You will need to provide proof of English language proficiency:
- TOEFL: 100 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23)
- IELTS: 7 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5)
- Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English);
- Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English)
- Applicants who are taking/have completed an English-taught bachelor programme at a Dutch research university may be exempt from taking an English proficiency test.
- For more details about language requirements please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM
The test scores cannot be older than two years.
Native speakers of English may request exemption from providing proof of proficiency.
When you have completed an English-taught bachelor's programme at a university in the Netherlands you are exempt from the above language requirements.
As the programme is a hybrid of both law and the social sciences, applicant must have a LLB or equivalent with a minor in Social Sciences or a BSc in Social Sciences with a minor in Law. Students with a bachelor of Law of the University of Groningen, with the specialisation Juridische Bestuurskunde, are directly admissible. Also for graduates of a bachelor in Public Administration, Applied Safety & Security Studies or Law at NHL Stenden with the integrated premaster direct admission is possible.
For those with a relevant degree but who are missing a required minor, we also offer Dutch and English-taught Pre-LLM programmes to ensure adequate mastery of key competences and knowledge.
One of the options for law students is a summer Pre-LLM programme consisting of 20 ECTS in total that contains four intensive courses:
- Social science research (7 ECTS)
- Social science theory (4 ECTS)
- Policy science (4 ECTS)
- Public governance (5 ECTS)
The courses start in May. Between May and the beginning of August students will work in their home country on the assignments by themselves, with regular online supervision meetings. The classes are scheduled for two weeks in August, making it a condensed programme. The Pre-LLM is concluded with written exams taking place in the final week of August. See also Summer pre-Masters programme for GLDS: www.rug.nl/rechten/education/images/flyer-pre-llm-governance-law-digital-society.pdf
More information on both Summer Pre-LLM and regular Pre-LLM routes can be found at: www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6267
For questions, please contact our student advisors at email@example.com (Dutch speaking), LLM@rug.nl (English speaking) or contact Barbara Brink via firstname.lastname@example.org, programme coordinator of Governance and Law in Digital Society.
Candidates must provide one letter of reference from an academic referee who has detailed knowledge of their academic records. The reference can be emailed to the Admission Office from your referee's institutional e-mail address or uploaded in the Online Application System. The uploaded letter should be on a letterhead and signed by the referee and must contain contact details of your referee, including his or her institutional e-mail address. More information can be found at: www.rug.nl/rechten/education/international-programmes/llm/application/admission-requirements
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.