• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Bachelor’s program in Global Law at Tilburg University combines insights from multiple legal systems rather than studying law by reference to one national law only. Develop skills to understand and deal with challenges from multiple points of view and become the linking pin in international organizations.
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The Bachelor’s program Global Law at Tilburg University offers a new point of view when it comes to law: it puts ‘global’ before ‘local’. Global Law goes beyond the limits of one jurisdictional system and allows you to integrate knowledge from different research fields when you tackle an assignment. This type of broad knowledge is essential when you work in an organization where legal cases can involve a range of different jurisdictions, perspectives and solutions.

The program teaches all of the main legal topics found in traditional legal education, such as contract law, tort law, criminal law, property law, and constitutional law. What makes Global Law unique, however, is that these topics are approached from a global perspective.

Becoming a global lawyer

You will gain academic depth and develop the practical skills to help you approach transnational conflicts from a global perspective. You will learn to refer to not just one specific national legal system, but to also consider solutions from other jurisdictions or from international law. The program will help you gain a broader understanding of the function, basic principles, and core areas of law. At the same time, it provides you with the unique skills of a global lawyer, which are more and more in demand in a globalizing world. When you graduate, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB).

With an LLB or LLM in your pocket, you are ready to start your career as a professional in an interdisciplinary team within a large organization. With the skills acquired during your studies, you will be well equipped to aim for leading positions in the international job market.

A significant number of lawyers, such as specialists in law, are employed by large organizations other than law firms. Such organizations are, for instance, large businesses -  typically called ‘in-house counsel’ - large non-profit or non-governmental organizations, ministries or other public administrations, or international organizations. Typically, these positions do not require the applicant to be a member of any professional Bar association, as long as he or she has been trained in law. Accordingly, the Bachelor’s program in Global Law, if followed by an appropriate Master's degree, will enable you to apply for these positions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Fast track - 24 months

  • Credits
    180 ECTS

    Fast track candidates will follow a selection of courses, which altogether are 120 ECTS

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Global Law
  • Introduction to the philosophy of Global Law
  • History of International Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Methods and Techniques of Social Science Research
  • Linguistic and Argumentation Skills 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • You have a secondary school diploma* which is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma.
  • Since the Bachelor Global Law is taught entirely in English, you need to demonstrate your English language proficiency.
To be able to assess your suitability for the program, we need the following documents from you:
  • Your diploma(s) and grade list(s) 
  • We also require you to write a motivation letter where you mention the following:
    • What are your aspirations for the future?
    • What will your participation in the Global Law program bring to the classroom and to your fellow students?
    • Give a brief example of a topic or problem you hope to better understand with the help of Global Law.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Tilburg

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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