Study and Work Away Service

Pre-application information sessions

Events and information sessions are held each October/November for undergraduates planning to apply for exchange.

If you're interested in applying to go on exchange during the 2024/25 academic year, you are strongly encouraged to attend the following sessions to find out more about exchanges before you apply:

  • Go Abroad Fair
  • Pre-application information sessions
  • FAQ sessions
  • Regional sessions

Go Abroad Fair 2023

This event will provide an opportunity for students to come together in person informally. Returning exchange students will be posted at tables to answer questions and chat about their experiences with fair attendees.

Date and time Location
Wednesday 18 October 2023 11:00 – 15:00 Informatics Forum: Ground floor, G7 and G7A

Pre-application information sessions

These sessions are aimed at 2nd year undergraduates.  You will find out:

  • the benefits of going on exchange
  • how an exchange works
  • our exchange destinations (and how to find out where you can go)
  • the costs associated with going on exchange, and any available funding opportunities
  • the application and selection procedure
  • what research and preparation you should do before applying

This year's pre-application information sessions will run in-person and online on the following dates:

Date and time Event Location

Wednesday 11 October 2023

14:30 - 16:30

Online pre-application information session  Pre-application information session - Registration Link to Microsoft Webinar

Monday 23 October 2023

10:30 - 12:30

Online pre-application information session 

(this session will be recorded and made available on our webpages)

Pre-Application Information Session - Registration Link to Microsoft Webinar

FAQ sessions

These sessions will allow you to find out the answers to frequently asked questions regarding our exchanges, the application and selection process,  costs and funding opportunities and more.

This year's FAQ sessions will run in-person and online on the following dates:

Date and time Event Location

Tuesday 31 October 2023

14:30 - 16:00

In-person FAQ session  40 George Square, Lecture Theatre A

Wednesday 8 November 2023

10:30 - 12:00

Online FAQ session FAQs Online Session - Registration Link to Microsoft Webinar

Regional sessions

Exchange regional sessions give returning students an opportunity to showcase their exchange experience, share top tips, and answer key questions from University of Edinburgh students looking to study abroad. 

These are held virtually over MS Teams leading up to the in-person Go Abroad Fair event. They will be hosted by SWAY, but all of the content will be provided by our returning exchange students. Please register to attend using the links below.

Regional sessions 2023
Date and time Region Attendee registration link
3 October 2023 16:00 – 17:00 Australia and New Zealand MS Teams Australia/NZ
5 October 2023 16:00 – 17:00 Asia MS Teams Asia
10 October 2023 16:00 – 17:00 Spain, Portugal and Latin America MS Teams Iberia/LatAm
12 October 2023 16:00 – 17:00 USA and Canada MS Teams US/Canada
17 October 2023 16:00 – 17:00 Europe (excluding Spain and Portugal) MS Teams Europe

View a presentation of the slides

View the presentation slides from the 2023 pre-application information session.

View a presentation of the pre-application information session

View a recording of the presentation from the 2023 pre-application information session.

2023 pre-application information session