Studying abroad

Information about the option of studying abroad in 3rd year.

The University of Edinburgh is involved in a number of international exchange schemes, details of which can be found from the Student Exchanges page of the Edinburgh Global website.  If you are interested in applying for one of these schemes please contact your Personal Tutor to discuss the options available to you.

Assessment

Students spending a year abroad are expected to take courses that correspond reasonably closely to the courses they would have taken in Edinburgh, both in terms of content and credit weighting (e.g. 60 European Credit Transfer Scheme points correspond to 120 Edinburgh University points). Because of the difficulty of mapping an overseas mark to an Edinburgh mark, the Senatus has ruled that students will be allocated the appropriate credits for the period spent abroad but that these will be zero-weighted in terms of the final degree classification (unless the period abroad is a requirement of the course). So for students of four-year degree programmes in Informatics who spend their third year abroad, their degree results will be based on their final year marks only.

Subject-specific exchanges

The School has Erasmus agreements with universities in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain. 

General exchanges

The University also has exchanges with universities all over the world, including universities in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Singapore, Mexico, Argentina and Chile. 

Further Information

Why go abroad? (Edinburgh Global website)

Exchange destinations (Edinburgh Global website)

Application information (Edinburgh Global website)

        ** The application deadline for study abroad in 2019/2020 is late November 2018. 

Study Abroad Information and FAQ for Informatics students (restricted access)

Exchange Coordinator - If you have any queries regarding studying abroad please contact  the Informatics Exchange Coordinator, Hiroshi Shimodaira.