The University of Edinburgh welcomes students from around the world on exchange programmes. Study with us for a semester or a year.

Why choose the Business School?

There are many reasons to come to the University of Edinburgh Business School, including our international ranking, our industry links, and our facilities.

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Practical information for visiting students

Find out all you need to know about studying in Edinburgh from key dates, cost of living, accommodation, and how to apply.

Practical information

Studying at the Business School

You can study abroad at the Business School for one semester or a full academic year. We offer two main programmes:


You can check with your university or college exchange advisor to find out if your university is one of our exchange partners. As an exchange student you would continue to pay tuition fees to your home university, not the University of Edinburgh.

Study Abroad

The Study Abroad programme allows students taking an undergraduate degree elsewhere to spend a year or a semester at the University. This is a very flexible programme and your studies can count towards your final degree at your home university. Even if your university does not have an exchange agreement with us you may be eligible to apply. As a study abroad student you would pay tuition fees to the University of Edinburgh.


The Business School offers a wide range of undergraduate courses to exchange students. As an undergraduate exchange or study abroad student you will usually select courses from our second, third, and fourth year course lists. Some courses will have pre-requisites. All courses are one semester in length.

If you are studying here for the full year you will select 6 courses (a total of 120 SCOTCAT credits equivalent to 60 ECTS). Each course is worth 20 credits (10 ECTS). If you are here for one semester only then you will choose 3 courses (60 credits or 30 ECTS). It may be possible for you to enrol on one or two courses outside of the Business School, subject to availability and meeting pre-requisite requirements.


The style of teaching may differ from that which you have experienced at home. You may have fewer hours of direct teaching but you will be expected to study independently, work through the course reading list, and demonstrate your learning in essays and exams. Teaching methods here will be a combination of lectures and tutorials.


The Business School offers a diverse range of assessments across its undergraduate courses. These may consist of one assignment, for example, an individual essay, group project, and/or presentation (30%) and a final exam (70%). For full details, see the course catalogue.


Your first point of contact for teaching, academic advice and guidance will be within the programme or course you are studying. A range of trained staff will work with you to help make the most of your studies while you progress throughout your university career.

English Language Support

The University has a wide range of resources to help students who are non-native speakers of English to improve their language skills.

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Contact us

To discuss an exchange or study abroad programme at the University of Edinburgh Business School, email us at