Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam is one of the few Dutch universities to offer a one-year tax law programme. The programme’s graduates are eligible to join the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers. Unlike other tax law programmes, the VU programme offers all the tax law subjects in the final year (i.e. the Master’s year). This means you can wait until your third year before choosing the field you want to specialise in. That way, you can combine a broad-ranging programme (a Bachelor’s in Law or Economics) with a tax specialisation in your Master’s year. As well as working as tax professionals, students with a Bachelor’s in Civil Law who complete a Free University Amsterdam Master’s in Tax Law can also go on to work in the traditional legal professions (as attorneys, barristers or in the judicial service, for example).
Tax Law at VU
VU Amsterdam offers you the opportunity to obtain a full Master’s in Tax Law in just one year (the programme runs from September to the end of August). This Master’s is designed for students who have completed a Bachelor’s in Civil Law or Economics and now want to specialise in tax law. The programme is offered in Dutch.
Other educational activities
The Tax Law department also offers various elective and compulsory subjects on Faculty of Law and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration programmes. Tuition for various postgraduate programmes and deficiency courses is also available.