Private International Law within the European Union, Short Course | Radboud University | Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Private International Law within the European Union

5 days
600 EUR/full
600 EUR/full
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The Private International Law within the European Union programme at the Radboud University is an introduction to general principles of private international law with the emphasis on the unification of the conflict of law rules for contractual and non-contractual obligations as the part of the integration process within the EU and its effects on the freedoms of movement within the common market.


Key facts of the Private International Law within the European Union programme at the Radboud University

  • Nowadays it is more and more common that legal relationships have a cross-border character. We sign contracts with people who reside in another country, we work in international companies, and we buy goods via Internet. In every case like this there is one very important legal question that arises: which law is applicable to the given case? Such cross-border legal relationships are even more common within the EU which provides freedom of movement.
  • In this context, different conflict of rules being in force in different Member States can be understood as an obstacle to freedom of movement. That is the reason why the EU tries to create unified private international law in some certain areas of private law, like contractual obligations. But those EU activities are only the part of the bigger process, which has stated many decades ago, by states signing international agreement, mostly within other international organization, which is The Hague Conference on Private International Law.
  • In the introductory part of the course the main sources of private international law – domestic regulations, international conventions and EU secondary law – will be presented, with special focus on their relations towards each other. Along with the EU, being one of the most important international legislator in this matter, the Hague Conference of Private International Law and its work will be described.

Programme Structure

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the consequences of different legal orders in obligation law in different EU Member States.
  • Understand the process of unification of private international law as a part of the European Integration.
  • Indicate the role of the European Union in creating the unified private international law provisions.
  • Find applicable rule on jurisdiction and predict which court will be right to hear the case in civil and commercial matters.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • It would be ideal for the participants to have a basic understanding of how European Union law is created and how European Union Institutions work. The basic knowledge of legal matters, especially contract law, will be an asset, but it is not requited.
  • Admission Documents: CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
Early bird fee: €540 or €450(verwijst naar een andere website)(deadline 1 April)

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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