UNSW has one of the largest university student exchange programs in Australia.

As a UNSW Law & Justice student, you can study overseas on an international exchange at leading universities around the world. UNSW students don’t pay any additional tuition fees to the overseas host institution and your courses will be credited to your degree.

Completing one, two or three terms of your program at an overseas institution is both a culturally rewarding and intellectually enriching experience. Students are eligible to undertake exchange in their fourth or fifth year of an undergraduate degree, during the second or third year of a Juris Doctor (JD) program. 

Studying at University of Birmingham has been such an eye-opening experience, from living on campus in a shared flat to travelling around Europe on the weekends. Going on exchange encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone, try new things and learn from people from other parts of the world.

 Olivia Fung – Exchange to the University of Birmingham, UK 

Information sessions   

The UNSW Exchange office conducts drop-in sessions each application period. The drop-in meetings focus on different regions – for example, USA, Europe, UK, Asia or Latin America – and are a chance for you to ask any questions. UNSW Exchange has details of when and where these meetings are held.

A specific information session is held every application round for Law & Justice students. Details will be published on the Law & Justice students’ noticeboard and here

Key dates

  • April: Application deadline for departure in Term 1 of the next year.
  • September: Application deadline for departure in Term 3 of the next year.


Exchange information

If you’re a student wanting to go on exchange as part of your Bachelor of Law (LLB)  Juris Doctor (JD),  or Bachelor of Criminology, please refer to the Student Exchange Moodle tutorial, it has all the information you need to apply including Law Exchange information sheets, course matching guide, partner factsheets and how to complete your exchange application. 

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UNSW Law & Justice has direct links with more than 80 leading international universities.

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At Chuo, you really get to be in an international classroom, studying law in a country with completely different legal origins to Australia. Classes included French, German, British, Taiwanese and of course local Japanese students. Chuo really embraces exchange students with open arms: it offers classes in English, has heaps of student clubs, dormitory accommodation alongside local Japanese students, and its own International Lounge.

Jodic Chan – Exchange to Chuo University, Japan