Joint Degree Admissions

 Joint (Dual) Degree Program at a glance:

National Taiwan University College of Law has collaborated with partner institutions to offer students an opportunity to earn Joint (Dual) Degrees through the Joint (Dual) Degree Program.

Applicants should be nominated by partner institutions, then prepare to submit application documents to NTU Law.

Students who are accepted to the program will become registered as Master's/Doctoral degree students at NTU Law. Vice versa for the partner institution. While registered at NTU Law, students are required to spend a minimum of one year at the institution.

Students will submit their theses to NTU Law and the partner institution. By successfully defending their theses, students will receive a double Master’s/Doctoral degree from both two institutions. The awarding of Master's/Doctoral degree from NTU Law will be in accordance with the Graduate School of Law's regulations.

  List of Joint Degree Program Partners

Institution Degree Limitation

Application Deadline

(Enrollment Date)

Notes
Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law Master 5 students/year 9/1 (Next April)
Tohoku University Graduate School of Law Doctoral 2 students/year 6/1 (Next April)
Tohoku University Graduate School of Law Master 5 students/year

6/1 (Next April)

12/1 (Next October)

Osaka University Graduate School of Law Doctoral 2 students/year 6/1 (Next April)
Kyushu University Faculty of Law Master 5 students/year

3/1 (upcoming October)

9/1 (Next April)

Two study plans (English or Japanese)
Yonsei University Law School Master 5 students/year

3/1 (upcoming September)

9/1 (Next March)

Radboud University Faculty of Law Master 4 students/year

2/1 (upcoming September)

At least one scholarship recipient from NTU Law
Ruhr-University Bochum Faculty of Law Doctoral 2 students/year N/A
Universität Hamburg Faculty of Law Doctoral No limitation N/A After degree completion, student will be conferred certification under the name of both institutions.
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Master No limitation 1/1 (upcoming September) Financial statement required.
Queen Mary University of London

1+1

LLM.

Or

4+1

(Bachelor+Master)

No limitation 3/1 (upcoming September)

Must participate in 9 weeks long Pre-sessional Course. If (IELTS) score is higher than (7.0), students can participate in only 5 weeks long pre-sessional course or directly enroll in the program.

10% tuition discount

Other Important information about Joint (Dual) Degree Program:

The Joint (Dual) Degree Program allows students to earn a degree from both NTU and partner institutions. Students who apply for the program can take advantage of credit transfer, tuition fee discounts, and completing research program abroad. After completion of their studies at both institutions, the student will be conferred a degree from both NTU and the partner institution.

About the Joint (dual) degree agreement, there are two regimes.

The first regime is “mutual enrollment type,” that is, student from both side (NTU or Partner institution) can join the Joint (dual) degree program. After completing the graduation requirement from both law schools, the student will be conferred a Joint (Dual) Degree. There might be mutual credit recognition between NTU and the partner institution. We just built an agreement with UHH on Doctoral Degree under this regime recently.

 The second regime is “unilateral enrollment type”, that is, only NTU students will join this Joint (Dual) Degree Program. From the partner institutions’ standpoint, you can regard the NTU student as an ordinary student. The student will solely complete the graduation requirement the program at the partner institution, and be conferred the degree from the partner institution.

 Basically, this regime just provide a preferential admission way for NTU students. For example, the student can choose to enroll in the partner institution after completing one-year study at NTU. After the one year study at NTU, the student will move on and complete the study at the partner institution. After completing the study at the partner institution, the student will then come back to NTU to finish the degree at NTU. In fact, the degrees are separately-awarded. We built up this regime with law schools in Netherlands, USA and UK.

 

The following table is a comparison chart for the two regimes:

Regimes Qualified Student Degree
Mutual Enrollment Students from NTU or Partner Institutions There might be mutual credit recognition or joint supervision between NTU and UHH Joint (Dual) Degree conferred by NTU and partner institution
Unilateral Enrollment Only NTU students Same as ordinary student in UHH LLM program Joint (Dual) Degree is separately conferred by NTU and partner institution.

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 Mr. Yi Kuo

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