School of Economics

Study abroad

Going on exchange can be a fantastic experience which will benefit you both personally and academically.

International exchanges and Erasmus

Studying Economics at Edinburgh University has given me the most invaluable extracurricular academic opportunity in life of all - participation in international exchange during the 3rd year. I studied at UC, Los Angeles and spent the summer studying Economics at UC, Berkeley. I have learnt a lot about academic and social lifestyles in TWO countries and made some serious life-long friendships both in Edinburgh and US.

The application process usually takes place at the start of your second year. To help you to decide whether a year abroad would be right for you, we hold a social event each October/November where you can chat to students who went abroad last year. The Exchanges Coordinator from the School of Economics will also be there to answer your questions.



Departmental exchange destinations approved by Economics

University of Oregon, USA (2 places) - single honours Economics or Economics with degrees
University of Mannheim, Germany (2 places) - single honours Economics or Economics with degrees
Tilburg University, The Netherlands (2 places) - single honours Economics or Economics with degrees
University of Malta, Malta (2 places) - single honours Economics or Economics with degrees
University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (4 places) - single honours Economics or Economics with degrees
*LUISS, Rome, Italy (1 place) - priority given to Economics and Politics students
International destinations currently approved by Economics
University of Adelaide, Australia
Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico (Spanish speaking)
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Barnard College, New York, USA (women only)
Binghamton University, New York, USA - only available to Bus & Econ students
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
University of California, Davies, USA
University of California, Irvine, USA
University of California, San Diego, USA
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Carleton University, Ontario, Canada
University of Connecticut, USA
*University College Dublin, Ireland
Hong Kong University
*Korea University, South Korea (Korean speaking)
University of Melbourne, Australia
University of New South Wales, Australia
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (joint honours only)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
University of Richmond, Virginia, USA
University of San Andres, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Spanish speaking)
University of Toronto, Canada
Washington University at St Louis, Missouri, USA
(* indicates a new addition to our list of approvals)

Please note that this list could change.

The Edinburgh Global have lots of general information and guidance on their website.


Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus activities are carried out with the support of the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme.

Erasmus+ Programme