International and European Tax Law, American Specialisation (Double Degree Programme)

Are you passionate about taxes?  Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. This one –year master’s programme is jointly offered by Maastricht University and the University of Aruba. It focusses on corporate taxation and international tax planning with particular reference to Europe and the Americas. You’ll combine legal and economic approaches with policy and practice, and you’ll gain insight into the interdependence of corporate structures, investment, cross-border employment and tax law. Upon graduation, you’ll find yourself in an enviable position. Thanks to their broad knowledge of financial and business matters, many of our graduates are highly in demand on the job market. And the international orientation of your degree will open up job opportunities in many different countries.

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Watch the video and find out why Andrea came to Maastricht from Aruba to work on her master’s thesis and how she realised that this master’s programme is so much more then only studying literature: “it is an excellent preparation for my professional practice”.   

  • Taking the Double Degree Programme in International and European Tax Law has been one of the best decisions I've ever made.
    Jean-Marc Kock, alumnus Double Degree Programme in International and European Tax Law, American Specialisation
  • If you’re looking for a happy work-life balance, Aruba is the perfect destination for you! I’m very lucky to have discovered this program and to have embarked on a career specialization that is challenging, interesting, and most importantly, growing, as the digital economy is expanding and testing traditional constructs of taxation. 
    Maggie Trzuskot, student of Double Degree Programme in International and European Tax Law, American Specialisation


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    First graduates double degree law programme UM and University of Aruba

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    The first students of the double degree programme in International and European Tax law received their diploma. By successfully completing this one-year master’s programme, the nine graduates simultaneously acquired the Master of Laws in International and European Tax Law from Maastricht University (UM) and Master of Laws in Aruban Law from the University of Aruba.

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    • Photo by DDMP International and European Tax Law, American Specialisation - Aruba

      In April, we will be offering our spring courses again in Aruba!

      The courses are:
      - Foundations of Taxation
      - Fundamentals of International and European Tax Law

      The introductory spring courses offer a basis for candidates who want to participate in the Double Degree Master’s Programme (, but are also interesting for professionals who are looking for further training.

      Both courses require a good command of English. After successful completion of the courses, including exams, participants will receive a certificate from Maastricht University.

      Furthermore, if you are interested in joining the master’s programme, in order to be released of an entry exam you may need to obtain a certificate of achievement of the courses on Foundations and Fundamentals.

      Registration is now open! For more information and to register, please visit our website:

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      International and European Tax Law, American Specialisation (Double Degree Programme) | Maastricht University
      1 month 3 days ago
    • Photo by DDMP International and European Tax Law, American Specialisation - Aruba

      Courses open for registration!

      The double degree master’s programme in International and European Tax Law offers separate courses to those interested in learning more about certain topics related to international tax law.

      You can now register for the following 2 courses, both starting in April:

      - Transfer Pricing and Attribution of Income
      - Global and EU Perspective on Consumption Taxes

      For more information, please visit our website:

      1 month 2 weeks ago
    • Last week, student of the DDP Andrea Zuluaga from Aruba visited us here at Maastricht University. She flew over to discuss her thesis project and make sure she was on the right track. Now, that shows some serious commitment 🙂
      We followed Andrea's every move for a day, as she visited our beautiful town. Video coming up soon. Stay tuned!

      1 month 3 weeks ago
    • Comunicado à imprensa

      A Universidade de Aruba e a Universidade de Maastricht vêm, orgulhosamente, comunicar que este ano 9 (nove) estudantes do Programa Conjunto em Tributação Internacional e Européia concluirão o curso!

      Estes estudantes realizaram algo único, motivo pelo qual receberão no dia 07 de dezembro o título das duas universidades, tornando-se Mestres em Tributação Internacional e Europėia pela Universidade de Maastricht e Mestres em Direito Arubenho pela Universidade de Aruba.

      Durante a cerimônia de graduação, será entregue à Primeira Ministra de Aruba, Sra. Evelyn Wever-Croes, a primeira cópia do livro 'Corporate taxation in the Dutch Caribbean and Latin American region: BES islands, Aruba, Curaçao, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela', o qual foi escrito especialmente para o programa.

      Este livro, além de ser um dos pilares, junto com a Tributação Internacional e Européia, do programa, preenche um vazio referente a estudos sobre a região latinoamericana. Tendo como base a função educativa das universidades, o livro pode ser acessado gratuitamente no seguinte link:

      Considerando a extensão e necessidades do mercado de trabalho latinoamericano, temos a expectativa de que nos próximos anos muitos estudantes tornar-se-ão especialistas tributários extremamente qualificados.

      Prof. Dr. Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn
      DDMP Director

      Pauline Veenendaal
      DDMP Coordinator UA

      3 months 2 weeks ago