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

Suzanne Howari, Economics/Law

“I have always known that I wanted to study law and so when I pursued my passion at the University of Sydney Law School, I knew I was in the best place to materialise my career ambitions. Sydney Law School has been the epitome of first class legal education in the way it imparts to students the knowledge and skills to deal with complex legal issues in both Australian and international jurisdictions. Whether it is Federal Constitutional Law, Contracts or International Law, every subject has captured my curiosity, challenged my critical thinking and made me eager to know more.”

Suzanne Howari, Economics/Law

Combined Law - Entry from High School

For admission into the Combined Law program, domestic students require a Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent. If you are applying on the basis of a high school qualification, you are guaranteed entry if you achieve the following ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) for 2017
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) for 2017

Other equivalent international secondary qualifications may also be accepted, including:

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

Students apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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.

You will be assessed according to either your tertiary grades or your secondary qualifications, whichever is higher. If you have not studied at level for at least one year full-time in the same degree, you will be assessed according to your secondary qualifications only. Transfer into Combined Law is competitive and places are limited.

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.

External students

Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Applications open in August each year.

University of Sydney Students

Internal course transfer applications to Combined Law are open from August to January for current University of Sydney students.

Your application will be processed by the Admissions Office. If your rank meets the course cutoff for that intake, and there are places available, you will receive a new offer from the University.

If you are an international student, you will be issued with a new electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).

To submit an internal course application for a Combined Law course transfer:

  1. Log in to MyUni
  2. Log in to Sydney Student
  3. Select ‘My studies’
  4. Select ‘Internal course application’
  5. Type your new course name, eg, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws – there are 5 options
  6. Indicate if you would like to apply for credit
  7. If you select ‘Yes’, please complete the credit application via your student portal.
  8. Read and acknowledge the terms and conditions
  9. Read and acknowledge the Privacy statement
  10. Submit your request
  11. You will be asked to confirm your request.

You will be shown a receipt of successful submission

For assistance please call the Helpline: 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864).