Fees & Admission

This page will be updated by the end of October.  Please check back then. Admissions open as from 1 January.


Annual tuition fees are EUR 4900.

Non refundable tuition fees for academic year 2020-21 are due by 10 August.

The LL.M. is a one academic year programme.  In extenuating circumstances, with approval of the academic coordinator, the programme may be completed in a second year upon payment of a 500 Euro administrative fee.


We offer a limited number of scholarships per year offering a total or partial tuition fee waiver.  This is aimed at widening access to the program for students with excellent academic credentials who may have limited financial resources.

Application for a scholarship must be submitted with the application.

LL.M. Scholarship – Application Form

Conditions of Admission

Primary Degree: The LL.M. is open to students who hold (i) a “primary” law degree (students are required to have a level of education sufficient to access the relevant bar in the country in which they have studied.  In some countries this may be a masters (i.e. Belgium) while in others it may be a bachelor (i.e. UK)) or (ii) a primary degree at university level in another subject with significant professional or other experience in law.    As the LL.M. is a post-graduate programme students are expected to have taken university level course(s) on the basic aspects of business law, including company law.

Proof of English Proficiency: Candidates must establish English proficiency in one of the following ways: (i) TOEFL test with a score of minimum 90, (ii) IELTS test with an overall score of minimum 6.5, (iii) primary degree or significant coursework at university level in English, (iv) DET (Duolingo English Test) minimum score of 105 or (v) other written evidence of English proficiency (subject to acceptance by the admission officer).

Submission of Application Form: The application form together with supporting documents should be sent to brusselsllm@ulb.ac.be. The application form may be downloaded below and details all of the supporting documentation we require. Please do not submit any documentation other than what we have requested in the application form.

LL.M. Application Form

Admission Process – Closing Dates

Applications for September entry will be accepted from 1 January.  Applicants should not apply before January as admission procedures or payment terms may be updated. The admission process is undertaken in three phases. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by the first closing date to increase their prospects of admission to the programme.  In some cases we will make conditional offers contingent upon successful completion of current studies and/or fulfillment of language requirements.

First Closing Date: 1 March 

Second Closing Date: 1 June 

Ongoing Applications subject to available places: After 1 June 

First Closing date: 1 March

The initial deadline for applications is 1 March. All applications submitted prior to that date will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. Students who have applied prior to 1 March will be informed during the month of March if they have been admitted to the programme.

Second Closing Date: 1 June 

The second deadline for applications is 1 June. All applications submitted prior to that date will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits.  Students who have applied prior to 1 June will be informed during the month of June if they have been admitted to the programme.

Ongoing Applications after 1 June

After 1 June applications will be considered subject to availability of places, on an ongoing basis. Students will be informed if they are admitted to the programme usually within three weeks of submission of a complete application form.

Student Visa Information

Non-EU students who are not otherwise legally resident in Belgium need to obtain a long stay student visa in order to join the LLM programme.  Detailed information about the visa application procedure and documents to be provided can be found in the following link:


In order to be eligible for a long stay student visa, students will need to provide proof of sufficient means of subsistence :


Students who do not have a scholarship or personal income,  will need to have a sponsor who can prove (through bank statements, work contract etc.) that they have sufficient personal regular income to provide support:


It is not possible to obtain a visa on the basis of savings in a bank account (even a very large amount of savings) or a potential student job in Belgium.

The ULB has a procedure in place to assist students in obtaining their student visas through the deposit of living expenses in a blocked account in Belgium in advance of the visa application to demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence.  Students who wish to avail themselves of this procedure are encouraged to apply for admission by March 1.  This will allow for sufficient time to complete the procedure and thereby maximize chances of obtaining the student visa in time for enrollment.

2 thoughts on “Fees & Admission

  1. I hold LL.B with Second Class Upper Division Honour from Ghana( English speaking country with English educational system). I really would need a fully-funded Scholarship to enable me pursue LLM programme in your esteem University. Is there any scholarship scheme for an international student from a poor financial background?


    1. Please see the scholarship form on our applications page and submit it with the application. We have some limited tuition fee waivers available but no other funding for living expenses.


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