Admission requirements and Tuition Fees

You must have a University degree in sociology, law, social sciences or in another discipline related to Sociology of Law. This may include anthropology, geography, political science, economics, psychology, journalism, cultural studies, criminology, philosophy, and so on. Undergraduates in their final year may be admitted on the basis of their anticipated results, but they must already have been awarded their first degree diploma by the time the Master's course begins.

You must have a good working knowledge of English, reading and writing as well as spoken. The ability to use social science literature published in other languages is useful.

With your application form, you are required to send:

  • A copy of your passport or identity card;
  • A passport-style photo;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A transcript of the credits or subjects taken in and showing satisfactory completion of the first degree in Spanish, or in English,  or translated into Spanish by an official translator;
  • An officially recognised copy of the first degree diploma in Spanish or in English, or translated into Spanish by and official translator; 
  • A copy of a TOEFL diploma, IELTS  or other evidence of fluency in English;
  • Two references written by your previous university teachers or other scholars. These references should verify the details of your qualification(s) and class standing.
  • Statement of the Grade Average (Declaración de Equivalencia de la Nota Media)

Those with foreign qualification issued outside the EHEA (European Higher Education Area), need to fill also this online form before doing the pre-registration (Authorisation for accessing a master's degree at the University of the Basque Country with a foreign qualification issued outside the EHEA)., Please send the proof document once it is done to

Total tuition fees for the Master's Programme amount to € 4,250. 
In compliance with the formal agreement between the IISL and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (Art. 11.2) the regular fee includes tuition and additional services provided by the IISL.
Once the final list of admitted students is published on May 10th and in order to formally secure your place in the program, you will have to make a deposit of approximately 300,00€ directly through the UPV/EHU platform between May 13th and May 15th 2024 (please note Spanish/CEST time). 
This is essential in order to proceed with the enrollment, as it shows your commitment to accept the place offered to you.
After that date you should receive a letter of confirmation of your participation in the program together with proof of net transfer of the deposit fee of approximately 300 euros.
The deposit amount will be subtracted from the total amount of the regular tuition fee (4,250 €), but will not be refunded in case you finally decide to cancel your registration and withdraw from the Master's program.
The remaining 3950 euros must be paid to the IISL by bank transfer before the date indicated by the IISL, so in the weeks following the reservation of your place, you will receive from us a request for payment of the remaining tuition fees.

The account number for the payments to the IISL is:

Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Oñati (Gipuzkoa, Spain)
International Code of Bank Account
IBAN ES84 0182 0326 1000 1052 9952
Bank Identification Code BBVAESMMXXX
Concept: “YOUR SURNAME Master Deposit”

Please send confirmation and proof of payments by email to the Master Coordination Team

Upon your confirmation to participate in the International Master’s programme, you will be requested to begin the definitive registration process. In order to complete the registration process, you must submit both the original documents and photocopies for comparison, or certified photocopies. Please consult the IISL Master Coordination Team ( regarding the procedure of submitting said documents.

Students may also apply to participate in one or more of the specific courses offered without taking the whole degree. Tuition fees for participation in single courses are € 400.

For more information: 

Master Coordination Team

IISL Master Coordination Team
Avenida de la Universidad, 8
Apartado 28
20560 Oñati (Gipuzkoa) - Spain
T.: +34 943 78... Ver teléfono