Exchange Partners

Melbourne Law School has an evolving list of Exchange opportunities.

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Students may nominate up to three (3) destination preferences as part of their application for Exchange.

While the University of Melbourne has over 200 Exchange Partners, many do not offer graduate law programs to Exchange students. The table below lists Exchange Partners where MLS students have historically taken Exchange.

  • There are limited spaces available for Exchange. Students are advised to refer to the Anticipated Places for the chosen institution within the Study Overseas Programs Database (links to specific institutions are provided below).
  • Availability of subjects within graduate programs and any Special Conditions imposed by the host institution are subject to change. It is the student's responsibility to investigate the appropriate tabs for their chosen institution within the Study Overseas Programs Database.

Students may contact the Study Overseas team by submitting an enquiry at Stop 1 for more detailed information on a specific host institution.

For general information on Student Exchange at the University of Melbourne, please visit the Study Overseas program webpage.

If a student's preferred institution is not on the Study Overseas Programs Database, but still wish to undertake an exchange, students should refer to the fee-paying progams on the Semester and year-long programs area of the Study Overseas program webpage.

Country City, State/ProvinceUniversityLanguage Special Conditions
Belgium Leuven KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) English (limited classes in some areas), Flemish nil
Canada Kelowna, Vancouver University of British Columbia English

All applications must be submitted by the Semester 2 deadline.

Students must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% or above at the time of application.

Canada Montréal   McGill University English

McGill University accepts graduate Exchange students in either the Fall Term (University of Melbourne's Semester 2) or Winter Term (University of Melbourne's Semester 1), however students are advised that subject availability is limited in the Winter Term.

All applications must be submitted by the Semester 2 deadline.

All students studying in Canada must purchase Canadian provincial medical insurance through the University’s selected program.

Canada Toronto University of Toronto English

University of Toronto accepts graduate Exchange students in either the Fall Term (University of Melbourne's Semester 2) or Winter Term (University of Melbourne's Semester 1), however students are advised that subject availability is limited in the Winter Term.

All applications must be submitted by the Semester 2 deadline.

All students studying in Canada must purchase Canadian provincial medical insurance through the University’s selected program.

Chile Santiago Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Spanish Students wishing to study at PUC must have evidence of Spanish language proficiency of at least four semesters of Spanish language study at tertiary level or equivalent (for non-native Spanish speakers, as reference please use B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, a high school certificate will not be sufficient).
China Beijing Peking University Chinese (Mandarin), English (limited classes in some areas) Peking University will not accept applications for exchange from Chinese citizens, which it defines as nationals from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
China Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong English, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin)

Only available to Juris Doctor students.

Students must take subjects at a graduate-level only.

China Shanghai Shanghai Jiao Tong University Chinese (Mandarin), English (limited classes in some areas) SJTU will not accept applications for exchange from Chinese citizens, which it defines as nationals from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Denmark Copenhagen University of Copenhagen English (limited classes in some areas), Danish nil
Finland Helsinki University of Helsinki English, Finnish, Swedish nil
France Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po), Paris (IEP) English (limited classes in some areas), French Students can only take up to two languages while on Exchange in Paris.
France Paris Panthéon-Assas University - Paris II French

All subjects at this institution are taught in French. In order to study here students must speak with Professor Andrew Kenyon before submitting an application to ensure their French is of a sufficient level.

France Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris I English (limited classes in some areas), French

Available only to Juris Doctor students.

This is part of a structured program in which Paris I students attend Melbourne in Semester 2 one year and Melbourne Law School students attend Paris I in Semester 1 the following year (along with students from Hong Kong and New York).

Students undertake subjects at Paris I in English within the specialisation, Global Business Law and Governance.

Students may also be able to study some subjects in French, but students must speak with Professor Andrew Kenyon before submitting an application to ensure their French is of a sufficient level.

Exchange for Semester 1 only.

All applications must be submitted by the Semester 1 deadline.

Germany Berlin Humboldt University of Berlin English (limited classes in some areas), German

Humboldt University requires a good command of German language. Applicants must be familiar with Humboldt's German language requirements.

