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Country Australia
About the University Sydney Law School is a single unit Faculty without departments. It comprises the academic and administrative functions of the Law School. Headed by the Dean, Professor Gillian Triggs, it houses over 70 full-time academic staff currently including 18 Chairs and 40 general staff. The Law School offers undergraduate Law degrees and Australia's largest postgraduate program. Its Centre for Legal Education (LPD) provides a vast range of courses for lawyers.

The Law School now has approximately 1700 Sydney LLB and Sydney JD students, 1500 postgraduate coursework students and 100 postgraduate research students. There are now 24 chairs including the Challis Chairs of Law, Jurisprudence and International Law. The Dean of the Sydney Law School is Professor Gillian Triggs.

Student exchange information

Method of application at the RUG Online application form:
Application deadline RUG 01 February
Available places 2 semester place
Level of courses available for exchange students Bachelor
Main Language English
Language of instruction English
Language test results needed Yes: see extra requirements for more information
Language courses available Unknown
Extra requirements Average mark of 7.0

To study at the University of Sydney, you will need a TOEFL score of at least 92 (internet-based) or an IELTS score of at least a 6,5.

Only valid TOEFL or IELTS tests can be accepted. TOEFL and IELTS tests are valid for 2 years only.
Important information This exchange programme is coordinated at university level (Multi Faculty Exchange, MFE), though there are specific places available for law students for individual semesters. An application for this university can be done by using our online faculty application form. The Faculty of Law will do the initial selection and nominate the selected students for this exchange programme. After that the Mobility and Scholarship Desk (MSD) will contact you on how to proceed further. More information can be obtained from the International office at the Faculty of Law.

The academic year at the University of Sydney is more or less parallel to the calendar year in the Netherlands. Students can apply for either:
February-July (1st semester at host university) or
July-November (2nd semester at host university).

Credit conversion 1 credit = 1.25 ECTS (please keep in mind that credit conversion may always be subject to change).
Link (law faculty) university View university website
Link International office View international office website
Housing arranged Institution
Student self
Visa needed Yes
Vaccination needed Unknown
Financial support / Grants More information on study and placement grants for law students is available at the website

For studying in countries outside Europe students can apply for a grant from the Marco Polo Fund, which comprises of both faculty and university resources. Marco Polo grants do not cover travel and residential expenses completely; they are merely a contribution towards the extra costs involved in studying abroad.

At the moment the Marco Polo grant has been set at €170,-- to €290,-- per calendar month, depending on the country of your host university. This may change per academic year.

Your application for an exchange period at one of the Faculty’s partner universities also counts as your application for a grant. When you receive notification of a place for study abroad, you will also learn whether or not you have been awarded a Marco Polo grant.

Student Reports

Sydney Fall 2019.pdf (Size: 115 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Sydney Fall 2018.pdf (Size: 103 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Sydney Fall 2019-1.pdf (Size: 149 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)


Course information can be found in the students report and on the website of the university.

Please be aware that the course list on the website of the university might not always be up to date, since the curriculum for next academic year might not be available yet. Furthermore keep in mind that you can only follow the courses open to exchange students. 

Level of courses available Bachelor
LLB students: is a minimum of 30 ECTS available Yes
Link available courses View courses site
Last update (30 Mar 2020)