Notice to Outgoing Exchange Students


Responsibilities as an Exchange Student

As NUS Exchange Students, you are ambassadors for NUS as well as the Faculty of Law.

Please also read up other important information at:


Partner University Application, Acceptance and Update of Student Status

After accepting the exchange offer from faculty, you will be sent information about submitting application to Partner University (PU) in due course. It is imperative that you adhere to the PU application deadlines given and submit your application with all required documents timely. Once the Partner University (PU) accepts you as an exchange student, your student status will need to appropriately reflect that you are away on student exchange for the relevant semester. Thus, it is important that you inform Law Exchange Team once you have completed your PU application and to subsequently submit a copy of your acceptance letter issued by the partner university (PU) to the Law Exchange Team at as soon as you received it.

Until you received the PU acceptance letter and appropriate entry visa, we advised that you do not purchase flight tickets, make accommodation arrangement etc.

Please note that you need not participate in the law module registration exercise for the semester you are away on exchange if you have received confirmation of your acceptance from PU. Students who have yet to receive PU's acceptance are advised to participate in law module registration, and to release the modules immediately by writing to (LLB) and (JD) as soon as you receive PU's acceptancee.

If your application is rejected by PU, please inform the Law Exchange Team at immediately. This is important as it has implications on module registration and your enrollment status at NUS.


Credit Requirement and Selection of Subjects while on Exchange

While on exchange, it is your responsibility to ensure the following when selecting and reading modules:

» You must complete sufficient credits while on exchange. Please check here for a list of credit requirements at the partner institutions. Students will not be allowed to overload or underload.

(Students on the LLB-LLM Exchange Plus programme should check with host institution on the credit requirement of the programme)

On completion of required credits at partner universities, credits transferred back per semester for courses completed on exchange will be:

» LLB/Law-MPP/3-yr JD students: NUS 20MCs
» Yale-NUS BA-LLB students: NUS 20MCs
(Note: YNC students can do a combination of Law electives and/or combine Law/Arts electives subject to respective degree requirements. Law electives are capped at 10MCs)

Impt: YNC students should consult YNC office for queries pertaining to combine Law/Arts modules.

You must not read module(s) on exchange which cover substantially the same ground as module(s) you already have read at NUS or which you intend to read when you return to NUS. Likewise, modules completed on exchange may preclude you from taking similar courses at NUS.

The Civil Law module requirement may be satisfied by a module on exchange for LLB students, subject to module mapping approval. However, students on JD and LLB-LLM Exchange Plus programme should complete your Civil Law requirement at NUS in view that your exchange semester or LLM year will be your final graduating sem/year and the risk that PU may not offer Civil Law modules. Any non-fulfillment of civil law module will delay graduation. For more information on Civil Law requirement, please refer to weblinks for LLB and 3-yr JD.

Law compulsory courses cannot be satisfied by any module on exchange.

Where there are doubts concerning exchange modules and modules completed at NUS, clarification should be sought for with Vice Dean (Student Life & Global Relations) by sending an email to

Where there are doubts concerning exchange modules and NUS Law modules that you intend to read for future semesters at NUS, clarification should be sought directly from the respective convenors with a copy to Academic Affairs at (LLB) and (JD).

When seeking clarifications, you should provide the following details:

» Student's Full Name
» Host University
» Course Name
» Course description (course details, contact hours, number of teaching weeks etc)


Selection of Non-law Modules (not applicable to Law-MPP, YNC and JD students)

LLB students are allowed to read non-law modules; however, please adhere strictly to the conditions and requirements as set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 at In particular, we wish to draw your attention to the paragraphs which state that students can read a total of 12MCs of non-law modules where only one (1) may be a Level-1000 module. While on exchange, you can do the equivalent of 12 non-law credits.

Law-USP students are allowed to take non-law modules while on exchange and mapped onto USP modules, subject to approval by USP. Students are to inform Law at when such an approval has been obtained.

The host university's credit system may not correlate to the NUS credit system, so it is important that you submit your final list of courses while on exchange to ensure you do not inadvertently exceed the limit. The list will be reviewed and approved by Vice Dean for Student Life & Global Relations. Where in doubt, please contact us at

Students going on exchange may take any language courses offered by partner universities as part of their allocation of non-law modules, subject to the approval of the Vice Dean for Student Life & Global Relations.


Seeking Approval of Exchange Modules and Module Mapping

Students on exchange are required to seek and obtain approval for all modules you intend to read during exchange at PU prior to the start of your exchange semester. This is to ensure that you have sufficient number of credits and meet relevant requirements required of you during your exchange.

Students on exchange should seek approval by submitting module mapping via EduRec. Please refer to the following document for guidelines and procedures on how to submit module mapping:

» The user guide for Students is available at the Student portal: (under 'Other Functions > Submission of Module Mappings for External Study Program').
» Law Module Mapping and Dummy Codes

You will be notified via EduRec whether your courses are approved or if there are any problems with your course selections. Any revisions after approval has been given (e.g. due to changes in module offerings or add/drop process at PU) should be resubmitted via EduRec and re-use the dummy law codes accordingly. You need not remove the unwanted modules which were approved earlier.

Note: It is the responsibility of students to ensure that the courses read on exchange are approved and that the total credit requirement set by NUS Law is adhered to. The same should be reflected on the transcript subsequently issued by partner university.


Failure of Modules / Insufficient Credits

You will receive credit for modules taken in partner university while on approved exchange programmes. While neither the marks nor the grades shall be taken into account in calculating the Class of Honours for your LL.B. degree, you are expected to pass all the modules during your exchange, to ensure that you complete the number of credits required to meet your LL.B. requirement, before you can graduate.

In the unfortunate event that you fail any module(s) while on exchange, please email the Law Exchange Team immediately as you may be required to overload or extend a semester of study to make up for the credits when you return to NUS. Please provide full details of the module(s) failed (title of module, description, number of credits) as well as the academic contact at the partner university.

The Law Exchange Team will advise you on the follow-up action upon of receipt of your email.


Official Transcripts from Partner University and Credit Transfer

The approved modules in EduRec will be used to process credit transfer upon your completion of your exchange programme. You are to ensure that your exchange official transcript issued by PU reflects the same modules approved in EduRec. The faculty will process your credit transfer when your exchange transcript is received. Should you be prompted by EduRec to effect credit transfer yourself, you may ignore the prompt.

Please remind PU to send a copy of your official transcript to the address below. A scanned copy via email to while the original copy is in the mail would also be helpful. If you receive your exchange official transcript from PU, you must submit a copy to The Law Exchange Team.

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Attn: Ms Rahima Hussain (Exchange Team/NUS Law)

Deadline for submission of PU transcript:
Exchange Sem 1 - early March
Exchange Sem 2 and FY - early Sep



All correspondence with NUS will be sent from to your NUS email account. Please check and clear your mailbox on a regular basis to ensure that you receive important notifications from NUS. You may wish to update your alternative email address in EduRec in the event that we are unable to contact you via your NUS email.

You may also want to inform us of your overseas address and phone number while on exchange.

We are here to address any queries you may have and also welcome feedback on your exchange abroad whether it relates to course work or life as an exchange student; photographs are also always welcomed.


Module Registration for Returning Exchange Students

The Law Academic Affairs will email you the details of NUS module registration.

You may also contact the Undergraduate (LLB) or Graduate (JD) Programmes Team at or

Updated on 5 October 2022