• Students should be aware that term dates vary considerably at some host institutions. It is important to choose a school with term dates that are compatible with both your educational and career plans. While care has been taken to provide links to relevant information, responsibility lies with U of T students to confirm exact course, visa, language requirements and term dates with the host institution.
  • Law students wishing to apply for an exchange to an institution that is not on the list below (ie. a category two school that the U of T’s Centre for International Experience has a university-wide exchange agreement) must first contact the Student Programs Coordinator in the Faculty of Law by November 24, 2014. Many of the universities on the CIE’s list of university-wide exchange agreements do not have law faculties or do not offer courses in English. Chances of placement are much stronger for law students wishing to attend one of the institutions listed below.
  • All UofT Law Students must take the equivalent of 14 UofT law credits while away on exchange.
  • UofT Law students may go on exchange for one term only.
  • Transfer students are not eligible to go on exchange. 
Host Universities
InstitutionNumber of credits required at host university; available information regarding semester dates. Language(s) of Instruction
 

Note: Schools with first semesters ending in January will allow U of T students to sit their exams prior to their departure for the winter break. Therefore, schools with first semesters ending in January are options for students who plan to go on exchange in the first semester.

However, some schools have semester dates (including mandatory orientation sessions) that begin prior to September and may overlap with articling job recruitments that take place in the summer months, as well as summer employment positions. It is up to students to confirm their host school’s semester dates and ensure the beginning of classes do not overlap with other important dates. Class attendance while on exchange is mandatory and students who are found to be missing classes risk their exchange being cancelled. 

 
Australia  
Australian National UniversityTerm dates run mid February to end of June, and end of July to end of November.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
University of Adelaide15 Adelaide units (= 5 courses at 3 units each)

Term dates run early March to early July, and end of July to end of December.

Information for incoming exchange students.

English
University of Melbourne50 MEL credits (= 4 courses at 12.5 credits each)

Term dates run early March to end of June, and end of July to end of November.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
University of New South Wales24 NSW credits (= 3 courses at 8 credits each)

Term dates run late February to end of June, and mid July to end of November.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
University of Sydney24 SYD credits (= 3 courses at 8 credits each)

Term dates run early March to end of June, and end of July to end of November.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
China  
Chinese University of Hong Kong

12 to 15 CUHK credits (= 4 or 5 courses at 3 credits each). Students taking courses within this range will be considered to have completed the equivalent of 14 U of T law credits.

Due to semester dates, second semester exchanges may be difficult for graduating students.

Information for incoming exchange students.

English
University of Hong Kong

24 HKU credits (= 4 courses at 6 credits each)

Due to semester dates, second semester exchanges may be difficult for graduating students.

Information for incoming exchange students.

English

Tsinghua University12 Tsinghua law course credits.

Depending on a student’s language ability, students may enrol either in courses in the English language LLM Program in Chinese Law, or in undergraduate Law courses which are offered in Mandarin.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who pursue one term of the one-year Tsinghua LLM program while on exchange are encouraged by Tsinghua to return to Beijing within 3 years to complete the second term of the LLM Program, which will enable them to receive the LLM in Chinese Law degree from Tsinghua.

Students are advised to pursue this exchange in the fall term only, as second term runs mid February to end of May.

English
(LLM Program in Chinese Law courses) or Mandarin
Denmark  

The University of Aarhus

Second term runs late January to late May. 

Due to semester dates, second semester exchanges may be difficult for graduating students.

Information for exchange students and international students.
English or Danish.  Search for English courses.  
England  
The Centre for Transnational Legal StudiesStudents must take between 12 and 14 CTLS credits. Students taking courses within this range will be considered to have completed the equivalent of 14 U of T law credits.

*Please read the important details of this joint collaboration program.

English
University of Birmingham60 Birmingham credits

Term dates differ significantly from UofT terms.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
University of Manchester60 Manchester credits (= 3 courses at 20 each)

Term dates run mid September to end of January and end of January to early June. 

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
   
France  
Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3)24 to 30 ECTS per term of LLM-level courses at Lyon.

