Monash Juris Doctor international applications guide

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

 Monash JD Intakes
Trimester 1 2014Trimester 2 2014Trimester 3 2014Important Information
Course commencement period

2014 Summer semester 
(January start)

2014 Winter semester
(May start)
2014 Spring semester  
(August start)
Applicants must enter the corresponding commencement period for the intake when applying online.
Applications close 15 November 2013 7 March 2014
3 July 2013
Applicants must submit a complete application, including all supporting documentation by 5:00 pm
Application outcome 16 December 2013
4 April 2014
1 August 2014
Applications 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 orientation 14 January 2014
29 April 2014
19 August 2014 Applicants who accept their offer will be invited to attend the Monash JD Welcome Orientation.
Course commencement 20 January 2014
5 May 2014
25 August 2014 Please 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

If you have completed postgraduate law studies with another institution within the last eight years, you may apply for credit. The maximum amount of credit that can be granted towards the Monash JD is eight units. These may consist of eight core units (the named units in the course structure) or seven core units and one elective unit.

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

When applying for credit or exemptions, an original or certified copy of your academic results and unit syllabus (units synopsis, assessment, number of hours, textbooks used) for the year the unit was studied is required for all studies not completed at Monash University.

You must submit the credit application form with your supporting documentation.