Admission

Maritime & Transport Law

Thank you for your interest in our programme Maritime and Transport Law! Below you will find the admission requirements. Select the option that is applicable to you. 

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.

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.

As part of the COVID-measures, the Dutch Ministry of Education has granted the Dutch universities the possibility to admit students that have not yet obtained their masters or premasters degree on a conditional basis. Below you can find the requirements that need to be met:
 

  1. Admission based on an uncompleted master programme       
    Without prejudice to the requirement in article 3, at least 162 EC must have been obtained. The bachelor thesis must have been passed and is part of these 162 EC.
     
  2. Admission based on an uncompleted premaster programme                                                                        
    Without prejudice to the requirement in article 3, the following requirements apply for premaster students:
  • Premaster programme Erasmus School of Law ‘Algemeen’ (60 EC or 63 EC):
    Students that take the 60 EC programme must have obtained at least 53 EC. Additionally the JAV writing assignment must have been passed.
    Students that take the 63 EC programme must have obtained at least 56 EC.
  • Premaster programme ‘Financieel recht’ without ‘civiel effect’ (total of 56 EC): at least 49 EC must have been obtained.
  • Premaster programme ‘Recht van de gezondheidszorg’ (total of 56 EC): at least 49 EC must have been obtained.   
     
  1. The courses listed in the admission table (see below) must have been obtained to be eligible to be admitted to the relevant master programme.
     

Additional requirements

  1. Admission to the master programme is granted for 1 year. If the bachelor or premaster degree has not been obtained before 1 September 2022, admission will not be granted for one of the master programmes of Erasmus School of Law for the academic year 2022-2023.  This entails that these students will not be able to re-enroll for the master programme for the academic year 2022-2023.  
  2. Students that enrolled on 1 September 2020 for a master programme based on the 2020-2021 admission requirements with an uncompleted bachelor or premaster programme cannot enroll on 1 September 2021 for a master programme of Erasmus School of Law if they haven’t obtained their bachelor or premaster degree before 1 September 2021.   
  3. The final exam of the master programme cannot be taken if the bachelor or premaster degree has not yet been obtained.
     

Hardship clause
The exam committee of Erasmus School of Law is empowered to respond to iniquities that may arise in application of these admission regulations.
 

Admission table

Master Programme
Required courses for students of Erasmus School of Law

Required courses / Prerequisites for external students
International and European Union Law
  • European Union Law
    or
  • Public International Law

Equivalent courses based on content and size
Commercial and Company Law
  • Corporate Law

  • Commercial Law


Equivalent courses based on content and size
Maritime and Transport Law
  • Commercial Law

Equivalent courses based on content and size
International Trade Law
  • Commercial Law

Equivalent courses based on content and size
International Arbitration and Business Law
  • Commercial Law

Equivalent courses based on content and size
IMARC
Desired prior knowledge is assessed by the admission committee

Desired prior knowledge is assessed by the admission committee

 

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