Admissions finalists announced, interviews to commence

The Admissions Committee today contacted the 50 finalists for admission to the first class of JSW School of Law, the first law school in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

The finalists were selected from 499 applicants, based upon a composite formula which includes their Grade XII examinations and their performance on a nationwide Bhutan Law School Admission Test (Bhutan-LSAT).

The Admissions Committee has invited each of the finalists to the law school’s administrative offices in Taba, Thimphu, for individual one-hour interviews with the full Committee.  The interviews will commence on Sunday and proceed through Friday.

The finalists represent 17 of Bhutan’s 20 Dzongkhags, and 25 of the country’s 58 higher secondary schools.  29 of the 50 are female. 31 were Sciences stream in high school, 17 followed Arts, and one was a Commerce student.

The most-represented high schools among the finalists are:

  • Jigme Sherubling HSS in Trashigang – 7 finalists
  • Phuentsholing HSS in Chhukha – 7 finalists
  • Zhemgang HSS in Zhemgang – 4 finalists
  • Gelephu HSS in Sarpang – 3 finalists
  • Sherubling HSS in Trongsa – 3 finalists
  • Ugyen Academy in Punakha – 3 finalists

The Committee also reached out to the candidates who were not selected for interview, thanking them for their interest and their efforts.

“This was a superior pool of applicants,” observed Vice Dean Michael Peil, the chair of the Admissions Committee.  “We are eager to meet the finalists and to sit face-to-face, for the first time, the students who will compose our first entering class.”