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Hello,

I am considering to apply for LLM in NUS. I have a few queries regarding the same:-

a. I have completed my LLB in 2013 from CLC, DU and scored 64.6%. Is it enough score to get in NUS?

b. I have a work experience of 3 years in litigation. But I have not worked with any renowned lawyer. Is it necessary to have a corporate experience or to work with a renowned lawyer?

c. I have not published any research papers in terms of publication. Will it make a significant difference?

d. Before LLB, I have pursued MA in English. Is it a positive or negative point?

e. What kind of applications get shortlisted in NUS? What do they expect in SOPs?
Hello,

I am considering to apply for LLM in NUS. I have a few queries regarding the same:-

a. I have completed my LLB in 2013 from CLC, DU and scored 64.6%. Is it enough score to get in NUS?

b. I have a work experience of 3 years in litigation. But I have not worked with any renowned lawyer. Is it necessary to have a corporate experience or to work with a renowned lawyer?

c. I have not published any research papers in terms of publication. Will it make a significant difference?

d. Before LLB, I have pursued MA in English. Is it a positive or negative point?

e. What kind of applications get shortlisted in NUS? What do they expect in SOPs?
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Hi all! Thought we should start the ball rolling as previous batches did. We could use this forum as a platform to help and update one another as the application progresses! :)

All the best to everyone!
Hi all! Thought we should start the ball rolling as previous batches did. We could use this forum as a platform to help and update one another as the application progresses! :)

All the best to everyone!
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Hello,

I am considering to apply for LLM in NUS. I have a few queries regarding the same:-

a. I have completed my LLB in 2013 from CLC, DU and scored 64.6%. Is it enough score to get in NUS?

b. I have a work experience of 3 years in litigation. But I have not worked with any renowned lawyer. Is it necessary to have a corporate experience or to work with a renowned lawyer?

c. I have not published any research papers in terms of publication. Will it make a significant difference?

d. Before LLB, I have pursued MA in English. Is it a positive or negative point?

e. What kind of applications get shortlisted in NUS? What do they expect in SOPs?


Hi Isha, to answer your questions: -

I believe your academic grades coupled with your work experience are pretty substantial. For work experience, I think any form of exposure would definitely be an added advantage [Well, some good news - if you look at past posts here, there have been fresh uni grads who've also secured a place in NUS]. I guess it depends on how you draft your SoP as well - everyone keeps emphasising on this! For SoP, it's mainly about why you're interested in the specific area, any sort of relevant experience/achievements and how this LLM would add value etc.

Also, I dont think pursuing an MA in English would be a disadvantage at all. As for shortlisting of applications, I called up NUS regarding this and they've mentioned that a Upper Second class Honours would make a competitive application.

Perhaps you could clarify with NUS on your queries too. The staff in the admissions dept is very friendly and very willing to help respond to your queries.

Hope this helps! All the best :)

[Edited by law_student93 on Oct 05, 2016]

[quote]Hello,

I am considering to apply for LLM in NUS. I have a few queries regarding the same:-

a. I have completed my LLB in 2013 from CLC, DU and scored 64.6%. Is it enough score to get in NUS?

b. I have a work experience of 3 years in litigation. But I have not worked with any renowned lawyer. Is it necessary to have a corporate experience or to work with a renowned lawyer?

c. I have not published any research papers in terms of publication. Will it make a significant difference?

d. Before LLB, I have pursued MA in English. Is it a positive or negative point?

e. What kind of applications get shortlisted in NUS? What do they expect in SOPs?
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Hi Isha, to answer your questions: -

I believe your academic grades coupled with your work experience are pretty substantial. For work experience, I think any form of exposure would definitely be an added advantage [Well, some good news - if you look at past posts here, there have been fresh uni grads who've also secured a place in NUS]. I guess it depends on how you draft your SoP as well - everyone keeps emphasising on this! For SoP, it's mainly about why you're interested in the specific area, any sort of relevant experience/achievements and how this LLM would add value etc.

Also, I dont think pursuing an MA in English would be a disadvantage at all. As for shortlisting of applications, I called up NUS regarding this and they've mentioned that a Upper Second class Honours would make a competitive application.

Perhaps you could clarify with NUS on your queries too. The staff in the admissions dept is very friendly and very willing to help respond to your queries.

Hope this helps! All the best :)
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chying
Hi,

I'm planning to apply for a LLM at NUS Law this year.
In order to indicate my order of preference wisely, I was wondering which program is more "selective" between IBL and CFL. And how to explain the difference of amount between IBL fees and other LLM fees ?

Thanks for your help !
Hi,

I'm planning to apply for a LLM at NUS Law this year.
In order to indicate my order of preference wisely, I was wondering which program is more "selective" between IBL and CFL. And how to explain the difference of amount between IBL fees and other LLM fees ?

Thanks for your help !
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Simmi
Hi friends. Anyone got any confirmation mail regarding completion of application like previous years?
Hi friends. Anyone got any confirmation mail regarding completion of application like previous years?
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Fort
Hi friends. Anyone got any confirmation mail regarding completion of application like previous years?

