Admission requirements for Master Commercial and Company Law

  • Degree

    • Law degree
      We require a law degree (bachelor) from a recognised university for all programmes. 

    English language proficiency

    To study at Erasmus School of Law, all students must be able to listen, read, speak and write fluently in English from the start of their studies. When being admitted to our LL.M. programmes, we expect all students to actively apply the English language when participating in the lectures, workgroups and group assignments.
    Dutch students applying for an English taught LL.M. programme of Erasmus School of Law can prove their English proficiency with a passing grade (6 or higher) for English on their vwo-diploma.

    Dutch students don't require supporting documents and have to apply by following the application procedure for Dutch students.

  • Degree

    • Law degree
      We require a law degree (bachelor) from a recognised university for all programmes. 

    English language proficiency

    To study at Erasmus School of Law, all students must be able to listen, read, speak and write fluently in English from the start of their studies. When being admitted to our LL.M. programmes, we expect all students to actively apply the English language when participating in the lectures, workgroups and group assignments.

    Erasmus School of Law requires a valid proof of your English proficiency*:

    • IELTS score of at least 7.0** OR
    • TOEFL score of 94 (Internet-based)*** OR
    • Cambridge Certificate Advanced English (CAE), with a minimum grade of C or Cambridge Certificate Proficiency English (CPE).

    * Students with a first or second degree with the English language as a medium of instruction (please submit proof) do not have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test report.
    ** Minimum score on each section should be 6.5.
    *** At least 25 for speaking and writing. Erasmus University Institutional TOEFL code: 7199.

*Admission at the time of corona*

The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has recently stated that universities are given the opportunity to use regulations for conditional admission to the master’s programmes. This means that students that have not yet obtained their bachelor’s degree can be conditionally admitted to a master’s programme.

The Education and Examination Regulations of the master's programmes determine which bachelor's programmes allow admission to the master's programmes, with additional requirements for some bachelor's programmes. The general admission requirements and additional requirements laid down in the Education and Examination Regulations remain in force.

Admission based on a bachelor's degree or premaster programme from Erasmus School of Law

  1. Entry based on an unfinished bachelor's programme
    • You must have obtained at least 162 EC for the admissive bachelor’s programme before 31 August 2020. The bachelor's thesis must be completed and be part of this 162 EC.
    • Within this 162 EC, you must have completed the following compulsory courses for this master’s programme: Ondernemingsrecht and Handelsrecht.
       
  2. Entry based on an unfinished pre-master's programme
    • Pre-master ESL Algemeen (60 EC).
      • Students who follow the programme of 60 EC must have obtained at least 53 EC before 31 August 2020. The JAV-schrijfopdracht must also have been passed.
      • Next to these 53 EC, you must also have completed the following compulsory courses for this master's programme: Ondernemingsrecht and Handelsrecht.
    • Pre-master ESL Algemeen (63EC).
      • Students who follow the programme of 63 EC must have obtained at least 56 EC before 31 August 2020.
      • Next to these 56 EC, you must also have completed the following compulsory courses for this master's programme: Ondernemingsrecht and Handelsrecht.

Admission based on a bachelor's degree programme in EEA countries (including bachelor's programmes from other Dutch universities)

  • At least 162 EC must have been obtained in the bachelor’s programme before 31 August 2020. The bachelor’s thesis must be completed and is part of this 162 EC.

    • When the thesis is not completed at the time of application, students are required to submit a statement from the examination board of their bachelor’s programme before 1 September 2020, stating that the thesis has been completed and that a sufficient grade will be awarded before 15 September 2020;
    • In case there are (serious) concerns related to feasibility (in terms of logistics/ study load, etc.), Erasmus School of Law can decide to deny admission to the student.
  • Within these 162 EC, you must also have completed the following compulsory courses for this master's programme: Corporate law and Commercial Law or equivalent courses based on content and size

Admission based on a bachelor's degree programme in non- EEA countries

For students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s programme in a non-EEA country, no exceptions are made to the regular admission criteria. They can only be admitted to an Erasmus School of Law master’s programme when they have completed their bachelor’s programme.

Additional requirements

  1. Conditional admission for the master’s programme is issued for one year. If the bachelor’s programme is not completed before 1 September 2021, no admission will be issued for an Erasmus School of Law master’s programme for the academic year 2021-2022. This means that in this case, students may not re-enrol for the master’s programme in the academic year 2021-2022;
  2. The final examination of the master’s programme cannot be taken if the bachelor’s programme has not yet been completed.

Hardship clause

The examination board of Erasmus School of Law is authorised to deal with major inequities that may arise in the application of these admission requirements.