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Overseas Electives Application Form

Law & Justice Overseas Electives 2024 

Applications closed: Monday 20 May, 4pm

Deposit Payment
To secure your place, a non-refundable deposit must be paid by Monday 3 June, 5pm. 

Final Instalment 
The balance must be paid by Monday 24 June, 5pm.

Starting from Monday 24 June, 5pm, students who have made full payment will be enrolled into their course within 3-5 working days. 

New Colombo Mobility Scholarship + Predeparture Information 
2-4 weeks after enrolment, students eligible for the New Colombo Mobility Scholarship will receive an email to accept their nomination. Students will have 7 days to accept. 
All enrolled students will receive predeparture information from Learning Abroad, including a link to the pre-departure module. 
Please note that these emails will be sent to your UNSW email, so it is important to check this inbox regularly. 

Overseas Electives Info Session

Date: Thursday 11 April 2024

Time: 1:30pm - 2:40pm (AEDT)
Location: View recording here


LAWS3123 JURD7323 / LAWS8135 Chinese Legal System (SJTU Shanghai)
Offering Term: Term 2
Course Dates: Sunday 25 August to Saturday 7 September
Course Information Sheet: Access here


LAWS3345 / JURD7645 LAWS8345 CIBEL Elective (Tsinghua)
Offering Term: Term 3
Course Dates: Monday 2 September to Friday 13 September

Course Information Sheet: Access here

LAWS3549 / JURD7549 LAWS8349 Child Rights Comparative Clinical Program (Goa, India)
Offering Term: Term 3
Course Dates: Mon
day 18 November to Sunday 29 November
Course Information Sheet: Access here


LAWS3087 / JURD7787 US Legal Systems (Berkeley)
Offering Term: Term 3
Course Dates: 
Monday 7 October to Thursday 17 October
Course Information Sheet: Access here

Overseas Electives Class Attendance and Assessment Guidelines

Class Attendance: 

  • Students may attend an OSE during term where their absences from other courses fall within the Class Attendance requirements set out in the Assessment Procedure: 
    • for non-intensive courses, students may miss up to 20% of classes (e.g., students can miss up to 4 classes for a standard core course).  
    • for courses taught intensively, full attendance is required. 
  • For additional absences due to unavoidable travel commitments whilst participating in an OSE, students may apply for Special Consideration (SC). SC applications will be assessed against the degree of learning deficit caused by the absences. Students wishing to apply for SC must apply as soon as possible and at the latest within 3 working days of the missed class.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with the reading materials etc, lecturers will not arrange additional consultations. 


  • Generally, undertaking an elective intensively (whether in Australia or overseas) is not grounds for SC. Students will not be eligible for extensions simply because they take an overseas elective.
  • UNSW policy provides that ‘heavy academic workload’ and ‘two or more assessments due on the same date’ are not grounds for SC.
  • In the instance where a student’s travel to participate in an OSE makes it impossible for them to attend or complete a particular assessment task (such as an exam or an in-class test), the student may apply for SC. Students wishing to apply for SC must apply as soon as possible and at the latest within 3 working days of assessment due date.  
  • In addition, students enrolled in Child Rights Comparative Clinical Program (Goa, India), whose participation prevents them from attending a final exam may apply for SC. A copy of the course acceptance email must be included with the application as supporting documentation. Approved applications will result in a supplementary exam held during the period of 6 Jan- 10 Jan 2025.
  • Students must not participate in an OSE where their absences would require them to miss a group work assessment.  
  • Students may check with the convenor of the other course to determine whether there is any conflicting group work.

Useful Links:
How to Prepare for Departure
Travel Insurance
Learning Abroad Pre-Departure Tutorial

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