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Washington University, School of Law is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students in St. Louis, USA.

Washington University, School of Law is an exchange destination only meant for students in the UCU Transnational Law Program.

Number of places available

3 per semester

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: Late August – Late December 
Spring Semester: Mid-January - Mid-May

Language of instruction


Application deadlines

Fall Semester: May 15th
Spring Semester: October 1st

Course offerings

This program is only open to Transnational Law Program students. As such, only a specific combination of selected law courses is open to UC-students. Find more information here. For questions on the TLP, you can contact Dr. Bald de Vries or LLM. Diana Contreras-Garduño who coordinate this program.

Course levels

Courses can be from 100 to 400-level, relating to the 1st to the 4th year. First year course codes start with 1, second year codes with 2, etcetera.

Credit system

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Grade system

The grade system also works with an A-F scale, but the conversion is very different: 

Grade Basic grade point 70-100 scale
A+ 4.0 100-97
A 4.0 96-94
A- 3.7 93-91
B+ 3.3 90-88
B 3.0 87-85
B- 2.7 84-82
C+ 2.3 81-79
C 2.0 81-79
D 1.0 78-74
F 0.0 73-70

WUSOL has on-campus housing, but from previous experiences we know that this is usually not open to exchange law students. So, you’ll probably have to find a room off-campus, but WUSOL is willing to help you in this. More information.


An overview of the expected costs for a semester:

  • Student Bar Association Fee (J.D.) - $90;
  • Orientation Fee - $70;
  • Mandatory University Health Insurance - $815;
  • Mandatory University Health and Wellness Fee: $190;
  • Books/Supplies - $1,000;
  • Personal/Other expenses - $2,500. 

At the beginning of the Fall semester, the Office of International Students and Scholars offers an Explore program (a longer pre-orientation program together with first-years and International students) and a Discover program (two days of activities to get to know the University and St. Louis.) Neither of these programs is compulsory, but exchange students are recommended to take part in one of them. Moreover, WUSOL itself organizes for all new exchange and transfer students an Orientation with both much practical information and many social opportunities. More information

Student experiences

The courses at WUSOL (part of the TLP) are considered excellent by all previous exchange students. Teachers are outstanding and all students work very hard to get the best results possible. Facilities are impressive.

Be prepared to work hard. The courses you’ll be taking will namely be on masters’ level and will thus be harder and require more work than an average UC 300-level course. As a result of this, you might not have very much free time during your exchange. Previous students had nevertheless a very good time at WUSOL, but it is something that you should keep in mind.

In sum, going to WUSOL will definitely provide you with lots of knowledge in various fields of law and also introduce you to a new (more American) approach to law! 

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.