Study and Work Away Service

Study and Work Away Service

The Study and Work Away Service (SWAY) supports those participating in a broad range of international activities, including:

  • Edinburgh students on exchanges or placements abroad
  • Edinburgh staff who support students going on exchanges or placements
  • International applicants planning to come to the University of Edinburgh through one of our study abroad programmes. 

Plan your time away

Whatever your plans and wherever you're going, make sure you read all our pre-departure information and know what's required to help you on your journey.

Find out what you need to do before you go (secured)

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Exchange opportunities for undergraduate students.

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Language school, research, or work placements.

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Explore current opportunities.

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Explore sources of funding and consider the costs of an international experience. 

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SWAY provides administrative support to students and staff.

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Advice for healthy and safe travel.

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Find information and resources for those applying to study in Edinburgh from abroad.

Find out about staff development opportunities abroad.

Information for staff who manage student exchanges in their School.