We have around 170 exchange places for students from partner universities outside Europe.

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You must obtain permission from your university to apply to Edinburgh under the international exchange programme.

Please search our database to see if we have an exchange agreement with your university.

When can I study at Edinburgh?

Full Academic YearSeptember - May
Semester OneSeptember - December
Semester twoJanuary - May

What can I study at Edinburgh?

There is a huge range of courses within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science and Engineering. However please note that courses in Art, Design, Landscape architecture and Architecture are only available to students coming under an agreement where these subjects are specified.

Some exchange agreements are subject specific. In this case, you would be expected to take the majority of your courses in this subject area.

Check with your study abroad advisor at your university for advice.


We guarantee accommodation to international exchange students for the full year or a single semester.

Once you have been made an offer to study at the University, you can make your online application for accommodation.

University accommodation will be available from the Saturday before Fresher's week for Semester 1 and Full Year students.

The University accommodation contract start date for Semester 2 students is yet to be confirmed.

BUTEX Scholarship

You may be interested to hear that BUTEX offer an International Scholarship Programme.

The Scholarship is open to all international undergraduate students whose period of study abroad is not funded by an ERASMUS grant. If you have been made an offer to study at the University of Edinburgh and you are studying for a minimum of one semester, then you are eligible to apply for the BUTEX scholarship.

The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. For further details about the BUTEX scholarship please link to:

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