4-Year LL.B.Programme


Each year around 250 students enter the LL.B. programmes at the Faculty of Law. Although most of the LL.B. students are Singaporeans, the programme is also open to international students.
Law students have to complete the modules listed under the compulsory core law curriculum (CCLC) in the first two to three years of their legal education. Students in the 4 Year LL.B. Programme must complete a total  minimum of 160 credits.

Student Exchange Programme

The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) enables NUS law students to spend either one or both semesters of their third Year at a foreign university on an exchange programme. Selection is based on merit. The Faculty of Law has Student Exchange Programmes with leading law schools in Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States. More than one third of our Third year students have the opportunity to participate in a SEP.

More information is available HERE

International Mooting Competitions

The Faculty of Law has been recognized for the outstanding performance of its teams in several leading international mooting competitions. During their Third or Final year, students are eligible to try out for one of the NUS international mooting teams.

For more information, please click HERE.

Degree and Class of Honours

Students who complete the programme are awarded the LL.B. (Honours) degree. Successful completion of the LL.B. programme leads to the award of classes of degrees namely, First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (Upper Division and Lower Division), and Third Class Honours. With effect from 1997, only graduates holding at least a Second Lower degree are permitted to qualify for legal practice in Singapore. Please visit the Singapore Institute of Legal Education for information on admission to the Singapore Bar.


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Admission to the 4-Year LL.B. Programme

  Local Applicants
» Applicants presenting the Singapore- Cambridge A level results should have good overall 'A' level results, including at least B grade in H1 General Paper (GP), or a good pass in H2 Knowledge & Inquiry (KI); or SAT Critical Reading / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum E grade for GP/KI.
» For those who offer the old 'A' level syllabus, a grade B3 or better in General Paper (GP) or a minimum SAT Critical Reading / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 and a C6 in GP is required
» An improved GP grade of B3 (for old syllabus) / B (for new syllabus) or better in GP or a good pass in KI (for new syllabus) from another sitting can qualify one for application to Law, but only the GP or KI grade obtained in the same sitting as the other main 'A' level content papers can be used for computation of University Admission Score (UAS).
» Applicants presenting an acceptable Diploma from a Polytechnic in Singapore should possess excellent 'O' level results, a minimum grade of A2 in English Language at 'O' level and preferably a Certificate of Merit (COM) from their polytechnic studies.
» Applicants who present the NUS High School Diploma must present a minimum of B+ grade for English modules EL5101 AND EL6103 or SAT Critical Reading / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of at least 700, with at least C grade for English modules EL5101 AND EL6103.
» Applicants presenting the ^International Baccalaureate (IB) qualification should possess good IB results, including a grade 5 or better in SL English or SL Literature & Performance, or a minimum SAT Critical Reading / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grade 4 for SL English or SL Literature & Performance. Those completing IB in the year of admission to NUS may apply based on their projected results.

^International IB applicants should refer to “International Applicants” below.
» Detailed admissions requirements for local applicants can be found here.
  International Applicants
» International applicants should have equivalent high school qualifications. Those who possess high school qualifications which are in the non-English medium are required to submit proof of their proficiency in the English language, for example, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) or IELTS score of 7.0.
» International applicants presenting the International Baccalaureate (IB) are required to meet the stated admissions requirements
» Detailed admissions requirements for international applicants can be found here. Please note that different application deadlines apply to different applicant category and high school qualifications.
  How to Apply
» Apply online via the Office of Admissions website. Under “Apply To NUS”, please check the applicant category to file your application.
» 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 applicants place Law as their third choice with Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture, Industrial Design or Nursing as their 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.
  Written 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.


Compulsory Core Law Curriculum (CCLC)

The objectives of the CCLC are:

» to give students an understanding of the basic law modules and general principles of law that are essential for every law graduate and lawyer;
» to provide students with training in the basic skills essential for every lawyer, including analysis, research, writing, advocacy and problem-solving; and
» to give students an appreciation of the role of law and lawyers in their own society and in the global community that will better equip them to deal with the challenges of globalization
For more information on CCLC, please click HERE to visit our website


Elective Modules

During their Third and Final Years, students are permitted to choose from a wide range of elective modules. The electives enable students to specialize in areas such as corporate and financial law, intellectual property and information technology law, and international law. There are also elective modules that enable students to improve their skills in negotiation, mediation, advocacy and legal research and writing.

Please refer HERE for our course Listings and other information on elective modules offered.

Other Relevant Pages

» Office of Admissions
» Office of Students Affairs
» International Students Services
» Admission to the Singapore Bar
Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations
Practice Training Period