International applicants and exchanges
Find out what you need to know if you are applying from outside of the UK or if you are interested in taking part in an international exchange.
The School of Divinity has a long tradition of welcoming students and staff from all over the world. We encompass a range of religions and cultures, enabling a diverse and exciting learning community.
Prospective international students
If you are thinking of applying from outside of the UK, the University website has a wealth of practical advice for international students, including, entry requirements, language skills, fees, accommodation and student life in general. The Student Immigration Service also has detailed advice on visa applications and regulations for prospective and current students.
Undergraduate visiting students
We welcome visiting undergraduates from other institutions to study with us for a semester or a year. As a visiting student, you will be enrolled in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Study Abroad/Exchange Programme administered by the College's Visiting Student Office.
- Visiting students, regardless of whether they are based in our School or other schools within the University, may enrol on a wide range of courses offered by our undergraduate programmes.
- Visiting students based in our School may also take courses in other schools.
For help you with any administrative or practical matter and information on the courses available to visiting students, visit:
* Please note that course availability may change, and curse enrolments depend on your eligibility, space, and timetabling.
Current students at the University of Edinburgh can benefit from a wide range of exchange opportunities to spend time abroad as part of their studies. The Study and Work Away Service (SWAY) supports Edinburgh students on exchanges or placements abroad. Exchanges are normally undertaken in the third year of undergraduate study as an integral component of your degree programme.
To learn about these international experiences, exchanges, eligibility, application processes and requirements, visit:
The School of Divinity's two undergraduate exchanges
Undergraduates may go on exchange for one or both semesters of their third year. Foreign language proficiency is not required.
Students who are considering applying should talk to their Student Advisor or Academic Cohort Lead during the first semester of their second year.
Dartmouth College is the smallest of the prestigious Ivy League universities, located in the town of Hanover, New Hampshire.
Two students may spend their second semester (January to March) studying at Dartmouth Department of Religion each year.
Religious Studies, including Islam, Judaism and Hinduism
Religion and morality
Religious experience and autobiography
Housing is available in halls of residence on the campus.
A scholarship paid by Dartmouth College covers tuition fees, room and board. You need to pay for your airfare.
Support while on the exchange: Undergraduate Deans Office
The City of Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, with a modern university founded in 1923 on an extensive green campus.
Undergraduates may spend the second semester (January to July, with breaks) or the whole year (August to July, with breaks) in the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Teaching takes place in English. It is not necessary to speak Dutch to participate in this exchange.
Social scientific, anthropological and psychological approaches to religion
Religion, art and culture, including media
Religion and policy, and religion and care
History of the self and philosophy of personal identity
History of philosophy, metaphysics and continental philosophy
Eastern Christianity, including Syriac and Coptic
New Testament and systematic theology
Islam and Buddhism
Housing is available on campus, in flats in the city or in private homes.
Funding is available to assist with travel and living costs. Erasmus activities are carried out with the support of the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme.