Study abroad

Make adventure part of your degree - study, volunteer or work abroad while you’re an Edinburgh Napier student.

Contact studyabroad@napier.ac.uk or call 0131 455 4574/3412 for more information.

We offer exchange opportunities for students from all over the world.

If you’re currently studying outside the UK you can spend a trimester with us as part of your degree. This will give you a global perspective on your studies as you experience life in an exciting, historic and cultured capital city.

Exchange programmes

We offer exchange opportunities for students from all over the world. At Edinburgh Napier you can continue working towards your degree as a visiting student while:

  • studying modules offered across our three academic faculties
  • experiencing studying at a Scottish university
  • giving your degree a global perspective
  • living in the historical capital of Scotland.

If you are a current or prospective student of Edinburgh Napier interested in finding out more about the opportunities for you to spend time overseas whilst studying on an Edinburgh Napier programme please see here.

Erasmus study

The two options we offer for student exchange are within Europe and internationally. Students normally go on exchange in their second or third year, and gain credits while abroad.

Erasmus+ is the European Commission’s programme for Education and Training. Through Erasmus+, you can study for one or two trimesters at one of our partner institutions or go on a work placement in Europe, and receive EC funding to help towards costs.

The following documentation relates to Edinburgh Napier University’s authority to participate in the Erasmus+ programme:

Erasmus+ Policy Statement

Erasmus Charter 2014-2020

Overseas opportunities

Edinburgh Napier provides opportunities to study for one or two trimesters at a university in Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand and the USA, either through links with our partner universities or through ISEP (an agency which represents over 100 universities in the USA).

Find out which destinations you can head for on our list of European Partner Institutions, or if going further afield is more your thing, take a look at the list of Overseas Partner Institutions.

You can see on these lists which institutions offer courses relevant to your subject area. Before making any decisions you need to speak to your Programme Leader who will advise you about timings and whether the modules offered by your chosen destination are appropriate for you. This is important as the time spent studying or working abroad will normally count as part of your degree.