Outgoing study exchange
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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.

The implications of the UK leaving the European Union 

The University is committed to welcoming and supporting EU students in the long term. Please visit the Oxford and the EU: student Q&As webpage where the University is providing relevant updates as UK and EU negotiations advance. 

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.

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 2019-20

"Wonderful experience, personally and academically"

"It was a very stimulating year of endless discoveries and fruitful work amongst brilliant people"

"I felt incredibly welcomed in Oxford, by my College, the teachers and by other students, and enjoyed fully my experience as an Erasmus student"

"a transforming, life-defining experience"

"The teaching was of a very high quality, it was a very fulfilling experience"

"Oxford is a beautiful place to grow and learn"

Student testimonials from 2018-19

"Definitely one of the best choices I have ever made"

"Being in Oxford widened my scope and has enriched my life"

"Exceptional! Very good teaching and facilities, great opportunities to meet other people around College and Oxford"

"Excellent in all respects"

"A unique experience, broadening my horizon not only intellectually and culturally but in many other regards as well!"

"Enriching, exciting- a real integration experience"

"I was scared and intimidated before coming here [to Oxford], but none of that was necessary: it has without a doubt been the greatest experience of my life"

"My Erasmus experience at Oxford has been invigorating, life changing and fulfilling on an academic and personal level"

"An enriching, inspiring and stimulating experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life"

"This year has been enlightening on every level: I got to work on fascinating topics with passionate tutors, I could make the most of the inestimable resources of the Bodleian libraries, and I met wonderful people"

"It was academically and personally the most enriching year of my life"

"It was an amazing experience"

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.

Please note that you will not be registered as a student and will not have a college affiliation.

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