LAW

If you love reading and is able to understand and analyse long passages, you enjoy communicating with people and has always been able to win arguments through logical reasoning, law may be the right course for you.

Law is an important aspect of society. It involves not just social rules and justice but also understanding human interaction and behaviour. A career as a lawyer will give you the power to make a difference, challenge you intellectually, and reward you financially. Having said that, because of the range of skills you will learn in the programme, studying law can also lead to many different careers other than becoming a solicitor or barrister. Many law graduates have found fulfilling careers in politics, business, finance, journalism, academics etc.

To become an advocate and solicitor in Singapore, you must fulfil the following:

1. Be a citizen or PR of Singapore
2. Hold a law degree that is recognised by the Ministry of Law, Singapore and have graduated within the top 70% of the cohort (Australian universities).
3. Pass the Part A Bar exams and undertake 6 months of Relevant Legal Training (RLT)
4. Become a ‘Qualified Person’ after fulfilling the above
5. Pass the Part B Bar exams to be admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court
6. Complete a 12-month training contract to obtain practising certificate, unless you choose to go for other careers

Australia is a popular destination because of its list of reputable universities with approved law degrees, both undergraduate (LLB) and postgraduate (JD). In addition, studying overseas will give you an amazing and eye-opening experience that you will never have just by staying in Singapore. It will expose you to an international experience and provide opportunities for you to meet a diverse group of people from all over the world, which will benefit your career in law as well as your personal development. As these law degrees will, of course, be recognised in Australia, you may also be able to practise as a lawyer in Australia.

There are 10 law schools in Australia that are recognised in Singapore. 8 of them offer the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) meant for students who have completed GCE A Level, IB Diploma or equivalent, and 6 of them offer the Juris Doctor degree (JD) for those who already hold a first degree. These universities do not require any additional admissions test or interview for application.

Here is a summary of these law programmes in Australia:

Undergraduate Entry Law Programme

UNIVERSITY DURATION IN YEARS ESTIMATED ANNUAL COURSE FEES MIN. ENTRY A LEVELS / IB A-LEVEL SCORE CALCULATION BASED ON INTAKE
Australian National University 4 A$43,344 17 / 40 2H2s + 1H1
(content-baseed subject) or
GP or KI
Feb / Jul
Flinders University 3.5 A$33,500 12 / 33 2H2s + 2H1s (H1 cannot include project work or GP) or 3H2s Feb / July
Monash University 4.25** A$42,000 13 / 36 3H2s Feb / Jul
University of Queensland 4 A$43,888 15 / 39 3H2s + 1H1 Feb
University of Tasmania 4 A$31,950 7-12 /
31-33
3H2s Jul
University of New South Wales
(double degree only*)
5-7 A$38,820 –
A$49,500
20.5 /
36
33H2s + 3H1s (max 3)
+ 1H3 (if any)
Feb / Sept

Other LLB programmes recognised by Ministry of Law, Singapore include:

  • Murdoch University
  • University of Sydney

JD Entry Law Programme

UNIVERSITY DURATION IN YEARS ANNUAL COURSE FEES MIN. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS INTAKE
Australian National University 3 A$51,360 Bachelor degree with min. GPA 5/7.
Competitve
Feb / Jul
Monash University 3 A$43,900 Bachelor degree with min. GPA 5/7.
IELTS 7.0 (6.5)
Jan / May / Aug
The University of Western Australia 3 A$43,200 UG degree with min. GPA 5.5/7 (65%) Feb
UNSW Australia 3 A$46,320 Recognised Bachelor degree in any
discipline other than Law
Feb / Sept

Other JD programmes recognised by Ministry of Law, Singapore include:

  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Sydney

*Recognition of dual degree law programs, graduate entry and Juris Doctor are on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the Ministry of Law. Appeal for exemptions can be submitted to the Ministry and will take between 2-3 months.
**This course is equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study and may be accelerated to complete in 4 years.

GCE A-Level calculation:

  • H2 subjects – A = 5 points, B = 4 points, C = 3 points, D = 2 points, E = 1 or 0 points (depending on University)
  • H1 subjects – A = 2.5 points, B = 2 points, C = 1.5 points, D = 1 point, E = 0.5 points
  • H3 – Distinction = 6, Merit = 5 and Pass = 4

Disclaimer

The information in this table should be used as a guide only. Please refer to detailed institution prospectus or handbooks for specific details and conditions. AECC Singapore will not be held responsible for discrepancies shown in these tables. Much of the information for 2020 intake may change from time to time without prior notice.

FAQs on Studying Law Overseas

What happens if my GCE A-Level or IB results could not meet the minimum requirement?

Students who have completed GCE A levels/IB but are not able to meet the entry requirements can choose to take an Express foundation programme (6 to 8 months). Students will usually be guaranteed entry into the law programme as long as they achieve the required overall score at foundation.

Alternatively, students may choose the graduate entry pathway. In this case, students will need to complete a basic degree in any specialisation, then apply for a 3-year Juris Doctor programme.

AECC GLOBAL

WHO WE ARE

AECC Global is an education agent providing free assistance for students to study overseas in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States. Leave the hassle to us as we take care of everything from advising you on course selection and applications, to helping you secure the correct visa, finding suitable accommodation and anything else you need before departing on your new adventure (like health insurance and flight booking for instance).
WHY AECC GLOBAL

Speak with our experts

To get in touch with our expert team, simply leave your details below and we’ll call you for a FREE consultation.
Image

Student Testimonials

"Really grateful for the team's help with application, visa and even accomodation suggestions! They've been super helpful and attentive to whatever questions or concerns I had (Thank you Karmen and Alson!!). Will definitely recommend my friends who are considering studying overseas to go through them!"

"Thank you for helping my application for ANU. During my application process, I struggled to decide which school/major I should choose, but the counsellor really helped me to find and choose the right decision. We had a long meeting for several times at office, but he always listen what I concerns about my application."

"Thank you AECC for the helpful advice and aiding in my Australian visa application! I wasn’t very sure about a lot of aspects to the visa application process but Mr Alson Tan is very knowledgeable and helpful. He even took the time to help me over the weekend which was really commendable. I strongly recommend AECC for a pleasant and fuss-free experience!"

"We are so satisfied being served by Justin Arif, his service is excellent and efficient. He did not forget to advise us on infos relevant to the study, accommodation as well on Visa matters. Given an opportunity, I will not hesitate to recommend AECC service to my friends or relatives who need it."
"Really grateful for the team's help with application, visa and even accomodation suggestions! They've been super helpful and attentive to whatever questions or concerns I had (Thank you Karmen and Alson!!). Will definitely recommend my friends who are considering studying overseas to go through them!"

"Thank you Justin for making the whole process so much more easier! He responds fast and is super detailed. I’m so glad I reached out to AECC Global for the whole process. Will definitely recommend this excellent service to those who are planning to study overseas!"

Image

Get In Touch

Study Destination

Australia  | Bangladesh |  India |  Indonesia |  Malaysia |  Nepal |  Nigeria |  Philippines |  Singapore | Sri Lanka |  Thailand | Vietnam
Copyright © 2021 AECC Global. Useful Links | Glossary | Terms of Use | Privacy PolicySite Map

Speak With Our Experts

To get in touch with our expert team, simply leave your details below and we'll call you for a FREE consultation.