Student exchanges

Contacts and support

People, events and online resources to help you before and during your exchange.

Student exchanges travel update for Semester 2 2020/21

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread globally and with the ever-changing nature of the restrictions being implemented, it is very likely that Semester 2 travel in 2020/21 will remain disrupted and challenging for all involved.

We are offering flexibility to allow some students to travel in Semester 2, which means that students on mandatory or optional study/work placements overseas can be considered for travel, subject to individual assessment and approval by the Study and Work Away (SWAY) Service.

For more information on undertaking student exchanges overseas, check the latest travel updates and guidance.



The Study and Work Away (SWAY) Service provides administrative support to students applying for and participating in an exchange programme. Get in touch with key exchanges contacts by email and phone, or find information on social media.

Find your exchange coordinator

All Schools and Subject Areas offering exchange opportunities have an Exchange Coordinator to support and advise students before and during their exchange.

Information sessions

Find out more about the information sessions we offer at each stage of the application process.

Online resources

Online resources for University of Edinburgh students going abroad.