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Incoming Students

It is possible to come to the University of Oxford as part of an organised study exchange with one of the University’s partner institutions, or to undertake work or training through an arranged traineeship.

Incoming study exchange students

In order to undertake an Erasmus study exchange period at the University of Oxford, there must be a current Institutional Agreement in place between the departments of partner institutions. Contact your home institution to discover if an agreement with the University exists.

If your home institution has nominated you to attend the University of Oxford as part of an Erasmus study exchange, please refer to the Incoming Erasmus Study Exchange Handbook for more information on living and studying in Oxford.

It can be difficult to establish new Erasmus exchange agreements at the University of Oxford due to the structure of our degree programmes and the collegiate system which require an equal number of incoming and outgoing students to exchange at the same time. Any new exchanges would need to be set-up on a long term basis, and the University of Oxford’s participation would require the approval of our Education Committee. Any long term exchange would need to be set-up between the department or faculty at each institution in the first instance, and once approval has been granted the Erasmus office can help with the next steps.

Student testimonials from 2014-15

It was an amazingly enriching and enjoyable experience in all aspects of university life! (Hristo, Institut d’études politiques de Paris)

This was a very intense experience, in all respects, even beyond my studies, and very satisfactory. (Adrià, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

I especially enjoyed the small seminars and tutorials. (Christina, Universität Heidel­berg)

The best year of my university and education life in general – brilliant, unforgettable. (Fares, L’Université Paris-Sorbonne)

A great cultural experience offering a lot of opportunities. (Manglou, ENS Lyon)

Best learning experience in my life, both from a personal and academic perspective. (Jordi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

I am incredibly happy that I had the opportunity to do my Erasmus in Oxford, as it is a unique place and I had an amazing time in this beautiful city. (Anna, Universität Konstanz)

Incoming traineeship students

If your home university has an Erasmus Charter, then you may be eligible to undertake work or training through an Erasmus traineeship at the University of Oxford.

Erasmus traineeships must be organised through the department you wish to work for, and they will sign all paperwork and be responsible for you throughout your stay. It is important to note that traineeship students will not have a college place and would not be registered as a student at the University. Please contact the relevant department directly to see if they are interested, and if so to discuss what the traineeship might involve.

If you have been accepted on a traineeship you might find parts of the Incoming Erasmus Study Exchange Handbook helpful. However, please note that you will not be registered as a student and will not have a college affiliation.