Please do check our application deadlines as well. If you meet our requirements and you apply before the deadline we are happy to invite you to apply for our programme.


Law degree



We require a law degree (Bachelor) from a recognised university for all programmes except for the European Master in Law and Economics*.

Applications from students with other Bachelor’s degrees are also considered and are based on the following conditions on an individual basis.

In addition:

  • Arbitration and Business Law: students must have a law degree that gives access to the judicial profession.

  • International and European Public Law: Students with Bachelor’s degree from university colleges, who have followed the legal track or have taken a sufficient number of law courses as well as students with a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies, Political Sciences or International Relations (who have completed a substantial number of law courses) can be admitted to the Master International and European Union Law.

  • An overview of all application documents (e,g. CV, , motivational letter and recommendation letters can be found on the application page of the programme.

European Master in Law and Economics:

* Please visit the EMLE website for further information.



English Language Proficiency


In order 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 at ESL. 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.

  • ESL requires a valid proof of your English proficiency
    - minimum IELTS score of 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) 

  • EMLE students please check the

     EMLE website.

  • Students with a first or second degree with the English language as medium of instruction
     (please submit proof) do not have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test report.

Dutch students applying for an English taught LL.M. programme of ESL can proof their English proficiency with a passing grade (6 or higher) for English on their vwo diploma.

* minimum score on each section should be 6.5.
** At least 25 for speaking and writing. Erasmus University Institutional TOEFL code: 7199.