Master of Laws in International and European Law (International and National Legal Orders)

The International and National Legal Orders specialisation offers the broadest spectrum of options available for students with an international career or research orientation in comparative law. It allows students to hand-pick course units from a wealth of topics of European (EU) or international relevance, enabling them to put together a curriculum tailored to their personal interests and career needs. This flexibility is balanced out by the presence of a solid basis in the form of carefully selected mandatory course units on national and international legal systems and their interplay.

Subsequent Master's Programme
1 year 60 credits
Faculty of Law and Criminology
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Application Deadline (for International degree students)

For both Belgian and international students:

The application for this advanced master programme is to be started up via Oasis.

The application form and the accompanying documents, in electronic version, should reach the International Admissions Desk in the spring of the year preceding the academic year for which you are applying. Please refer to the different application deadlines mentioned below for EU/EEA citizen students, non EU/EEA citizen students and students holding a Belgian diploma.

Early applications are recommended (certainly for students in need of visa) and will be decided upon between February and June/early July.

Application Deadlines

  • 1st of April for non EU/EEA citizen students
  • 1 of July for non EU/EEA citizen students living in Belgium with a valid residence permit
  • 1st of July for EU/EEA citizen students


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Programme contact

Department of European, Public and International Law
Director LLM Programme
Director LLM specialisation in International and National Legal Orders
Prof. dr. Peter Van Elsuwege
T +32 (0)9 264 67 43

International Relations Officer
Svitlana Berezhna
T +32 (0)9 264 97 00