International Students

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The Research LLM and PhD degrees have limited ability to accept international students. Each year, one or two spaces are available for international students and there is high level of competition for those spaces.

Students from outside Canada who are admitted to the Program must obtain all necessary visas and study permits. Applicants should review the process established by Citizenship and Immigration Canada early in their application process.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University requires applicants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to have a second-class Masters degree in order to be considered for graduate studies. In some cases, Osgoode may apply to have this requirement waived for individual candidates.

Practising Law in Canada

Please note, the Research LLM and PhD degrees do not qualify students to practise law in Canada. Students interested in practising law in Canada should review the licencing rules of the Law Society of the province in which they intend to practice.