Student exchanges

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 all outbound exchanges, overseas work placements and field trips scheduled to begin in Semester 1 of 2020/21 have been cancelled. 

At present, placements due to start in semester 2 of the academic session 2020/21 are planned to go ahead. The University is monitoring the situation very closely, and we will update if this changes.  For more information, please read the FAQs relating to overseas study and work placements on the University’s COVID-19 webpages.

Essential things to know and do before going on exchange.

Search for partner universities worldwide.

There are other options for going abroad during your degree, such as Work Abroad, NICE and INCiTE.

Learn about the different types of exchange offered at the University of Edinburgh.

Information on fees, loans and grants.

Why go abroad ? symbol

Visit our Go Abroad website to find out how going abroad could benefit you.

Application process, requirements and deadlines.

Find people going to the same location you are, ask questions and get hints and tips on having an international experience.

Join the Go Abroad Facebook Group

Our exchange progammes are open to most students in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, and Science and Engineering. There are various eligibility conditions, such as your subject and linguistic requirements.

Advice and updates for Erasmus students and applicants.

People and resources to support you before and during your exchange.