EU Direct Tax option courses

21 Apr 2021

Tuition courses offer a great way of supporting your exam preparation while enhancing your understanding of the subject. Find your ideal course provider for the EU Direct Tax option module here.

Courses specific to ADIT

Altium Training (Greece and online)

Altium Training is a leading quality training organisation. They offer programs for internationally recognized professional qualifications to individuals and organizations in accountancy, business, finance, tax and marketing. Their mission is to help students succeed with their professional development. They are selected by Greek and multinational firms for their training needs. They offer interactive online and/or classroom courses.

Altium Training offers courses for various ADIT modules.

The course timetable can be found on the Altium Training website.

2020-21 course dates:

10 October 2020 – 15 May 2021

Further information:

Altium Training, 260 Kifissias Avenue, Athens, 15232, Greece

T: +30 210 6899000 or +30 210 6748620
E: or

Global Academia Professional Tax Training (various countries and online)

Global Academia Professional Tax Training is a preferred ADIT training course provider for a number of organisations since 2007 with students sitting examinations across the board at each of the sittings in June and December every year.

Global Academia Professional Tax Training is headquartered in the UK but offers courses in tax globally, both live and via its highly sophisticated online Audio Visual Lecture Centre, providing students with an interactive learning experience. Highly experienced lecturers in specific tax areas deliver groundbreaking revision and tuition classes which arm students with the confidence, theoretical knowledge and examination techniques to pass their exams at first attempt.

The comprehensive and intensive courses are delivered by a team of leading international tax professionals and are available for all ADIT modules.

Further information:

T: +44 (0)7547 523867
W: (MENA regional ADIT learning platform), (main page) or visit the ‘Tutorials’ drop-down menu to view a full list of online video tutorials.

Globaltraining (various countries and online)

Globaltraining has locations in Cyprus (Nicosia and Limassol), Greece (Athens), Romania (Bucharest) and Russia (Moscow), and offers courses specific to various ADIT modules.

As a leading professional training organsiation, since 1993, Globaltraining is equipped with knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that the courses are delivered to a high standard.

Globaltraining has established state-of-the-art infrastructure, providing a strong environment for high-quality learning. Courses are designed in such a way as to minimise disruption at work, and include classroom tuition and revision sessions, live online tuition, and hybrid courses. The lecturing team consists of professionals with hands-on experience of international tax consultancy.

Further information:

Globaltraining, 46 Makedonitissas Avenue, PO Box 24005, Nicosia, 1700, Cyprus

T: +357 22841500 (Cyprus) or +30 210 672 2868 (Greece) or +40 21 3128811 (Romania)
E: or

Malta Institute of Management (Malta)

The Malta Institute of Management offer a comprehensive course for various ADIT modules.

Further information:

Mr Omar Vella, Malta Institute of Management, 113 Paola Road, Tarxien, TXN 1807, Malta

T: +356 2145 6820
E: or

Matrix Tax School (Zimbabwe)

Matrix Tax School (Pvt) Ltd is a company registered in terms of the laws of Zimbabwe and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tax Matrix (Pvt) Ltd. It is registered with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education to offer certification in tax operations. Matrix Tax School's curriculum is democratically conceived and consists of a team effort of tax specialists in the country and the region who input their ideas on a regular basis through rigorous and constant evaluations given the ever changing business and tax environment. The curriculum complements the prevailing business and tax climate of Zimbabwe, in comparison to international trends and ensures that clients are equipped with tax knowledge.

Matrix Tax School offers courses for various ADIT modules.

These are short courses broken down into small parts as per set topics. The Module Based Courses cover all tax heads i.e. Value Added Tax (VAT), Income Tax, Withholding Tax (WHT), Pay As You Earn (PAYE), transfer pricing (TP) and Capital Gains Tax (CGT).They are knowledge accumulation courses aimed at capacity enhancement, suiting personnel engaged in transactional processing, tax practitioners and small businesses. These will fall under the certificate based training.

Upon completion of a short course with the school, a certificate of completion will be presented to the participant for the specific course. Courses are delivered through e-learning platform, webinars and face to face interaction.

Further information:

Matrix Tax School (Pvt) Ltd, 46 Van Praagh Avenue, Milton Park, Harare, Zimbabwe

T: +263 4 252816

Partnership between Pantelis Stylianides Institute and Taxand Cyprus (Cyprus, Greece and online)

ADIT tuition has been provided in Cyprus since 2010 by Pantelis Stylianides Institute of Accountancy and Taxand Cyprus in exclusive partnership with Tolley Exam Training (LexisNexis).

Pantelis Stylianides Institute of Accountancy has been in existence since 1990. The Institute is one of the leading tuition providers in Cyprus on the professional accounting qualification of ACCA and other accounting and related courses. All offered classes are of a high standard with the main goal of student success. The whole lecture team consists of experienced professionals who are dynamic, energetic and committed to student success. Courses for ADIT are offered in partnership with Tolley Exam Training and Taxand Cyprus Ltd.

