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International Student Office


For updates on the impact of the EU referendum on the UK's participation in the Erasmus programme please refer to the University's Brexit FAQs

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.