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. 

Planning to go on exchange in 2024/25?

Our exchange application is open from 1-15 November 2023. Find out more before you apply:

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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 funding for short-term teaching and training opportunities abroad.

Information for staff who manage student exchanges in their School.