for Tilburg University’s computer network to access OSIRIS Student.
  • Arrange practical matters
    Before you can start your studies, there are a number of practical matters to take care of, such as registering for courses, and if necessary, arranging housing.
  • Participate in orientation activities
    • As an incoming student you can participate in the TOP Week: a social, practical and creative introduction week for all new students who are enrolled in one of the higher education institutions in Tilburg. The TOP Week takes place the week before the start of the academic year.
    • Besides the TOP Week, there is also an official program introduction organized by your study program. During the Program Introduction, you will receive all the information you need to get off to a good start with your new study. You will meet the education coordinator, the program director and your fellow students. Participation is mandatory.

Read more on how to become a Tilburg University student

Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to contact us for your personal queries. You can contact us on every page of the Master's website.