Student exchanges

Fees and funding

Exchange students do not pay tuition fees at their host university and may also be eligible to have their Edinburgh fees waived.

Participants will usually be responsible for all other costs themselves, including travel, accommodation, visas, insurance, vaccinations and administrative fees at the host institution.

If you normally pay a tuition fee to the University of Edinburgh, taking part in an exchange programme might affect this.  To check what your fees will be, please refer to the Scholarships and Student Funding webpages:

Tuition fees information for Undergraduates studying on exchange or placement

Student loans and other funding

Students going on exchange keep their entitlement to UK sources of funding such as student loans and should apply to their awarding body in the normal way, indicating that they will be studying abroad.

If your time away is a mandatory part of your Edinburgh degree programme, you may be entitled to extra funding. You should ask your funding body about this.

You may also be able to apply to your LEA or the SAAS for further funding to assist with travel expenses - contact them to enquire.


The University of Edinburgh is a participant of the Omio (formerly Go Euro) European Study Abroad Scholarship which offers scholarships of up to €2000 to students carrying out a study abroad programme in a European Union and/or Schengen country.

More information about the scholarship and how to apply can be found on Omio's website:

Omio website

Related links

To find out about other sources of funding for students going abroad, please refer to the Scholarships and Student Funding webpages: