UNSW is one of Australia's leading international universities, attracting outstanding scholars and students from around the world. Ranked in the top 15 law schools globally, UNSW Law attracts students from over 130 different countries. Our international students have featured as an essential part of university life for over 40 years.
UNSW Law is in the very top tier of Australian Law Schools. Our purpose-built law building provides world-class facilities for our law students and is specifically designed to promote interaction between staff and students.
The Law School is internationally acknowledged as a leader in tertiary legal education in Australia. Our prominence as an educational institution is attributable to our commitment to high quality support for students and our excellence in research and teaching. The School's reputation is built on its outstanding teaching staff, adjunct faculty, professional practitioners and international visitors.
The Law School offers degrees for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
For students without a previous degree, we offer 25 dual degree programs, where students study a law degree in combination with a second degree. These combined programs range between five and seven years (full-time) in duration.
For prospective students with a previous degree, we offer the UNSW JD, a three-year full-time degree.
Postgraduate Law Programs
Postgraduate students can select from a number of degrees.
Postgraduate coursework programs include a Master of Laws (LLM); Master of International Law and International Relations (MILIR); Master of Human Rights Law and Policy (MHRLP); Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR); Master of Environmental Law & Policy (MELP); Master of Business Law (MBL); Master of Law, Media and Journalism; and a Master of Criminal Justice & Criminology (MCJC).
Research programs include a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD); and a Master of Laws by Research (LLM).
Step by Step Guide on How to Apply
Please visit UNSW International website for a step by step guide on how to apply for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Resources for International Students
Support for International Students - Compulsory Health Cover, Temporary & Permanent Accommodation, Working in Australia, Student Visas, Spouse and Dependents.
The University Foundation Year
The UNSW Foundation Year is a complete academic program designed to prepare students with an international educational background for undergraduate studies in Australia.
Graduate Research School
For international students thinking of doing a higher research degree, please visit the Graduate Research School for further information.
The Scholarships and Financial Support Office has information on scholarships and assistance for international students.
Postgraduate law students from Vanuatu and Solomon Islands can read about the USP Graduate Travel Award here.
UNSW Law offers a specialised elective for international students from non-Common Law countries. Legal Writing in Context will give you the core skills needed for studying and practising law in Australia. The Peer Tutor Program is also available to all law students who like extra help mastering skills such as case-reading and statutory interpretation.
International Student Support Advisor
Our International Student Support Adviser is an academic member of staff who is your first port of call for academic issues or concerns you might have as an International student studying Law. The Advisor also convenes workshops throughout the year on a range of topics such as preparing for class, class participation and preparing for your assessments. In 2016 Dr Melissa Crouch is the International Student Support Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org).