The National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law, established in 1956, is widely regarded as one of Asia's leading law schools.

NUS offers a broad and diverse range of subjects including Asian legal studies, banking and finance, biomedical law, commercial law, comparative law, corporate law, criminal law, intellectual property, international law, law and social justice, legal jurisprudence, legal process and skills, public law, and construction law.

Located in Singapore, which for almost 200 years has been a major international commercial centre and a cosmopolitan city, the NUS is a school with an international focus. Its students come from many countries,  and in addition the law school hosts 120 exchange students each year from all over the world. The diversity of students at NUS adds to a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment, and the city and country of Singapore provide a rich environment for a legal education. Singapore has long been regarded as a meeting point between the East and the West, and it is a natural place in which to live to understand Asia better. There are also internship opportunities with public and private organizations in Singapore or other parts of Asia.

Sessional Dates

First Semester: early August to end of November (exams last until early December)

Please note: To pursue a fall term exchange at NUS, students must be prepared to finish their summer internships/employment no later than August 3, 2018 in order to arrive over the weekend of August 4-5.  This would still be considered a 'late arrival'. NUS is not willing to accept late arrivals beyond that date.

Second Semester: early January to end of April (exams last until early May)

General and particular information about term dates can be found at:

Full-time Course Load

Students on exchange must successfully complete courses equivalent to at least 16 Units of Credit (one semester) in order to obtain 15 transfer credits.