University of Edinburgh is an exchange destination in Edinburgh, UK. This destination is specifically for Physics students of the Faculty of Science.

Academic calendar

Semester 1: September - December

Semester II: January – May

Academic calender


Minimum GPA 3.0 or equivalent.

Students are expected to be in their 2nd year of university or above.

Language requirements

Areas of study open to exchange students

This partnership is based on a bilateral agreement between Science UU and the University of Edinburgh and the Department of Physics. 

Courses at Master’s level



All courses are taught in English

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

Normal study load per term:

  • in credits: undergraduate students–60 credits (30 ECTS)
  • in courses: undergraduate students - it will depend on the courses, however this usually works out at an average of 3 courses per semester

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Number of places available

2 places per year. Selection was not necessary in the past few years.


Any questions?

The International Exchange Officers at the Faculty of Science are Liesbeth Achterberg and Kathelijne Schoonackers.


  • Open office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00-12:00
  • Location: Minnaert building, room 1.17, Leuvenlaan 4, 3584 CE Utrecht
  • For an individual appointment and/or questions send an email to:
  • In case of an urgent matter, phone: 030-2537315

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.