Erasmus+ Exchanges

Now that the UK has left the EU, we are no longer participating in the Erasmus+ scheme. Students going on Exchange in the 2021/2022 academic year will be the last students to go on exchange under this programme.

Students going on exchange in the academic year 2022/2023 and beyond, will be a part of the new Turing Scheme which the UK Government introduced in January 2021. We will update the information about the Turing Scheme and provide further details when we receive them. In the meantime, please feel free to check out the information provided by the government here.

For students undertaking an Erasmus+ exchange in the upcoming academic year, please find information about the programme below.


How does it work?

Edinburgh Napier has created a degree structure that works with our partners so that you can study abroad without adding any time on to your degree. Any grades that you achieve at your host institution will be converted into Edinburgh Napier equivalents when you return. This does mean that if you study abroad in your third year, any grades achieved whilst abroad may count towards your final degree classification. You will also need to make sure that you take enough classes/subject at your host institution to gain the required credits.

Where can I go?

We have many partners right across Europe as part of the Erasmus+ programme.

Not all our partners teach the same subjects as we do here at Edinburgh Napier so you will need to check out which institutions are compatible with your degree programme. Send us an email to request a copy of the exchange portfolio which contains links to module catalogues for our partners.

You will normally need to take modules totalling a minimum of 30 ECTS credits per semester whilst abroad, unless you are doing the Living and Studying Abroad or Topical Study module before you go on exchange (e.g. Languages students). Your Programme Leader or Academic Study Abroad Adviser can advise whether modules are suitable from an academic point of view.

Please note that the services offered to incoming exchange students vary between each institution. Some will offer you accommodation in student halls, a buddy scheme etc, while others will require you to be more independent. Follow the links in the exchange portfolio to find out what that institution offers Erasmus students.

You can always get in touch with the Global Mobility Team with any questions you have too!

Money Matters

Studying abroad can often cost more than studying here at Edinburgh Napier depending on your personal circumstances. Accommodation and other living costs can vary quite a bit between different countries and locations. The great thing about an Erasmus+ exchange is that there is a grant available to all students to help you make the most of your trip. You shouldn’t expect this money to cover your living costs, but it should help you pay for those little extras such as day trips and experiences. We also still advise saving up and making sure that you have some room in your budget for the unexpected.

Get in touch

If you would like more information about the Erasmus+ programme, our European partners or studying abroad in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with use. Send us an email or book a 1:1 appointment.

If you are on one of our language’s programmes, please feel free to email Benedicte Cebrian directly. She will be able to talk you through the options available to you and the specifics involved.