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Omitted Universities

The following 8 universities in the United Kingdom are no longer on the list of approved universities:


  1. University of Exeter
  2. University of Leeds
  3. University of Leicester
  4. University of Liverpool
  5. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  6. University of Manchester
  7. University of Sheffield
  8. University of Southampton


Singapore citizens and permanent residents who obtain approved law degrees from these 8 omitted universities will remain eligible for admission to the Singapore Bar, provided they were: 


(a) admitted before 1 October 2015 as a candidate for that degree; and 


(b) conferred that degree on or after 1 January 1997 but before 1 January 2025.


They must also: 


(i) Meet all the requirements of being a “qualified person” as defined in the Legal Profession Act read together with the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules; and


(ii) Fulfil the other admission requirements set out in Sections 12 and 13 of the Legal Profession Act read together with the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011


Please refer to the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) for more information on the omitted universities, and the “qualified person” and admission requirements.


Last updated on 09 Sep 2015