48 months
18005 USD/year
8414 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Begin your transformative journey to becoming a competent, articulate and confident lawyer with the ability to respond to every new situation. Even as the world rapidly evolves, be prepared to grasp opportunities in the midst of uncertainties with the Laws programme at Singapore Management University.


We will prepare you to excel in the future of legal practice, whichever field you choose to specialise in.

Given the rapidly changing world, it is no longer sufficient for lawyers to only know the law. Tomorrow’s lawyers must be intellectually agile, capable of responding to situations we have never seen before. At the SMU School of Law, we equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and values that will prepare them for the future of legal practice.

The multi- and interdisciplinary curriculum of the Laws programme at Singapore Management University goes beyond equipping you with foundational knowledge of the law. We encourage you to appreciate how law operates within the broader social, economic, institutional and political environment, how it is situated within various philosophical frameworks and traditions, and how it might respond to new situations across international borders and into the future. You may further your interdisciplinary education by pursuing a double degree or a second major.

Learning at the School of Law extends beyond the classroom. Our students learn about how the law works in real life through internships (both physical and virtual) with law firms, legal departments, and government bodies. Beyond Singapore, students gain global exposure through the international exchange programme, overseas internships, Law Study Missions, and inter-university competitions. Through campus legal clinics run by our Pro Bono Centre, our students learn to see law as not just a practice but a calling while contributing towards the ideal of equal access to justice in society. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Commercial Conflict of Laws
  • Comparative Legal Systems
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law 
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Singapore Management University and/or in Singapore, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 12 years of formal education with good passes in a national/international examination that is recognised for the purpose of admission. 
  • One of the following standardised test score is required : SAT (previously known as SAT I /SAT Reasoning), or ACT (American College Test), or IELTS (Academic Test), or TOEFL, or C1 Advanced
  • Interview for shortlisted applicants. Shortlisted Law applicants must also take a writing test. Interviews and writing tests for shortlisted Law applicants are conducted in end-March to April. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18005 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    8414 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8414 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National: S$ 12,650
  • International: S$ 27,050

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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