International Commercial Law

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Increasing globalization and regional integration creates the need for good knowledge of international commercial law.

And this knowledge is especially important if you wish to enter a career in the field of international private law and when you are planning on becoming a lawyer working in internationally operating private firms or law firms.

This LLM programme covers:

  • Specialization in (international) commercial law, especially with regard to contracts and subjects of contracts.
  • The solving of (commercial) disputes when needed.

More detailed information on the programme can be found here.

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

The LLM International Commercial Law is registered under the LLM CROHO label International and Comparative Private Law (60603).

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diplomaLLM International and Comparative Private Law
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

This programme has a focus on private law and international aspects of private (international) law. There is a possibility to write an article for publication within the programme (usually linked to the writing of the Master's thesis).


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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.
International Contracts Law
6 EC
Comparative Property Law
6 EC
Seminar Contracts Law
6 EC
International Commercial Dispute Settlement Law
6 EC
Comparative Private International Law
6 EC
Comparative Tort Law
6 EC
Master's thesis
6 EC
Cross-border Commercial Transactions 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 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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? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
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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

Brenda Valencia Bazalar
International Commercial Law

I consider that the high quality education of the University of Groningen has helped me not only to expand my knowledge but also to develop several skills useful for the field of researching and the analysis of cases.

When I was searching for a master, I wanted to find a programme in English specialized in Private Law that could give me an international perspective of this area. I decided to study the LLM in International and Comparative Private Law since I consider that the courses covered by this master are interesting and well structured ...
Furthermore, studying in this university has given me the opportunity to meet international students which whom I had combined personal, professional and academic experiences that have had a positive effect not only in my education but also in my personal formation.
It is important to highlight that the University of Groningen has all the facilities required to study in a suitable and pleasant environment, such as internet and library services, among others which are not without relevance for the students to achieve all the challenges which imply studying in this university .

lees verder ...

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

International Commercial Law aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 7 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.7 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The programme more specifically provides its graduates with excellent opportunities to pursue various careers:
  • a legal career within internationally operating law firms;
  • a commercial or legal career in internationally operating companies in trade, industry or services;
  • starting an academic career by writing a PhD;
  • or take up government positions in the field of trade and economics that require understanding of commercial law.
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

Potentiële beroepen

  • advocaat
  • advocaat-generaal
  • docent juridische dienstverlening
  • docent recht
  • griffier
  • juridisch, rechtskundig adviseur
  • jurist
  • officier van justitie
  • parketsecretaris
  • procureur-generaal
  • raadsheer
  • rechter
bron: UWV


International Office LLM

Study advisors

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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