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About the programme

You will develop a strong foundation in high-level theoretical and operational knowledge of international as well as European tax law.

Please note: The Master Advanced Studies in International Tax Law will no longer be offered at Leiden University effective from the academic year 2019-2020. Please contact the International Tax Center: coordinator@itc-leiden.nl

More information: www.itc-leiden.nl

Programme overview

As a student in this programme, you will expand your knowledge of the theory and practice of international tax law. You will pay particular attention to tax treaties, transfer pricing and EC tax law issues. You will also study the most important cross-border features of domestic statutory law and case law of the Unites States and, to a limited extent, of the Netherlands. In addition, you will become familiar with international planning techniques in the areas of both company taxation and estate taxation and planning.

More information about the programme structure

Educational methods

You will be taught by expert faculty from Leiden University’s Faculty of Law, visiting international professors and distinguished legal practitioners specialised in specific aspects of tax law. This programme is offered through the International Tax Institute, which is part of the Leiden Law School.

This programme spans the course of almost 12 full months. Teaching takes place in small, seminar-style classes. You are expected to actively participate in the classroom sessions and may be required to prepare oral and written presentations. Each course is concluded with an exam, and the programme is finished with a thesis.

Student support services

The programme coordinator will be your first point of contact before, during and after the programme. The coordinator can help you with all kinds of practical questions related to your programme and can refer you to someone else if necessary. 

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