NUS-University of Toronto
LLB-LLM Exchange Plus Programme

4-year LLB/LLM Programme

NUS-University of Toronto (U of T) LLB-LLM exchange plus programme is available to students on the four-year LLB programme. Under this arrangement, students will complete three years at NUS and then go to U of T to read a coursework LLM for one year. Upon successful completion of the LLM at U of T, NUS law students will graduate with an LLB (Hons) from NUS and an LLM from U of T.

The LLM also offers concentrations in the areas of:

» Business Law
» Criminal Law
» Legal Theory
» Health Law, Ethics and Policy

For more information, please visit U of T Faculty of Law website HERE.

Course Preclusions & Pre-requisites

Students interested in the U of T LLM should not undertake NUS modules that are similar to the LLM programme. Students are responsible to check the LLM course requirements/offerings when registering for NUS electives in Year 3.

Credit Transfer

The credits read at U of T towards the LLM will count towards the NUS LLB degree as NUS 40MCs. Courses completed at U of T do not count towards the LLB Class of Honours.

Eligibility and Application

Applications for the programme are open from now till Monday, 5 December 2022. Only students in Law 2 qualify to apply. In some years, the programme may also be open to Law 3. Interested students should look out for announcements.

Please apply via EduRec Login > Self-Service > Global Education > External Study Application > "Law Exchange Plus AY2023/2024" OR "Law Exchange Plus AY2024/2025" and upload the following documents:

» Resume
» Personal Statement (Please indicate matric no)
» Latest Unofficial Transcript

Please submit to Rahima at Student Affairs Office (Law Exchange Team) at Eu Tong Sen Building Level 1:

» 2 Letters of Recommendation (to be provided to you by your referee in a sealed envelope with his/her signature on the back flap of the envelope)

After you are nominated by the Dean's Office for this programme, you will then be required to submit a formal application, at a later time, for U of T's consideration. Documents required and relevant deadlines will be provided to nominated students in due course. U of T will then consider the nominated candidates and have the discretion to make (or not make) offers to them. Students who are given, and accept, U of T offers are expected to maintain good grades over 5 semesters to keep your place of admission at U of T.

For queries, please write to

Frequently Asked Questions

» Can I go for student exchange (SEP) AND the LLB-LLM?

Our rules for 4-year LLB programme allow a maximum period of two semesters away from NUS. Hence, students must choose EITHER SEP OR the LLB-LLM programme.

Students in Year 2 may concurrently apply for the SEP and the LLB-LLM but can only go for one programme. The application outcome of the SEP and the LLB-LLM programmes are normally made known sometime in January. At that point, if you are selected for both programmes, you must decide which programme you will opt for and you must withdraw from the other programme. You cannot hold on to both options.

Thus, students who accept an exchange place will be precluded from pursuing the LLB-LLM programme. Students who withdraw from the exchange to pursue the LLB-LLM programme where the final selection by U of T is not confirmed, will be allowed to re-apply for exchange in Year 3 to go on exchange in Semester 1 of Year 4, should their U of T applications be unsuccessful. Re-application for exchange at this point will be subject to available places and it falling within the possible application window period of partner universities.

» What are the selection criteria?

The selection criteria include your academic grades, character and personal statement. In some instances, you may be called for an interview by both faculty and U of T. While you apply for the programme in Year 2, you are expected to maintain good grades over 5 semesters to keep your place of admission at U of T.

» How much will it cost me?

You will pay the same amount in tuition fees to U of T as any other LLM student. For an estimate, please find out HERE. NUS LLB tuition fees will not be payable for the semesters away at U of T.

» Will there be scholarships or financial aid available?

Students can apply and compete for scholarships that are available to every other applicant to U of T's LLM.

In addition, the NUS NASA Degree Scholarship or Bursary may be available for application if you are accepted into the programme. The scholarship/bursary aims to help defray a small fraction of the cost of studying abroad. You will be invited to apply when the application opens, usually the year prior to your commencement of the programme.

Updated on 29 September 2022