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Cambridge law students have the opportunity to study law in another country. Students are eligible to spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Spain to learn about the legal system of that country while being immersed in its language and culture.

Our partner institutions are:

  • The University of Poitiers, France;
  • The University of Regensburg, Germany;
  • Utrecht University, the Netherlands;
  • The University of Auckland, New Zealand;
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa;
  • The National University of Singapore, Singapore;
  • Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Applicants apply to study abroad at the beginning of their second year. The Faculty places high value on academic ability as part of the selection process. In addition, exchange students need to be competent in the relevant language (unless the intension is to study in Auckland, Utrecht, Singapore or Stellenbosch, 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.

Exchange schemes open 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.

Please note that the Faculty is participating in the UK Government's Turing Scheme, the funding from which is applied for on an annual basis. As such, it is not possible to guarantee exchange offerings beyond the current academic calendar year. However, the Faculty will endeavour to maintain exchange schemes for its undergraduate students with partner universities wherever possible, and is committed to maintaining its international ties and continuing to facilitate beneficial student experiences.