Applications for LL.M. Comparative Law program

This program is suited to overseas students from a variety of backgrounds in law and public service. The application forms and applicable scholarship programs are dependent upon the primary language of instruction, and the date of entry. The normal path of admission is the April-entry cohort. The October-entry cohort is specially offered for students enrolling through the Special Program scheme described in the Admissions page.

  • English-taught, April-entry

    The April-entry application should be used by all applicants, other than Special Program scholars, who intend to pursue their studies in English, including the JDS program. The curriculum requires preparation of a thesis and completion of coursework. The program for JDS scholars is two and a half years in length. For other scholarship recipients, the program runs for two years after passing the entrance examination.

    Please consult the application form for details of the application process.

    Final application deadlines
    September 2, 2014 (Autumn selection)
    January 7, 2015 (Spring selection)
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    English-taught, April-entry LL.M.
  • English-taught, October-entry

    In principle, this two-year program is limited to students applying from selected partner institutions. However applications from other prospective candidates who fulfill the admission requirements will be considered. The curriculum requires preparation of a thesis and completion of coursework. The applicable scholarship program is the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship,
    the forms for which are included in the application booklet.

    Please consult the application form for details of the application process.

    Final application deadline
    January 12, 2017
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    English-taught, October-entry LL.M.
  • Japanese-taught program

    This program commenced in October of 2007, in cooperation with Japanese Law Centers established in a number of partner institutions in Asia. Two years of study, including coursework and a thesis, are required for the degree. The applicable scholarship program is the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship, the forms for which are included in the application booklet.

    Please consult the application form for details of the application process.

    Final application deadline
    January 27, 2017
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    Japanese-taught, October-entry LL.M.