Student exchanges

Where can I go?

Find out where you could go, and read about our university-wide partners.

Study and Work Away activities are likely to be disrupted for some time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the latest travel advice and restrictions please visit the Travel updates and guidance pages.

Exchange destinations

The University of Edinburgh offers students the opportunity to study in Europe and beyond via our Erasmus and International Exchange programmes. We have around 300 student exchange partners in nearly 40 countries world-wide.

See all our exchange destinations for 2021-2022:


*Please note: information in this guide is correct at time of publishing, but may be subject to change.

University-wide and subject-specific exchanges

Our exchange opportunities are listed in two separate categories:

University-wide exchanges

University-wide exchanges are open to most students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and the College of Science and Engineering (CSE), and to students on some programmes in the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences.

Your degree subject may not necessarily be offered by all our university-wide partner institutions. You must check before you apply that suitable courses are offered by the institution(s) that you plan to apply to.

Subject-specific exchanges

Subject-Specific exchanges are only open to students whose degree programme is in the stated Subject Area, so where you can go depends on your degree programme at Edinburgh.  These exchanges have been set up by individual Schools and Subject Areas so should offer appropriate courses to satisfy your degree programme requirements. 

Partner guidance notes

Find out more about the destinations on offer in our guidance notes on university-wide partners.