Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How many intakes are there for the Faculty of Law in each Academic Year?
The Faculty of Law has only one intake per Academic Year, which usually commences in early August each year.
2. How many students are admitted into the Faculty of Law each year?
The Faculty of Law presently admits around 240 students each year, including the number of students admitted to the Double Degree and Concurrent Degree Programmes.
3. Does the Faculty of Law offer any part-time LLB undergraduate degree courses?
No, the Faculty of Law does not offer any part-time undergraduate LLB degree courses.
4. What admission requirements should applicants meet?
Please refer to the admission requirements stated HERE. Please note that different application deadlines apply to different applicant category and high school qualifications.
5. How are applicants shortlisted for the Law test and interview?
Shortlisted applicants will be required to sit for a written test and attend a formal interview, usually held in mid-April in Singapore. Selection shall be solely within the discretion of the University and will depend upon the number of places available in the Faculty. To be considered for the shortlisting for the Law test and interview, please indicate Law in your application form as the first and/or second choice. The only exception granted is where you place Law as your third choice with Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture, Industrial Design or Nursing as your first two choices. If you are interested in the Double Degree Programmes or Concurrent Degree, you should opt for these in the same application form.
6. What do the interview and written test aim to do and does one need to prepare for it? When is it usually conducted?
The interview and test aim to assess the level of competency in the English language and reasoning ability of each candidate, as well as the suitability of an applicant for the LLB programmes. The duration of the interview is about 10 - 20 minutes, while the written test is of an hour and 15 minutes' duration. No preparation is needed as no prior legal knowledge is assumed.

The dates for the 2021 interviews and the written test are as follows:
Interviews/Test Day/Dates
Interviews Friday, 16 April and Saturday, 17 April 2021
Written test Sunday, 18 April 2021
   

Note: The Faculty reserves the right to make further changes. Please check our website regularly for updates on test and interview dates or refer to the Office of Admissions website.

7. If I were to intern in one or more law firms after completing high school, would my experience aid in my application to be admitted to Law?
The academic and Law test/interview results form the basis for admission to Law. Internship is not one of the requirements and will not be taken into account. However, we encourage potential applicants to undertake an internship to find out what a legal career entails. This may help an applicant to decide if the Law course is suitable for him/her.
8. When and how will I be informed that I have been shortlisted for the interview or test?
Applicants will be notified by the Office of Admissions latest by the second week of April if they are shortlisted. SMS alert will be sent to shortlisted candidates who have provided a valid Singapore mobile number in their admissions application form
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No hardcopy/email notification will be sent. Shortlisted candidates should download or print the electronic invitation letter for retention.
 
9. Where will the interview and test be held? Can I be exempted from the test/interview if I am shortlisted?
The interview and test will be held at NUS. All shortlisted applicants are expected to appear personally for both the interview and test even if they possess excellent academic records. No exemptions will be given.
10. What if I am unable to appear for the interview or test?
All shortlisted candidates must attend the interview and sit for the test to be considered for admission. If you are unable to appear for the interview and/or test and have a valid reason, please follow the instructions in your shortlisting letter and email to lawbox19@nus.edu.sg immediately upon receipt of your letter of notification for the test and interview.
11. How does admission to Law work? 
Applicants will be shortlisted based on your A level, diploma or its equivalent high school results. Admission will depend on your performance in the written test and interview.
12. I have attended the interview and test. What happens if I am not selected for Law?
If Law is your first choice and you are not successful, you will be considered for subsequent choices as indicated in your application form. This is provided you meet the admission requirements and subject prerequisites of your other choices.
13. I was invited to attend the interview and test last year but was not offered a place in Law. Can I re-apply?
An unsuccessful applicant can always reapply. However, he/she will have to compete with the same cohort of applicants for a place in Law in the current year.
   

 

Transfer

1. I am currently studying/have completed my studies in an overseas university / college. Can I apply for a transfer to NUS or gain advanced standing?
NUS do not have a system of direct credit transfer with overseas universities. Therefore, we will not consider former or current students of overseas universities for credit transfers. However, once a candidate has gained admission into Faculty of Law, he/she can apply for exemption from law modules that he/she has already completed at another institution.

Exemptions from modules can be granted by the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and factors such as the content of subjects which have already been completed as well as the grade obtained by the candidates will be considered in deciding whether to grant the exemption.
2. I am currently studying in another course at NUS. If I apply for a transfer to Law and are successful, can I transfer some or all of my credits?

With effect from AY2021/22, a student who transfers to Law from another course may be able to transfer credits and grades for up to 40 credits.

Please contact the Academic Affairs (Undergraduate) for more information on credit transfer.

 

Others

1. After completing my law degree, am I then considered a lawyer? How do I get admitted to the Singapore Bar?
We suggest that you visit the Singapore Institute of Legal Education website for more information. 
2. Where can I get more information on admission to Law and other related courses?
Please visit the following websites:
NUS Office of Admissions
Faculty of Law homepage
4-Year LLB Programme
 
Double Degree Programmes
Business Administration and Law
Economics and Law
 
Concurrent Degree Programme
Law and Public Policy
 
3. Where can I seek further clarifications on the application process and submission of documents?

Please contact the Office of Admissions directly or visit http://www.askadmissions.nus.edu.sg/ to submit a question. You may be able to find answers to questions submitted by other prospective applicants.
 

 

 

 

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