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Law and Society (MSc)

Required documents

Along with your application, you will need to submit a variety of documents. We strongly recommend that you submitt the documents and finalise your application well in advance of the application deadline.

Required application documents

You’ll need to submit the following documents:

Please upload a copy of the page(s) in your passport containing your personal details and photograph. If you are from the EU/EEA, you can submit a copy of your identity card instead. Please upload copies of both sides.

If you are a non-EU/EEA national already living in the Netherlands, upload copies of both sides of your Dutch residence permit.

Your CV (curriculum vitae) must be written in English and should contain your basic personal data, as well as a clear overview of your educational and professional history to date.

You can apply for admission before receiving the results of your English language test. However, a sufficient result will then be a condition of your eventual admission. Of course, if you already have your English language test results, you can upload them directly.

  • Digital copies of diplomas and transcripts are initially required. Once you have been admitted, we will inform you how to submit certified copies.
  • The documents must be in the original language. If they are not in English, Dutch, German or French, they must be accompanied by official translations into one of these languages.
  • If you have not yet completed your current programme, state your expected graduation date and submit copies of all transcripts obtained to date plus an official list of subjects still to be completed.

Additional requirements - specific to Law and Society

An academic essay in English of 800-1000 words (excluding references, which are expected). The essay expands on a topic or theme within the Law and Society domain, that is to say a topic or theme located at the intersection of law and society. In the essay, a relevant question is identified, discussed from different angles and subsequently answered. The essay is written by the applicant solely, it is not co-authored.

Applicants have to submit a letter of motivation in which they explain their interest in this programme and elaborate on the plans for the future and the part the programme would play in these plans.

Applicants have to submit a full transcript of the results obtained during the bachelor's programme; this transcript should contain the following information about all courses of the bachelor's programme: name, number of credits, grade, date the course was passed and, if applicable, information about earlier, unsuccessful attempts to pass this course.

Applicants should ensure that they add all the relevant information to their resumé about their prior education and extracurricular activities which demonstrate an interest in the field of Law and Society, a broad, international outlook and/or communication skills.

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