Application Procedures

When to Apply

The application period usually starts from 1 October to 1 December for the intake in the following year.

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There is only ONE admission exercise for each academic year. Successful applicants will commence their course of study in August. Those who are selected to attend the intensive English Language course may be required to enrol in July.

Candidates who are in the final year of their undergraduate law studies may apply if they are able to fulfill the academic pre-requisites and join us in good time for the registration in end July. As long as academic results/transcripts available at the point of application are submitted, we can make a provisional offer of admission that is subject to the candidate obtaining the requisite qualifications. The firm offer of admission will be contingent upon presentation of official documents to the Faculty of Law at the time of registration.


How to Apply

Online Application Form

Please refer to the information set out below before proceeding with an online application. To facilitate your online application, you may also download and refer to the Application Guide to the NUS Graduate Admission System (GDA)


Application Fee
The following non-refundable application fee is payable for each graduate programme in Law you apply for:


Application Fee

Mode of Payment

PhD Research

LL.M Coursework

LLM in International Business Law (IBL) – only for non-PR Chinese applicants.

Graduate Diploma

(inclusive of prevailing GST)

Online application fee payment by any of the following methods : 

- VISA, MasterCard or Amex

- Debit Card (Applicants must have an online banking account with either of the following local banks – POSB / DBS, UOB or Citibank). 


LLM in International Business Law (IBL) – only for PR Chinese applicants.

RMB 250 Yuan

Online application fee payment via the East China University of Political Science & Law (ECUPL) platform at

Order of Preference

LL.M Coursework Programme
Applicants may apply up to two choices of LL.M programmes, excluding LL.M in IBL. If you choose only one option (with a specialization) and are not offered, you may be considered for the LLM (No specialization). Please indicate in order of your preference.

PhD Research and LL.M in International Business Law Programmes 

Indicate as first preference should you wish to apply for other LL.M Coursework programmes at the same time. Please refer to the examples  below:

1st Preference

2nd Preference

3rd Preference

International Business Law (IBL) 

Asian Legal Studies  

Corporate & Financial Services Law

PhD Research     

Maritime Law  

International & Comparative Law

In these instances, the first preference will be considered separately from the second and third preferences, if any.

Double Degree in Master of Laws(LLM) and Master in Public Administration(MPA) / Master in Public Policy(MPP)

Please indicate desired LLM (with/without specialization) and MPP/ MPA as your top three preferences.

1st Preference

2nd Preference

3rd Preference

LLM (General)  

Maritime Law  

Master in Public Policy

Master in Public Administration         

LLM (General)  

Asian Legal Studies


If you intend to apply for IBL at the same time, you should list it as first preference:

1st Preference

2nd Preference

3rd Preference

4th Preference


Corporate & Financial Services Law

LLM (General)

Master in Public Policy

In this instance, the first preference will be considered separately from the other preferences, if any. 

Two offers may be made simultaneously to very strong applicants, only where an application involves International Business Law (IBL) and other LL.M coursework programmes.


What to Submit

The supporting documents required are set out HERE.

Where certain documents are not available by the application deadline, please include a letter stating when these will be available and can be submitted.

Mailing of documents after Online Submission

Please print a copy of the completed Online Application Form after the application is submitted successfully. The form must be duly signed and submitted together with all required supporting documents and application fee payment receipt. 
All applications should be mailed to: 

Admissions – Graduate Programmes
Faculty of Law
National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776 

Only one set of documents is required regardless of the number of preferences indicated.

For PR Chinese applicants who have applied to IBL, please make application fee payment separately and mail separate sets of your application materials as follows:


Programme Applied

Mailing Address

LL.M in International Business Law





IMPORTANT: Applications will not be processed without an application fee payment receipt and supporting documents. Please allow around 4 – 6 weeks for us to process your application after the application closing date and email the official acknowledgement to you.


All supporting documents submitted are non-returnable. Unless we specifically request for enclosures/attachments to be submitted via email, such documents will not be opened or saved if received through emails.

(If your browser has the Acrobat plug-in, clicking on a PDF document ie. documents ending with ".pdf" will let you view the document directly. If your browser does not have the Acrobat Reader plug-in, you can obtain and install it from Adobe.) 


Due to a large number of applicants seeking admission in each application cycle, we regret that we will not be able to attend to enquiries on the status of applications or receipt of documents. If you are concerned about the delivery of your documents, you may wish to consider sending your application via registered mail or courier service.

If clarifications are needed, we will communicate with you primarily using email. It is very important that you provide a valid and correct email address and maintain your email account regularly. We will not be responsible for undeliverable emails and their consequences.


Application Outcome 

All applicants will be informed officially via email of the application outcome by early April 2019.

Unless granted approval by our University, no candidate may concurrently be a student for more than one degree or register as an NUS candidate and of another university/institute.

Inaccurate or false information or omission of material information or no application fee payment will render your application invalid. The University reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or inaccurate. Persons admitted on the basis of inaccurate or false information may be expelled.