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Become a world-class business lawyer

International commercial transactions – Cross-border sales – Transfer of technology – Mergers and acquisitions of companies – Investment in complex construction projects abroad – International registration of trademarks

These are just few examples with which lawyers managing their international clients' portfolio are faced in their everyday practice. The increasing level of globalization requires a flexible and open approach to the legal problems which accompany the international exchange of products and services. Predominantly, it entails the knowledge of legal rules (both national and international) which apply to such transactions.

Furthermore, IBL master's programme of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam evaluated as the best business law related master programme in the Netherlands (Master Guide 2016).
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diplomaLLM International Business Law
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

Class sizes are small and classes have an international and interactive character. The mix of nationalities within the group makes the programme special. You will have the unique opportunity to take part in group discussions and present views on law derived from your own national perspective. Lecturers are drawn not only from the ranks of VU University Amsterdam, but also from leading law firms.
The Faculty of Law of VU University Amsterdam benefits from its unique location, right in the heart of Amsterdam's business district, where many international law firms and companies are situated. Moreover, Amsterdam is the gateway to other important capitals in Europe, and students can easily travel by fast train to, for example, Brussels, Paris, London or Berlin. This offers a unique experience of studying in the neighborhood of a real international business environment. In addition to this, a limited number of high-achieving students may have the opportunity to pursue an internship at one of the firms or companies located in the Netherlands. This depends on available projects and openings. Internships must be arranged by students themselves. Internships may be awarded with 6 EC (additional to (i.e., on top of) the curriculum of the IBL Master's programme).

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track Business Relations

The Business Relations track focuses on the relations between companies.

The courses relate to contract law in an international context, private international commercial law, international aspects of company law and international arbitration as a way to solve disputes between contracting parties.

track Regulation of Business

The Regulation of Business track focuses on the interactions between (inter)governmental institutions and international business.

In this track students will explore national and international legislation and the way governments and institutions regulate and supervise companies.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet65% zelfstudie
20% theorie
15% praktijk
case study, literature study, internship, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, individual assignment, seminar

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelortoelaatbaar
WO mastertoelaatbaar

The main focus of selection will be on GPA or an overall grade average. Students should at least have a B+ or 7.8 as an overall average or a GPA of at least 3.25.

VU University Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia. For Dutch students or students already residing in the Netherlands it's possible to take the institutional TOEFL test that the VU University Amsterdam offers.

Applicants must have at least a Bachelor's degree in Law.
Applicants who do not meet this requirement are also encouraged to apply, provided that they have a sound academic background and considerable experience in the field of law.

The Master's programme International Business Law is open to both Dutch and international students. This Master's programme is a selective master, meaning that all students, including VU Bachelor's students, need to apply via Studielink and send in the required additional documents. It is up to the Admissions Board to decide on the selection of students. Each year the programme is open to a limited number of students only. For more information on admission see

studie kosten
bron: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
bedrag kostenpost
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292totale 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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22357 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
57% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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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 Business Law (LLM) aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 10 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Students who successfully completed the International Business Law (IBL) Master's programme have a wide range of career choices.
They can work as professional business lawyers, in-house legal counsels for companies, government officials, corporate executives, legal professionals for an international (intergovernmental) organization, etc. Our alumni have jobs at, for example, international law firms, banks and international accounting companies in their home countries or in the Netherlands. Others pursue a career as a legal counsel in government institutions or international organizations. A number of students choose to further develop their academic skills by enrolling into a PhD programme at VU University Amsterdam or elsewhere.

Former students of the IBL Master's programme are linked to each other by means of a LinkedIn Alumni Group related to the IBL Master's programme in order to exchange news, experiences and professional opportunities.

current job market

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salaris na 1,5 jaar gemiddeld
kans op een vaste baan slecht
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Potentiële beroepen

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Detailed questions


Admission and application (Dutch degree)

Communications Department

General questions

International Student Advisor (io)
T: +31 20 5986205
Meer informatie?
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