Exchange students do not pay tuition fees at their host university and may also be eligible to have their Edinburgh fees waived. Student loans are available as usual, and your LEA may also be able to provide some financial support.
Exchange students never pay tuition fees at their host university. If you normally pay a tuition fee to the University of Edinburgh, taking part in the Erasmus exchange programme might affect this:
Please note that the above categories apply to undergraduate students only. Postgraduate students will not receive a reduction in their Edinburgh tuition fees whilst on exchange.
To check what your fees will be, please refer to Registry’s webpages or contact the Student Fees section directly:
"I didn't pay any tuition fees since I was on Erasmus for the full year."
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Students going on exchange keep their entitlement to UK sources of funding such as student loans.
You may also be able to apply to your LEA or the SAAS for further funding to assist with travel expenses - contact them to enquire.
To find out about other sources of funding for students going abroad, please visit the Scholarships Office's webpages.
Most students keep their UK accounts whilst on exchange and withdraw funds from there. Some also choose to open bank accounts in their host country.
Be aware that you may be charged for withdrawals from your UK account, which can be expensive over the course of a year. You should check whether and how much your bank will charge for banking whilst on exchange.
This article was published on Apr 1, 2011