Kick off of Double Degree Master Programme in International and European

Full of anticipation and excitement, the first students of the Double Degree Master Programme in International and European Tax Law are attending the first group meetings of the academic year 2016-2017.

The prestigious programme is the result of the intensive cooperation between Maastricht University and the University of Aruba and is welcomed by the Government from both Aruba and the Netherlands.

On Monday, September 5, the Minister of Finance and Government Organization of Aruba, Mr. Angel R. Bermudez, along with Prof. Dr. Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn of Maastricht University, also Director of the Double Degree Master Programme, formally launched the programme.

Education is provided by an international group of lecturers and professors from among others Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, the United States, Venezuela and Aruba.

The programme is aimed at students and professionals who are already working or want to work in an international environment and provides expertise in an international tax playing field, making connections with European tax law and doing so from an international perspective, with particular focus on the tax systems in the Caribbean region and Latin America.

During the year, the following modules will be offered:
– Comparative Corporate Taxation
– Comparative Dutch Caribbean and Latin American Tax Law
– International and European Tax Law
– International Taxation of Business Income
– US Tax Law
– International Tax Planning and Transfer Pricing
– Global and EU Perspectives on Consumption Taxes
– Cross-Border Taxation of Human Capital
The programme starts each year in September. However, please note that these modules can also be followed independently in course format.

Should you have any questions or comments, you may contact the coordinator of the DDP programme in Aruba: Ms. Sandy P. van Thol ( Registration for the academic year 2017-2018 is already open. More information can be found at:

Read this article in Dutch.