Monash JD pathway to Oxford study opportunity

About the Monash-Oxford Degree pathway

Would you like to graduate with a qualification from Monash University and the University of Oxford? Would you like to study the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) or the Masters in Law and Finance (MLF) at the University of Oxford (Oxford)? The Faculty of Law offers a pathway opportunity to Oxford for outstanding Monash students enrolled in the Juris Doctor (JD) to study either of the following postgraduate programs:

If successful, you will begin your studies in Oxford in October. At that time you must have no more than four (4) units left to complete in your Monash qualification.

Complete your studies successfully and we credit a maximum of four elective units toward your Monash law degree.


Your application must:

Not all applicants will receive a course offer. Applications must include all your Monash unit results.

Oxford will not:

  • Apply any Monash course credits to the BCL or MLF
  • Accept work already submitted for assessment to Monash.

Before you apply

It is important you review and understand the following points before you apply:

  • If you are interested in this pathway, you must get course progression advice early on in your law studies by submitting an Ask.Monash enquiry.
  • You must adhere to the applicable academic rules and codes of conduct set by Oxford.
  • If your application is successful you will pay tuition and any other fees to Oxford each semester or term. You will also be eligible to apply for financial aid from Oxford (including scholarships and bursaries).
  • If you receive an offer from Oxford it is your responsibility to apply for any necessary visa or travel documentation. Monash is not responsible for you meeting the obligations of any student visa.
  • Your Monash JD degree must be conferred before you can graduate from Oxford with the BCL or MSc.

How to apply

  1. If you have met the credit point requirement, complete the Juris Doctor LLM Pathway Application form.
  2. Once we confirm you can continue with the process, apply to Oxford directly for admission to the BCL or MSc.
  3. If you get a course offer from Oxford you must submit the details to the Faculty of Law through We will then enrol you in Monash equivalent units.
  4. Once you have a course offer from Oxford you will be automatically assessed for the Law Faculty International Study Scholarship.

When to apply

  • Apply to Monash by the end of 1 December 2018 (year before course starts).
  • If Monash confirms you can proceed, Oxford applications close for both courses noon 25 January 2019  (year of course). Please check Oxford’s website for confirmation of exact deadline (BCL or MSc).
  • Teaching starts in Oxford in October each year.

Provision of Oxford results

Once you successfully complete the BCL or MSc programs you must provide the Faculty of Law with an official academic transcript of results from Oxford. We use the results from Oxford to apply the final grade of SFR (Satisfactory Faculty Requirement) to your Monash units. We cannot apply a numeric grade.

Queries and submission of paperwork


Further information

Visit the Oxford website for more information:


The Oxford pathway is currently supported by a ‘Monash Law Faculty International Study Scholarship’. This Scholarship will support one Monash Law student to undertake one of the three international pathway programs established by the Monash Law Faculty in 2014, as part of the Faculty’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Please note that no application is required for this scholarship, students who receive and accept their offer to any of the Faculty's three pathway programs will be automatically assessed. Please note this scholarship is dependent on funding.

The Faculty’s pathway programs enable outstanding Monash Law Faculty Juris Doctor (JD) students to study at one of three, and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) students (including double degrees) to study at one of two, of the most internationally acclaimed universities in the United Kingdom: the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

For further information please see the Law International Study Scholarship webpage.

Video: Monash Law alumna Amelia Hughes at Oxford University

About the video: Meet Amelia Hughes, a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws graduate from Monash University. She is now undertaking the Bachelor of Civil Law at the prestigious Oxford University.

Amelia talks about how the Faculty of Law at Monash provided a fantastic preparation for her time at Oxford, allowing her to develop broad-based legal knowledge.

As the Faculty of Law at Monash celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2014, a new milestone is its new Monash Juris Doctor pathway to Oxford. To Amelia, it is a brilliant opportunity for law students to gain an understanding of international jurisprudence and to get a perspective of different legal systems from other students and other academics is invaluable.

For more information about the other two Pathway programs, please visit the following webpages: