Admissions FAQs

Here are some FAQs that will help you gain a better understanding of the admission process at NLSIU. Please follow this page for regular updates.

BA LLB (Hons) UG Programme:

What is the deadline this year for applying to the BA LLB (Hons) Programme?

Registrations for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) commenced on 1st January 2021 and close on 15 June 2021. Due to the COVID pandemic lockdowns imposed in various states, please refer to the CLAT website for further details on the examination.

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Announcements regarding the admission process and allotment of seats will follow after students appear for CLAT.

Does NLSIU give additional time for International Baccalaureate (IB) and IGCSE students to submit their Grade 12 final transcripts?

We do not accept predicted or mid-year transcripts. Students will have to produce their final transcripts during counselling and allotment of seats. In case of COVID-related delays, provisional admission may be granted on a discretionary basis.

Is there any age limit to apply for the course?

There is no age limit to apply for UG and PG courses.

Does NLSIU offer BA LLB through distance mode?

No, the 5-year integrated BA LLB course is only offered on campus.

Can I pursue BA LLB part-time at NLSIU?

No, we do not offer part-time BA LLB courses.

Does NLSIU accept students who wish to transfer from other law schools for the BA LLB course?

We do not accept transfer students.

Foreign Nationals:

Is there direct admission for foreign nationals? Do applicants outside India have to appear for CLAT?

Foreign Nationals who possess a PIO (Person of Indian Origin) or OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card are eligible to apply for CLAT as NRI candidates.

Does NLSIU have an NRI quota?

No, NLSIU does not have an NRI quota.

I’m an NRI and I have completed my schooling abroad. Will my grades be accepted?

The candidate will first have to appear for the entrance examination. If you secure admission, NLSIU will consider your grades. Upon converting your school grades, it should be equivalent to 45% under the Indian grading system to be eligible.

Other Programmes:

I have completed my undergraduate degree. Can I apply for a PG programme at NLSIU?

Students will have to complete their BA LLB programme to be eligible for the LLM programme on campus. Students who have completed any undergraduate degree may apply for the on-campus MPP programme or off-campus online and hybrid programmes offered by NLSIU’s Distance Education Department:

Can I apply for an LLD programme at NLSIU?

NLSIU is currently not offering the LLD programme. Please follow this page for further updates.