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Monash Juris Doctor international applications guide

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The Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) has three intakes per year; January, May and August.

Application steps

1. Submit an online application.

2. Provide original or original certified supporting documentation.

Application commencement periods are as follows:

Trimester 1, January intake: "Summer Semester"

Trimester 2, May intake: "Winter Semester"

Trimester 3, August intake: "Spring Semester (July-October start, varies by course)"

Supporting documentation

  • 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.

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 102 with at least 24 in writing and no section lower than 20.

  • a detailed current curriculum vitae and,
  • original or original certified copies of your academic transcripts, and evidence of completion, for all tertiary studies undertaken.

If your documentation is in a language other than English, an official certified translation must be provided.  You are not required to submit academic transcripts for courses you have undertaken at Monash University, but should instead provide your Monash student number.

  • a Credit application form and further documentation, if you are intending to apply for credit. Please refer to the 'credit transfer' information below.

Application status

Once you have submitted an on-line application, you can track your application. Any other queries regarding the process of your application must be directed to International Recruitment Services.

Important dates

There are three intakes per year for the Monash JD.

 Monash JD Intakes
Trimester 1 2017Trimester 2 2017Trimester
3 2017
Important Information
Course commencement period

2017 Summer semester (January start)

2017 Winter semester
(May start)
2017 Spring semester  
(August start)
Applicants must enter the corresponding commencement period for the intake when applying online.
Applications close9 November 2016

10 March 2017

30 June 2017Applicants must submit a complete application, including all supporting documentation by 5:00 pm
Application outcome13 December 201610 April 201731 July 2017Applications are assessed on a continuous basis and applicants will be advised via the online application tracking notification and receive an outcome letter. All applicants will have received an application outcome by the date listed.
Welcome orientation10 January 201726 April 201715 August 2017Applicants who accept their offer will be invited to attend the Monash JD Welcome Orientation.
Course commencement18 January 20171 May 201721 August 2017Please visit the Faculty website for Class Timetable. Students who needs to defer the offer or discontinue a unit, please check the Unit Discontinuation Dates prior submitting your application.

Credit transfer

Applicants who have completed postgraduate law studies with another institution within the last ten years, may apply for credit. The maximum amount of credit that can be granted towards the Monash JD is eight units.

Credit will not be given for units completed as part of an undergraduate degree, although students may be exempted from units where appropriate.

For further credit and application information please refer to the credit policy