FINANCIAL MATTERS

EXPENSES

The fee for this programme in the academic year is €19,000.

Students will also incur the expense of travelling to and from Amsterdam and the cost of living in Amsterdam for the duration of the programme. Information about the latter expenses can be found on the website of the UvA.
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STUDENT LOANS

Students may be eligible for government support in taking out a loan to finance their study. For information about the following countries Brazil, Colombia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America.
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Note In the US, this programme qualifies for Stafford loans and PLUS loans. The UvA is not automatically informed when students apply for one of these programmes. You are therefore requested to inform us as soon as possible so that we can ensure that all the formalities are completed on time. Please send an email to: tax-llm-fdr@uva.nl

UVA/IBFD SCHOLARSHIPS

IBFD and the UvA offer two scholarships, amounting to €9,500. Students who receive an UvA/IBFD scholarship should be available during the programme to assist guest lecturers before and during their lectures. These scholarships will be granted to the students who show the most promise as an active contributor to the programme. The following factors are taken into consideration in making the awards:

  • the grades obtained by the student in his/her first degree, in particular for the final paper;
  • whether the student has demonstrated his/her international mobility by pursuing a joint university study programme or has previously been granted an award to study outside his/her home country;
  • whether the student has published articles related to tax law in an academic journal and the quality of those articles;
  • other academic achievements.

 

Applicants wishing to be considered for one of these scholarships must state their specific motivation in this respect in the motivation letter required for their application for the programme.

MEIJBURG & CO SCHOLARSHIP

Meijburg & Co offers a scholarship, amounting to EUR 9,500. The scholarship will be granted to a high-achieving student. The selection process will look at a student’s motivation, ambition and ability to successfully follow the LLM at the UvA. The following factors will be taken into consideration:

  • the grades obtained by the student in his/her first degree;
  • extracurricular activities which reflect ambition and drive; relevant experience or affinity with Tax Law;
  • a letter of motivation is required, containing the following information:
    – the motivation for the current study and for the advanced LLM in International Tax Law;
    – which advanced LLM courses the student is interested in accompanied by a motivation;
    – why the student thinks he/she can successfully complete the advanced LLM and what their future career aspirations are.

 

Application for this scholarship has to be submitted before the 1st of April in a letter send to:
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Law School
Admissions Office
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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LOYENS & LOEFF SCHOLARSHIP

Loyens & Loeff offers a scholarship of EUR 9,500. The scholarship will be granted to a talented student having the ambition to put his/her academic achievements into practice as a tax lawyer.

For the selection a student’s motivation and his/her ability to successfully follow the LLM at the UvA will be highly important. The following will be taken into consideration:

  • the student’s grades obtained in his/her first degree;
  • the student’s academic interest in Tax Law.

 

A letter of motivation is required, containing the following information:

  • the student’s motivation for his/her current study and the advanced LLM;
  • the student’s academic interest in Tax Law;
  • the student’s thoughts why he/she can successfully complete the advanced LLM and what his/her future career aspirations are.

 

Application for this scholarship has to be submitted before the 1st of April in a letter send to:
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Law School
Admissions Office
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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MAISTO E ASSOCIATI SCHOLARSHIP

Maisto e Associati offers a scholarship, amounting to EUR 9,500. The scholarship will be granted on a merit basis to a student with distinguishing records of achievements. The selection process will also look at a student’s motivation, ambition and ability to successfully follow the LLM at the UvA. The following factors will be taken into consideration:

  • the grades obtained by the student in his/her first degree;
  • the student’s academic interest in Tax Law including the papers submitted during university studies;
  • the practical experience in international Tax Law.

A letter of motivation is required, containing the following information:

  • the student’s main reason for attending the LLM;
  • the student’s thoughts on his/her future career aspirations.

 

Application for this scholarship has to be submitted before the 1st of April in a letter send to:
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Law School
Admissions Office
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

IBFD CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN AFRICAN TAXATION (CSAT) SCHOLARSHIP

CSAT, a fully autonomous think tank established in 2015, is dedicated to the study and development of African taxation. Through an annual scholarship for the advanced LLM programme it offers payment of the full tuition fee and a monthly stipend for living expenses for the duration of the programme. The successful candidate is expected to complete 6-month internship at IBFD following completion of the LLM programme.

This scholarship is available only to candidates who have been employed by an African tax authority for at least three years before starting the programme and who will return to that employment after completing the programme and the internship. In order to apply for this award, candidates must:

  • be admitted to the LLM programme;
  • submit a letter from their employer confirming their employment status and that they will return after completion of the scholarship;
  • submit a motivation letter for the scholarship;
  • submit a 2,000-word essay on the challenges and opportunities facing African taxation.

 

In addition to the candidate’s academic grades, CV and submitted essay, the CSAT managing committee will take the following into consideration in making the scholarship award:

  • any articles related to tax law written by the candidate and published in an academic journal; and
  • any other of academic achievements of the candidate.

 

Application for this scholarship has to be submitted before the 1st of April in a letter send to:
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Law School
Admissions Office
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

A copy of the application should also be submitted to:
The Chairman
IBFD Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT)
P.O. Box 20237
1000 HE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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