Study and Work Away Service

The Study and Work Away Service aims to deliver all work and study away activities through a single central service.

Study and Work Away Service is a new service is based within Edinburgh Global that manages global exchanges and placements.

We manage multiple dedicated websites to help staff and students find out more about the different opportunities to study or work away that we offer.

Go Abroad and Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic travel is likely to remain disrupted for some time. For the latest information about study and work placement travel visit the travel updates and guidance pages.

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Go Abroad for Staff

Go Abroad for Staff provides support and funding for academic and non-academic staff to go abroad on short teaching or training visits.

It’s a great way to pick up new ideas and practices, develop skills in your field and increase your professional network. The knowledge and experience gained can help your own personal and professional development and benefit your team by sharing best practices.

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Go Abroad for students

The University offers a range of opportunities for students to take part in an international experience, for both long and short durations. These opportunities include: Work Abroad, Traineeships, student exchanges, the INCiTE summer school and the NICE project.

Due to current travel restrictions there are a range of virtual opportunities for students to take part in.

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We share a range of SWAY experiences and funding opportunities on our Events and Opportunities page.

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Study Abroad in Edinburgh

The Study Abroad programme allows students taking an undergraduate degree elsewhere to spend a year or a semester at the University of Edinburgh.