NUS Master of Laws (International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution)-Geneva Master of Laws in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) Double Degree Programme

The NUS Master of Laws (International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution)-Geneva Master of Laws in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) Double Degree Programme (DDP) is available to students in the NUS LLM (International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution) programme. Under this arrangement, students will complete the curriculum for the LLM (IADR) at NUS and then go to Geneva to read the LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) for one semester. Upon successful completion of their studies at Geneva, NUS law students will graduate with an LLM (IADR) from NUS and LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) from Geneva.

For more information, please visit the University of Geneva, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies website HERE.

Course Requirements at Geneva

Students are required to complete a minimum of 90 ECTS credits for successful completion of the MIDS programme. NUS Law students are credited 38 ECTS credits from courses taken as part of their NUS LLM.

In Geneva, NUS Law students are required to complete: 5 intensive courses (12 ECTS), 3 optional courses (18 ECTS) and a thesis (18 ECTS). In addition, they shall attend 3 workshops, all seminars and one national or international conference; these additional requirements, which are not graded, are credited towards the MIDS LLM at 4 ECTS.

Completion of Geneva MIDS and the Conferment of NUS LLM degree

NUS students participating in the DDP will study at Geneva for one semester (September to February). The NUS LLM degree will be conferred upon successful completion of the Geneva MIDS programme. Accordingly, NUS students participating in this programme will not graduate with their incoming NUS LLM cohort and should expect their NUS LLM degree be conferred the following year.

Exit Option

Students who are not able to complete the Geneva MIDS programme and wish to withdraw from the DDP may graduate with the NUS LLM (IADR) provided that graduation requirements of the NUS degree are met.


The tuition fee payable for the MIDS portion of the DDP is 70% of the prevailing full LLM fees at Geneva. For an estimate, please find out HERE.


Students currently enrolled in the NUS LLM (IADR) programme are eligible to apply. Applicants must have:

» At least a first law degree (or another academic qualification deemed equivalent);
» TOEFL or IELTS (where applicable); and
» Average grade of B and above for the first semester in the NUS LLM (IADR) programme.

More information on admission requirements can be found on the MIDS website HERE.

How to Apply

Eligible students in the NUS LLM (IADR) programme may indicate your interest to apply by informing NUS Law Exchange Team at by Friday, 30 December 2022. Eligible applicants will subsequently be nominated and be informed by NUS Law to apply to Geneva for the programme.

Nominated students should submit their application together with all required supporting documents to Geneva directly by Wednesday, 15 February 2023. Please refer to the application procedures on the MIDS website HERE. Please note that while students may be nominated, decisions regarding acceptance is at the sole discretion of University of Geneva.

Nominated students should also inform NUS Exchange Team at when you have submitted an application to Geneva so that Geneva can be kept informed to look out for your application.

For queries, please write to

Updated on 25 November 2022