Exchange program

Through the student exchange program, the students of NLSIU have an opportunity to study law and live in a foreign country while receiving credits towards their degree. Studying abroad for a trimester (or semester, as the case may be) helps our students gain first hand experience of another legal system, culture, foreign language and also helps them build an extensive network of contacts around the world.  In addition to this, exchange program gives our students an opportunity to broaden their knowledge base, gain new perspectives, sharpen their skills, and build the networks of relationships needed to meet the demands of issues on the local, national, and global scales.

Incoming student also bring along with them a diverse understanding of law particular to their home countries, and a perspectives shaped by their society and culture. Interacting with foreign students helps our students build knowledge of various legal systems, gain a perspective with respect to diverse cultures and form contacts.

For incoming students, the exchange program presents an opportunity to build an understanding of Indian legal system, develop perspective of policy making in the Indian context, examine impact of international policies and developments from a developing country’s perspective, and comprehend Indian culture better. Subjected to other requirement, foreign students can choose from as diverse as sixty courses taught at NLSIU. Additionally, there are a number of seminar courses and elective courses available to them.

Being a residential university also carries its own perks. Foreign students get a chance to get along with our students, participate in various student organised activates, and perhaps build friendships lasting for life. They get a chance to mingle with the culture here and develop alongside some of the brightest students in the world.

Our exchange program we have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with our partner universities. Currently we have MoUs with many institutions for exchange of students, faculties and ideas. A list of our partner institutions is as follows:

    1. Bucerius Law School, Hamberg, Germany
    2. Dulhousie university, Canada
    3. EBS Law School, Germany
    4. Ecole De Formation Des Barreaux, France
    5. Eritrea School of Law
    6. Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
    7. Ghent University, Belgium
    8. Hof University, Germany
    9. Korean National Police Academy, South Korea
    10. Legal Research Institute, New Mexico, Mexico
    11. Maastricht University, Netherlands
    12. Macquarie University, Australia
    13. University Paris-Dauphine
    14. College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    15. National University of Singapore, Singapore
    16. University of Bern, Switzerland
    17. University of Cologne, Germany
    18. University of Exeter, United Kingdom
    19. University of Gothenberg, Sweden
    20. University of Groningen, Netherlands
    21. University of Queensland, Australia
    22. University of Houston, Texas
    23. University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
    24. University of Luxembourg
    25. University of Cape Town, South Africa
    26. University Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain
    27. Dickinson Pool School of Law, King’s College, London, UK
    28. Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law, Israel
    29. Sciences Po, Paris, France
    30. University of New Hampshire, School of law, Franklin Pierce Centre for Intellectual Property, USA
    31. Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
    32. Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, United Kingdom
    33. Saratov State Academy of Law, Satatov, Russian Federation
    34. School of Law, Korea University, Republic of Korea
    35. University of South Australia, Adelaide
    36. University of Wisconsin Law School, USA
    37. University of Zürich, Switzerland
    38. Pantheon-Sorbonne, University of Paris, France

At exchange cell we continuously strive to enhance exchange experience. For the same we have developed a dedicated exchange office for the outgoing students. The exchange office assists our students in applying for the foreign universities. Further, for the incoming students we have developed a comprehensive information system and a dedicated communication system. We have also developed a buddy system wherein all the foreign students are allocated buddies who introduce them to the NLSIU community and culture.

We are also in the process of expanding our footprint in the international community. We constantly endeavour to increase the number of our partner institutions in order to give wide exposure to our students.

In case you are a foreign university seeking to partner with us, please click here.

Important links:

How to apply—Outgoing students

How to apply—Incoming students

Incoming exchange student form– Incoming student is required to download the form and mail the filled up form along with other required attachments. The required attachments have been mentioned in the instructions within the form.