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Admission for Erasmus students

European students may spend one or two semesters at the University of Suffolk as part of their studies through the Erasmus programme if their home university has an Erasmus agreement with us.

If your university does not have an agreement you may still contact the Erasmus Coordinator if your university is offering a similar course to ours because we are looking for new candidate partners. For more information please see the 'Contact information' at the bottom of this page.

How to apply

Please contact your university's Erasmus coordinator or international office to find out if you are eligible for exchange to Suffolk. You must apply through your home university. The procedures and deadlines for this will vary according to each institution.

If you are selected to do an exchange to Suffolk, your home university will nominate you. When you have been nominated to us you will be invited to complete our application form for exchange.


Your Erasmus officer must 'nominate' you to us before 30 April for Autumn semester starts, and by 1 October for Spring starts.

We will then send you an application form which must be filled in and returned to us with all the requested information and documents before:

  • 31 May for the Autumn semester (September - January)
  • 31 October for the Spring semester (January - June)

We recommend you send in the application as quickly as possible after your nomination so that we can check you have provided all the information necessary (including evidence of your English language ability) and move on to finalising what you will study; your 'learning agreement' (see below).

Your 'Learning Agreement'

It may not be possible to study the combination of modules you choose in your application form. We will check with your 'academic coordinator' (course leader) and tell you what is possible. You will then need approval from your 'academic coordinator' of this final choice, so this process can take a few weeks.

After agreement has been reached by both sides you can then apply for accommodation. Please contact about accommodation.

Erasmus Free Movers

The University does not admit Erasmus Free Movers.

Erasmus placements at Suffolk

The University does not usually offer opportunities for internships for incoming Erasmus students.


The course descriptions on the University website give detailed information about each course such as course content, including details of modules, when the course is taught and other key information. This is shared through three tabs on each course page, Overview, Content and Modules, and Further Information.  We ask that you choose carefully and listen to the advice of the University academic coordinators

We use the British credit system where a full semester work load should give 60 British, or 30 ECTS credits.

After admission

Certificates of arrival will be issued after arrival.

Student housing must only be booked after acceptance by the department.

Semester One usually starts in mid-September with a week of social activities, followed by Academic Induction and finishes by the end of the third week in January.

Semester Two usually starts at the end of January and finishes at the end of May.

Erasmus students should arrive at the start of a semester to ensure that they will be present for the orientation events for new students.

Most questions regarding practical issues are answered on our web pages for new international students.

Contact information

For questions regarding courses and other academic matters at the University please contact the Erasmus

For general information about the Erasmus programme see informationon the European Commission's website.


Application Form

  • Erasmus Application Form 2016 (Word document)
  • Erasmus Application Form 2016 (PDF document)