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Program Highlights for St Andrews, Scotland

The city

Language spoken:

Great British Pound (GBP, £)

Marine West Coast

City type:
Town (Population 50,000-5,001)

Passport & Visa requirements

The program

Program type:

Host university:
University of St Andrews

Language of instruction:

Terms offered:
Spring, Fall, Yearlong

Program capacity:
20 students

Credit type:
Overseas credit

Deadline to apply

Fall/Yearlong 2024-25:
March 15

Spring 2025:
October 1


  • Minimum GPA 3.2
  • Minimum class standing: Junior (Strong Sophomore applications considered)
  • Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at time of the application

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Deadlines vary

  • Study at Scotland’s oldest university, recognized worldwide for its academic excellence and ranked first in both Scotland and the U.K.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes and personalized academic support, with an overall academic staff to student ratio of 1:12.
  • Join in a range of extracurricular activities and choose from over 200 student societies and sports clubs.
  • Live in a charming seaside town with medieval architecture and easy travel access to all of Scotland, Wales, and England.
  • Experience an array of student traditions, unique to the University of St Andrews, including Raisin Weekend, pier walks, the May Dip, formal balls, and post-exam soakings.
  • Play all seven world-renowned golf courses at a discounted student rate in the ancestral home of golf.
  • Integrate with Scottish students in housing, courses, and university activities.
  • Participate in program-organized field trips to Stirling, the Highlands, or the Northeast Coast.

Why Study in St Andrews?

A view of St Andrews Cathedral in St Andrews, Scotland.St. Salvator's Cloister in St Andrews, Scotland.The St Andrews program offers students the opportunity to live and study in a medieval city at a centuries-old university, while enjoying Scottish culture and everyday life in a charming seaside college-town. A wide range of courses are offered at the University of St Andrews – including art history, astrophysics, Biblical studies and divinity, biology, chemistry, classic and modern languages, comparative literature, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, economics, international relations, medieval studies, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, sustainable development, and more. The university also offers several courses each term focused on Scottish and U.K. studies. You may choose to participate in a single fall or spring semester or a full academic year.

Outside the classroom, rich campus student life, university traditions, and other opportunities contribute to your experience of Scottish culture. Included field trips to locations throughout the country give you a chance to explore surrounding areas and deepen your knowledge and understanding of Scottish culture and history.

There are several excellent reasons for deciding to study in Scotland. Courses at Scottish universities are taught by professors who do almost all the teaching and seminar work with undergraduates while maintaining a high level of research activity. Although English is widely spoken throughout the United Kingdom, Scotland has maintained its own diverse traditions, values, and views of the world. Time in Scotland will challenge you personally, open your eyes to different ways of looking at the current topics in our world, and enable you to experience Scottish culture and history.