Study and Work Away Service


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

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. 

Funding for 2023/24 and 2024/25 students

The University of Edinburgh will provide financial support to students required to undertake work and study abroad as a mandatory requirement of their undergraduate degree programme during the academic years 2023/24 and 2024/25.

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 undergraduate students on non-mandatory exchanges or placements in 2023/24 or 2024/25, nor is there any funding available for post-graduate activity abroad. We strongly encourage students who will not receive funding from the Turing Scheme to carefully consider how they will meet the costs involved.

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.

Reducing the cost of study or work abroad

Find out how to reduce the financial cost of study and work abroad.

Swiss European Mobility Programme

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