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 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: average of 7,5

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. Students are exempt from taking the assessment if they already have one of the following qualifications taken within the last two years: 
1. IELTS: a minimum overall grade of 7.5, with 7.0 in each element  2. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: at grade A  3. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: at grade A or B  4. TOEFL iBT Certificate with a minimum overall score of 100, with at least 25 in each element 

More information: > scroll to English language assessment 

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.  

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Students visiting for more than 6 months will now need to obtain a Student Visa for their studies in Cambridge. For EEA and Swiss nationals, the application process is relatively straightforward and can be completed online via an app, however non-EEA/Swiss nationals would need to attend a Visa Application Centre to enrol their biometrics.

Further information on this is given on our International Students webpage:

•            EEA/Swiss nationals:

•            Non-EEA nationals:

Unfortunately, there are substantial costs involved. The current cost for a standard application is £348 (394EUR) but students also have to pay the immigration health surcharge (IHS) of £470 (532EUR) as part of their application.



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. So numbers vary every year.

2021-2022: 3 students

2020-2021: 1 student

2019-2020: 4 students

2018-2019: 4 students

2017-2018: 6 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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