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National University of Singapore

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Juris Doctor

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Juris Doctor (JD) is offered by the NUS Faculty of Law.

The JD degree is a graduate law degree that may lead to qualification for the practice of law in Singapore.

At NUS, you may select from one of two JD programmes: (i) a two-year single graduate degree programme for candidates holding a basic law degree from another jurisdiction; or (ii) a three-year single graduate degree programme for candidates holding a non-law degree.

The Three-Year JD, which replaces the Graduate LLB (GLB) programme, can be completed in two-and-a-half years in exceptional circumstances.

Why This Programme?

  • Earn a prestigious qualification from the top law school in Asia, and 10th in the world1.
  • Choose from a comprehensive range of specialisations in areas such as Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law and International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, taught by more than 70 full-time faculty members and over two dozen adjunct faculty members.
  • Increase the richness of your academic experience at NUS Law through the sharing and intensive three-week elective modules offered by visiting professors from some of the top universities in the world, including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Melbourne, Seoul National University and University of Hong Kong among many others.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

International students are allowed to work not more than 16 hours per week.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to the NUS JD programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. Applicants should possess the following minimum requirements:
 
Academic
 
For Three-Year JD programme:
A university degree in any non-law discipline with at least a Cum Laude or Second Class Upper Honours degree or its equivalent
 
For Two-Year JD programme:
Law graduates from a civil law country (particularly from ASEAN, China and European jurisdictions) or a non-gazetted common law university with at least a Cum Laude or Second Class Upper Honours degree or its equivalent
 
Note: Those completing their first degree by early July of the year of admission (August intake) may also apply.
 
English Language
Applicants from English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States:
  • No requirement
Applicants whose LLB or LLM degrees were conducted entirely in the English medium:
  • May submit a request with supporting documents for consideration (on a case-by-case basis) to be granted a waiver
Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:
 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based), or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score of 7.5
Note: TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application. In view of COVID-19, TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition, TOEFL ITP® Plus (with a score of at least 627) for China and IELTS indicator (with the same scores as the standard IELTS test) will be accepted in the interim until testing centres reopen.
 
International applicants:
Shortlisted applicants must undergo an interview and a written test (conducted between February and March).

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 74799 SGD
    Annual Cost of Living: 10400 SGD
    Application Fee: 20 SGD
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