Student exchanges


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.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, SWAY are currently working remotely and our preferred method of contact is email.

You can still reach us by phone on the numbers listed below during our drop-in hours only, which are Tuesdays 2-4pm and Thursdays 10-12pm. 

Thank you for your patience during this busy time.

Contact us by email and phone

International exchange

European exchange

European Exchange

Contact details

Emergency contact

If you need to get in touch with someone at the University in an emergency during your exchange, please use the following number:

University of Edinburgh phoneline - Out of hours emergency contact

Contact details

Contact your School

Every School has at least one dedicated Exchange Coordinator - this is a member of academic staff who will be a key contact for academic and pastoral support throughout your exchange.  

The Student Support Officer(s) within your School will also provide pastoral support for you during your exchange and you are also expected to remain in contact with your Personal Tutor throughout your exchange and keep them updated on your progress.

Find your exchange coordinator

Attend a remote drop-in or information session

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we will no longer be offering in-person drop-in, application support or pre-departure sessions. You can find out how to access this support remotely in our Information Sessions section:

Information sessions

Social media

We post regularly about our opportunities for going abroad on our Facebook page. Like and follow for application deadlines, new opportunities and helpful tips on applying and going abroad.

Visit our Facebook page

We also run a Facebook group. This group is a hub for past, present and future students to network and share in their experience of studying abroad on exchange. This is where you can find out about the application process and get advice from other students on your destination, accommodation, finances and much more!

Visit our Exchanges Facebook group