Graduation Oppurtunitees

Eucotax Wintercourse

Every year, the FIT organizes an international tax research project (also supported by the European Commission) for students: the EUCOTAX Wintercourse. The aim of this graduation variant is to investigate a specific tax theme in a comparative perspective in close collaboration with a number of selected foreign universities. To this end, various subtopics are defined. Several students from various countries will carry out research for each subject. During the Winter Course Week, various meetings (workshops) about the various aspects will be discussed with the supervisors and speakers. The students who participate in this intensive working week on behalf of Tilburg University will discuss the chosen theme with students from various European universities and develop proposals for solutions at European level. The discussions will take place on the basis of students' (English) written reports and made (English) papers. By participating in the EUCOTAX Winter Course, the obligations associated with the elective Capita Selecta International Tax Law are also met. The EUCOTAX Wintercourse is concluded by means of a defense of the comparative research results. If you are interested in or have questions about this method of graduation, please contact Prof. E.C.C.M. Kemmeren or Prof. P.H.J Essers. The selection for participation in this Winter Course takes place in September of each academic year. See for more information.

Moot court

The Moot Court Competition is a pleading competition in the field of European and international tax law. In preparation for the Moot Court Competition, an English-language pleading note is written by the teams from the various participating universities on the basis of a case. Each student of a participating team takes on a different role: that of the Member State or of the interested party. You will be intensively supervised by the lecturers when writing this plea. The Moot Court takes place in Leuven and lasts for a week. During this week, various English speaking rounds take place, with the different participating universities competing against each other. The other participating universities are:
  • Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Georgetown University 
  • Handelshögskolan I Stockholm 
  • Catholic University of Leuven 
  • Liberia Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (Rome) 
  • Queen Mary University of London 
  • Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne 
  • Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien  
The pleading takes place before a fictitious Court of Justice. The persons in this session are all specialized in European and international tax law. The Moot Court Competition ends with a final. After completion of the Moot Court Competition in Leuven, you will have to further edit your plea note to a graduation thesis, in which you will incorporate your acquired knowledge. This thesis must then be defended. The selection for participation takes place in September of each academic year. For more information you can contact E.C.C.M. Kemmeren.

Gent project

Tilburg University works together with Gent University in the Gent project. The purpose of this collaboration is to arrive at a cross-border research project for students, in which a particular tax law problem will be investigated in a comparative perspective. To this end, a number of exchange meetings are organized with the aim of arriving at a paper in which both legal systems are sufficiently highlighted, but in which the cross-border aspect of the problem is central. To this end, close collaboration with Belgian students is necessary in addition to the meetings. Participation in the Gent project is concluded by means of a presentation and defense of the results. If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact us! The selection for the Geent project will take place in September.