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International Civil and Commercial Law (Advanced LL.M.)





1 year



Globalisation and increasing international trade have led to the rapid internationalisation of civil and commercial law, thus forming a complex and multi-layered discipline. Leiden University’s International Civil and Commercial Law programme deals with different levels of international, EU and national laws as they coexist and interact with one another.


Our graduates go on to work at organisations such as private law firms, multinational companies, international courts, governmental organisations and research institutes. Many of our graduates also contribute to legal scholarship in international civil and commercial law by pursuing postgraduate or PhD research.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

In order to qualify for admission to the Master of Laws Advanced Studies in International Civil and Commercial Law programme, you should have a full degree in Law offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained, or an equivalent degree from a recognised University/Law School, evidence of excellent academic performance, illustrated by way of an academic transcript and sufficient academic background in the area of international civil and commercial law.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

Leiden Law School


year master’s programmes


master's students


international master’s students
(95% in Advanced LL.M.  programmes)




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

The Advanced LL.M. programmes are not subsidised by the Dutch government. For these programmes an institutional tuition fee applies. The tuition fee for the Advanced LL.M. programmes for all students is €20,900 (€10,450 Advanced LLM programmes - part-time)

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
**  English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check  our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can  find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements  per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for  detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent  scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.