The Erasmus+ Scheme

While studying Law at Cambridge, you will have the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus+ exchange scheme, a programme created and funded by the European Union. Through this programme, you are eligible to spend a year studying in one of our partner institutions, learning about the legal system of that country while being immersed in their language and culture.

Our current partner institutions:

  • The University of Poitiers, France
  • The University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

You do not need to apply for the Erasmus+ scheme when you submit your UCAS application. Instead, you would apply at the beginning of your second year. The Faculty places high value on academic ability so to take part in the scheme you will need to do well in your studies. In addition you will need to be competent in the relevant language (unless you intend to study in Utrecht, where classes are taught in English).

If you choose to pursue a year abroad, you would complete your first two years of study at Cambridge as normal, go abroad for your third year, then return to Cambridge to complete a fourth and final year. Because this option will require four years to complete, it will be important for you to confirm that you have the necessary funding and accommodation available for all four years.

The Erasmus+ scheme opens the door to an exciting and enriching experience: imagine living in a foreign land for a year, getting an insight not only into a different legal system, but also a different culture. Many employers now look favourably upon this sort of experience and the skills that you undoubtedly gain from it.

Because the UK has chosen to leave the EU, the Erasmus+ scheme may undergo changes in the coming years. However, the Faculty of Law is committed to maintaining its international ties and continuing to facilitate beneficial student experiences.


For me, Erasmus was definitely about experiencing new things

Emma, Erasmus year in Madrid