Monash-Oxford pathway opportunity

About the Monash-Oxford pathway

Would you like to graduate with a qualification from Monash University and the University of Oxford? Would you like to study the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) or the Masters in Law and Finance (MLF) at the University of Oxford (Oxford)? The Faculty of Law offers a pathway opportunity to Oxford for outstanding Monash students enrolled in the Juris Doctor (JD) to study either of the following postgraduate programs:

If successful, you will begin your studies in Oxford in October. At that time you must have no more than four general law elective units (24 credit points) left to complete in your overall Monash qualification.


Your application must meet the Oxford admissions standards.

Visit the Oxford application guide website to review admissions requirements and program details.

Not all applicants will receive a course offer. Applications must include all your Monash unit results.

Students are required to lodge their application late in the year previous to when they would commence study at Oxford. This means they would normally be at the end of their second year of the JD at the time of application:

Note: The information above refers to a standard course progression of a student who starts their Juris Doctor course in trimester one and completes the standard full-time progression. Not all students will have commenced their course at the same time or completed units at the same pace so the timeline described above may not be accurate for all students.

Oxford will not:

  • Apply any Monash course credits to the BCL or MLF
  • Accept work already submitted for assessment to Monash.

Before you apply

It is important you review and understand the following points before you apply:

  • If you are interested in this pathway, you should ensure you are on track to be able to finish everything in your course except for four general law electives (24 credit points) or less by July of the year you intend to go to King's. If you are unsure whether you are on track, you should seek course advice.
  • You must adhere to the applicable academic rules and codes of conduct set by Oxford.
  • If your application is successful you will pay tuition and any other fees to Oxford each semester or term. You may also be eligible to apply for financial aid from Oxford (including scholarships and bursaries). We recommend you apply early.
  • If you receive an offer from Oxford it is your responsibility to apply for any necessary visa or travel documentation. Monash is not responsible for you meeting the obligations of any student visa.

How to apply

  1. If you are on track to meet the credit point requirement, complete:
    1. LLM Pathway application form
  2. Once we confirm you can proceed, you will need to apply to Oxford directly for admission to the BCL or MSc.
  3. If you receive a course offer from Oxford you must submit the details to the Faculty of Law via Ask.Monash. We will then enrol you in Monash equivalent units.
  4. Once you have a course offer from Oxford and advised the Faculty of this, you will be automatically assessed for the Law Faculty International Study Scholarship.

When to apply

  • You must apply to Monash by 1 December (at the latest) of the year prior to your intended commencement at Oxford.
  • If your initial check by Monash is deemed successful, you will be informed you need to make an application directly to Oxford. The deadline for this is normally in late January. You will need to check the Oxford website directly to confirm the exact application deadline dates.

Provision of Oxford results

Once you successfully complete the BCL or MSc programs you must provide the Faculty of Law with an official academic transcript of results from Oxford. We use the results from Oxford to apply the final grade of SFR (Satisfied Faculty Requirements) to your Monash units.

You will not receive a numeric grade for these units and they will not be taken into account in the calculation of your Law honours grade.

Queries and submission of paperwork

Submit queries via Ask.Monash.

Further information

Visit the Oxford website for more information:


The Oxford pathway is currently supported by a ‘Monash Law Faculty International Study Scholarship’. This Scholarship will support one Monash Law student to undertake one of the three international pathway programs established by the Monash Law Faculty in 2014, as part of the Faculty’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Please note that no application is required for this scholarship, students who receive and accept their offer to any of the Faculty's three pathway programs will be automatically assessed. Please note this scholarship is dependent on funding.

For further information please see the Law International Study Scholarship web page.

Video: Monash Law alumna Amelia Hughes at Oxford University

About the video: Meet Amelia Hughes, a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws graduate from Monash University. She is now undertaking the Bachelor of Civil Law at the prestigious Oxford University.

Amelia talks about how the Faculty of Law at Monash provided a fantastic preparation for her time at Oxford, allowing her to develop broad-based legal knowledge.

As the Faculty of Law at Monash celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2014, a new milestone is its new Monash Juris Doctor pathway to Oxford. To Amelia, it is a brilliant opportunity for law students to gain an understanding of international jurisprudence and to get a perspective of different legal systems from other students and other academics is invaluable.

Note: Amelia did not apply for the Bachelor of Civil Law as part of the pathway for JD students.

The Faculty’s pathway programs enable outstanding Monash Law students to study some of the most internationally acclaimed universities in the United Kingdom: the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

For more information about the other two Pathway programs, please visit the following web pages: