Qualified Person

Undertaking Remote or Online Learning Arrangements for Overseas Law Degree Programmes (Updated 5 October 2021)

Students who wish to undertake remote or online learning arrangements offered by the Overseas Scheduled Universities after 31 December 2021 must seek an exemption from the Ministry of Law before taking up such arrangements. (Please see Guidance Note Update dated 5 October 2021.) 

(For students having remote or online learning arrangements between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021, please see Guidance Note and Guidance Note Update dated 21 May 2021.)

Qualified Person

Being a Qualified Person is one of the requirements for individuals who wish to be admitted to the Singapore Bar.

The requirements of being a Qualified Person are determined by the Ministry of Law and set out in the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules. The information presented on the Institute’s webpages is for reference only, and is not a substitute for the applicable legislation. Unless otherwise stated, the information provided on the Institute’s webpages assumes that a person was enrolled in an applicable law degree on or after 1 January 2006, or is intending to pursue a law degree but has not started yet.

There are different requirements for becoming a Qualified Person depending on the university from which a person obtains the applicable law degree. Apart from the Approved Universities in Singapore, the legislation currently recognises certain applicable law degrees from Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America

Please refer to the infographic setting out the steps for law graduates from overseas scheduled universities to qualify for registration as Qualified Persons. 


Last Updated: 5 October 2021