THEMIS programme

THEMIS Law Network
Maastricht Law School participates in the THEMIS law network which comprises the universities mentioned below. The network aims at creating a new standard in business law in response to an ever-increasing demand for law professionals with international know-how and expertise. Participating universities are:

Università Bocconi (Milan, Italy)
Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
ESADE Law School (Barcelona, Spain)
Université Paris Est - Créteil Val de Marne (France)
Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
Singapore Management University (SMU Singapore)
Wirtschafts-Universität Wien (Austria)
Universität St. Gallen (Switzerland)

These universities yearly select a small group of graduate students for the THEMIS programme which comprises a semester abroad, internship and participation in a THEMIS seminar. Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded the Joint Certificate in International and Business Law.

As a THEMIS student, you will be at Maastricht University for the fall semester. During this semester you need to take 30 ects worth of courses offered at Master's level. You can find the courses that will be offered here.

Only students from the universities mentioned above qualify for the THEMIS programme, provided they have been nominated as such. If you want know if you can participate, please contact your home faculty.
Once nominated, students will be contacted by Maastricht Law Faculty with application instructions.

Language requirements
Please read the English language requirements very carefully and note that students who want to participate in master's courses will need to provide proof of a sufficient English language level with a certificate that meets our requirements. Letters written by Law professors will not be accepted.

Our general information for incoming exchange students applies to THEMIS students as well. So information on issues such as housing, academic calendar, teaching method etc. can be found through other entries on the homepage for incoming exchange students.

Visa and Residence permit
Please refer to the Student Service Centre Visa and Residence permit pages for more information regarding immigration requirements and procedures.

Healthcare and Liability Insurance
Medical costs can be very high in the Netherlands, especially if specialised help from a hospital is required. Therefore it is important to be properly insured. International students in the Netherlands are required by law to have adequate health and third party liability insurance. We strongly recommend you to take out travel insurance as well, especially if you plan to travel during your stay.

You are responsible for taking out insurance; Maastricht University will NOT do this for you. Please check if your insurance policy in your home country covers your stay in the Netherlands, otherwise you will have to take out private insurance. Maastricht University recommends AON. Their insurance policies include health, liability and travel insurance. You are free to find your own, but it is always your responsibility to check whether coverage is sufficient.

Health and liability insurances that do not meet the requirements are the student’s own responsibility. Maastricht University cannot be held responsible for any damage that may occur during your stay in Maastricht. For more information about insurance, please check the Nuffic website and certainly check the information section of our Visa Office concerning Health Insurance.