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Institution-wide Agreements

The University has a number of inter-institutional agreements with long-established European multidisciplinary universities of a high international standard. These agreements are in addition to DU department to EU department specific agreements. Before applying, students must check on the partners' websites that they offer suitable modules / courses for their Durham degree subject. To see department-to-department agreements, please click on the link below.
Click here to check departmental agreements

Durham has two sets of institution-wide agreements. To apply please use the standard European application process. Please be aware that places at these institutions are more competitive than under European Departmental Agreements. If demand for places at either the institution-wide or Coimbra SEN partners (below) exceeds the quota number of places available, places will be allocated by a University panel based on grades and the application materials provided. 

General institution-wide agreements

Durham has one general European / Erasmus+ institution-wide agreements. On the host section of the European application form, please indicate "institution-wide" when choosing an institution-wide partner:

Partner Code Partner Name Country Language* Number of Places Restrictions
S UPPSALA01 Uppsala University Sweden Check module lists. Many English modules available 2  
A GRAZ01 Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Austria

German, English B2

(Search for courses taught in English)


Applications for subjects with restricted admission will be considered upon prior consultation with the departments concerned.

IR LIMERIC04 Mary Immaculate College Ireland

English B2




University of Zurich




Priority to students from Biosciences and SGIA

Coimbra Group Student Exchange Network (SEN) institution-wide agreements

Durham is also member of the Coimbra Group (CG) Student Exchange Network (SEN), giving access to a further 23 European universities. Please note: the SEN is still an exchange through the European framework. On the host section of the European application form, please indicate SEN when choosing a SEN partner.

Partner Code Partner Name Country Language* Number of Places Restrictions (courses to which students cannot apply)
A GRAZ01 Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Austria See above See above See above
D JENA01 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Germany German B2 2 Medicine, Dental Medicine
D HEIDELB01 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Germany German B1, English B2 1 Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Molecular Biotechnology
D KOLN01 Universität zu Köln Germany German, English B1 1 Medicine, Business Administration and Economics
D WURZBUR01 Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg Germany English B1, German B2 2 Dentistry, Pharmacy and MBAs
E GRANADA01 Universidad de Granada Spain Spanish, English B1 1 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
E SALAMAN02 Universidad de Salamanca Spain Spanish B1 2 Medicine, Dentistry, Nursery and Physiotherapy
E BARCELO01 Universitat de Barcelona Spain Spanish or Catalan B1/ B2 1 Medicine and Health Sciences and UB affiliated centres
F POITIER01 Université de Poitiers France French B2, English B2 2 Medicine
HU BUDAPES01 Eötvös Lorànd University Hungary English B2 1 -
I PADOVA01 Università degli studi di Padova Italy Italian A2, English B1 2 Food and Health Dietistics, Nursing and other degree courses for health related professions
I PAVIA01 Università degli studi di Pavia Italy Italian B1, English B2 2 Medicine, Dentistry, Psychology
I SIENA01 Università degli studi di Siena Italy Italian, English B1 2 Dentistry, Medicine, Health Sciences
IRL DUBLIN01 Trinity College Dublin Ireland English B2 1 All programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences
LT VILNIUS01 Vilnius University Lithuania English B2 2 -
NL GRONING01 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Netherlands English (BA level: B2 / MA level:C1 1

Law, Economics & Business, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy.

P COIMBRA01 Universidade de Coimbra Portugal Portuguese B1, English B2 4 -
PL KRAKOW01 Jagellonian University in Krakow Poland Polish B2, English B2 (for studies in philology C1) 2 Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy
RO IASI02 Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi Romania English, French B1 Unrestricted -
SF TURKU01 University of Turku Finland Finnish, English B2 2 Medicine, Business Administration
SF TURKU02 Åbo Akademi University Finland Swedish, English B2 4 -
CH GENEVE01 Université de Genève  Switzerland French, English B2 2 Medicine, Primary Teaching Education, Communication

* The Languages for a Year Abroad page provides additional information about CEFR language levels.


Coimbra Group

Durham is a proud member of the Coimbra Group - an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard. The Coimbra Group is committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote study and research benefits for its members.

Find out more about the Coimbra Group

GO Full Year Study: Step by Step

How does it work?

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Where can I go?

Find out about Durham's partner universities

How to apply

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Preparing to go

What students must do pre-departure

Currently Abroad

Help and resources for students abroad

Returning Students

Find out what to do on your return