Admission Criteria

Eligibility

You must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore. In addition, you will need to meet these minimum requirements:

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

  • Applicants to the LLB programme must have at least the GCE 'A' level with three passes (prior to 2006) or three H2 passes (from 2006), or a local Polytechnic Diploma or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or a NUS High School Diploma;

  • Demonstrate aptitude to practice law through taking the UK Law National Aptitude Test1

  • All applicants (other than fresh school leavers with 'A' Levels or diploma certificates) will be required to provide a full CV detailing their work experience as well.

Juris Doctor (JD)

  • Applicants to the JD programme must have at least a Bachelor's degree AND substantial work experience;

  • Demonstrate aptitude to practice law through taking the UK Law National Aptitude Test1.

  • All applicants will be required to provide a full CV detailing their work experience as well.

Additionally, applicants must also meet the English Language proficiency requirement and the following mother tongue (MTL) requirement:

GCE A Levels / NUS High School DiplomaInternational Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • minimum of D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the 'O' Level examination
  • minimum of 'S' grade for the H1 MTL paper or General Studies in Chinese
  • minimum of 'S' grade for the H2 MTLL paper taken at the 'A' Level examination
  • pass in the MTL 'B' Syllabus paper at the 'A' Level examination
  • minimum of D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the 'O' Level examination
  • minimum of 'S' grade for the H1 MTL paper or General Studies in Chinese
  • minimum of 'S' grade for the H2 MTLL paper taken at the 'A' Level examination
  • pass in the MTL 'B' Syllabus paper at the 'A' Level examination
  • pass in SL/HL MTL A or B paper taken at IBDP Examination

If you have been exempted from MTL, the MOE-approved subject-in-lieu will be considered as your MTL subject.

Applicants who have not satisfied the MTL requirement above may be admitted on a provisional basis and will be required to attain the MTL within the period of their University study before being permitted to graduate from the University.

For applicants with international qualifications, you may view the list of acceptable international qualifications for more information.

All eligible students will be assessed through admission interviews, a review of their personal statements on aspirations and motivations and any supporting evidence of their commitment to the practice of criminal and family law.

1 LNAT is a registered trademark of LNAT Consortium Limited. Details of the test, including training for it is available at http://www.lnat.ac.uk. The actual test is administered through Pearson VUE,> and is available at the Singapore test-centres. All applicants are required to complete the LNAT test as stipulated in LNAT website.

Our admission application is available all year round, applications received by 15 July will be considered for admission to the January intake of the Law programmes.

The offer of admission depends on the number of places available in the programmes. You are encouraged to submit your application early to avoid disappointment. In the event of overwhelming demand and limited vacancy, priority will be given to eligible applicants who applied early. The decision of the Admissions Committee of Singapore University of Social Sciences is final and binding. No reasons will be given for the non-admission of unsuccessful applicants.

Admission Calendar - January 2019 Intake

ActivityDate
Submit e-application and supporting documents 1 Jan to 15 Jul 2018
​Register and complete LNAT Test​by 31 Jul 2018
Admission interview (if applicable) by end Sept 2018
Receive email notification on the application's outcomeby 30 Nov 2018
Enrol as a student by registering coursesfrom 23 Nov to 22 Dec 2018
​Submission of PSEA form for new students (if applicable)​by 29 Dec 2018
Within 5 days of successful payment, new student will receive an email notification for MyMail account and Student Portal login detailsfrom 30 Nov 2018
Course material collectionfrom 21 Dec 2018 to 2 Feb 2019
Student orientation12 Jan 2019
Course timetable available online via Student Portalfrom 14 Jan 2019
Class commencementfrom 21 Jan 2019
Receive student card via postby 31 Jan 2019

e-Application Guide and Forms

Application for undergraduate programmes is to be made online. Each application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $20.00 (inclusive of GST) for an e-application (payable online only).

To begin, please view the e-application guide. Next, submit your e-application.

You will receive an acknowledgement notification and receipt via email for successful submission of your online application.

If there are any changes to your contact information, especially your email address and contact number, please update us promptly via an email to YWRtaXNzaW9uc0BzdXNzLmVkdS5zZw==. This is to ensure that notifications are delivered to you.

Notification of Application Status

You will receive notification of your application status via email. The notification will be sent out by 15 November. Alternatively, you may also check your application status via our Online Application Enquiry.

Acceptance of Offer

If you are successful in your application, you will receive enrolment information together with your application outcome notification. You will be invited to participate in the online Acceptance of Offer. The deadlines for Acceptance of Offer is on 15 December. To be accepted as a student, you need to enrol by the stipulated deadline.

You will receive an acknowledgement notification and receipt via email for successful submission of your acceptance of offer.

Appeals

If you wish to appeal against the admission decision of the Singapore University of Social Sciences, you may send an email to YWRtaXNzaW9uc0BzdXNzLmVkdS5zZw==, stating your reason(s) of appeal together any supporting document(s) that was not furnished previously during your application.

Your appeal will be considered and you will be informed of the outcome. Thereafter, the decision of the University is final and further appeals will not be entertained.

Deferment or Withdrawal

Should you decide to defer or withdraw admission after paying the fees, you need to inform the University in writing. If written notice of deferment or withdrawal is given within the cooling off period1, a full refund of the fees paid less $117.70 (inclusive of GST) administrative charge will be given. No refund will be given for deferment or withdrawal thereafter.

1The cooling off period is defined as 7 working days after payment of the fees for the first semester of your admission to the University. To expedite the administrative process for refund, you are strongly encouraged to submit your notice of deferment or withdrawal to Singapore University of Social Sciences in person.

MyMail Email Account and Access to Student Portal

All students of the University will receive a personalised email account (MyMail) and password for access to the Student Portal. These will be sent to you via email within 3 working days after your fee payment. You may then login to your email and the Student Portal to access a wide range of information, including your class schedule, lecture and tutorial notes.

The University has a policy that requires all registered students to communicate with the University via their personalized MyMail account for verification of the sender’s identity. To ensure prompt follow up on your case, please correspond with the University via your MyMail account.

Student Card

You will be issued a student photo card upon your successful enrolment as a student. This card will be sent to you before your class commencement. All students must have a valid student card when taking examinations.

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