Juris Doctor

Australian National University

Postgraduate course details table
CampusCourse codeFee type Pattern of
Indicative annual
tuition fee^ (A$)
Course start date
Canberra 830481 DFEE 3F/6P $36,288 24 Feb 2020
27 Jul 2020


The ANU Juris Doctor (JD) is a graduate-entry law degree that, like the undergraduate B Laws (LLB), satisfies the academic requirement for admission to legal practice in Australia.

The ANU JD is a fee-paying program, although a small number of Commonwealth-supported places (CSP) may be available. All offers will initially be made as a fee-paying place, however, all applicants to the JD will automatically be considered for any available CSP after all applications have been assessed. CSP are assessed on the basis of academic merit.

Admission criteria

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program.

GPA calculation

ANU uses a 7-point grade point average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities.

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications that are eligible to be considered.

Course credit or exemption

For information about course credit for previous studies, see the program entry or read about course credit or exemption on the ANU website.

Fees and charges

^ Indicative total only. Actual total will depend on subject selection, rate of program completion and annual review of fee levels. Check the latest fee information.

Read about financial assistance from the Australian Government.

Read about scholarships and financial assistance from The Australian National University.

Commonwealth-supported places

Some ANU graduate degree programs may have Commonwealth-supported places (CSP) available. CSP are limited in number and selection is highly competitive. Places will be awarded on merit and not all applicants will be successful. Application processes for graduate degree CSP vary. For a full list of eligible programs and further information about graduate degree CSP, visit the ANU website.

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Further information

Read the full course details on the ANU website.

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