EDP – International Trade Law


  • ONE YEAR, with flexible contact hours.
  • Mandatory attendance for the Bridge courses which will familiarize the students with the basic law terms.
  • The candidates will also be required to attend other mandatory classes decided by the concerned faculty.
  • Examinations will be conducted only at the University.


  1. Application has to be filled online through our website gmu.edu.in
  2. Application Fees –
    1. INR 4000/- (INR Four Thousand Only) for General Category candidates
    2. INR 2000/- (INR Two Thousand Only) for Reserved Category (SC/ST/Gujarat Domicile) candidates
    3. Application fees shall be non-refundable.


Graduation from a recognised University.


  • Application form scanning
  • Motivation Letter which should specify why their application should be considered and how will the course be useful to them in career advancement.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Paper 1 - Legal Methods (Code: SML 0101)

  • Law as an Instrument of Social Change
  • Sources of Law
  • Interpretation of Law: Tools and Techniques
  • Legal Systems of the World
  • Indian Constitution and Important Principles
  • Administrative Law and General Principles
  • The Indian Judicial System
  • Principles of Transparency and Accountability and ADR

Paper 2 – Law of World Trade Organization (Code: SML 0121)

  • The Evolution of World Trading System
  • Institutional Dimensions of the WTO
  • WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism
  • Constitutional Principles of WTO
  • Regulation of Market Access
  • Measures against Unfair Trade
  • Specific Sectors
  • Matters Relating to Goods
  • Areas Other Than Goods
  • Interface between WTO and RTAs

Paper 3 – Law of International Sales of Goods (Code: SML 0122)

  • History and evolution of United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods and role of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
  • Sphere of Application and General provisions (Article 1 – Article 13)
  • Formation of the Contract (Article 14 – Article 24)
  • Sale of goods (Article 25 – Article 88)
  • Final Provisions (Article 89 – Article 101)

Paper 4 – Law of International Carriage (Code: SML 0123)

  • Introduction to International Carriage by Air
  • Introduction to International Carriage of Good by Sea
  • Introduction to International Carriage of Passenger and luggage by Sea
  • Introduction to International Carriage of Passenger and luggage by Road and Rail
  • Introduction to International Carriage of goods by Road and Rail

Semester 2

Paper 1 - India and Foreign Trade (Code: SML 0224)

  • History & Introduction to Trade
  • Export Import Policy of India
  • India & its International Trade relations
  • Foreign Exchange and International Trade
  • Trade & Environment

Paper 2 - International Investment Law (Code: SML 0225)

  • Introduction to Foreign Investment: History and Evolution, Trends and Rationales
  • International efforts to regulate Foreign Investment
  • International Investment Agreements in the form of Multilateral Investment Treaties & Bilateral Investment Treaties
  • Foreign Direct Investment in India
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • Contemporary Issues and Challenges in India

Paper 3 - International Commercial Arbitration (Code: SML 0226)

  • Introduction, Nature and Development of ICA
  • Theoretical Aspects of International Commercial Arbitration
  • The Agreements of Arbitration
  • Laws Governing International Commercial Arbitration
  • The Arbitral Tribunal
  • The procedure to conduct the proceedings
  • The procedure to conduct the proceedings (The Award)
  • Investment Arbitration and International Law

Paper 4 – Dissertation (Code: SML 0209)


Sr. NoOne TimeAmount
1Admission FeeRs.2000
2General Security DepositRs.10000
3(A) Total (One time) (2+3)Rs.12000
4Tuition Fee for Indian NationalRs.70000
5Tuition Fee for NRI & Foreign National4000 USD
6Infrastructure Maintenance FeeRs.16500
7Examination FeeRs.6500
Academic facility Fee
8(Library, Computer, Internet, Moot Court, Training, etc.)Rs.12000
9Extra-Curricular, Adventure, Sports and Gymnasium, Social and Cultural Activities, Welfare FeeRs.3000
10Total  (3+4+6+7+8+9)Rs. 120000/-
11Total (For NRI & Foreign National Student) (3+5+6+7+8+9)Rs50000/-+ 4000 USD
12*If any student want  partcipate in  Global  Externship Activity, fee will be (Includes food, Travel, Lodging, etc)RS. 280000/-
13Total ( 10+12)400000
14Total (FOR NRI & Foreign National) (11+13)Rs. 3,30,000+USD4000

* It is Optional for Students

GMU holds the right to amend the fees structure without any prior notice
Hostel fees are likely to change and shall be updated on website


  • The fees does not include hostel and mess charges. It shall not be the responsibility of the University to provide hostels. However, the University shall explore possibility of providing hostel facilities only on the written request of the candidate at the time of taking admissions. However, this shall be subject to the availability of rooms in the Transitory Campus.
  • Rooms, if provided, shall be only on payment of additional hostel and mess charges.
  • Rooms, if provided, shall be exclusively on double occupancy basis.


  • On All India seats, a horizontal reservation of 30% shall be made in favour of Female candidates, 5% of seats for Specially Abled Persons/Persons with Disability (PWD) category and 25% of seats shall be made in favour of candidates of Gujarat Domicile, cutting across all the above categories.
  • NRI category seats are available to NRI candidates or Indian nationals sponsored by NRI. Merit for the admissions under NRI quota shall be decided by the University.
  • Foreign National category seats are available to Foreign Nationals only i.e. candidates with foreign citizenship.
  • No transfer of candidates once admitted shall be permitted. Unfilled seats of any category, if any, shall be filled, as per the decision of GMU.
  • The Applicant must ensure his / her eligibility for the admission in respect of qualifications and other requisite criteria and only then apply.
  • Applicants/Professionals in service must attach NOC from respective institutions along with the application.
  • Applicant are required to apply online through given link only.
  • No TA/DA shall be paid for attending/participating in the admission process.
  • The University reserves the right to alter / insert any corrections / additions in the scheme through website in the event of any typographical error or as required.
  • The University shall verify the antecedents or documents submitted by a candidate at any time, at the time of admission or during the course of study. In case, it is found that the information(s) given by the candidate are fake or the candidate has a clandestine antecedents/background and has suppressed the information, then his / her admission shall be terminated. No refund of fees shall be done in such an eventuality.
  • The decision of the University Authorities on any/ all matters in relation to admissions shall be final and binding.
  • Candidates securing admissions will have the choice to opt for an international study tour of 2 weeks to the Netherlands. The to and fro expenses and visa charges shall be borne by the candidates. Other expenses of lodging and boarding and training expenses shall be borne by the University.

For further information / query, please contact:
The School of Law, Policy and Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Email: info@gmu.edu.in
Phone: 079-23270500 / 07