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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 intention 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.

A grant under the Turing Scheme may be provided to students who require financial assistance to support their Year Abroad, subject to funding being awarded to the University by the Department for Education following an annual application process. Eligibility is subject to review and may change depending on the level of funding received.