Study abroad in Edinburgh

Research and Postgraduate Level Options

There are opportunities for visiting postgraduate level students and visiting research students to study here in Edinburgh. Available opportunities vary from college to college.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS):

Option 1 - Postgraduate taught exchange

You can study with us here on exchange as a postgraduate level taught student.

This option is only possible for those students whose home institutions have an exchange agreement with the University of Edinburgh in the relevant field of study. Successful applicants will be contacted and advised about the application process and course selection process.

Option 2 - Fee-paying postgraduate taught study

You may be able to study with us as a fee-paying postgraduate taught student.

If you are interested in studying as a visiting student within the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences then please see their website for more information:

College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

Option 3 - Fee-paying research study 

You may be able to undertake a short period of undergraduate or postgraduate level research here in CAHSS.

First, you will need to develop a research proposal and identify an academic in an appropriate subject area who will supervise you as a visiting research student.

When you can confirm your supervisor and your research proposal has been accepted then the CAHSS Visiting Student Office will provide you with an application form.

Please see the following website for more information about research options in CAHSS:

College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences -Research options

Option 4 – Erasmus traineeships

Undergraduate and postgraduate level students from Erasmus programme countries may also be interested in reading about our Erasmus traineeship opportunities.

Erasmus Traineeships

College of Science and Engineering(SCE/CSE):

Option 1 - Postgraduate taught exchange

You can study with us here on exchange as a postgraduate level taught student.

This option is only possible for those students whose home institutions have an exchange agreement with the University of Edinburgh in the relevant field of study. Successful applicants will be contacted and advised about the application process and course selection process.

Option 2 - Fee-paying research study

You may be able to undertake a short period of research here in the College of Science and Engineering. Opportunities primarily exist for visiting postgraduate research students but undergraduate level research students are considered on a case-by-case basis.

First, you will need to develop a research proposal and identify an academic in an appropriate subject area who will supervise you as a visiting research student.

When you can confirm your supervisor and your research proposal has been accepted then you will need to contact the relevant graduate school office in order to obtain the application form, which you will need to complete. (If you wish to study at undergraduate level, please make this clear to the relevant graduate school office staff.):

College of Science and Engineering - Postgraduate research

Please note that you would be required to provide a letter of confirmation from your supervisor at Edinburgh and also a supporting letter from your supervisor at your home institution, a copy of your passport and evidence of your english language proficiency.

Option 3 – Erasmus traineeships

Undergraduate and postgraduate level students from Erasmus programme countries may also be interested in reading about our Erasmus traineeship opportunities.

Erasmus Traineeships

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM):

For detailed information about the opportunities available in CMVM, please see the most-up-to-date CMVM Visiting Student Policy:

 

Fees

The cost of tuition fees is dependent on the duration of your stay in Edinburgh. The cost of your proposed course of study will be confirmed when you are made an unconditional offer.

Students coming on direct exchange agreements with the University of Edinburgh will not be charged tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Each school within the university has slightly different academic and English language entry requirements for visiting students. You will be advised of the relevant entry criteria for your School at the time of application.