Our exchange programme offers exciting opportunities to study abroad in Year 3 at one of our partner universities in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, or North America.

International Opportunities

A wide range of international experiences are available, including:

  • Studying abroad at one of our partner universities and business schools in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or the USA
  • Short-term summer schools at another university
  • A placement undertaking training, volunteering, or internship abroad
  • Funding via Go Abroad for a period of 1 to 8 weeks for conferences, research trips, volunteering, cultural and work-related experiences with an educational component

Study Abroad

Living and studying abroad will give you the opportunity to try new things, learn a language, take on new challenges, and enhance your academic perspective. You will visit new places and meet new people. Your self-confidence will improve and you will develop valuable skills for the future, all of which are highly valued by employers.

All Business School students have the option of studying abroad. However, you will need a strong academic performance in Year 1 (minimum first-year average 60%) to be offered a place at one of our partner universities/business schools.

Exchange Partners

Some of our partner universities are listed below.Please note these are subject to change.


  • Korea University, Seoul
  • University of Nottingham, Ningbo
  • University of Hong Kong

Australia and New Zealand

  • Otago Business School, Dunedin
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney

North America

  • Babson College, Massachusetts
  • Emory University, Atlanta
  • McGill University, Montreal
  • Queen's University, Kingston
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Toronto

A full list of partner universities is available at the following link:

Exchange Partners

International Day

Each year, the Business School hosts an International Day. A meaningful international experience does not necessarily require travelling abroad as we have a hugely diverse and international campus here in Edinburgh.

Our latest event focused on Internationalisation at Home, where we ran workshops on cultural intelligence. We also hosted a Human Library event, where attendees had the opportunity to borrow a 'human book' from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, and speak freely with and learn from real-life interactions. International Day is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of cultures different to our own.

Other Opportunities to Go Abroad

Every year at the Business School we find new ways for our students to benefit from an international experience. Recently, some of our students have been to India to explore the fashion industry.

The 2019 India Trip was designed by the Business School and Edinburgh College of Art, with the support of the Edinburgh Futures Institute, and was open to all third-year undergraduate students.

Students started their trip in Gujarat with visits to farmers and artisans at the beginning of the value chain, and culminated in discussions with experts at the very top of the value chain, including visits to Vogue India and the House of Anita Dongre, a leading Mumbai fashion house.

Over the course of the week, students worked within multidisciplinary and internationally diverse groups to research, develop, and create a multimedia project.

Become an Exchange Partner

We are always looking to develop and expand our Exchange Partnerships with business schools that share our ethos and international standing. If you would like to discuss and explore the possibilities of establishing an exchange agreement, please email ug.exchange@business-school.ed.ac.uk.

Further Information

Additional details and guidance on partner universities is available at Edinburgh Global.