When should I apply for the Specialised Master in EU Law?
-For non-EU nationals, applications are open from mid-February until 30 April of the same year (Feb.- Apr. 2023 to start in Sep. 2023).
Please note that for non-EU nationals, the university requires the payment of an administrative fee of €200. This payment is a prerequisite for the examination of the application, and this fee is not refundable in case of refusal of admission or in case the applicant does not finalise his/her registration for the academic year concerned.
-For EU nationals, applications start on 1 April and are open until 30 September of the same year (Apr.- Sep. 2023 to start in Sep. 2023). Applicants are nevertheless to apply as early as possible as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applications are made via the ULB registration website.
What are the admission criteria?
Applications submitted by the deadline are first analysed administratively by the University’s registration service to check that all formal requirements, such as the number of ECTS credits, are met.
An academic jury then examines the quality of the application, based on the following criteria:
- The quality of the academic background (master’s degree in law or equivalent, honours, etc.);
- The profile, motivation and professional project of the prospective student;
- The international dimension of the profile (language skills, internships, and experiences abroad).
- A sufficient command of English and French
You can consult here the complete list of access conditions.
What is the language level required?
The LL.M is a bilingual programme in French and English, which means that classes are taught in both languages.
An insufficient command of either language may hinder good understanding and participation in the courses. Therefore, students must have at least a B2 level in each language. This knowledge can be proven by any means (e.g. a certificate of language courses, a DELF/TOEFL/IELTS test, or Erasmus experience). Applicants are encouraged to detail their proficiency in both languages within their cover letter.
The programme of the Master of Specialisation in European Law
The programme is structured as follows:
It includes a compulsory core curriculum for all students. The courses included in this core curriculum aim to give students the tools to understand the European construction in a transversal way, and they cover topics such as EU Constitutional Law, EU Competition and Internal Market Law, Judicial and Fundamental Rights Protection, or EU External Relations Law.
Students can then specialise by choosing elective courses and by preparing a final thesis in one of the following three forms:
– Research paper on a topic related to European law;
– Internship combined with the writing of an internship report;
– Participation (subject to selection) to the European Law Moot Court competition.
The full programme is available here.
The tuition fees
The tuition fee (or minerval) is fixed by the University and amounts to € 835 for Belgian and European students
For non-EU nationals:
– If you are a student from a country whose nationality is listed in annexes 2 and 3 of the ARES 2022-002 circular: € 835.
– If you are a student from a country whose nationality is listed in annex 1 of the ARES 2022-002 circular: € 2505.