University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of LAW.

Student experiences

Student experiences Cambridge


Law Faculty

Information for incoming students

Academic calendar

The University of Cambridge uses the trimester system rather than the semester system.

Michaelmas Term: Approximately beginning of October - beginning of December
Lent term: Approximately mid January - mid March
Easter term: April - June

An exchange to Cambridge University is always for a full year, 1 semester is not possible.

An Erasmus orientation event is held on the Friday before the start of the Michaelmas Term and a welcome dinner is held in the evening of the same day. Colleges organise their own induction events. There is no welcome event for students starting in Lent and Easter Terms, although Erasmus students are invited to attend the University’s general International Student welcome event.  

Please check out the Academic Calendar


Grade requirement: a grade average point of 7,5 at the time of the Utrecht University Study Abroad application

Language requirement: a C1 (CEFR) language level in English is required. 
Once selected; students are to sit an online assessment as part of their application process at the University of Cambridge.

All students who are non-native speakers of English are required to sit an online English assessment as part of the application process, before the application deadline. Once the nomination has been received, an account will be set up for each student. Please note that the details will only be sent to the student’s Coordinator or nominated tutor/supervisor who will need to supervise the assessment and we expect that the assessment will take place in April. 

Students can request an exemption from taking the assessment if they already have an English qualification. Check in the link below if you have the required English qualification requirements: > scroll to English language assessment 

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All students must be proficient in English before arrival. English for academic purposes courses are organised by the Language Centre 

An exchange to Cambridge University is always for a full year, 1 semester is not possible.

Areas of study open for exchange students


Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month

Cambridge is an expensive place to live and students should expect living costs for the academic year to be around £9,670 as a minimum based on an 8 month stay. Students should have sufficient finances for the duration of their stay at Cambridge. Please note that students may be asked for financial guarantees to cover accommodation costs. It is not possible for students to undertake paid work during their study or to claim College/University financial aid.  

More information


If you are a national of a country outside of the UK or Republic of Ireland, you will need to consider visa requirements for your studies at Cambridge.

Find more information on the University of Cambridge's website.

Check if you need a visa on the website of the UK government.


The Erasmus+ Grant is no longer available for exchange students who are going to the UK. Read more about grants on our website.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Please note that the information below is subject to change:

Incoming students are permitted to:  
a) choose three papers (or 2 papers and 2 half-papers); 

b) or choose two papers and participate in a seminar course 

University of Cambridge: 1 paper > 12 ECTS  


Number of places available

Students who are interested in an exchange with Cambridge University are advised to contact the International Exchange Office to discuss the possibilities.

The number of students Utrecht University can send to Cambridge depends on how many Cambridge students choose Utrecht as their exchange destination. This means that numbers vary every year.

2024-2025: 6 students

2023-2024: 6 students

2022-2023: 3 students

2021-2022: 3 students

2020-2021: 1 student

2019-2020: 4 students




Additional information

Please note that you are expected to study full-time. The University of Cambridge therefore strongly discourages working next to your studies.

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Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

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