Study and Work Away Service

Study exchanges

Exchanges at the University of Edinburgh are normally undertaken in the third year of undergraduate study as an integral component of your degree programme.

2024/25 exchange applications are now closed

All applicants will be contacted in due course regarding next steps.

About our study exchanges

Learn about the exchanges offered at the University of Edinburgh.

Where can I go?

Find out where you could go on exchange. There's a whole world of opportunity!


Our exchange programmes are open to students on most undergraduate programmes in CAHSS and CSE. Find out if you are eligible to apply.

Language requirements

Students can study in English at many of our partner universities but for study at some institutions, competence in the native language will be needed.


Find out all you need to know about how to apply for a University of Edinburgh exchange.

Academic matters

Your exchange forms a key part of your degree, so it's important you understand exactly what the academic requirements and implications will be.

Find your exchange coordinator

All Schools and Subject Areas offering exchange opportunities have an Exchange Coordinator to support and advise students before and during their exchange.