School of History

Erasmus+ Exchange Opportunities



If you are interested in studying abroad, boosting your CV, and having amazing experiences whilst doing so, then the Erasmus+ Exchange programme is for you!  One of the most prestigious programmes in the European Union, it enables our history students to spend time in one of our partner universities, and for students from across Europe to come and study with us in London.


The School of History currently has two partner universities in Denmark and Sweden. Both universities offer many modules in English, and students do not need to know any other language in order to take part in the exchange.  New programmes are in the pipeline, and new partners will be announced here. 


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam:

The VU University Amsterdam(link is external) VU is a leading Dutch university, which has been a hub for Erasmus Programmes from across Europe, and offers a range of modules in English.  The Department of Art and Culture, History, Antiquity has strengths in the history of emotions (through ACCESS, the Amsterdam Centre for Cross-Disciplinary Emotion and Sensory Studies), book history, religious history, American Studies, Digital Humanities and global history.  

Humboldt University, Berlin:

The Humboldt University(link is external)  is one of Germany's “University of Excellence”.  Located in the midst of this vibrant city, the School of History has partnerships with the Department of History and The Institute for Asian and African Studies, allowing our students to take part in a range of modules on diverse topic.

Koç University, Istanbul:

Located in a green suburb of Istanbul, Koç University(link is external)  offers an extensive array of modules in English.  It host internationa students from around the globe, and has strengths in Middle Eastern politics, Ottoman history, Arcaheology or Ancient History.

Utrecht University:

Utrecht(link is external) is a leading Dutch university.  With c.70 staff-members, the Department of History and Art History was ranked 6th in Europe In the QS World University Rankings.  Its offer of English-language modules equals those taught in Dutch.  The Department has strengths in fields parallel to our School, especially in the history of emotions, early modern history, American Studies, architecture and Art History or Global History.  Students from the School of History should be able to take part either in a one-year programme, or the university's renowned Summer School(link is external).

The University of Uppsala:

The University of Uppsala(link is external) is the oldest University in Sweden.  It was recently given first place in a survey of international student’s perception of “a good place to be” (i-graduate).  The university provides housing for all Erasmus Exchange students, as well as membership to their famous Student Nations(link is external).  You can view a full list of modules on offer(link is external). They specialise in Scandinavian history, early modern Europe and African studies(link is external).

The University of Copenhagen:

The University of Copenhagen(link is external) is located in the vibrant capital of Denmark.  It has a wide range of activities for Erasmus students(link is external), including excursions, social events and festivals. The university is the largest research based higher education institution in Denmark. They offer a wide range of modules in English(link is external), and specialise in transatlantic slavery, Japanese culture, American history or medieval and Renaissance studies.



All students regardless of nationality or fee status are eligible to participate in the EU-financed ERASMUS+ Exchange programme.  For the year abroad, students paying home-fees would pay only 15% of their tuition fee, and receive a monthly bursary (currently €400) from the EU.  Participation in the programme is awarded on a competitive basis.  Details on the application procedure and its deadline will be published in October.

You can find more information on the QMUL Erasmus Page, or contact the School’s Erasmus Coordinator, Dr Eyal Poleg(link sends e-mail).