We have over 400 Erasmus exchange places for students from partner universities across Europe.
The Erasmus programme is delivered with the support of the commission of the European Communities within the framework of the Erasmus programme.
Before you can apply to the University of Edinburgh as an Erasmus Exchange student, you must:
If you do not meet the above conditions, it will not be possible to study here on Erasmus Exchange.
Students can study at the University for a semester or a full academic year. The study period will depend on the agreement we have with your university.
|Full Academic Year||September - May|
|Semester 1||September - December|
|Semester 2||January - May|
You will find the Semester dates on the University Calendar:
The courses you will be considered for will depend on the Erasmus exchange agreement you are nominated on.
If you are on a subject-specific exchange, you are effectively swapping places with an Edinburgh student who has gone to study at your home university in the agreed subject area.
You should select two thirds of your courses in the agreement subject area.
It may be possible to take one course per semester outside your subject area. If you intend to do this, please choose from our first and second year courses.
We will aim to place you in your preferred courses but cannot guarantee this.
If you are applying under a Modern European Languages exchange, you will probably be studying English at your home university. You can take a variety of first and second year courses here in Edinburgh.
Erasmus students on a Modern European Languages exchange agreement are not guaranteed admission to any honours course; however you can apply for honours level courses and we will aim to place you in your preferred course:
The following Erasmus documents will normally need to be completed by you and the University of Edinburgh in order for you to receive Erasmus funding from your home university:
Your home university will provide you with these Erasmus documents.
Before submitting your Erasmus documents please make sure you have submitted an online application to the University of Edinburgh and you have accepted an offer to study on Erasmus exchange here.
You should email your Erasmus documents or hand them in person to the relevent College Visiting Student Office:
Please note Erasmus documents are not completed by Edinburgh Global, they are completed by the appropriate Visiting Student Office.