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Master of Advanced Studies in International Tax Law 2020-2021

ITC Leiden has recently decided to start operating – effective September 2019 - on a more independent basis and to acquire the status of a special type of academic entity under Dutch law (`Legal Person for Higher Education’).  This status will enable ITC to offer in the future accredited Adv LLM programs under its own name and to have visas issued for such programs.  Obtaining that status requires a procedure that ITC hopes to complete in 12 months.  As a consequence, ITC – not being such an entity yet - will not be able to offer in the forthcoming 2019-2020 academic year its usual accredited Adv LLM International Tax Law (ITL) program.  Instead, ITC will offer in the Fall of 2019 an 11-week combined Fundamentals – Tax Treaties course and in the Spring of 2020 a series of Transfer Pricing courses.  
             From September 2020 on, ITC Leiden plans to start offering again its existing Adv LLM program in International Tax Law, along with its new full-year Adv LLM program in Transfer Pricing for Multinational Enterprises. 

Fall 2019:  Fundamentals – Tax Treaties course

In the Fall of 2019 ITC offers a combined Fundamentals – Tax Treaties course of 11 weeks.  Students that pass the exam of this course will be awarded an ITC Fundamentals - Tax Treaties Course Diploma.  If these students later enroll in ITC’s Adv LLM Program in International Tax Law, they will receive a full academic and financial credit for the combined course taken. 
            The tuition fee for this combined course is € 8,000*.   The course will be held in the period 30 September – 13 December 2019, with the (final) exam on Monday 16 December 2019.  Application deadline is: 1 August 2019.  For further information on the combined Fundamentals – Tax Treaties course click here.  To register for this course, click here.  

Spring 2020:  series of Transfer Pricing courses

In the months of January and February 2020 the following two courses from the ITL Adv LLM curriculum will be given: 
>  Basic Transfer Pricing  -  4 weeks:  6 January – 3 February 2020, and 
>  Advanced Transfer Pricing  -  4 weeks:  6 February – 6 March 2020.   
For an overview of the contents of these two courses click here. The tuition fee of each of the Basic and Advanced TP courses is € 3,000, and the application deadline is 15 November 2019.

During the months March-July 2020, ITC will offer a series of short specialized Transfer Pricing courses that are selected from the Adv LLM program in Transfer Pricing for Multinational Enterprises.  Dates and tuition fees of the Specialized Transfer Pricing Courses (TP Focus Courses or `TP-FC´) are as follows


TP-FC.1  Comparability Analysis

3 weeks:  9 – 27 March 2020                 € 2500


TP-FC.2  Intragroup Services

2 weeks:  30 March – 10 April 2020    € 1750


TP-FC.3  Intangibles and Cost Contribution Arrangements

3 weeks:  13 April – 1 May 2020           € 2500


TP-FC.4  Business Restructuring

3 weeks:  4 – 22 May 2020                      € 2500


TP-FC.5  Comparative transfer pricing & dispute resolution

5 weeks:  25 May – 26 June 2020          € 4000  


  TP and Digitalization of the Economy

1 week:    29 June – 3 July 2020             € 1000



A 10% discount applies if at least 6 weeks of Transfer Pricing courses (applicable for any combination of Basic, Advanced and Specialized Focus courses) are registered for by the same person.

For a joint overview of all six courses click here. The deadline for application is 30 days before the first day of the course concerned. 

In respect of both the Basic and Advanced TP courses and each of the TP Focus courses, students that pass the exam at the end of the course will receive an ITC Diploma for the course concerned. And upon enrolling later in ITC’s Adv LLM Program in Transfer Pricing for Multinational Enterprises an academic and financial credit will be given for any of these courses earlier completed successfully.

*An (additional) 15% applies by Adv LLM ITL alumni of the ITC Leiden.


The information, below, concerns the Adv LLM Program in International Tax Law that ITC Leiden will offer starting with the academic year 2020-2021. For the (single) courses that ITC Leiden will offer during the 2019-2020 academic year see the information in the box, above.

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The Master of Advanced studies in International Tax Law
has been designed to provide in depth training for lawyers and economists who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the theory and practice of international tax law. The Program is aimed at university graduates whose studies included at least one substantive tax course. Candidates will have recently graduated from law school (or obtained a master's degree in economics or business) or will expect to do so before the courses start. Alternatively, they may already have obtained a few years experience in tax practice after their graduation (with a law or accounting firm, or in a Ministry of Finance or Revenue Service) or in teaching or research at a graduate institution. 

• About the LLM (Adv) Program The one-year full-time program consists of ten months of courses (September through June) and two months of research and paper writing.

• Course Information The courses of the LLM (Adv) program are taught in two terms: the Fall term (Sept-Dec) and the Spring term (Jan-June). For the latest 2018-2019 annual course schedule please click here.
The Fall term courses comprise:
    • Fundamentals
    • Tax Treaties   
     Customs Duties & Excise Taxes
    • Basic Transfer Pricing 
    • Basic EU Tax Law

The Spring term courses comprise:
     • US Domestic Tax Law
     • Advanced EU Tax Law
     • International Estate and Trust Taxation
     • Advanced Transfer Pricing
     • Value-Added Tax Law
     • US International Tax Law
     • EU Fiscal State Aid
     • Corporate International Tax Planning

• Management Prof. dr. Kees van Raad is the Director of the Program. He is assisted by a Program Coordinator and by Teaching Assistants (TAs) who teach workshops and tutorials throughout the Fall semester and occasionally during the Spring semester.

• Faculty The courses in the Program are taught by teachers of Leiden University’s Faculty of Law (including Professor van Raad), visiting professors from the Netherlands and abroad and distinguished legal practitioners.

• Tuition Fees The tuition fees for the Adv LLM in International Tax Law for the academic year 2020-2021 will be posted here in September 2019.

• Practical Information Details on visas, residence permits and other practical matters relating to the Adv LLM in International Tax Law for the academic year 2020-2021 will be posted here in September 2019.

• Application  Information on how to apply for Adv LLM in International Tax Law for the academic year 2020-2021 will be posted here in September 2019.

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