Studying Law at UBC on exchange

Guidelines for prospective students

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC welcomes exchange students from around the world. Nonetheless, there are limited spaces for exchange students wishing to study law at UBC and priority will be given to students coming through a law-specific exchange agreement. Students from universities with law-specific exchange arrangements can check with their universities for information on space availability at UBC. For students nominated via law-specific arrangements, space in courses is not guaranteed. Students should plan to complete their core requirements at their home university.

Guidelines for prospective exchange students 

  • Students must be registered in the Faculty of Law at one of the universities listed below.
  • Before coming to UBC, exchange students must have completed at least one year of law studies with a 70% average (or equivalent).
  • Students are eligible to take 300- and 400-level courses (subject to space availability).
    • Exchange students interested in clinical programs should contact the clinical program coordinator directly to inquire about space available in the course.
    • Spaces in courses that are in seminar format are typically limited to a small number of students. The Faculty will not allow additional students to enroll once a course has reached its capacity. If a course that is required for your degree is full, you must find an alternative course.
  • For a complete listing of law courses, please see course information on the Peter A. Allard School of Law website.

For more information on course availability, registration, orientation, and others, please refer to the Allard School of Law webpage for Incoming Exchange Students. If you have further questions, please email instead of contacting the Allard School of Law directly.

Universities with law-specific arrangements:

  • Australia National University
  • Beijing University (Peking University)
  • CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas)
  • Durham University
  • East China University of Political Science and Law
  • Emory University, School of Law
  • Hebrew University
  • Keio University
  • Korea University
  • LUISS Guido Carli
  • Lunds Universitet
  • McGill University
  • National Law School of India University
  • National Taiwan University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Osaka University
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Sciences Po Paris
  • Southwest University of Political Science and Law
  • Southwestern University, Law School
  • Tec de Monterrey
  • UNAM Centro de Investigaciónes Jurídicas
  • Universidad Panamericana
  • Universität Bern
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université Jean-Moulin Lyon III
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Universiteit Maastricht
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Arizona, Rogers School of Law
  • University of Auckland
  • University of California
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Houston
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Otago
  • University of Queensland
  • Univeristy of Sussex
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia

Application, dates and practical info

Not from a university partner?

Visiting, Unclassified, and Access Studies students are part of Non-Degree Studies, which is for students taking UBC courses without pursuing a UBC degree.

Non-degree studies is an option if you:
  • You have already completed a degree
  • You are completing an undergraduate degree at another institution
  • You want to take courses for general interest outside of a degree program

Visit Non-Degree Studies content for more information and to find out how to apply.


Go Global Inbound Exchange Team

Email enquiries + drop-in advising

When emailing us, please include:
  • Your student number in the subject line
  • Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email
Drop-in advising

Mon: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thurs: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Go Global Inbound Exchange Team

Telephone: 604 822 0942

UBC Life Building
1001 - 6138 Student Union Boulevard
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