Study and Work Away Service


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

Funding for students going abroad in 2023/24

From 31 May 2023, the University of Edinburgh will no longer be a member of the Erasmus student mobility scheme, following the UK government’s decision not to participate. 

The University of Edinburgh currently participates in the Turing Scheme, the UK Government’s national mobility scheme supporting students working or studying overseas. 

The Turing Scheme's objectives are to prioritise funding for students meeting the Scheme’s widening access criteria and those following degree programmes which contain mandatory periods of overseas work and study placements.

In support of the student experience and equality of access to Study and Work Away opportunities, 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 degree programme during the academic year 2023/2024.

This applies to students on 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 strongly encourage all students who have been allocated a non-mandatory exchange or placement place in 2023/24 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 costs and fees you should be aware of 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).