Before you go
Essential academic and administrative matters you need to know about before you go on your exchange place.
An exchange period is an integral part of your degree programme and credit gained whilst on exchange counts towards your Edinburgh degree. Learn more about credit systems abroad and transferring credit to Edinburgh.
Compulsory pre-departure information sessions for outgoing exchange and traineeship students take place during April and May.
All pre-departure documents are downloadable from your Mobility-Online workflow.
Student Exchanges Handbook
All outgoing students on exchange should receive or request a Student Exchanges Handbook.
Housing arrangements vary from institution to institution. Your accommodation is your responsibility so try to make your arrangements early to avoid stress on arrival.
Opportunities to learn a language or improve your language skills before and during your exchange.
It’s essential that you have appropriate insurance for your time overseas - don’t leave home without it!
Students going on International Exchanges may need an 'Exchange Student' visa.