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Admissions information for international students
Bachelor of Laws


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Equivalent Australian Year 12 OR to be eligible for an external transfer OR internal transfer, students must have:

(1) completed one or more years of a recognised tertiary degree (ie. a minimum of 48 credit points) and

(2) achieved a credit average or better (75%+) across all university units for an international full-fee place.

Note: This average is the minimum entry criterion to be eligible for admission. Entry to law courses via transfer is a competitive process and the actual average required depends on the number and standard of applications received each year.

Normally, there is no graduate entry into the Bachelor of Laws courses.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers


The Faculty of Law does not accept TAFE qualifications as grounds for admission.


The Faculty of Law does not accept single unit enrolments for undergraduate studies. However, those students with international qualifications who are required by the Council of Legal Education to complete units for admission to practice in Australia may enrol in certain units.

External applicants

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year's equivalent full-time study in an undergraduate or higher degree and have obtained a minimum distinction (75%+) average (averages are calculated across all tertiary studies, irrespective of discipline) are eligible to be considered.

Postgraduate pathways

Non-law graduates considering a career in the law should contact the faculty to inquire about the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor), an accelerated program leading to admission to practice. This alternative program for non-law graduates is run from the Monash University Law Chambers.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

TOEFL minimum test score of 587 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of at least 5.0, or a minimum overall internet-based TOEFL test score of at least 94 with at least 24 in the written section and no less than 20 in any other section.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton
International Baccalaureate 36
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 14


Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

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    Monash law graduates excel around the world. Associate Professor Gideon Boas was the senior legal advisor to the Trial Chamber on the Miloevic case at the International Criminal Tribunal. Former Young Australian of the Year, Hugh Evans, is the CEO of The Global Poverty Project and one of the key leaders behind the Australian Make Poverty History campaign.

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