Go Abroad


The Study and Work Away Service provides administrative support to students and staff participating in a broad range of Go Abroad activities.

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

Join our newsletter

We have a monthly newsletter for those interested in working abroad for 2 to 12 months. Sign up if you would like updates on applying for funding, upcoming events, opportunities, job offers and more!

Sign up for the Work Abroad newsletter

Contact us

Covid-19 Update

Please note that as the SWAY team is currently working from home, we are not currently offering in-person drop-in sessions.

Please instead email us or phone us during the advertised slots:

  • Tuesdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm

You can contact the relevant team at drop-in times with any questions about your exchange or placement:

European exchanges:

Erasmus+ Traineeship:

International exchanges:


European Exchange

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Erasmus Traineeships

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Erasmus Staff Mobility

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Go Abroad Fund

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Emergency contact

University of Edinburgh phoneline - Out of hours emergency contact

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