Washington University in St Louis

St. Louis, Missouri
United States of America

Language of instruction


Students come from throughout the United States and around the world to pursue their legal studies at Washington University School of Law. A rich variety of courses in substantive law and applied lawyering skills provides Washington University law students with the training necessary to excel in both legal reasoning and practice techniques.

St. Louis is a very liveable city, with all the benefits of a large metropolis in a manageable urban environment. Enjoy the flourishing culture of art, music, food, parks, museums and more, all in the midwestern sunshine.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semester August–December

View WU Law's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

12 credits at WU Law is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at WU Law.

Find courses

Search the WU Law course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English


Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


There are a number of residential options available at Washington University, including on-campus and off-campus housing. For students who opt for off-campus housing, the Apartment Referral Service is a Washington University office that maintains a list of private landlords. Privately owned apartments are available in all of the neighborhoods surrounding campus.

Cost of living

Washington University provides an outline of the estimated cost of attendance for students studying in St Louis. It also provides financial information specific to WU Law students. Keep in mind that exchange students do not pay tuition to their host university. 

Additional Mandatory Fees

Washington University has additional mandatory fees which are outlined on the estimated cost of attendance page, of which the Health and Wellness Fee is applicable to exchange students. These fees cannot not be waived. 

Note: if attending for only one semester, the Health and Wellness Fee will be half the annual fee, as published.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All international students are required to purchase student health insurance and prescription drug coverage. Exchange students are not eligible to waive this requirement. See Student Health Services for clarification of the Washington University Medical Insurance Plan.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Washington University provides visa and immigration information for exchange students.

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.