Part A

Undertaking Remote or Online Learning Arrangements for Overseas Law Degree Programmes (Guidance Note dated 24 August 2020)

The enclosed Guidance Note sets out the criteria under which students who undertake remote or online learning arrangements offered by the Overseas Scheduled Universities between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2021 would not be considered to have infringed the requirement to be “full-time internal candidates” under Rule 10 of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules.

Part A 

Part A of the Singapore Bar Examinations is a conversion examination applicable for all graduates from approved foreign universities who intend to apply for admission to the Bar. It is one of the pre-requisites for such persons to attain the status of a qualified person as defined in the Legal Profession Act read with the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules

With effect from 2016, the Institute will be holding two sessions of the Examinations. The Part A Bar Course is an optional course and there is only one session of the course each year. The course is generally conducted from January to April each year and is open only to applicants of session 1 Examinations.


Last Updated: 24 August 2020