How to Apply
Are you a non-EU national coming to study in Durham as an Erasmus student?
Please note that immigration regulations for the UK have recently changed. Please contact the Exchanges & Study Abroad Team for advice. Also, don't forget to include a copy of the personal details page of your passport with your application (please make sure the passport is valid for the duration of the exchange)!
Each department has its own agreements with certain partner universities and you should check with your home university or the Exchanges & Study Abroad Team to see if there is a link in your subject area. Please read the guidelines below carefully before completing the ERASMUS application form.
Study Information / ECTS Handbook
The ECTS Guide for incoming students contains all information students will need to study at Durham University on the Erasmus Programme in 2013/2014. The Handbook is published in two parts:
Part 1 - General Information
The ECTS Guide for incoming students (part 1) covers application, accommodation, fees and finance, travel, pre-departure information and induction/orientation.
Part 2 - Study Information
A separate ECTS Handbook entry is published for each department at Durham University and contains information on modules and academic requirements. Applicants should carefully read part 1 of the handbook for general information on academic matters and then refer to the relevant sections of part 2 for information on individual departments.
Term dates for the relevant academic year can be found here.
Possible study periods
Due to the structure of our modules, which are designed to run over a full academic year (Oct-Jun) per module, we prefer students to come for a full academic year (Oct - Jun) and follow normal assessment structures as set for modules.
Part year Erasmus study periods are possible only with the consent of the receiving department and if placements start in Oct (Michaelmas term). Starting an Erasmus study period in January (term 2) is only possible with special consent and should normally be confined to students undertaking project work in one of the Science departments.
Please consult the ECTS handbook for the relevant department for part-year study opportunities.
It is not possible to start in the Easter term (April - Jun).
- All modules at Durham are structured to run for the full academic year. Alternative assessment for students staying for part of the year only is normally possible.
- Students should select the majority of their modules in the department with which their home university/department has established the link.
- Modules from other Durham departments may be possible but are subject to availability and approval by the individual Durham department. For restrictions please refer to sections C2 and D2 in the ECTS handbook for the relevant department.
- Students are allowed to take modules from a maximum of 3 departments at Durham University.
- Students may not mix modules at Queen's Campus Stockton with modules taught at the Durham campus. Queen's campus modules can be identified by their module code which ends in "s" (e.g. ECON = Durham / ECOS = Queen's Campus)
- Module availability in English Studies is restricted. Please contact the Exchanges & Study Abroad Team in the Durham International Office for advice.
English Language Requirements
Students applying to Durham University through the Erasmus programme are not required to provide a formal English test (TOEFL, IELTS) as part of their application. However, applicants are asked to submit a Statement of English Language Proficiency form as part of their application (this is included in the application package) to ensure that they can follow courses competently.
The deadline for applying for the Erasmus Programme 2013/2014 is 31st May 2013.
It is necessary for the University to hold information on past, present and potential students. The information is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Information on individuals may be disclosed outside the University either at an individual’s request or in furtherance of an individual’s interest.
Exchanges & Study Abroad Team
Tel: +44 (0)191 3346325
Fax: +44 (0)191 3346326