Study and Work Away Service


Find out about funding available and costs you need to consider.

Students going abroad in 2023/24

The University of Edinburgh is no longer a member of the Erasmus student mobility scheme, following the UK government’s decision not to participate. The University now participates in the Turing Scheme, the UK Government’s national mobility scheme supporting students working or studying overseas. 

In line with the Turing Scheme's objectives, funding secured by the University through the 2023/24 Turing application round will be prioritised for students who meet the Scheme’s widening access criteria and those following degree programmes which contain mandatory periods of overseas work and study placements.

Funding for mandatory/optional exchanges and placements

The University of Edinburgh will provide financial support to all of our students required to undertake work and study abroad as a mandatory requirement of their undergraduate degree programme during the academic year 2023/2024.

This applies to students on undergraduate degree programmes with a built-in, credit-bearing international study/work placement for which there is no UK alternative (e.g. students on a single/joint honours UG Languages, International Business, Law with a Language, or Physics with a Year Abroad degree).

Due to the reduction in overall funding available through the Turing Scheme, we will unfortunately not be able to provide funding to students on non-mandatory exchanges or placements in 2023/24.  We strongly encourage all students undertaking optional exchanges or placements to carefully consider how they will meet the costs involved.

SWAY will contact all students nominated for exchange and those undertaking a compulsory, credit-bearing placement activity in 23/24 regarding funding eligibility, once funding arrangements have been finalised.

Fees and funding

Find out what fees and costs you should budget for and funding you may be able to apply for.

Turing Scheme

Find out about funding for study and work abroad via the Turing Scheme.

Swiss European Mobility Programme

Students going on exchange to Switzerland may be eligible for funding via the Swiss European Mobility Programme (SEMP).