[Edited by Fort on Feb 28, 2017]

[quote]Hi friends. Anyone got any confirmation mail regarding completion of application like previous years?[/quote]

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Simmi
Good luck dear. Let's hope for the best...
Good luck dear. Let's hope for the best...
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prtxo
Hello. The email stated that they would inform the official outcome by April so I'm assuming they've already started giving out offers? Has anyone received any further email from them other than the confirmation?
Hello. The email stated that they would inform the official outcome by April so I'm assuming they've already started giving out offers? Has anyone received any further email from them other than the confirmation?
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Simmi
Not yet....we have to wait for April
Not yet....we have to wait for April
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Hi all! Good luck to everyone! And yes, we'll only hear from them in early April. Which courses have you all applied for?

[Edited by law_student93 on Mar 07, 2017]

Hi all! Good luck to everyone! And yes, we'll only hear from them in early April. Which courses have you all applied for?
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Hi All, I had received offer letter for admission on Jan 25th, 2017 and was asked to confirm asap
Hi All, I had received offer letter for admission on Jan 25th, 2017 and was asked to confirm asap
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I had applied for LLM in international arbitration and dispute resolution and the offer for admission was sent to me on Jan 25th
I had applied for LLM in international arbitration and dispute resolution and the offer for admission was sent to me on Jan 25th
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prtxo
Congrats! I've applied for international arbitration as well but haven't heard from them
Congrats! I've applied for international arbitration as well but haven't heard from them
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Famished
I had applied for LLM in international arbitration and dispute resolution and the offer for admission was sent to me on Jan 25th


Hi! that's great! Congrats! I had applied for the same course as well as for the corp and financial services law llm. My status still says 'Processing'. Has anyone else heard back?
[quote]I had applied for LLM in international arbitration and dispute resolution and the offer for admission was sent to me on Jan 25th[/quote]

Hi! that's great! Congrats! I had applied for the same course as well as for the corp and financial services law llm. My status still says 'Processing'. Has anyone else heard back?
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Shubha
hi..i got admission letter for LLM (general) from NUS way back in Jan 17 but haven't heard from them on scholarship..keeping my fingers crossed. btw..is it a good idea to do a general llm?
hi..i got admission letter for LLM (general) from NUS way back in Jan 17 but haven't heard from them on scholarship..keeping my fingers crossed. btw..is it a good idea to do a general llm?
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Have not heard from them either! Congrats to all who've gotten an offer :)
Seems like the offers are coming out much earlier this year.
Have not heard from them either! Congrats to all who've gotten an offer :)
Seems like the offers are coming out much earlier this year.
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Simmi
Yeah congrats friends. Also not heard anything yet from NUS . I have also applied for llm general. Can you plz tell me about your profile on basis of which you got offer letter, so that I can compared same with mine. Thanks.
Yeah congrats friends. Also not heard anything yet from NUS . I have also applied for llm general. Can you plz tell me about your profile on basis of which you got offer letter, so that I can compared same with mine. Thanks.
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hi..i got admission letter for LLM (general) from NUS way back in Jan 17 but haven't heard from them on scholarship..keeping my fingers crossed. btw..is it a good idea to do a general llm?


I think most of the decisions were taken by mid jan cz i received a mail around mid jan saying that my degree certificate was not duly attested and asked me to post the attested certificate once again. Upon receipt of the certificate, they offered me admission the very next day. So I'm presuming decisions were taken this time by mid Jan.
However, I haven't heard anything on scholarship till date.
[quote]hi..i got admission letter for LLM (general) from NUS way back in Jan 17 but haven't heard from them on scholarship..keeping my fingers crossed. btw..is it a good idea to do a general llm?[/quote]

I think most of the decisions were taken by mid jan cz i received a mail around mid jan saying that my degree certificate was not duly attested and asked me to post the attested certificate once again. Upon receipt of the certificate, they offered me admission the very next day. So I'm presuming decisions were taken this time by mid Jan.
However, I haven't heard anything on scholarship till date.
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Shubha
Yeah congrats friends. Also not heard anything yet from NUS . I have also applied for llm general. Can you plz tell me about your profile on basis of which you got offer letter, so that I can compared same with mine. Thanks.


Hi Simmi..I'm not sure what must have clicked for my admission.They did ask for good academic record and IELTS score,in my case its a percentage of 70 in LLB(Hons) and an IELTS score of 8.
[quote]Yeah congrats friends. Also not heard anything yet from NUS . I have also applied for llm general. Can you plz tell me about your profile on basis of which you got offer letter, so that I can compared same with mine. Thanks.[/quote]

Hi Simmi..I'm not sure what must have clicked for my admission.They did ask for good academic record and IELTS score,in my case its a percentage of 70 in LLB(Hons) and an IELTS score of 8.
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Famished
My status on the application page of NUS says 'Processing'. Anyone else still waiting with this status? Surprised to hear about the admission calls made in Jan, was under the impression that it wasn't a rolling checking and all results would be released only March end/April beginning.

But congrats to all those that got in :)
My status on the application page of NUS says 'Processing'. Anyone else still waiting with this status? Surprised to hear about the admission calls made in Jan, was under the impression that it wasn't a rolling checking and all results would be released only March end/April beginning.

But congrats to all those that got in :)
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