Student exchanges

Student exchanges and Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic travel is likely to remain disrupted for some time. For the latest information about study and work placement travel visit the travel updates and guidance pages.


Find out the dates and times of the compulsory pre-departure information sessions for outgoing exchange and traineeship students.

Find out about funding via Erasmus+ and the new Turing Scheme, plus what you need to know about changes to immigration, visa and insurance requirements. 

Read about what's changed since Brexit

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

Our services and support

Until it is safe to resume student exchanges, feel free to browse options and advice about how our programmes work so you can plan ahead for future adventures.

Information on fees, loans and grants.

Going on exchange? Follow us on social media!

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

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Application process, requirements and deadlines.

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

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

Search for partner universities worldwide.

Essential things to know and do before going on exchange.

Our exchange programmes 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.

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