International and European Law

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
All states have laws and their own legal system, and in most countries you can only study national law at the university level.

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typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

Our LLB programme in International and European Law is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career in an international legal environment; it gives students an academic training in law without merely taking a national legal system as a starting point by offering students a general understanding of what 'law' is and how it functions.

Official detailed information about the programme can be found here.

Waarom aan de RUG?

The focus on European law and public international law is far greater than the focus on national legal contexts. No national law system is being taught as a general rule.

This programme is unique in Europe with regard to the content of the programme. It also holds a compulsory semester of law courses abroad.


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1e jaar The full schedule of courses for the LLB programme can be seen here:
Law and legal skills: the Dutch example (including IT for Lawyers)
10 EC
Legal and Academic English
5 EC
Criminal law
10 EC
Legal History
5 EC
Introduction to International and European Law
10 EC
Contract and Tort Law
5 EC
Introduction to Technology Law
5 EC
Comparative Constitutional Law
10 EC
2e jaar Students can pursue a new Technology Law track specialization for the 2nd and 3rd year of study. Courses below are for the regular LLB programme only. The full schedule of courses, including the Technology Law track, can be seen here:
Law of the European Union
10 EC
Property Law
5 EC
Law, Power, and Politics
5 EC
Public International Law
10 EC
Administrative Law and Market Regulation
10 EC
Research seminar
10 EC
Markets and Regulation
5 EC
Private International Business Law
5 EC
3e jaar Students can pursue a new Technology Law track specialization for the 2nd and 3rd year of study. Courses below are for the regular LLB programme only. The full schedule of courses, including the Technology Law track, can be seen here:

In the 3rd year, all students study a full semester abroad (at least 25 ECTS in law courses; 30 ECTS in total) at a partner university.
Semester abroad
30 EC
Competition Law in the Digital Market
5 EC
Commercial Dispute Resolution
5 EC
Research Colloquium afstuderen
10 EC
European Judicial Protection
5 EC
The Contemporary Value(s) of International Law afstuderen
5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet45% zelfstudie
45% theorie
10% praktijk
case study, literature study, colloquium, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, lecture, working group, group assignment, workshop, group discussion, individual assignment, practicum, self study, seminar
study guidance
First year students are offered workshops 'Starting your Academic Career'. This workshop offers a mentor-system in which a small group of 1st year students is supervised weekly by a senior student and enables you to start up your studies more smoothly.

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.
exchange programs
  • no specific country Exchange programme with at least 70 worldwide partner universities - Europa
    For more information, please check:
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

You will be offered study advice after the first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.
You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.
N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

honours-/excellence program Honours College

The Honours College offers talented and motivation students the opportunity to develop to a greater extent.

It entails participating in an extra (honours) programme of 45 ECTS next to students' regular 180 ECTS degree programme plus several other activities that will be undertaken and organized with honours students from other degree programmes.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8915
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10189

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

As this programme holds compulsory matching for all Dutch students, all students should meet the admission requirements.
For more information about (and a full list of) the exact admission requirements, please check:
toelaatbare profielen
VWO N&Ttoelaatbaar
VWO N&Gtoelaatbaar
VWO E&Mtoelaatbaar
VWO C&Mtoelaatbaar
hbo-pInternational and European Law (Haagse Hogeschool)
WO propedeusetoelaatbaar

English language proficiency requirements, and situations where exemption may be considered, can be found here:

Previous education requirements for the 2022-2023 intake can be found here:

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 11500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 600studiematerialenper jaar
€ 304visa/permitper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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


426 studenten volgen deze opleiding
64% daarvan is vrouw
183 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
68% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


Nexus Student Association Groningen is the student association (studievereniging) 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

Christian Garrard, UK, LLB student International and European Law
Coming to the Netherlands over three years ago was without doubt the best decision I have ever made.

I never intended on studying 'English' law and just becoming a lawyer in the UK but rather to specialise in international and/or European law straight away. This was not possible in the UK (at the time) with all European or international law being offered at masters level only...
Add on to this that Groningen is all you can ask for in a student city with plenty of opportunities, a vibrant nightlife and a great atmosphere, then you have the perfect combination. Coming to the Netherlands over three years ago was without doubt the best decision I have ever made. The law faculty offers a tremendous amount of support for new students and this continues over the course of the degree. The areas covered in the LLB programme vary greatly and gave me a good opportunity to decide what area of law I would want to specialise in on completion of my bachelor degree. Despite not focusing on any national law the legal understanding developed as part of the programme, especially in public international and EU law will be indispensable in any legal career. Asides from the high standard of education, what makes the experience of the LLB in Groningen so rewarding is the people I have shared that experience with, like minded students from so many different backgrounds make an excellent network of people that I will keep in contact with for the rest of my life. The city of Groningen, although small, is an excellent place to live as a student and especially an international student as there are already so many other international students in Groningen helping give it the great atmosphere it has. It is truly an overlooked gem in this part of Europe. You may even find yourself doing a masters in Groningen because you can't bring yourself to leave!

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opleidinggelijkenis met International and European Law
Internationaal en Europees recht

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel4.14.1
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 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

International and European Law aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 149 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 2022
studenttevredenheid 4 0
aantal eerstejaars 205 -
ervaren contacttijd per week 12-18 -
doorstroom naar tweede jaar 77% -
diploma binnen 4 jaar 55% -
werk op niveau in 1,5 jaar

Studie in cijfers

In deze tabel staan resultaten van deze studie in cijfers uitgedrukt. Hiermee kan je vergelijken hoe deze opleiding het doet in vergelijking met dezelfde opleiding bij andere onderwijsinstellingen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

More information about career prospects can be found here:

current job market
bron: arbeidsmonitor
€ 2205gemiddeld bruto maandloon
56%kans op een vaste baan
10%kans op een voltijd baan
56%kans op een baan op niveau
53%spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"
72%is tevreden over de studiekeuze

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Potentiële beroepen

a career in academic teaching and research
a career in as civil servants for national ministries
a career in diplomacy
a career in international or non-governmental organizations
a career in international politics
a career in the international commercial sector
bron: StudieData


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