Ireland Dublin University College Dublin  English nil
Israel Jerusalem Hebrew University of Jerusalem English (limited classes in some areas), Hebrew

Students must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% or above at the time of application.

Japan Tokyo Hitotsubashi University English (limited classes in some areas), Japanese

Hitotsubashi University accepts graduate Exchange students only in the Fall Term (University of Melbourne's Semester 2).

All applications must be submitted by the Semester 2 deadline.

At the time of application, students must nominate either:

  • Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, or
  • Hitotsubashi ICS: Business Law Student Exchange
Japan Tokyo Keio University English (limited classes in some areas), Japanese Students must undertake subjects from the LLM program.
Taiwan Taipei National Taiwan University English (limited classes in some areas), Chinese (Mandarin)

Only available to Juris Doctor students.

Students must take subjects at a graduate-level only

The Netherlands Amsterdam University of Amsterdam Dutch, English (limited classes in some areas)

Access to graduate programs may be limited. Students may contact the Study Overseas team by submitting an enquiry at Stop 1 for more information.

  • Students accepted to study at the University of Amsterdam on exchange are required have health insurance which covers pre-existing medical conditions. Further information is available on the University of Amsterdam insurance page.  Note that insufficient insurance coverage may delay the issuing of a Dutch visa for those who require one.
The Netherlands Maastricht Maastrict University Dutch, English nil
New Zealand Auckland University of Auckland English

Students must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% or above at the time of application.

Students may be required to supply a letter of recommendation from an academic who has taught them.

Norway Oslo University of Oslo English (limited classes in some areas), Norwegian nil
Singapore Singapore National University of Singapore English (limited classes in some areas), Chinese (Mandarin)

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Spain Barcelona ESADE Ramon Llull University English (limited classes in some areas), Spanish 

Due to limited subject availability in the Spring Semester (University of Melbourne's Semester 1) graduate Exchange students (Law) should consider applying only in the Fall Semester (University of Melbourne's Semester 2).

Students wishing to study Spanish-taught subjects at ESADE must have evidence of Spanish language proficiency of at least 4 semesters of Spanish language study at tertiary level or equivalent.

South Korea Seoul Seoul National University English (limited classes in some areas), Korean 

Students must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 75% or above at the time of application.

Sweden Lund Lund University English (limited classes in some areas), Swedish  nil
Sweden Uppsala Uppsala University English (limited classes in some areas), Swedish  nil
Switzerland Geneva University of Geneva English (limited classes in some areas), French  Students studying in French will be required to provide evidence of French proficiency skills to the level of B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
USA Austin, Texas University of Texas at Austin English

UT now requires all incoming exchange Law students to maintain a full course load (10 credits per semester) and take a course to give them the foundational knowledge about the U.S. legal system, depending on their chosen Term abroad:

  • Fall Term (University of Melbourne's Semester 2): “Introduction to U.S. Law” (2 credits). This course acts as an overview of major Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Civil Procedure topics and focuses heavily on the federal system and its structure.
  • Spring Term (University of Melbourne's Semester 1): “U.S. Constitutional Law” (2 credits). This course will cover the substantive law surrounding the U.S. Constitution.
USA Charlottesville, Virginia University of Virginia English

University of Virginia accepts graduate Exchange students only in the Fall Term (University of Melbourne's Semester 2).

All applications must be submitted by the Semester 2 deadline.

USA Los Angeles, California University of California, Los Angeles English

Students must nominate the Los Angeles campus, as this is the only campus to operate on a semester system similar to University of Melbourne.

Due to early deadlines imposed by UCLA's Exchange program, applicants are advised to nominate UCLA as their first preference if they are considering this institution.

United Kingdom Birmingham University of Birmingham English

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Enquiries

For enquiries regarding international opportunities at Melbourne Law School, please contact the Academic Programs Coordinator at law-global@unimelb.edu.au. Please provide 2-3 dates and times when requesting an appointment.