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Entry Requirements

Admission to UNSW Law postgraduate coursework programs is based on academic merit and in some cases relevant professional experience. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Requirements

For more information on the various entry requirements for our postgraduate programs, please refer to the Entry Requirements for UNSW Law Postgraduate Programs.

Application deadlines

Students interested in applying for entry to a Postgraduate Masters program should apply online at

Download our 2018 How to apply  and Entry and fees information sheets for more details.  

To commence:Applications:
Semester 1, 2018Due end of November 2017
Semester 2, 2018Due end of May 2018

*Late applications may be considered. Please contact UNSW Law Student Services for advice on 02 9385 2264 or email.

Please note that our postgraduate programs are getting a makeover for 2019 entry onwards. We anticipate more details on our revamped postgraduate law offerings in 2019 to be available online by the end of 2017.


How to apply

All applicants should apply online.  If you have an enquiry about your application then please contact the UNSW Admissions Office by completing an Online Enquiry Form.

International applicants

In order to allow sufficient time to process your application for admission and subsequently your student visa, it is desirable that you make your application for admission at least four months prior to the commencement of the semester in which you wish to enrol. You should also consult the UNSW International Student Website for important information for international students.

Offers and acceptance of places

It generally takes approximately one week for a complete application, i.e. one lodged with all relevant supporting documentations, to be considered and assessed. The UNSW Admissions Office will send an offer letter via email to successful applicants. Please note this may be subject to certain conditions. This offer should be accepted as soon as possible.

All successful applicants will also receive a welcome email from UNSW Law.

Further information

Single course (non-award) and cross-institutional enrolment

Further information about non-award and cross-institutional enrolment is available here.

Postgraduate research programs (PhD, SJD, LLM by research)

Applicants for a Research degree should


Students interested in studying the UNSW JD need to apply through:

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) - Australian citizens, permanent residents and NZ citizens

Directly to UNSW - International applicants.

Please visit the UNSW JD section for more information.