How to apply

Application

A completed application form accompanied by a A$500 deposit (which is part-payment of the fee for in-Shanghai expenses) and all relevant evidentiary and permission documents must be submitted by Friday 6 September 2013.

Please ensure you read the Student Information Booklet prior to completing the application form and please note that deposit payments will only be refunded if your application is unsuccessful or in the event that the Winter School is cancelled.

A maximum of 60 students will be accepted into the program and applicants are strongly urged to submit applications without delay to avoid disappointment. Preference is given to University of Sydney law students and then to cross-institutional law students. Non-degree and non-law applications are considered only if space permits. Late applications will not be considered.

Applications will be assessed in September. You will be notified as to whether your application has been successful by the end of September.

If this unit will be your final unit of study towards your degree, please indicate this on your application form. We will endeavour to process your application and advise you of the outcome so you may withdraw from a Semester Two subject before the census date.

Cross-institutional applicants are advised to contact their home institution to confirm that the Winter School can be credited to their degree. Students are required to obtain written permission from their home institution before applying to Sydney Law School and paying the non-refundable deposit. Cross-institutional students are required to provide a current academic transcript at the time of application.

Additional information relating to the application process is available here.

Enrolment with Sydney Law School

Students will enrol in one of the following units of study depending on their enrolment status:

  • LAWS3068 CHINESE LAWS AND CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS (6 credit points)
    This unit is available to University of Sydney and cross-institutional undergraduate students.
  • LAWS5368 CHINESE LAWS AND CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS (6 credit points)
    This unit is available to University of Sydney and cross-institutional Juris Doctor students.
  • LAWS6001 CHINESE LAWS AND CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEMS (12 credit points)
    This unit is available to University of Sydney and cross-institutional postgraduate students only.
Undergraduate students from the University of Sydney

University of Sydney undergraduate students will enrol in LAWS3068 which is offered as a summer session unit for 2013. Students should enrol in a standard load in Semester Two, 2013, in addition to LAWS3068.

Undergraduate cross-institutional students

Undergraduate cross-institutional students will enrol in LAWS3068. Cross-institutional students are required to obtain written permission from their home institution and must also provide a current academic transcript at the time of application. Further information regarding the supporting documentation required at the time of application is available here and on the application form.

Juris Doctor students

University of Sydney and cross-institutional JD students will enrol in LAWS5368. Cross-institutional students are required to obtain written permission from their home institution and must also provide a current academic transcript at the time of application. Further information regarding the supporting documentation required at the time of application is available here and on the application form.

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate students enrol in LAWS6001 which is offered as a 2013 late intensive unit. Enrolments will be processed by postgraduate student administration. Students will not be able to enrol online.

Postgraduate students please note that results may not be released until May 2014 so you may not be able to graduate until Semester Two, 2014 if this is your final unit of study.

Successful applicants will be required to complete an enrolment variation request form and lodge it with postgraduate student administration to finalise your enrolment (Master of International Business and Law students will need to contact the University of Sydney Business School).

Please note that you will be required to pay your tuition fee as soon as you have received notification from the University that your enrolment has been finalised.

Should you require further information regarding tuition fee payment procedures, postgraduate law students are advised to contact postgraduate student administration on +61 2 9351 0267. Master of International Business and Law students should contact the University of Sydney Business School.

Postgraduate cross-institutional students please note that in addition to submitting an application form for the Shanghai Winter School, you must also apply for admission to Sydney Law School. Domestic postgraduate cross-institutional students must apply online for admission to the University. To do so, please click here to be taken to the SydneyStudent website to start the application process. International postgraduate cross-institutional students are advised to contact the Law School's postgraduate International Student Liaison Officer on +61 2 9351 0314 or at for further information regarding admission to Sydney Law School as an international cross-institutional student.