Follow these easy steps to claim your spot in the Programme
Follow these easy steps to claim your spot in the Programme
You have a law degree (min. 240 ECTS), i.e. the degree that in its country of origin makes one eligible to exercise the legal professions.
Students in their final year of undergraduate studies may be conditionally admitted, subject to the successful completion of their degree.
Students are eligible for admission if they fulfil the following admission criteria:
You can present a proof of sufficient English proficiency (Applicable only to all non-native English speakers).
We require a minimum score of 560 for paper TOEFL, 95 for Internet based TOEFL or 7 for IELTS, or C1 score for ITACE (for Belgian applicants).
*There is a possibility to obtain an exemption for prospective candidates who have completed a study course of minimum one year (equal to 60 ECTS credits) at an English-speaking higher education institution (upon presentation of a respective document proving completion of such a programme).
You have sufficient financial support either through personal financial means or via financial aid.
Please note that the tuition fee for the LLM programms is expected to be 6678 Euro for the upcoming academic year.
You will apply for admission to the LLM programme, with the completed application form and all the required documents before the stated below deadline.
Candidates who hold a degree other than law may be exceptionally admitted given their acquired competences and a thorough examination of their curricula.
Designed for students with an international career or research orientation in comparative law.
Tailored for students seeking to specialize in the field of public international and human rights law.
Ideal for students seeking to specialise in the international legal aspects of business practice.


Perfect for students aspiring to specialise in the law and institutions of the European Union.
Not sure which specialization to choose? Send us an email at llm@ugent.be and we will help you choose
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Note: All documents should be accompanied by an official translation into English. Documents in French, Dutch or German do not need to be translated.
A complete curriculum vitae in English.
A list (not copies!) of publications (if any).
A statement of purpose for following the programme.
A duly certified copy or translation of your basic law degree or equivalent university degree.
An academic transcript containing a complete list of all courses followed and results obtained in law school.
A certificate delivered by the law school from which you graduated or of which you are presently a student stating that you are a native English speaker / that you have followed a study programme of 60 ECTS credits which has been taught in English, or a certificate of the TOEFL or IELTS test as indicated in the admission conditions.
Two letters of reference in English, preferably from members of the faculty of your law school.
Important Information for students who hold a Belgian Diploma (click here).
Important information for Chinese students: Modified visa procedure (click here for more information).
The application period starts on the 1st of October (of any given year preceding the academic year you intend to start your LLM studies).

We encourage you to start the application procedure as early as possible - even if you do not possess your diploma (if you are a student with expected graduation date before the beginning of next academic year) or English Proficiency certificate yet!

Students who need a visa are especially encouraged to apply as early as possible as their possibility of admission and arrival in Gent in time for the academic year is limited otherwise.


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The selection process is coordinated by the Law School's International Relations Committee.

In selecting students, the Committee takes into account academic potential, seriousness of purpose and motivation. Selection is a tribute not only to the past performance of the applicant but also to his/her believed ability to perform well in a demanding LLM programme and to contribute to the LLM group.

Ghent Law School does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, handicap, income or personal financial means.



The admission decisions are typically being reached within one month of receipt of the application form with the supporting documents.

Selected students are then notified of their admission by email and asked to confirm their effective participation in the programme via the application tool. It is only after such confirmation the perspective students are considered as admitted.
If you have any questions at any point during the application process, please contact the LLM Of´╗┐fice at LLM@UGent.be.
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