Open to the world

Edinburgh Global leads the University's international engagement across the themes of partnership, community and exchange.

This site gathers global-themed activity from Edinburgh Global and across the University.

Study with us

We have 50,000 alumni around the world. Will you be one of them?

International applicants

Key partnership: Mastercard Foundation

This key parternship delivers full scholarships to African students  and a comprehensive and holistic program to support a generation of transformative leaders to make positive change in their local and global communities. 

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Meet our Scholars

Regional activity and engagement

Find about activity, partnerships, area studies and cultural centres linked to each global region.


Connect with teams and organisations:

Africa Team 

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Centre of African Studies


East Asia

Connect with teams and organisations:

East Asia Team

The Confucius Institute for Scotland



Global Partnership

Our Partnerships team helps the Univerity to create and develop global collaborations.

Partnership guidance

We are an active member of networks and alliances, including Una EuropaThe Coimbra GroupUniversitas 21LERUEurolife and UNICA.

Find out more

Global Community

Our Global Community team provides refugee, asylum and at-risk scholar support and visa advice for staff.

Global Commmunity


Global Community Stories

We've brought together the stories of volunteers, researchers and refugees, from the University and the wider community of Edinburgh.

Read our community stories

Study & Work Away

Our Study & Work Away (SWAY) Service are responsible for managing student exchange, work placements, summer school and international experiences.

SWAY activities and projects:

Go abroad

Student exchanges

Work abroad

Nice project

Middle East

Connect with teams and organisations:

Middle East contacts

The Alwaleed Centre


Latin America

Connect with teams and organisations:

Latin America contacts

Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies

North America

Connect with the regional team:

North America Team

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Connect with the regional team:

Southeast Asia Team


UncoverEd is a collaborative student-led archival project at the University of Edinburgh. The team works on uncovering the University’s role in the imperial project and addressing that colonial legacy.

Global Alumni Community

Discover our global alumni community:

Connect with alumni groups

Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates

The latest information and advice for students and staff: