We have around 170 exchange places for students from partner universities outside Europe.
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.
Most of our exchange agreements are for the full academic year.
|Full Academic Year||September - May|
|Semester One||September - December|
|Semester two||January - May|
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.
All students must meet the University minimum:
IELTS: Overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component TOEFL: 92 or above with minimum 23 in reading, listening, speaking and writing
With these scores students will be able to apply for 1st and 2nd year courses. If students are wanting to apply for honours level (3rd year) courses then they will need to meet a higher English level of IELTS 6.5 in each component. (TOEFL is still 92 (minimum 23 in each section)
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.
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:
This article was published on Feb 18, 2013