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 newsletters

We have two monthly newsletters where we share key updates on applying for funding, upcoming events, opportunities, job offers and more!

The Go Abroad Fund newsletter is for those interested in short term international experiences:

Sign up for the Go Abroad Fund newsletter

The Work Abroad newsletter for those interested in working abroad for 2 to 12 months:

Sign up for the Work Abroad newsletter

Drop-ins and appointments

The Go Abroad Office is located at 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS. 

We offer drop-in sessions and bookable appointments at the times outlined below. We will not normally be available to meet with students outside of these times without an appointment.

Erasmus drop-in sessions (Exchanges and Traineeships)

  • Tuesday 2 - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 12pm

We also run 30-minute introductory group sessions to the Erasmus+ Traineeship scheme, every other Monday 1:30-2:30pm

Book your place on MyCareerHub by going to "Events" and searching "Erasmus"

International Exchange drop-ins and appointments

  • Tuesday 2 - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 12pm

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International Exchange

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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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