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What will I learn?

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Juris Doctor (JD) is offered by the NUS Faculty of Law.

The JD degree is a graduate law degree that may lead to qualification for the practice of law in Singapore.

At NUS, the JD programme comprises:

a two-year single graduate degree programme for candidates holding a basic law degree from another jurisdiction; and

a three-year single graduate degree programme for candidates holding a non-law degree.

The three-year JD can be completed in two-and-a-half years in exceptional circumstances.

Why This Programme?

Earn a prestigious qualification from the top law school in Asia, and 11th in the world1.

Choose from a comprehensive range of specialisations in areas such as Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law, and International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, taught by more than 70 full-time faculty members and over two dozen adjunct faculty members.

Increase the richness of your academic experience at NUS Law through the lessons and intensive three-week elective modules offered by visiting professors from some of the top universities in the world, including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Melbourne, Seoul National University and University of Hong Kong among many others.

Which department am I in?

School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
SG $60,027 (including GST) for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

University Town, Education Resource Centre,

8 College Avenue West, #02‐16,

138608, Singapore

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG $80,035 (including GST) for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

University Town, Education Resource Centre,

8 College Avenue West, #02‐16,

138608, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

For three-year JD programme:
A university degree in any non-law discipline with at least a Cum Laude or Second Class Upper Honours degree or its equivalent

For two-year JD programme:
Law graduates from a civil law country or a non-gazetted common law university with at least a Cum Laude or Second Class Upper Honours degree or its equivalent

English Language

Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based), or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score of 7.5

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About National University of Singapore (NUS)

Along with the highest education standards, students at NUS benefit from an excellent overall experience with excellent research facilities.

  • Ranked 11th in the world (QS World rankings 2022)
  • Excellent graduation rate of over 97 percent
  • Leading research teams using cutting-edge facilities
  • Outstanding selection of courses across 17 faculties

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