Graduate Programmes

Our Graduate Law Students in the 2014-15 academic year.

Message from Dean Simon Chesterman

As Asia’s Global Law School, the NUS Faculty of Law’s graduate programme manifests its vision of being part of a global conversation about the study and practice of law by bringing lawyers from dozens of countries to Singapore — one of the most dynamic and open economies in the world, and the gateway for many multinational corporations to Asia.

Your reasons for pursuing graduate studies may be professional. The Law School's Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) offers an opportunity to upgrade qualifications, to develop new skills, and to form professional and personal connections that will last a lifetime. Specializations offer a programme of study tailored to develop expertise in a particular area, whether it is Corporate & Financial Services, Intellectual Property & Technology, International & Comparative Law, Maritime Law, or Asian Legal Studies. Or you can design your own LL.M. programme, choosing from around 100 courses offered by the NUS faculty and visitors.

Students who want to combine their NUS degree with significant time in China should consider the LL.M. in International Business Law, which takes place in Singapore and Shanghai and is offered in partnership with the East China University of Political Science and Law. 

Alternatively, you may be considering a doctoral degree (PhD). The NUS Faculty of Law boasts extraordinary breadth and depth of scholarship, and is committed to cultivating the next generation of academics. Generous scholarships are available for the doctoral programme to cover tuition and basic living expenses.

Merit-based scholarships are also available for the coursework programmes. 

I encourage you to explore this Web site and see what NUS has to offer you. 

Simon Chesterman

Simon Chesterman, Dean and Professor of Law, National University of Singapore


Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.