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Tilburg Law School Top Class

Tilburg Law School offers students who have scored excellent in their first year the opportunity to participate, during the second and third bachelor year, in the Top Class, one of the honors programs of Tilburg Law School.

The Top Class is a specially developed, two-year program for talented law students who are looking for more depth in their law studies and who like to work hard. Students who follow this program do so on top of their regular bachelor program.

The Top Class consists of four legal in-depth courses (6 ECTS each), various soft skills training courses, and a flexible legal in-depth assignment that each Top Class student can personally design (in the fall semester of the third bachelor year).

Inspiring and mostly topical legal themes, combined with small-scale and interactive forms of education, give you a unique opportunity to develop yourself both intellectually and substantively. The program adds an extra dimension to the legal studies program, because the subjects are more eclectic, more in-depth and/or more topical than the regular LLB subjects. In this respect, the faculty’s Top Class distinguishes itself from the university-wide Honors Program, since the Tilburg University Honors Program is aimed at presenting participants, including its participating law students, with courses from varying scientific disciplines.

The Top Class is a Dutch-language program.

The outline of the Top Class program

The program, which is followed on top of the regular bachelor program, is made out of four courses (6 ECTS each), various soft skills training courses, and a flexible legal in-depth assignment that each Top Class student can personally design (in the fall semester of the third bachelor year).

See our program and courses

Can I participate in the Top Class?

  • Command of Dutch language
  • Top students of all bachelor programs in Law and Fiscal Law
  • 54 ECTS (90%) obtained in the first year
  • An average grade of 7 (over those 54 ECTS)
  • Motivated, active, and curious
  • There is a maximum of 25 students

See the admission requirements

Will I receive a certificate for having completed the Top Class?

Those who have successfully completed the program, will receive a separate certificate—next to their Bachelor’s Degree—which states that an extra program has been completed in the Top Class. Should you only complete a part of the program, only those courses will be listed on a certificate.