South Asian University, New Delhi

LLM South Asian University, New Delhi

Also known as: SAU Delhi

Quick Facts


Fees Details

Tuition Fee (Non-Refundable) SAARC Students- 

US$ 440 per semester (US$ 880 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January each year.

US$ 500 per semester (US$ 1000 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January each year.

Non-SAARC Students-

S$ 4500 per semester (US$ 9000 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January each year.

US$ 5100 per semester (US$ 10200 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January each year.

Admission Fee (Non-Refundable) SAARC Students- 

US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU)

Non-SAARC Students-

US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU)

Security Deposit (Refundable)* 

SAARC Students- US$ 100

Non-SAARC Students- US$ 100

Students' Aid Fund (Non-Refundable)- 

SAARC Students- INR50 per semester

Non-SAARC Students- INR50 per semester

Hostel Fee is US $ 60 per academic semester for students from the SAARC region

Mess charges will be extra and are likely to range between US$ 50 to 75 per month

Disclaimer: Data for total fees has been calculated based on all years/semesters as provided by the college. The actual fees may vary.

Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 2 Years

The Master of Laws (LLM) programme which is of two years (four semester) duration is geared towards research and focuses on South Asian legal systems and their response to emerging issues in international law. Combining mainstay areas in international law and the emerging streams in this knowledge domain, it offers courses in Legal Theory and Jurisprudence, General Principles of International Law, International Trade Law, International Investment Law, Law on Transnational Contracts and Arbitration, International Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, Law of International Organizations, International Human Rights Law, Law of the Sea, Private International Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Dispute Settlement, International Maritime Law, and International Environmental Law, among others. Some innovative courses such as Comparative Constitutional Law of South Asian countries are also offered.

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Admission Process

An Entrance Test will be conducted simultaneously throughout the SAARC region on 15 April 2018. The fee for appearing in the Entrance Test is US $10 or INR 650/-. Applications for admission will be accepted only online and payment must be made by credit/debit cards or net banking. Those who cannot pay the application fee online still need to fill and submit the online application form. They can then courier a bank draft for US$ 10 or INR 650/- drawn in favour of “South Asian University” payable at New Delhi to the Deputy Registrar Admissions, South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India. The bank draft must have the name of the candidate, application number and the programme applied for at the back of the bank draft. However, registration will be done only on receipt of the bank draft.

The following is a list of the main cities where the Entrance Test will be conducted:

  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Chittagong and Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Thimphu and Kanglung (Bhutan)
  • Male (Maldives)
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan)
  • Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • India (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram).

Format of the Entrance Test

The duration of the Entrance Test will be 3 hours and the question paper will consist of 100 multiple choice questions in two parts.

Part A will have 20 multiple choice questions of one mark each on general knowledge, political science, geography, general science and civics of the 10+2 level.

Part B will have 80 multiple choice questions of the LLB level carrying one mark each and will generally include the following areas:

Public International Law: General Principles of International Law (Recognition, Succession, State Responsibility, State Immunity, Relationship between International Law and Municipal Law); International Organizations; Law of the Sea; Diplomatic and Consular Immunity and others; International Trade Law; International Criminal Law; International Humanitarian Law; Intellectual Property Rights; International Environmental Law; International Human Rights Law.

Jurisprudence: Analytical School of Law; Pure Theory of Law; Sociological Jurisprudence; Legal Personality and Legal Rights; Ownership; Possession and Rule of Law.

Eligibility Criteria

12 years of schooling + a 5 year integrated BA/BBA/BSc/LLB degree or 12 years of schooling + a 2 or 3 year Bachelor’s degree + a 3 year LLB degree or 12 years of schooling + a 4 year LLB degree) from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries, with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade.

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