implications for mobility
The UK government has taken the decision not to stay in the
Erasmus+ programme following UK withdrawal from the EU, therefore the University
will NOT be operating the Erasmus+ programme after the 2021/22 academic year. The UK government announced the launch of the new Turing
Scheme, which is expected to be the primary programme for outward student
mobility, replacing the Erasmus + programme after 2021/22. The government wants the scheme to be
international in focus rather than being focused solely on Europe. European mobility will, however, continue to be part of the
scheme. In 2021-2022 we will be operating the Erasmus+ programme in
parallel with Turing.
exchange period is complete, the transcripts of Edinburgh Napier students will
be sent to the Global Mobility team who will forward these on to
the member of staff with responsibility for credit transfer for returning
students. Please contact the Global Mobility team
for information on who has this responsibility within your School.
Erasmus + exchanges
European exchanges managed through the Erasmus+ programme. Approximately 120 ENU students participate
in the Erasmus + exchanges every academic year. The participants receive an
government has taken the decision not to stay in the Erasmus+ programme
following UK withdrawal from the EU, therefore the University will NOT be
operating the Erasmus+ programme after the 2021/22 academic year.
Erasmus + agreements
The University has
approximately 80 Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreement (IIAs) to facilitate student
exchanges and staff mobility within the EU/Erasmus+ framework. All Erasmus+
agreements are subject specific. These agreements will be subject to review in
2021 in line with transitional arrangements to a non-Erasmus framework.
The University has approximately 25
Overseas Reciprocal Exchange Agreements to facilitate student exchange outwith the EU/Erasmus+
framework. These agreements have been established with universities in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand
and the USA. The majority of our Overseas Reciprocal Exchange Agreements
are university-wide agreements.
University-wide exchange agreements
Exchanges are open to most students, however, not every degree subject
may be offered by all our University-wide partner institutions.
Subject specific exchange
Exchanges are only open to students whose degree programme is in the
stated subject area.
Institutional Mobility Forum
Mobility Forum (IMF) was established in 2017 to support Schools to achieve outward mobility
targets in both traditional and short-term mobility initiatives, and to support
the increase in non-exchequer income through growth in Visiting Student
numbers. One of the most important responsibilities of the IMF is to
manage the process of setting up and reviewing exchange agreements, therefore
all exchange agreements are subject to scrutiny via the Institutional Mobility
Forum. All Schools and related professional services departments are
represented on the IMF.
International Student Exchange Program - ISEP
The International Student
Exchange Program is the largest global community for study abroad offering
exchanges at more than 300 universities. Edinburgh Napier University has been a
member of the network since 1992. The Global Mobility team sends approximately
5 ENU students through the ISEP Network every academic year, mainly to the
countries where there is a very limited number of partner universities or there
are no partner universities at all. Recently ENU students participated in the
ISEP exchanges in Taiwan, South Korea, China, Japan, Fiji, Puerto Rico.
Students are not permitted to undertake an exchange to a direct reciprocal ENU
exchange partner through ISEP.
currently refer to reciprocal exchange arrangements outwith the EU/Erasmus
framework. Approximately 100 ENU students participate in the Overseas exchanges
every academic year. Our main non-European destinations are Australia, Canada,
Hong Kong, New Zealand and the USA.
The main tenet of a reciprocal exchange agreement is that tuition fees
are waived in both directions. Therefore, students visiting ENU under a
reciprocal exchange would not pay tuition fees to Napier, and Napier students
would have their tuition fees waived at the host institution.
member of the IMF who represents their School on the forum. SML acts as a
liaison, feeding into IMF agenda discussions and disseminating information back
to the School, including informing the
School about the decisions made by the IMF and implements the agreed changes or
improvements and actions.
A short-term internship, group cultural visit or course that lasts for a
minimum of a week. Some schemes offer funding for short-term mobility but these
short-term mobilities must last for a minimum of 4 weeks. Short-term opportunities
remove barriers attached to the full year mobility, making the activity more
accessible and inclusive. Short-term mobility can also act as a
taster for future traditional mobility. Short-term mobilities are currently
managed by Schools or are undertaken at student’s own behest.
The Erasmus exchange programme allows for
the mobility of academic members of staff and administrative staff to spend a
short period of time at one of the University's Erasmus partner universities
either teaching, work shadowing or attending an Erasmus staff training week.
The new Turing Scheme does not offer funding for the staff mobility at the
In December 2020, the UK government announced the launch of
the new Turing Scheme. Turing is expected to be the primary programme for
outward student mobility and may cover student mobility activities of 4 weeks –
12 months. The UK Government’s ambition is for the scheme to be international
in focus rather than being focused solely on Europe. It is anticipated that funding will be available through the Turing Scheme for international
placements during the period from September 2021 to August 2022 – though this
will not be confirmed until the Summer of 2021. The Turing scheme is intended
to fully replace the Erasmus + programme after
Non-graduating students who study at the
University for typically either one or two trimesters. They do not articulate
onto a named degree programme and instead select modules form the following module catalogue.
Please note that double
degree or direct entrant students who plan to graduate from Edinburgh Napier
University are not part of the VS cohort.
four categories of Visiting Students:
● Study Abroad (via a
provider with whom ENU has a contractual agreement)
● Free Movers – ENU does
not have a formal agreement with these students’ home universities
● Overseas Exchange
● Erasmus Exchange