Language selector

Xpert Access

European Law School

095 maastricht health campus 550x280 um

The European Law School is a unique one-year master program in English at Maastricht University.

The programme aimed at offering students a well-informed understanding at an advanced level of the process of the Europeanisation of law. In particular, the programme aims to provide in-depth knowledge of European Union law and the manner in which it affects the national legal order of the Member States. The programme equips students with the tools and skills necessary to successfully compete for positions and participate in a national, European and/or transnational, legal work environment.


The ELS programme comprises two specialisations: European Law and Market Integration and European Public Law and Governance. There is no obligation to follow either one of these specialisations; students may opt for a "free track", which allows them to combine courses of the two specialisations.


The courses are taught by members of the Maastricht Centre for European law (MCEL), which is one of Europe's largest and most prestigious centres for the study of European Law. Prof. E. Vos and Prof. B. De Witte are the Directors of MCEL.


Admission requirements:
•a copy of your passport
•a letter of motivation
•a bachelor's degree in law from a non-Dutch university (these students will not be required to take an entrance exam); or a bachelor's degree in a field other than law (an entrance exam is required for these students); or a degree from a non-Dutch institute of higher vocational education (an entrance exam is required for these students).
a certified copy of your diploma (* diploma should be also send by post)
•a list of grades
•a letter of reference
•IELTS-6.5/TOEFL-90/Cambridge test result-CAE or CPE
•a passport photo that we need for your UM id card


Application deadlines
To start in September: 15 July
To start in February: 15 December

For more information, please click HERE.