Exchange programmes

At Edinburgh Napier we want everyone to have a global outlook. Students and staff are encouraged to work, study, train or volunteer abroad through our exchange programmes and partnerships. We also welcome staff and students from overseas to Edinburgh.


Study abroad


Exchanges within Europe are usually organised by the Erasmus+ programme, the European Commission's flagship educational programme for Higher Education. Please see our Erasmus+ Charter 2014-2020 and our Erasmus+ Policy Statement.

The Erasmus+ exchange programme gives students the opportunity to study or work in another European country. The programme counts towards your degree and will add an international dimension to your studies.

View a full list of our Erasmus+ partners

Overseas exchange programmes

We have links all around the world including Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand and the USA, giving students the chance to take part in an International Student Exchange Program.

View a list of our overseas partners

Short-term exchange opportunities

Short-term exchange opportunities are available in the summer, giving students an opportunity to explore different cultures outside term time.

Volunteer or work abroad

Volunteering or working abroad can be a rewarding, challenging and exciting experience. We encourage our students to use their skills and their time to make a difference while at Edinburgh Napier. Contact us on for more details.

Visiting exchange students

If you’re currently studying outside the UK you can join over 650 international visiting students from Europe, the USA and beyond by spending a trimester or a year with us as part of your degree, giving you a global perspective on your studies as you experience life in an exciting, historic and cultured capital city.

Visit the visiting students section for more information about studying on exchange at Edinburgh Napier, including the online application form.



The Erasmus+ exchange programme gives academic and support staff the opportunity to spend time at one of our partner universities either teaching, working, shadowing, volunteering or attending training.

The program helps to develop staff personally and professionally, experience new cultures, explore new ways of working and gain an international perspective.

View a full list of our Erasmus+ partners

For more information about Erasmus+ and staff opportunities visit the Erasmus website or contact us on

Overseas staff

We work with partners around the world giving staff the opportunity to exchange ideas, collaborate and spend time overseas at partner institutions. Together, we engage in a range of activities including joint programme delivery, staff exchanges, joint research and development, consultancy and training.

Overseas partners