Student Exchange Programmes involve undertaking a period of time (normally one or two consecutive semesters) at an approved Host Institution in place of the same period of study time at the University of Edinburgh.
Students can undertake a Student exchange at the University of Edinburgh through the Erasmus+ programme, through the University’s International Exchange programmes and through School/Subject Area arrangements. These programmes are subject to a formal agreement approved by the School and College and signed by the Vice Principal (International).
Students on a recognised Student Exchange Programme will undertake study at the Host Institution as a credit-bearing part of their Edinburgh degree. Although the majority of students who participate in formal Exchanges are at undergraduate level, a small number of postgraduate Exchange opportunities exist.
Eligible students may apply for Erasmus funding to undertake a Work Placement within the EU/EEA, with approval from their School and the International Office.
The University of Edinburgh is defined as the “home” institution and the Exchange or Study Abroad destination is defined as the “Host” University for the purposes of this policy. The term ‘Study Abroad Programmes’ will be used hereafter to refer jointly to University approved Student Exchange and Erasmus Work Placement Programmes.