Taxand Cyprus Ltd is a premier boutique tax firm practising exclusively in the field of Cyprus and International Tax and Transfer pricing. We do tax, and only tax. No audit or attest issues. That's why we can focus entirely on advising and supporting you to adopt best practices, become more cost-efficient and reduce the burden that tax issues bring. Taxand Cyprus is an independent tax boutique firm, and we counsel in all areas of taxes. Our specialisations are international tax, transfer pricing, Real Estate, M&A transactions, Financial Services VAT and Indirect Taxes, and tax disputes.

The alliance of Pantelis Stylianides Institute of Accountancy Ltd and Taxand Cyprus offers classroom courses in Nicosia and Limassol for various ADIT modules.

Further information:

Eleni Stylianidou, Pantelis Stylianides Institute of Accountancy
T: +357 22 871 287

Christos Theophilou, Taxatelier
T: +357 22 875 720


PwC Academy Slovakia (Slovakia)

PwC’s Academy is the corporate training division of PwC, operating across Central and Eastern Europe as part of a growing network of branches present in countries worldwide.

PwC Academy leverages the global expertise of PwC professionals in strategy consulting, finance and tax advisory, digital transformation, HR consulting and L&D advisory to design learning solutions grounded in realistic business scenarios.

PwC Academy's vision is to help you increase the adaptability of your people and educate future leaders who will embrace a dynamic business environment with skill and confidence; those you need to succeed in the global marketplace.

Classroom courses are taught in Bratislava, delivered over six days and spread over a few months.

Online tuition is delivered in 12 webinars (4 hours each) on a weekly basis. The last four webinars cover mock exam and revision. Each student is also eligible for 2 hours of 1-on-1 consulting with the tutor.

PwC Academy Slovakia offers courses for various ADIT modules.

Further information:

PwC Academy, Twin City Business Centre, Blok A, Karadzicova 2, Bratislava, 815 32, Slovakia

T: +421 259 350 111

Tolley Exam Training (UK and online)

Tolley Exam Training (part of LexisNexis) is recognised as a leading tax training body in the UK with a proven record of achieving excellent pass rates for ADIT, CTA and ATT. Tolley Exam Training not only delivers ADIT training in the UK, but partners with local providers in Cyprus, Greece, India, Romania and the GCC.

Tolley Exam Training offers Distance Learning and Online Tuition packages. All training packages are available to both UK and international students.

ADIT courses are delivered worldwide in an interactive, live online environment using the market leading software, Adobe Connect. Industry experienced tutors host live webinars, improving understanding of current international tax issues and bringing the course to life with practical case studies where participants will be invited to share their opinions. Students have the opportunity to engage directly with the tutor and fellow students by live chat, creating an online community. All sessions are recorded and available to re-play at any time via the Tolley Online Academy.

First class support is always available for any aspect of the ADIT course from the tutor and Client Services teams, as well as closed online forums on the Tolley Online Academy.

Tolley Exam Training's professional tutors also write the exam focused training materials for all modules offered. Each ADIT module has a syllabus specific study manual, memory joggers with useful summaries, a series of question banks and mock exams which can be submitted for marking providing invaluable feedback. All mock exams can be sat with the Tolley Exam Training timed on-screen exam software which replicates the real ADIT online exam facility.

Tolley Exam Training offers training for various ADIT modules.

Training is available via both Online Tuition and Distance Learning packages. Both options have access to the Tolley Online Academy, where study materials can be accessed at any time and students can ask questions within the study forums.

Online courses are available for both the June and December exam sessions.

2021 course dates:

Course dates can be found here.

All sessions are recorded and are available to those who cannot attend live.

Please note that the EU Direct Tax and EU VAT courses are offered as distance learning packages only.

Tolley Exam Training offers a 10% discount on ADIT Online Tuition or Distance Learning packages for ACCA, ICAS and CIOT members. Contact Tolley directly with proof of your membership number for further details.

Further information:

Tolley Exam Training, Lexis House, 30 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4HH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 3364 4500

University courses

International Tax Center Leiden (Netherlands)

The International Tax Center (ITC Leiden) offers courses covering various ADIT modules.

As part of its Master of Advanced Studies, a 12-month postgraduate programme, ITC Leiden offers comprehensive courses on the fundamentals of international taxation; tax treaties; transfer pricing; EU tax law; US domestic tax law (optional); European VAT (optional); advanced transfer pricing (optional); US international taxation; international wealth and tax planning; customs and excise taxation; and international tax planning. It is also possible to register for these modules as single courses.

Further information:

International Tax Center Leiden, Rapenburg 65, Leiden, 2311 GJ, Netherlands

T: +31 71 751 0129 or +31 71 751 0130
F: +31 71 751 0131

International Tax Institute, University of Hamburg (Germany)

The International Tax Institute of the University of Hamburg offers a wide range of courses in German, European and International Taxation.

