On the centenary of his birth, we are celebrating the life and legacy of one of Edinburgh’s most renowned and remarkable alumni: Julius Kambarage Nyerere. 

After graduating from Edinburgh in 1952, Nyerere went on to lead an influential life, especially as the President of the Republic of Tanzania.

Read more about Julius Nyerere.

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.

Global Partnership

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

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

Partnership guidance

Study & Work Away

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

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Global Community

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

Global Community

Read our community stories


Events and opportunities

Find out our latest opportunities and events.

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Global stories

Read stories from across the University's global activity, projects and partnerships.

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Study with us

Find information on applying as an international student.

International applicants


UncoverEd is a collaborative student-led archival project at the University of Edinburgh. The team works on uncovering the University’s role in the imperial project and addressing that colonial legacy.

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

A key partnership delivering scholarships to African students and supporting a generation of transformative leaders to make positive change in their local and global communities. 

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program


Regional activity and engagement

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

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Global Alumni Community

Discover our global alumni community:

Connect with alumni groups