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The UK will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme in 2020/21. This means existing Erasmus projects will continue and activity will be funded in the current year as planned. The information in this Erasmus section of the website is therefore applicable to the 2020/21 academic year. 

The Government has announced that the new Turing Scheme, supporting international mobility opportunities for students, will replace the UK's participation in Erasmus from 2021/22. The competitive application process is open for institutions to bid for funding. One application can be submitted per institution. The University’s bid will be coordinated by the International Student Office. Please note that students cannot apply for funding themselves. The outcome of the application will not be known until July and funding through the scheme is not guaranteed. If the bid is successful, funding arrangements are likely to be different to Erasmus and will be updated on these webpages.

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) funding programme for education and training, youth and sport. The overall programme objectives are to:

  • Boost skills and employability
  • Modernise education, training and youth work
  • Improve opportunities for young people.

The Programme is provided with funding by the European Union via the British Council, who are the UK’s National Agency.

Erasmus Student Charter

Erasmus Policy Statement

Erasmus Charter


Due to the Tripos structure at Cambridge, the only undergraduate students who can take part in Erasmus+ are from the following departments/faculties:

  • Modern and Medieval Languages (study exchanges and traineeships)
  • Law (study exchanges only)
  • Engineering (study exchanges only)
  • Physics (study exchange only for a research project during the long vacation and only if the project is a recognised part of the individual's degree)

MPhil students, with the exception of the 2 year Architecture and Design course, cannot take part in Erasmus due to the course length.

A number of departments allow PhD students to spend time abroad through Erasmus for research purposes. Please make enquiries with your department or the Erasmus Co-ordinator for current opportunities. You must have approval from your supervisor, the relevant Degree Committee and have applied for permission to work away.

Any student in their final year of study is eligible to apply for funding for a Graduate Traineeship. Please see this page for further information

Staff mobility opportunities are available to University Teaching Officers, University administrative staff and College Teaching Officers.