In addition, an intensive French language course will be required during the one week orientation program at the beginning of each semester.  Lyon will also make additional French language classes available to students during the semester, but will not make it a requirement.

Please note that Canadian students need a visa to study in France.  

Information for incoming exchange students.

French/English

U of T Law students take the LLM program. The language of instruction for the LLM program is English. However, Lyon is a French speaking city and in order to accomplish everyday tasks (opening a bank account, getting a visa, signing a lease) students need to have intermediate to advanced level French. 

Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

Introduction au droit français (Introduction to French Law), 1.5 hours; plus 12 hours of other courses, which equals 4 to 5 courses depending on the number of courses offered with a "TD"  (travail dirigé i.e. tutorial). These courses typically include a course on Droit des obligations(French contract and tort law).

Will accommodate exams, usually oral, for early return at end of first term.

Please note that Canadian students need a visa to study in France.  

Information for incoming exchange students.
French:

Students must have a high level of French to be successful in this program. Students will attend lectures, write exams and term papers in French. 

Prior to leaving on exchange, students attending Paris II will be required to take a French test. 

   
 

 

 
Hungary (Budapest)  
Central European University (CEU)1 CEU credit is worth 1.4 U of T Law credits. Students take 10 CEU credits over 2 modules in a term. This will be a mix of mostly 1 credit, with some 2 credit courses.

First term students must take: 4 to 5 CEU credits in Fall Module 2, and 5 to 6 CEU credits in Fall Module 3 for a total of 10 credits during their exchange.

Second term students must take: 4 to 5 CEU credits in Winter Module 4, and 5 to 6 CEU credits in Winter Module 5 for a total of 10 credits during their exchange.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
 Ireland  
 Trinity College Dublin30 ECT credits (= 3, 10 credit courses).

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
Israel   

Tel Aviv University (Spring only)

Semester dates differ significantly from U of T Law. Some years, only Winter exchanges will be possible. 

Tel Aviv intensive courses are equivalent to 2 UofT credits. Students are required to take 7 intensive courses = 14 U of T credits

Information for incoming exchange students.
English  or Hebrew
Netherlands  
University of Amsterdam30 ECTS credits (= 4 to 6, 5 or 10 credit courses)

The University of Amsterdam recommends that students from Canadian universities take 5 ECTS courses in the first semester (both first and second part) as the exams for these courses are in October and December, and/ or take 10 ECTS courses that require a paper or take home exam; this way students can complete 30 ECTS and return in time for the second semester at UofT.

Courses must be selected to allow for early completion of exams in either term.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English (LLM Programs) or Dutch
New Zealand  
University of AucklandUpper year/advanced or master level courses equal to 70 Auckland points. i.e. 4 courses worth 15 Auckland points each and one course worth 10 points. U of T students may be required to overload.

Term dates generally run early March to early July, and late July to end November.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
University of Otago4 courses at 15 points each = 60 Otago points.

Term dates generally run from early January to end of June, and early July to early November.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
Norway  
University of OsloTerm dates generally run from mid August to mid December and early January to mid June.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English and Norwegian
Scotland  
University of Glasgow

Students must take 60 Scot credits. Students must take at least two, 3 or 4 level courses. The remainder of courses can be lower level courses. All 60 Scot credits must be made up from law courses. 


Term dates run mid September to end December, and mid January to end of May.

Information for incoming exchange students.

English
Singapore  

National University of Singapore

17-19 NUS credits.

Will accommodate exams for early return at end of second term.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English
National University of Singapore - Thematic Term Away (TTA)17-19 NUS credits. While at NUS students will pursue 2  courses in the area related to the approved theme (i.e. either public transnational law or private transnational law). See Thematic Term Away for more details.

Will accommodate exams for early return at end of second term
 English
Sweden  
Lund University30 ECTS credits (= 2 courses of 15 ECTS credits each).

Lund University may not allow UofT students to pursue courses that will allow them to return in time to graduate in June.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English or Swedish
Uppsala University30 ECTS= 2 courses of 15 ECTS credits each.

Information for incoming exchange students.
English or Swedish