Study Abroad at the University of St. Andrews

  • University of St. Andrews is one of the top universities in the United Kingdom, founded in 1413.

  • The university is located on the east coast of Scotland, bordered by sandy beaches and the North Sea.

  • Study abroad at the University of St. Andrews allows students to take advantage of a broad range of program offerings on a campus fully integrated with the city.


St. Andrews is particularly well-known for its humanities curriculum, with the departments of art history, English literature and language, classics, religious studies, anthropology, politics and international studies, history and philosophy offering courses of note. In the sciences, St. Andrews' strong offerings are enhanced by the the largest operational optical telescope in the UK. Additionally, courses in sustainable development and terrorism and political violence have garnered a substantial reputation for their excellence.

As an overseas student at St. Andrews, you will apply to one of the three faculties and take the bulk of your course load within that faculty. Your assigned advisor will correspond with you about the course choices which are most appropriate for you, and you will enroll in three or four courses per semester for a total of 15 hours of credit per semester, or 30 per academic year.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following semester hours of credit:

  • Fall semester: 15 credits.
  • Spring semester: 15 credits.
  • Academic year: 30 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You are required to submit a second academic reference. Please download the R-Form, or you may have your reference send a letter on the letterhead of his/her institution.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: September 30
  • Academic year: April 1