The organisation of the transfer of credit and grades for non-compulsory (elective) study abroad students is the responsibility of the University of Edinburgh’s Study Abroad Progression Committee. All students are to be advised by the School/Subject Area before departure about the way in which credit will be transferred.
The Study Abroad Progression Committee reviews the transcripts for all students who have undertaken a non-compulsory (elective) Exchange. The Committee is chaired by the Assistant Principal Academic Standards and Quality Assurance, and has College membership and an External Examiner. It operates as a quasi Board of Examiners which considers any special circumstances cases, consults Personal Tutors/Co-ordinators, allocates appropriate credit and recommends progression to the relevant Boards of Examiners at School level.
The University of Edinburgh operates a policy whereby credit only can be awarded to students who undertake an Exchange programme on an elective basis. The University of Edinburgh does not attempt to convert the marks or grades that students obtain at the Host institution into University of Edinburgh equivalents. Students who meet the requirements of the Learning Agreement will receive the appropriate number of University of Edinburgh credits for their study abroad period.
Where the Study Abroad Programme/period of study abroad is mandatory, then it is the responsibility of Schools to advise students in writing of the assessment arrangements during their period at the host institution before departure and to arrange credit transfer in association with Examination Boards for all such students on their return to the University of Edinburgh.
Students undertaking a period of employment as part of their Exchange or Study Abroad Programme will be required to complete set output during their period abroad as determined by the relevant School or Subject Area.