We encourage our students to spend time studying abroad, and are happy to welcome students from our partner universities to join us here at Cumbria.

Why study abroad?

There are many reasons to consider studying abroad for part of your degree programme, including:

  • Experience a different country and culture
  • See how your subject is taught in a different educational environment
  • Develop an international network of friends and contacts
  • Develop employability and foreign language skills
  • Have a great time!

How does it work?

The University of Cumbria is pleased to be part of the Erasmus (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) Exchange Programme and holds an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020. The university is pleased to work with a number of Erasmus study partners and organisations under the Erasmus+ programme.

Our Erasmus Policy Statement describes how the University of Cumbria will support and encourage students and staff wishing to take part in this programme.

We also have exchange agreements with partner universities in other parts of the world including USA, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. We welcome students from these partners and facilitate opportunities for our students to study in these countries.


Information for visiting students

We are now accepting applications from students who wish to study with us through Erasmus, Exchange and Study Abroad.

The deadline for Semester 2 (January – June 2017) is 31st October 2016.


Before making an application please read the guidance notes for applicants.


Download and complete an application form.

Module choice

Choose your modules from the module list and complete a learning agreement form.

Please note that modules may be subject to change depending on student numbers.


Send your application and learning agreement, along with your transcript of records and English language certificate, to studyinternational@cumbria.ac.uk

Information for outgoing students

Take a look at the full list of Erasmus partner institutions for information on our European partners.

For institutions in the rest of the world, see our full list of Study Abroad partners.