Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration

Course Overview

The increasing use of arbitration and other dispute resolution mechanisms means that more professionals will be called upon to act as arbitrators. Conducting arbitration properly necessarily assumes that the arbitrators understand the law supporting the process, the procedures that they are required to follow and the powers they are expected to exercise. While many lawyers are familiar with court procedures and the judicial process, fewer are familiar with the arbitral process. Non-lawyers have an even greater challenge when hearing disputes where parties are represented by lawyers in the arbitration. This course is designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers who wish to be involved in the practice of arbitration as arbitrators. Students will be taught the basics of the law of contract, tort and evidence, the law and practice of arbitration, and will receive training in drafting directions, orders and the arbitral award. On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration. They will then be qualified for direct admission as Fellows of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). In addition, such candidates will, upon satisfying the age and other requirements and on completing the prescribed Peer Interview, be considered for admission as Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (CIArb).

Admission Requirements

Candidates with a good Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University are invited to apply for this course

Modes of Instruction & Course Duration

Instruction will be through a combination of weekly lectures or seminars (2 to 3 hours) to be held on Wednesday evenings or on Saturdays, together with a final practicum. This course will be conducted over a university semester. Teaching will commence in the second week of January and will conclude by the end of May.

The Course Director is Adjunct Professor Neale R Gregson, Chartered Arbitrator.


Course Modules

» Principles of Contract, Tort and Evidence [CTE]
» Arbitration Law & Practice [ALP]
» Drafting and Award Writing Practicum [DAW]


The CTE Module will be assessed through a written examination of 3 hours duration (closed book).

The ALP Module will be assessed through class performance, drafting exercises, and a written examination of 3 hours duration (closed book).

The DAW Module will be assessed through class performance, drafting exercises, and a final award writing examination of 3 hours duration.


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Course Fees

The course fee payable is SGD8,560.00 (inclusive of 7% GST).

Class Size

Intake is strictly limited to 30 students.

Application Form & FAQ

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Closing date for application

Friday, 23 November 2018