Informatics Student Tips

Informatics Student Tips

School of Informatics students give their tips on studying Computer Science and living in Edinburgh

Study Abroad

In your 3rd year, you will have the opportunity to study abroad at partnering Universities around the world. Sadly, the School cannot offer everyone a chance at a year abroad, so it is limited to those who are performing very well in their studies throughout first year. The University of Edinburgh has many partnering universities to choose from for this and an exhaustive list can be found here. 

There are two types of exchanges 

  • University-wide exchanges: This is where the university has the exchange agreement 
  • Subject-specific exchanges: These are exchanges available only within your school 

Previous subject-specific exchanges 

  • Saarland University, Germany 
  • University of Trento, Italy 
  • UPC Barcelona, Spain 
  • EPFL, Switzerland 
  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland 
  • Carnegie-Mellon University, USA 
  • University of Illinois, USA 
  • University of Maryland, USA 
  • University of Pennsylvania, USA 

Note that these were universities on the subject-specific route for Informatics in year 2022/23 so are subject to change. Partnering universities will be announced in the information session. 

Application Process 

Step 1: Attend a pre-application information session 

The information session is a chance to learn more about the different exchange opportunities as well as the application process. It also gives you the chance to ask the Exchange Coordinator any questions. These are usually held in October 

Step 2: Research partner institutions 

Before sending an application, you should research the host universities thoroughly.  

Step 3: Read the relevant Exchange Application Guide 

Depending on whether you are going through the university-wide route or the subject-specific route, the exchange application guide is a very comprehensive document about the application process. 

Step 4: Complete online application 

Online applications will be opening so keep an eye on the Go Abroad website 

 

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