Fees & Admission

Fees

Annual tuition fees are EUR 4900.  To secure a place in the program, applicants are required to pay a EUR 300 non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks of the date of their offer.

For March offers: the balance of the tuition fee is payable in 2 installments of EUR 2300 on each of 1 May and 1 August.

For June offers: the balance of the tuition fee is payable in 2 installments of EUR 2300 on each of 1 July and 1 August.

Please note that we are unable to refund tuition fees after 1 June other than for students who 1) are not nationals of an EU member state, and 2) are unable to obtain a student or other visa enabling the student to reside legally in Belgium for the duration of the LL.M. program after submission of a visa application and 3) do not commence the programme or attend any classes.

Scholarship

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 or (ii) a primary degree at university level in another subject with professional or other experience in 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) other written evidence of English proficiency (subject to acceptance by the admission officer).

Submission of Application Form: The application form may be downloaded below.  Please do not submit any documentation other than what we have requested in the application form unless you are convinced it is highly relevant to your candidacy.

LL.M. Application Form

Admission Process – Closing Dates

Applications for September entry will be accepted from 1 November of the previous year. The admission process is undertaken in three phases. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible in the process 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: 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:

https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Application-guides/Pages/Higher_education_or_preparatory_year_Visa.aspx

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

https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Application-guides/Pages/Sufficient_means_of_subsistence_Students.aspx

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:

https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Application-guides/Pages/The_commitment_that_charge_will_be_taken_Annex_32.aspx

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 will shortly have 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.

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