National Law University [Based on Fees, Eligibility and Rankings]

Last Modified on : December 19, 2023

National Law University is one of the best law universities in the country, established in 2008. This university is well-known for its civil society workers, lawyers, experts, entrepreneurs, and researchers.


NLU Delhi aims to transmit knowledge and teach values so that our candidates can contribute towards achieving social and economic justice. It plays an important role in the economic development and social transformation. 


It has been approved by UGC, BCI and is accredited with an A grade by NAAC. To know more about this particular institute, keep reading the post. Below is detailed information about the college’s fees, courses, admissions, and more.

Eligibility Criteria

To get admission into this college, students need to fulfil some basic eligibility criteria:

  • Students must have passed 12th from a recognized board.
  • They have obtained at least 50% marks in the 10+2 exams.
  • Applicants should also appear and qualify for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET).

Admission Process

To become eligible for admission, go through the below-mentioned points:


  • Applicants should secure at least 40% of the total marks in the AILET. However, 30% of marks are required for SC and ST students.
  • 30% of the seat is reserved by eligible horizontal reservation for women aspirants, including those from foreign national categories.
  • Eighty seats are available for Five-year Integrated BA, LL.B. (Hons.) course. Out of these, ten seats are reserved for Foreign students.

The entrance exam fee is prescribed below:


General Category Rs. 3,050/-
Persons with Disability Rs. 1,050/-
SC&ST Rs.1,050/-
(No Entrance Examination fee for SC/ST Below Poverty Line only)


Note: At the beginning of each semester, the mess advance of Rs.21,000/- will be deposited by each applicant. This fee is adjusted against monthly mess charges on a factual basis.

Fees Structure

Before moving ahead, have a look at the college fee structure:


Particulars  Fee From Hostlers  Fee From Non-Hostlers 
Tuition Fee INR 1,00,000.00 INR 1,00,000.00
Campus Development Fund Fee INR 3,000.00(One time) INR 3,000.00(One time)
Admission Fee INR 1,000.00(One time) INR 1,000.00 (One time)
Examination Fee INR 3,000.00 INR 3,000.00
Library Fee INR 3,000.00 INR 3,000.00
Internet Fee INR 8,000.00 INR 8,000.00
Electricity Charges INR 12,000.00 INR 12,000.00
Sports and Games Facilities Fee INR 3,000.00 INR 3,000.00
Journals Fee INR 2,000.00 INR 2,000.00
Dissertation  Fee INR 1,000.00 INR 1,000.00
Room Rent (For Hostel) INR 18,000.00
Hostel Facilities (For Hostel) INR 20,000.00
Library Deposit INR 3,000.00 INR 3,000.00
Hostel Deposit (For Hostel) INR 5,000.00
Mess Deposit (For Hostel) INR 3,000.00
Total INR 1,85000.00 INR 1,39,000.00


Foreign Nationals: The annual tuition fee is equivalent to 5,000 US Dollars for applicants from SAARC countries. Students who are from other countries have to pay 10,000 US Dollars. Besides, other fees will be the same, just like Indian students.

The students will also pay a mess advance of INR 21000.00 per semester. However, this amount will be adjusted per the actual expenses of the Hostel Mess. After reviewing the expenses on the advice of the Mess Committee, the amount may be increased.

Courses offered at National Law University 

Courses Eligibility No. of Seats
B.A.L.L.B (Hons) 5-year programme Passed 12th with a minimum of 45% marks. 110+10
L.L.M (one-year programme) Have LLB or equivalent law degree with at least 50% marks. 70+10
PhD programme Students must have gained LLB or equivalent law degree with 55% marks. 14+2

If you want more courses and eligibility details, click here.

Placement Process: NLU Delhi 

Every year, the placements at National Law University Delhi start in April-May. The top recruiters visit the college campus and recruit applicants per their legal aptitude and academic profile. Each institute has its own ‘Placement Committee’ that conducts the whole campus placement process. Further, the placement and recruitment at NLUs are done through three processes:

Pre-Placement Talks 

  • To know about the profile of the recruiting companies, compensation packages etc., candidates participate in the program.

Pre-Interview Screening Process 

  • For group discussions, applicants participate in pre-interview
  • As per their policy, recruiters choose the right students.
  • The experience letters are forwarded to the recruiters.

Placement Offers 

  • Short-listed candidates will be called for interviews and provide placement offers.
  • They can accept or reject the offers as per their needs and requirements.
  • To complete the joining formalities, HR will contact the candidates.

Top Recruiters 

Every year, many candidates visit the college campus to recruit candidates based on their skills and knowledge. Names of the top recruiting companies for placements are given below:

  • ICICI Bank
  • S&B Partners
  • Bajaj Finance Limited
  • Tata Power
  • Star India
  • Trilegal (Delhi)
  • Ashwin Shankar
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Simon Benjamin
  • S&R Associates (Delhi)


The college campus is equipped with various modern facilities. This includes:


  • Library
  • Auditorium
  • Seminar rooms
  • Internet/Computer Centre
  • Transport facilities
  • Sports/Games etc

Contact Information 

National Law University Delhi

Sector 14, Dwarka

New Delhi, India

Pincode: 110078

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is NLU Delhi hard to get into? 

Candidates need to qualify for the AILET exam to get admission into this college. However, it is one of the toughest law entrance exams.

Is National Law University Delhi a government university? 

National Law University Delhi is a state-level university established in 2008. This institute is situated in the capital of India.

What is the monthly fee of NLU Delhi? 

If students belong to the General/OBC category, the monthly fee of NLU Delhi is INR 1, 38,000, excluding the AILET application and hostel fee. However, INR 2, 08,000 is charged along with the hostel fee.


Author By

Pooja Singh

Introducing our highly qualified author, Dr. Pooja Singh, an experienced educator with over 20 years of teaching and research experience in the field of education. With a PhD in Education from the University of Mumbai, she is a recognized authority on various exam preparation and school and college overview guides. Additionally, She has authored several books on the subject. Dr Pooja's passion for teaching and commitment to student success have made her a sought-after mentor for students across India. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and provides valuable insights into the different career options available to students after completing their 12th grade or for those who are in further education. Her innovative approach to education has helped countless students achieve their academic goals.