GTTC Universities Project Competition

November 01, 2023
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This competition promotes research in international tax law among university students. Teams from universities in 20-30 countries conduct research on a specific tax topic. IBFD presents the team that delivers the most outstanding research results with a prestigious award.

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Every year, students from all over the world are invited to answer a burning question about international tax law. The goal of the GTTC University Project is to involve university teams in empirical research concerning international tax treaties. The reports submitted will be given to the authors of the relevant GTTC chapters, enabling them to enrich their chapters with the findings in the reports.

Applications are now open for the 2023/2024 GTTC Universities Project Competition, starting in October 2023. The eighth edition of the GTTC Universities Project Competition focusses on passive income. The goal of each team is to ascertain the tax treaty policy of a specific jurisdiction and to report on that policy against the background of the jurisdiction’s economic and political interests. In the final round, at the end of the academic year, the three best teams will give a presentation of their results to the jury at a physical meeting in Amsterdam.

  • Deadline for submission of working papers: 15 March 2024
  • Date of announcement of the finalist teams: 15 April 2024
  • Date of the final: 4 June 2024

To participate in next year’s edition, contact us at

View the 2023 winning team here.

Seeking in-depth insights into international taxation? All participants are invited to explore the vast resources of the IBFD Library in Amsterdam, a treasure trove of knowledge for your research endeavours. Explore the library's portal here.