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Application process

Applications are open on a rolling-basis from the 1st February of each year until the start of the LL.M programme in mid-September (early applications are however recommended). The LL.M class is limited to 30 students.

If you want to apply for the LL.M. in EU Competition and IP law, please follow these steps:

1) Fill-in the online application form :

2) Once the online form is completed, you will be asked to send by post to the ULg’s admission department a signed printout of it with all the documents listed on its last page (copies of diplomas, transcripts, proof of language knowledge…) needed to assess your admission, in function of your profile.

3) Once the online form is completed, send an e-mail to caroline.langevin@ulg.ac.be with a copy of the completed form in PDF as attachment.

Academic requirements

The LL.M. in European Competition and IP law is open to all applicants holding a Bologna Master’s degree in law or a degree that is deemed equivalent by the admissions commission (i.e. a 300 ECTS or 5 years educational programme in law).

Subject to a decision from the admissions commission, the LL.M. degree is also opened to students with a 4 years diploma in law with relevant professional experience in competition or IP law.

The LL.M. degree is also opened to students with Bologna Master’s degrees from business schools, subject to a decision from the admissions commission.

A more detailed overview of the general requirements can be found on the above links to the application forms.

Language requirements

To take part in LL.M. programme, a sound working knowledge of French and English is indispensable.

It is up to the student to determine whether he feels confident that his or her level is sufficient to understand and take part in classes taught in English and French. No specific language test is required by the admissions committee but you will be asked for information concerning your knowledge of various languages when filling the online application form.

For the full-English programme (open only to non-EU citizens), only knowledge English is needed for the classes ; while many Belgians have a good command of English, basics in French are still recommended for daily life.

Students willing to improve their English or French may attend language courses organized at the University during the academic year (for more information, visit: http://www.ulg.ac.be/cms/c_2077990/en/courses-and-training).

Tuition fees and living expenses

The University of Liège is a government-funded institution, whose fees are regulated. The tuition fees for the academic year are of €830 for EU citizens.

Tuition fees for non-EU citizens depend on the country of origin. See our detailed list fees for 2016 applications available online. For additionnal information on this, please send us an e-mail : lcii@ulg.ac.be.

Students must be financially self-sufficient during their stay in Liège. Information on the living costs in Liège may be found here: http://www.ulg.ac.be/cms/a_15749/cout-des-etudes-et-formalites-de-sejour (English language switching button available on the top right of the screen).

Scholarships

Students may apply for University scholarships or for third party scholarship to fund their year of study.

For EU citizens:

University scholarships are available for EU citizens applicants.

Coverage:

The scholarship covers:

  • 10 monthly payments of 500 euros;
  • The costs of one round trip between the origin country and Belgium, with a cap:
    • Adjacent countries, United-Kingdom and Spain: maximum 300 €;
    • Other EU countries: maximum 600 €.

Eligibility:

The Scholarship applicant must:

  • Be a EU citizen or equivalent (Belgian father or mother; father of mother living in Belgium; student, father or mother having the status of refugee; husband or wife living in Belgium);
  • Hold a Master diploma or equivalent for less than three years or be enrolled in the last year of studies to gain a Master diploma or equivalent;
  • Not have been previously enrolled at the ULg (except in the framework of an Erasmus or an exchange programme);
  • Fulfil the admission requirements.

Selection:

Due to the limited number of available university scholarships, two selections are made by a Commission of representatives of the administrative and academic authorities, one in June and the second at the end of August.

Applications for scholarship are assessed on the basis of the quality of the academic profile of the applicant.

Priority will be given to students who have successfully taken part to an exchange programme at the ULg.

Submissions:

Applicants must submit a full admission application and must fulfill the additional form for application for the university scholarship.

The application must be sent by post to “ULg – Admissions – Place du 20-Août, 7 – 4000 Liège – BELGIUM” for the 1st of June or for the 1st of August lastest.

The application must enclose:

  • A hard copy of the admission application: www.ulg.ac.be/admissions;
  • The confirmation of the application for the scholarship (with a print of the confirmation email);

A soft copy of the application must also be sent by mail to anne-laure.villeminot@ulg.ac.be

Full information is available here (in French only).

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For applicants coming from a developing or an emerging country.

University scholarships are available for applicants coming from a developing or an emerging country.

Coverage:

The scholarship covers:

  • 12 monthly payments of 850 euros;
  • The costs of one round trip between the origin country and Belgium;
  • The tuition fees.

Eligibility:

The Scholarship applicant must:

  • Hold a Master diploma or equivalent for less than three years or be enrolled in the last year of studies to gain a Master diploma or equivalent;
  • Hold a letter of recommendation from an ULg Professor;
  • Not have been previously enrolled at the ULg (except in the framework of an Erasmus or an exchange programme);
  • Fulfil the admission requirements.

Selection:

Due to the limited number of available university scholarships, a selection is made by a Commission of representatives of the administrative and academic authorities.

Results are communicated to the applicants by the end of June latest.

Applications for scholarship are assessed on the basis of the quality of the academic profile of the applicant.

Priority will be given to students who are graduated from one of the following, partner institution:

  • Université Industrielle de Ho Chi Minh Ville, Vietnam;
  • Université du Génie Civil à Hanoi, Vietnam;
  • Universidade Federal de Amazonas à Manaus, Brazil;
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil;
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil;
  • Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil;
  • Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil;
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista de Sao Paulo, Brazil;
  • Universidade de Brasília, Brazil;
  • Universidad central de Ecuador, Equateur
  • Universidad de Concepcion, ChiliENCG-Université Hassan Ier, Settat, Marocco;
  • ENCG-Université Cadi Ayyad de Marrakech, Marocco;
  • Université Jiaotong à Shangaï, China;
  • Université Polytechnique du Nord Ouest, Xi’an, China;
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia;
  • Université du KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa;
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Columbia;
  • Shenzhen University, China;
  • Wuhan University, China.

Submissions:

Applicants must submit a full admission application and must fulfill the additional form for application for the university scholarship.

The application must be sent by post to ULg – Admissions – Place du 20-Aoû, 7 – 4000 Liège – BELGIUM for the 30th of April. The application must enclose:

  • A hard copy of the admission application: www.ulg.ac.be/admissions;
  • The confirmation of the application for the scholarship (with a print of the confirmation email);

A soft copy of the application must also be sent by mail to anne-laure.villeminot@ulg.ac.be.

Full information is available here (in French only).

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Other, alternative scholarships may be available. For conditions, please, see here: https://www.ulg.ac.be/cms/c_13828/en/grants-and-foundations