Erasmus+ or International Exchange?

Exchange programmes at a glance

We have two main types of outgoing exchange programmes:


  • Study exchange at a partner university for your subject area in Europe
  • Work placement (traineeship) at any organisation or institution in Europe (certain degrees only).

International Exchange

  • Study exchange at one of our university-wide partner institutions outside of Europe.

Visit below for a full comparison of the different exchanges.

Where can I go?


  • 30 Participating countries in Europe.
  • European mobility depends on what subject areas you are studying (and at what level).
  • For study exchange, Erasmus partner universities are linked at subject level, not university-wide >> European study exchange partners.
  • There does not need to be an agreement in place for a work placement.

International Exchange

>> Information for Joint Honours and Language Year Abroad students

How long for?


  • Single semester or full year.
  • Work - min of 2 months (60 days), max of 12.
  • Study - min of 3 months (90 days), max of 12.

International Exchange

  • Single semester or full year.

Who can go?

Most students can go on exchange (except Dentistry, Medicine and Vet Medicine).

Most students go in their 3rd year but in the Sciences 2nd year may be more appropriate. Speak to your subject coordinator to check.

For more information >> eligibility

How much does it cost?

All mobility students

  • You do not need to pay any additional tuition fees at the overseas partner university.
  • As at Glasgow, you are responsible for all travel, accommodation and living costs.


  • Erasmus+ grant funding is available to contribute to travel and living costs for selected students.
  • Supplementary funding is available to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds or with additional support needs.

International Exchange

  • Some small scholarships may be available.

For a full explanation please visit >> funding.

How do I apply?

For full details >> how to apply

The selection process is competitive and based on demand, academic and personal suitability.