Fall and Winter Academic Exchanges

In the second or third year of your JD, you can choose to spend a term or full year on exchange at another institution. You have three options for selecting a host institution.

A. Study at One of Osgoode’s Partner Institutions

We have formal exchange agreements with prestigious law schools around the world.

Osgoode Fall/Winter Exchange Partners

Country

Institution

Language of Instruction

Academic Sessions

Belgium

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

English

Late Sept. – Jan.
Feb. – June

Canada

University of Montreal

English, French

Sept. – Dec.
Jan. – Apr.

China

Chinese University of Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong

English

Late Aug. – Dec.
Jan. – May
Late Aug. – Dec.
Jan. – May

Denmark

University of Copenhagen

English, Danish, French courses available. Many courses offered in English.

Sept. – Dec.
Feb. – June

England

University of Kent
Queen Mary University

English

Sept. – Dec.
Jan. – May
Sept. – Dec.
Jan. – May

France

Aix-Marseille

French

Sept. – Dec.
Feb. – June

Germany

Bucerius, Hamburg

English

Late Aug. – Dec.

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin

English

Sept. – Dec.
Jan. – May
Sept. – Dec.
Jan. – May

Israel

Bar-Ilan University
Hebrew University

Hebrew and English

Oct. – Feb.
Feb. – June
Oct. – Feb.
Late Feb. – June

Japan

Waseda University

Mostly Japanese but will accommodate English speaking students

Sept. – Dec.

Luxembourg

University of Luxembourg

English and French

Sept. – Feb.
Feb. – July

Netherlands

University of Amsterdam
Vrije University

French and English courses offered
English

Sept. – Dec.
Feb. – June
Sept. – Dec.
Feb. – June

Scotland

University of Strathclyde

English

Sept. – Dec.
Jan. – June

Singapore

National University of Singapore

English

Aug. – Dec.
Jan. – May

Sweden

Lund University

English

Sept. – Jan.
Jan. – June

Switzerland

University of St. Gallen

English and German. LLM courses mainly in English.

Sept. – Jan.
Feb. – June

B. Complete a York International Exchange

Osgoode students can apply for exchanges at the law faculties of York’s partner schools. Students applying for both Osgoode and York exchanges must submit separate applications for each exchange program. For detailed information on York exchanges, see the York International website.

York International’s Semester Exchange Partners with Law Faculties

Country

Institution

Language of Instruction

Academic Sessions

Australia

Flinders University

English

1st term: late Feb. – mid-June 2nd term: late July – end Nov.

Australia

University of Western Sydney

English

Late Sept. – Jan.
Feb. – June

Finland

University of Helsinki

English

1st term: mid-Sept. – Jan. 2nd term: Feb.– mid-May

Israel

Tel Aviv University

English

Late Aug. – Dec.
Jan. – May
Late Aug. – Dec.
Jan. – May

Spain

University of Valencia

English and Spanish

Sept. – Dec.
Feb. – June

Sweden

Stockholm University

English

1st term: Aug. – Jan. 2nd term: Jan. – June

Sweden

Uppsala University

English

1st term: mid-Aug. – late Dec. 2nd term: mid-Jan. – early June

C. Obtain a Letter of Permission to Pursue a Placement You Arrange Yourself

The Letter of Permission (LOP) program lets students arrange their own international study experience at an approved law school. It’s important to note that if you choose this option, you pay tuition at the host institution — not at Osgoode – and are not eligible for Osgoode bursaries or for the Ontario Students Assistance Program (OSAP).

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