International Business Law

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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What rights do shareholders have after a takeover? Are corporate directors liable when a company goes bankrupt? How do you solve business disputes without going to court? Find out in this programme.

Globalization and regional integration make a good knowledge of international business law indispensable within the international corporate world. In this programme, you can specialize in all legal aspects of international (economic) interaction, including:

- Private and / or public international law aspects 

- Comparative and European law aspects 

This can be done at both levels of private transactions and intergovernmental cooperation.

More information on the programme can be found here.

Applications should be made through the ''Admission and application'' tab on this page.

The LLM International Business Law is registered under the LLM CROHO label International Economic and Business Law (60604).

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diplomaLLM International Economic and Business Law
typeregulier, post-initieel, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

This programme offers a strong basis in international business law. All aspects of business law are discussed, including Corporate Social Responsibility.


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opbouwStudents will have to participate in six compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this programme. Like all masters, this programme is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.
Students will have to participate in six compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this programme. Like all masters, this programme is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.
Company Law
6 EC
International Contracts Law
6 EC
Multi-level Labour Law and CSR
6 EC
Competition Law
6 EC
International Commercial Dispute Settlement Law
6 EC
Seminar Corporate Governance
6 EC
International Corporate Insolvency Law
6 EC
Master's thesis afstuderen
18 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet35% zelfstudie
45% theorie
20% praktijk
case study, literature study, oral presentation, research, lecture, working group, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, seminar
study guidance
If you come across questions with regard to your programme, study progress, your way of studying, personal circumstances, etc., you can go to the International Office for guidance. All discussed in these conversations is treated confidentially.
study abroad
More information about studying abroad within this programme can be found on

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend

GPA equivalent to 7/10 (Dutch grading scale)


basic knowledge of private law, including business and labour Law and elementary knowledge of European Law and public international law


  • TOEFL: 92 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23)
  • IELTS: 6.5 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5)
  • CAE or CPE
  • Applicants who are taking/have completed an English-taught bachelor programme at a Dutch research university are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.

LLB or equivalent

reference letter
1 academic reference should be provided

Applicants must send a motivation letter (max. 650 words). The letter should be written by the applicants themselves; it is not allowed to submit an (official) translation.

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 10500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 600studiematerialenper jaar
€ 304visa/permitper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


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27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU


Nexus is the study association for the LLB programme in International and European Law and related master programmes.
These programmes mainly consist of international students and, therefore, Nexus is very internationally orientated. Besides organizing activities to integrate internationals into Dutch culture, such as a political debate with local parties in English, Nexus also aims to provide members with the chance to obtain a social network, participate in the organization of guest lectures or informal activities, attend debating trainings, trips and workshops, all in a multicultural environment.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Fitsum Tiche, Ethiopia
LLM International Business Law

The professors are not only passionate and excellent in their subjects but also very friendly to interact and work with. There is also a lot to be grasped from the truly international class atmosphere with students coming from different countries and walks of life.

After serving as an instructor for three years in Ethiopia, I have always been looking for a study programme that integrates both legal and economic thinking...
In the mean time, the University of Groningen was recommended to me by one of its LLM alumni. Deciding to come to Groningen, leaving two other admission offers with full scholarships, was not, however, an easy task. It was not until I arrived here and started attending courses and saw the overall atmosphere that I realized that I had made the perfect choice.
Groningen has certainly excelled in its International Economic and Business Law programme. The deliberate choice of compulsory courses in the curriculum covers core areas of international economic and business law. Yet, the wide range of optional courses gives students the option to make tailor made decisions and emphasize on particular aspect of this broad area of law. In all the courses economics and law do always interact and give a different way of approaching international business law issues. The professors are not only passionate and excellent in their subjects but also very friendly to interact and work with. There is also a lot to be grasped from the truly international class atmosphere with students coming from different countries and walks of life. The incredible support and guidance from the International Office, coupled with a vibrant student city and the very cheerful Dutch people, makes one feel at home. All of this is what RUG's international rankings, impressive though they are, don't quite demonstrate -- but what, I believe, everyone who has come to know Groningen would agree on.
Despite the intense workload and demanding curriculum, the International Economic and Business Law programme gives a thorough and focused education in just one year. There is nothing regrettable in coming to Groningen, leaving my family and loved ones back home. I do hope that my exciting experiences will subsist in the coming years during my PhD here at the University of Groningen. Do you want to feel this exciting experience? Come and see it. Finally, I must thank the Dutch government for the generous financial grant through the Huygens Scholarship Programme.

lees verder ...

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

International Business Law aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 8 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The programme is designed to equip its graduates for a legal career within internationally operating enterprises, law firms, and/or governmental and intergovernmental institutions.
current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanslecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar gemiddeld
kans op een vaste baan slecht
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

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  • economisch adviseur
  • hoofd economische zaken
  • hoogleraar rechtswetenschappen
  • juridisch, rechtskundig adviseur
  • jurist
  • universitair (hoofd)docent rechtswetenschappen
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker rechtswetenschappen
bron: UWV


T: 050-3639011
International Office LLM

Study advisor

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