Students are selected on the basis of their academic record and their ambassadorial qualities, as well as a written personal statement.

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How to apply

Applications for International Exchange during the academic year 2015 / 2016 are now closed.

Before submitting an application you must first complete the following steps:

  • Attend one of the International Exchange Information Sessions. Full details of these sessions can be found by following this link:
  • You must also read the International Exchange Application Policy in full. This document outlines all the policies and procedures relating to the International Exchange Programme and you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood it before submitting your application.

Selection process

Students will be selected by their College on the basis of academic ability plus a personal statement. Places are limited and competition is strong.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the International Office before the Christmas vacation with details of where they have been allocated a nominated place. After you have formally accepted this nomination, you will then begin the application process to your host university. Those who have been unsuccessful or who are on the reserve list will be informed after the Christmas break.

How do I decide where to go?

Look at the websites for institutions you are interested in and consult the relevant notes of guidance. It is your responsibility to check whether the host universities you are interested in offer courses appropriate to your Edinburgh degree.

You should also consult with your Student Exchange Coordinator once you have obtained information about courses available at a particular institution.

Apply now

Before applying for International Exchange please ensure that you have read the International Exchange Application Policy in full. The link to this document can be found below. You will be asked to confirm that you have done this before you can submit your application.

Once you have read this document please follow the link below to our online application system Mobility-Online.

The first page you come to is a search portal which will display all possible International Exchange destinations for 2015/2016. Please read the guidance at the top of the page carefully. The only fields you need to complete are year and exchange program, searching on these two values would bring up a list of all available International Exchange partners. You can further specify by Country and Institution if you wish. Please do not fill in College or School.

Once you have found the institution you would like to list as your top choice, please click on the green button to the left to begin your application.

Applications for an International Exchange during the academic year 2015/2016 are now closed.

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