Click on the links below to read about studying law in various countries. We'll provide you with general facts about the countries, and tell you about the local higher education systems, the legal peculiarities, tuition fees, the build-up of an academic year, law study possibilities for international students and much more.
Undergraduate as well as graduate Law programs are offered by Law schools and by law faculties in universities around the world. Law studies feature a wide range of concentrations and can suit almost any prospective student.
There are many different higher education institutions specialized in law around the world. Although the details vary by country, most fall into one of several categories, such as:
Many universities around the world offer LLB, LLM, MBA in Law, PhD in Law programs, as well as Law courses. It is common for students to specialize in a field within the law discipline such as Business Law, International Law, Environmental Law, Finance Law, Criminal Law, Tax Law, etc.
Potential students may also want to consider studying abroad, particularly if they are interested in highly specialized fields of law. Students are increasingly studying across borders for all levels of tertiary education (college or university-level studies). According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics (UIS), the number of students studying abroad is approaching 4 million per year, nearly double the 2 million studying abroad in 2000. Students from East Asia and the Pacific make up 28 percent of this total, while students from North America and Europe account for about 15 percent. The countries that send the most students abroad are China, India and the Republic of Korea. About 6 percent of students from Central Asia and about 5 percent of students from sub-Saharan Africa study abroad, making students from those regions the most mobile in the world. The current top destinations for international students are the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany and Japan.
Many students are also enrolled in online or distance learning graduate-level programs taught in countries other than their country of residence. These students are not included in the UIS numbers, so the total number of international students is somewhat higher, likely more than 4 million.
Students may want to consider studying law abroad for a variety of reasons, including:
Students considering pursuing a law degree may want to consider the following factors when deciding whether to study at a university in their home country or abroad:
Take the time now to check out law faculties and law schools from around the world. If you already know what you’re looking for, you can click directly to that country or to specific programs. Or take some time to browse and read about the exciting law programs available worldwide.