School of Law

Law with South East Asian Law LLB/BA

The four-year Law with South East Asian Law degree programme involves students spending their third year studying South East Asian law at the National University of Singapore.

Students spend their first, second and fourth years at Nottingham, following the usual three-year degree programmes.

South East Asian Law

During the year abroad, students study a mixture of prescribed and elective courses in South East Asian law, attending the same classes as Singaporean students.

Benefits of studying abroad

The programme provides students with an opportunity to study a different legal system and its law in a different educational environment. It should offer a remarkable educational and cultural experience for them.

Students participating in the programme have proved to be very attractive to employers and, in particular, to the leading international firms of solicitors.

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore Law School has been officially recognised as one of the leading law schools in South East Asia. It has an excellent reputation for teaching and research and it offers first-rate facilities in a new building.

The law school has well established links with Universities around the world including those in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Most of the academic staff have legal qualifications from the United Kingdom or the United States.

The National University of Singapore is a member of Universitas 21, a group of elite universities from around the world, which also includes The University of Nottingham.

One of the principal activities of Universitas 21 is the operation of student exchange schemes. It has a well-established programme of international student exchanges, attracting students from across the world. Tuition is in English.


Under the Universitas 21 scheme, no tuition fees are payable by students attending the National University of Singapore. However, all students on the four-year programmes pay a fee to the University of Nottingham, which is currently set at £1,385 for Home students.

There is also the cost of return travel to Singapore and medical insurance to cover hospitalisation. Accommodation costs and living expenses in Singapore may be higher than those in Nottingham.

The total difference in costs between a year at Nottingham and a year studying in Singapore will depend on discretionary spending and how students spend their vacations, in particular, how much travelling they do.


Mei Lin GohTo help with these costs, we are delighted to be able to offer a maximum of one scholarship per year to a student on this programme who is currently completing their year abroad and who also meets the university's Widening Participation criteria. 

This award which has an annual value of £5,000, has been made possible thanks to a very generous donation by Watson Farley & Williams LLP in memory of Mei Lin Goh, a School of Law alumna.

Watson Farley & Williams have also agreed to offer a period of work experience and mentoring to the scholarship recipient during their year in Singapore.


Students are not admitted to the University of Nottingham to read for the Law with South East Asian Law degree. For this reason it is not in the UCAS handbook.

The practice is to transfer up to three undergraduate students who have been admitted to the school and successfully completed their first year of study on either the LLB Law or the BA Law degree courses.

The precise number of places is agreed between the law schools each year. Students will be selected for transfer on the basis of their examination performance in their first year of study, a legal reasoning test, an interview and their suitability for study abroad.

Further information

Students who are interested in the Law with South East Asian Law programme should address further enquiries to

Preliminary meetings providing detailed information will be held in October and students must submit their applications in the November of their second year.

Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.



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