Edinburgh Global leads the University's international engagement across the themes of partnership, community and exchange.

This site gathers global-themed activity from Edinburgh Global and across the University.

Study with us

We have 50,000 alumni around the world. Will you be one of them?

International applicants

Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates

The latest information and advice for students and staff: Advice for prospective students and updates for returning students

Watch the Pre-arrival International Student Q&A to see presenations from the Senior Leadership team and their answers to important questions on topic including health, travel, accommodation, teaching and learning, and more. Watch the video.


Celebrate South Asia

Celebrate South Asia is a series of mostly online free events recognising the Unversity's rich history and connections with the region, taking place between 30 September - 30 October

Events include performance arts, poetry, talks and an exhibition, and are open to all students, staff, alumni and the community.

Global Partnership

Our Partnerships team helps the Univerity to create and develop global collaborations.

Partnership guidance

We are an active member of networks and alliances, including Una EuropaThe Coimbra GroupUniversitas 21LERUEurolife and UNICA.

Find out more

Partnership in focus: Mastercard Foundation

This key parternship delivers full scholarships to African students  and a comprehensive and holistic program to support a generation of transformative leaders to make positive change in their local and global communities. 

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Meet our Scholars

Global Community

Our Global Community team provides refugee, asylum and at-risk scholar support and visa advice for staff.

Global Commmunity


Global Community Stories

We've brought together the stories of volunteers, researchers and refugees, from the University and the wider community of Edinburgh.

Read our community stories

Study & Work Away

Our Study & Work Away (SWAY) Service are responsible for managing student exchange, work placements, summer school and international experiences.

SWAY activities and projects:

Go abroad

Student exchanges

Work abroad

Nice project

Study & Work Away funding success

SWAY has recently secured €1.5 million funding for Erasmus+ mobility beyond Europe (International Credit Mobility) in competition with other UK universities.

Read the full story

Regional activity and engagement

Find about activity, partnerships, area studies and cultural centres linked to each global region.


Connect with teams and organisations:

Africa Regional Team 

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Centre of African Studies


East Asia

Connect with teams and organisations:

East Asia Regional Team

The Confucius Institute for Scotland



North America

Connect with the regional team:

North America Regional Team

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Connect with the regional team:

Southeast Asia Regional Team

Global Alumni Community

Discover our global alumni community:

Connect with alumni groups