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Admissions information for international students
Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7 point scale.

Applicants will be assessed on their entire academic record.

English requirements for international students

Applicants must have undertaken an English language proficiency test within 24 months prior to the study commencement date and have achieved the following results:

  • IELTS: 7.0 with no individual band score under 7.0
  • TOEFL: 600 with no less that 5.0 for TWE; or computer-based TOEFL of 253 with an essay rating (ER) of 5; or internet-based TOEFL overall score of 94 with at least 27 in writing, 24 in listening and reading, and 23 in speaking.

Special entry requirements

If, in addition to a bachelor degree (or equivalent) you have incomplete studies in a law admission degree course, a minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7 point scale in the law studies, with no fail result in the final year, is required.

Those applicants who have not completed any formal study in the last eight years are required to submit a current curriculum vitae and a completed Monash JD personal statement. The personal statement may include your reasons for wanting to study law, why you want to study at Monash Law School, any voluntary work or relevant work experience, any applicable achievements and other relevant aspects that you feel will improve your application.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.


The Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) runs in trimesters. Application intakes are January, May and August.

International application information can be found at the following:

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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  • Career opportunities

    The Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) gives non-law graduates the academic qualifications to apply to practise law after completing a practical legal training program or a period of supervised workplace training. The Monash JD opens up a wide variety of career pathways, and graduates can find employment in a range of rich and diverse career avenues within the legal profession and beyond.

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