Study Abroad

As an Edinburgh Napier University student, you can make adventure a part of your degree and study abroad. We have partners across Europe and the rest of the world including Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the USA.

Our exchange programmes are available to full-time undergraduate students who would like to study abroad for a single trimester or a full year.

Exchanges usually take place in the second or third year of your degree, although some of our degree programmes have a study abroad period built in which will determine when you can go. Either way, study abroad won't add any time on to your degree.

Check out the relevant sections to find out more about the different study abroad options available to you.

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Due to the structure and particular requirements of your programme, specialist advice is needed on the best timing within your programme for mobility, the duration, type of placement, and any requirements there may be in terms of supervision, assessment etc. rather than advice from the central Global Mobility Team.


Your Programme Leader is therefore the best person to speak to and you should contact them by email to discuss this further. It is likely that short term opportunities of 1-4 weeks will be the most viable option for you, and your Programme Leader can advise you on this and any queries you have which are not answered by the information on your Moodle site.


Why study abroad?

Studying abroad combines the excitement of travel with the knowledge that you are still working towards achieving your degree. By spending at least three months abroad, you will have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in another culture and experience much more than you ever would on holiday. It is also a fantastic way of expanding your network and making friends with local and other international students.

Completing a study abroad exchange will also help to enhance your CV as you will be able to add another higher education institution. You will also gain a wealth of knowledge and experiences that you will be able to draw on in the application and interview stages.

Studying abroad will also change your perspective on your degree. As well as being taught differently in your host country, with different standards and expectations, you will be exposed to new ideas and values. This will remain with you throughout the rest of your degree, enabling you to interpret subjects from different viewpoints.


Meet the Team

The Global Mobility Team are the main contact point for anyone considering a study abroad exchange.

  • Sharyn Bennet: Global Mobility Manager
  • Sarah Steel: Global Mobility Officer. Amie is the main contact for the School of Applied Sciences and The School of Health & Social Care
  • Lucy Murray: Global Mobility Officer. Lucy is the main contact for the School of Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment and The School of Arts & Creative Industries
  • Slawek Staniszewski: Global Mobility Officer. Slawek is the main contact for The Business School as well as students who come to us here at ENU for their exchange
  • Claudia Gallego Lopez: Global Mobility Assistant. Administrative and project support

Contact Us

The team are always happy to hear from students, whether you want to know more about how exchanges work or advice on where to go. You can email us at:

Please make sure that you email us from your student account as we are not able to reply to personal email accounts.

You can also book a one-to-one appointment with one of our Global Mobility Officers. Appointments are held online via Microsoft Teams, please click HERE to access our online booking system!