Combined Law - The Sydney LLB - How to Apply - Domestic students


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Combined Law - Direct Entry

For admission into the Combined Law program, domestic students require a Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent.

  • Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) for 2015
    99.5
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) for 2015
    43

Sydney Law School also accepts equivalent alternative secondary qualifications from overseas. For all other secondary qualifications including:

  • Great Britain General Certificate of Education or Comparable Qualifications (UK GCE A Levels)
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • Singapore and Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Singaporean A Levels)
  • United States of America Scholastic Aptitude Test (USA SAT)

Please consult the Sydney Law School for clarification and confirmation where necessary.

Students apply through the Universities Admissions Centre.

Combined Law - Transfer

If you do not obtain the ATAR cut-off into Combined Law at Sydney you may like to consider the transfer option. You can enrol in another degree at any University, including Sydney. Once you near the completion of your first year, you apply through UAC for a transfer place into Combined Law. You can apply for a transfer place from any institution, and from any degree.

If you have completed at least one year of a recognised tertiary qualification you will generally be considered on the better of either your tertiary qualification alone, or the combination of your secondary qualification and tertiary qualification.

Admission requirements are based upon your ATAR (50 per cent) and Tertiary Grade Point Average (50 per cent), or the Tertiary Grade Point Average (100%), whichever is higher. Entry to Combined Law is extremely competitive and experience suggests you will require an ATAR above 96 and/or a Tertiary Grade Point Average in the Distinction range to be competitive to transfer into Combined Law.

Applications open in August each year for courses commencing in March the following year. If you are unsuccessful in a transfer application at the end of first year you can reapply after second year. The credit transfer policies of the Law School and its partner faculties are used when determining the amount of credit for previous studies. However, it may be difficult to complete Combined Law within the five years and you may wish to consider completing your first degree and then apply for the Juris Doctor.

Students apply through the Universities Admissions Centre.