As part of its Master of International Taxation programme, the University of Hamburg offers tuition on all aspects of international taxation, the German rules on cross-border activities, tax planning techniques, and coverage of more than ten tax systems around the world. The course has a duration of more than 500 hours and includes a Masters thesis. Tuition is provided in German and English.

The course offers tuition covering various ADIT modules.

In addition, students submitting a dissertation on an international tax topic towards the Master of International Taxation may also submit that dissertation in satisfaction of the ADIT Extended Essay option, subject to approval of the extended essay topic.

Further information:

Prof. Dr Gerrit Frotscher, Universität Hamburg, International Tax Institute, Sedanstraße 19, Hamburg, 20146, Germany

T: +49 4186 889 677
F: +49 4186 889 678

King's College, University of London (UK and online)

The LLM in International Tax programme at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, includes courses that may be used to prepare for ADIT.

In addition, students submitting a dissertation on an international tax topic towards the King’s LLM in International Tax may also submit that dissertation in satisfaction of the ADIT Extended Essay option, subject to approval of the extended essay topic.

The King’s LLM in International Tax is designed for law graduates as well as tax professionals from non-legal backgrounds. King’s welcomes applications from graduates with law degrees, as well as tax professionals who do not hold a law degree but have at least one year’s appropriate work experience or background in the tax sector.

King’s College London is also proud to host the CIOT Library as part of the law collection at the Maughan Library.

2020-21 course dates:

September 2020 – August 2021

Further information:

The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 7848 2479

Queen Mary University of London (UK and online)

As part of the LLM in Tax Law, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at the School of Law offers modules covering various ADIT modules.

Tax modules may be taken as part of the LLM in Tax Law or the Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law. LLM students writing a dissertation on a tax topic may submit the dissertation in satisfaction of the ADIT Extended Essay option, subject to approval of the extended essay topic.

The LLM in Tax Law and the Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law at Queen Mary are designed for law graduates, but tax professionals with suitable experience or background may be admitted on a case-by-case basis.

Further information:

LLM Coordinator or Diploma Course Administrator, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JB, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 7882 8092 or +44 (0)20 7882 8093
E: or

University of Edinburgh (UK)

Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh offers an online course, Principles of International Taxation, that can be used to prepare for the ADIT Principles of International Taxation module. The online course can be studied as a standalone credit course or as a module as part of an LLM degree or Postgraduate Certificate in Law.

Edinburgh Law School also offers on-campus courses in Principles of International Taxation and Principles of European Taxation.

2020-21 course dates:

September – November 2020 (including distance learning option)

Further information:

School of Law, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)131 650 6952

University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation (MASIT) at the University of Lausanne includes courses that may be used to prepare for ADIT.

The MASIT is aimed at those wishing to practice tax law with a law or consulting firm, a bank, as an in-house counsel to a company or with the tax administration. As the MASIT is designed for those practicing abroad or in Switzerland, it offers both an International tax and Swiss tax curriculum.

The 60 ECTS credits of the program are composed of core courses to enhance the understanding of key concepts, specialisations to deepen insight in a chosen focus area, and a Master Thesis to augment research and writing skills. In addition, participants attend workshops, tutorials, seminars and conferences organized within the MASIT framework.

The courses are taught by distinguished faculty members, comprising leading academics, government officials, members of the OECD and EU, and practitioners working in international consulting firms, law firms and in the legal departments of major corporations. The program is conducted in English.

2020-21 course dates:

Course dates can be found on the University of Lausanne's website.

Further information:

Ms Natacha Fauconnier, Administrative Coordinator, University of Lausanne, Extranef Building, Office 124, Lausanne, CH-1015, Switzerland

T: +41 21 692 42 97
W: or

UNSW School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation (Australia and online)

The School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation (incorporating Atax), at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School in Sydney, offers courses relevant to ADIT.

In addition, students submitting a research essay in fulfilment of the University's 'International Tax research' course may also submit that research essay in satisfaction of the ADIT Extended Essay option, subject to approval of the extended essay topic (online).

Online learning packages are available for most courses (to anywhere in the world) along with face-to-face tuition in Sydney.

E-access to a substantial tax library is also available through the UNSW Library.

Further information:


University of Oxford (UK)

The part-time MSc in Taxation programme at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and taught in association with the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, covers some of the ADIT syllabus.

Please note that not all courses are taught every year.

The University of Oxford MSc in Taxation is a two-year, part-time postgraduate degree aimed at lawyers and non-lawyers. Oxford welcomes applications from candidates with a degree in law, economics or accounting. Applications from candidates with other degrees who have a suitable professional qualification and/or experience, or other evidence of an interest in taxation, are also welcome.

A small number of places may be available to non-degree students wishing to complete one or two electives rather than the whole degree.

2020-21 course dates:

Course dates can be found on the University of Oxford’s website.

Further information:

MSc in Taxation Course Administrator, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford, OX1 3UL, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1865 271490