|Bachelor's in Tax Law (university level)||directly admissible|
|Bachelor's in Fiscal Economics (university level)||directly admissible|
|Other bachelor’s degree (e.g. economics, business administration and others) or law degree at a higher vocational education level||Entrance exam in tax law|
If a student without a bachelor’s degree in either Tax Law or Fiscal Economics wishes to be admitted to the Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs (NOB), then it is compulsory to take the regular Dutch language entrance exam.
Applicants who are non-native English speakers and have their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must meet one of the following requirements:
Note: a master's degree in fiscal economics alone (without a bachelor's degree in fiscal economics) is not sufficient to be directly admissible to the master's programme in tax law.
Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting, business, economics or law may qualify for an exemption of the admission exam, depending on the inclusion of sufficient tax law courses in their bachelor's. We advise all students to have taken a course in substantive tax law in their home countries.
Please keep in mind that the admission exam is only required if a candidate is not directly admissible.
The entrance exams take place twice a year, once in May and once in November. The next entrance exams will take place on the 24th May in Maastricht and 25th May 2018 in The Hague. Please note that the entrance exam in the Hague on 25th May will only take place if there are enough applicants, otherwise all students will have to travel to Maastricht for the exam on 24th May.
You are required to bring a valid passport or EU identity card to the exam. Please register for this exam no later than 4th May 2018 by using the registration form.
Ault/Arnold, Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis, third edition, 2010, Aspen Publishers / Kluwer Law International, parts 2, 3 and 4
- N. Foster, Foster on EU Law, Oxford University Press, latest edition
The entrance examination fee of € 50,00 is to be paid directly into account number 657618705 (ING Bank; BIC-code INGBNL2A; IBAN code NL05INGB 0657618705) of Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht. Please clearly state your name and the reference number 32030023N / 84000. The amount must be in our account one week prior the exam.
Registration entrance exam
To register for the entrance exam, please fill in this registration form and send it to us with the relevant documents by e-mail at admissions-law[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
or by post at:
Board of Admissions, Faculty of Law
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht