Go Abroad

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, all outbound exchanges, overseas work placements and field trips scheduled to begin in Semester 1 of 2020/21 have been cancelled. 

At present, placements due to start in semester 2 of the academic session 2020/21 are planned to go ahead. The University is monitoring the situation very closely, and we will update if this changes.  For more information, please read the FAQs relating to overseas study and work placements on the University’s COVID-19 webpages.

Work abroad

Whether you want to enhance your CV or perfect your language skills, the Erasmus+ Traineeship scheme offers a great opportunity to work abroad while enjoying a funded international experience. Apply now!

If you want to go abroad during your studies at the University of Edinburgh, there are four main options available.

News for students and staff about the impact of the EU Referendum.


Opportunities to learn a language as a beginner or develop your existing skills.

Student exchanges

Discover how you could spend up to a year of your degree studying abroad.

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

Know before you go

Whatever your reason for travelling abroad, you’re sure to want a trouble-free trip.

Student stories

Find out what Edinburgh students who have been abroad thought about their experience.