Master Course in European and International Tax Law, part 1

Course · 30 credits

The Tax-Track of the Masters' programme in European and International Trade and Tax Law offers the opportunity to become an expert in EU and International tax law. During the first half of the programme, we offer 3 courses  dealing with introductory concepts necessary for the rest of the programme in common with the Trade Track (7,5 ECTS, September) followed by a course on the Fundamentals of Indirect Taxation (7,5 ECTS, October) and next to these two courses, a 15 ECTS course on the Fundamentals of Direct taxation (November-January).

During these courses, you will find out more on the EU digital service tax proposal, on the final destination based-VAT reform, the OECD BEPS package, the Apple and Starbucks pending cases for instance. We teach on the basis of thematical approach, such as for instance the Structure of Tax Systems, General Principles of EU VAT law, Human Rights and Taxation, Methods of Interpretation, Access to Treaty Freedoms, Judicial Remedies, State Aid as well as Taxation and Transfer Pricing. We can even interact with the Trade Track of this programme in the such topics as sustainability (carbon tax adjustments) or WTO law (destination based taxation and the prohibition of export subsidies).  

We will offer the second semester of The Tax-Track of the Masters' programme in European and International Trade and Tax Law as a single-subject course in spring 2021. Upon completion of both semesters; Master Course in European and International Tax Law, part 1 and part 2 (all in all 60 ECTS credits) the student will be awarded the  Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) Major: European and International Tax Law.

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Department of Business Law

Visiting address
Ole Römers väg 6, 223 63 Lund

Postal address
Box 7080, 220 07 Lund

+46 46 222 78 99

Sofia Rosendahl

Study advisor

+46 46 222 78 95

sofia [dot] rosendahl [at] har [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in Law, including 15 ECTS credits in Tax Law or equivalent knowledge; or
  • an undergraduate degree in Economics or Business Administration (BSc, LL.B. or equivalent), including 30 ECTS credits in Tax Law or equivalent knowledge.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: Previous college/university studies (APAV): 100 %.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Study Options

There are no open applications at the moment.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

*Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 60 000

First payment: SEK 60 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations