As a UNSW Law student, you can study overseas on an international exchange at leading law schools around the world. UNSW students don’t pay any additional tuition fees to the overseas host institution and your law courses will be credited to your degree.

Completing one, two or three terms of your law program at an overseas institution is both a culturally rewarding and intellectually enriching experience. Students are eligible to go on exchange in their fourth or fifth year of an undergraduate degree; during the second or third year of a Juris Doctor (JD) program; or after you have completed 24 UOC in the Master of Laws. 

Studying at University of Birmingham has been such an eye-opening experience, from living on campus in a shared flat to travelling around Europe on the weekends. Going on exchange encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone, try new things and learn from people from other parts of the world.

Olivia Fung - Exchange to the University of Birmingham, UK
Information sessions

The International Exchange office conducts information meetings just before the opening of each application period. The meetings focus on different regions (for example USA, Europe, UK, Asia, Latin America) and cover general information. UNSW International Exchange has details of when and where these meetings are held.

A specific information session is held every term for Law students and details will be published on the Law students' noticeboard and here. 

Key dates

  • May: Application deadline for departure in Term 1 of the next year.
  • October: Application deadline for departure in Term 3 of the next year.
Application process

Applications for T3 2019 are now closed. The next intake is T1 2020 and applications will open in May 2019. However, students can complete the Moodle Exchange Tutorial (log in required) at any time to find answers to FAQs.   

You may want to contact the Associate Dean (International) Gabrielle Appleby (g.appleby@unsw.edu.au) prior to lodging your application to discuss your proposed destination and to ensure you select a place that fits your goals and interests. 

Exchange information sheets  

If you are a student wanting to go on exchange as part of your Bachelor of Law (LLB), Juris Doctor (JD) or Master of Laws (LLM), please read the appropriate information sheet carefully:

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At Chuo, you really get to be in an international classroom, studying law in a country with completely different legal origins to Australia. Classes included French, German, British, Taiwanese and of course local Japanese students. 

Chuo really embraces exchange students with open arms: it offers classes in English, has heaps of student clubs, dormitory accommodation alongside local Japanese students, and its own International Lounge.

Jodic Chan - Exchange to Chuo University, Japan