Study abroad in Scotland with IFSA

University of St. Andrews Partnership

Program Overview

From red academic gowns to the North Sea May dip, tradition runs strong at Scotland’s oldest university. Founded in 1413, St. Andrews is small enough to give individual attention, yet big enough to attain top academic achievement. Campus highlights: Europe’s most sophisticated lasers, a marine lab, the world-renowned Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Violence.

Details in a Glance

Application deadline

October 15

Minimum GPA

3.20

Credit load

15

Housing

Apartment/Flat;Residence Hall/Dormitory

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database—if the University of St. Andrews Program is preapproved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Search for classes on the University of St. Andrews online course catalog.

Credit Conversions

At the University of St. Andrews, a full course load consists of 60 SCQF units per semester, equivalent to 15 U.S. semester credit hours.

1 SCQF credit = .25 U.S. semester credit hours

Lab & Field Trip Fees

Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Study abroad students are not allowed to take courses on the Lifelong Learning or Distance Learning programmes.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) semester of study at your home institution before the beginning of the semester program or one (1) year of study at your home institution before the beginning of the year program.

Recommendation Letter

Your application to this program will require one (1) academic letter of recommendation.

Visa Requirement

  • A visa is not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens for the semester program.
  • A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.
  • A visa is required if you are participating in the year program.

Start your application now by clicking the Apply Now button.

TRANSCRIPT

Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t our control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.

Activities

  • Cooking lessons
  • City tours
  • Theater performances

Excursions

  • Trip to the Scottish Highlands to see Loch Ness, Culloden Field, Dunrobin Castle, a whiskey distillery, and a working sheep farm.
  • Day trip to Argyll with hiking, caving, mountain biking, or gorge scrambling.
  • Short homestay with a local family.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Apartment/Flat;Residence Hall/Dormitory

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

Some housing has a required meal plan; others are self-catered. Student in self-catered housing have the option to purchase a meal plan on site.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Spring 2023

January 11, 2023

May 9, 2023

$22,995

October 15

Fall 2023

Early September 2023

Mid-December 2023

$22,995

April 1

Academic Year 2023-2024

Early September 2023

Early May 2024

$43,990

April 1

Spring 2024

Mid-January 2024

Early May 2024

$22,995 (estimated)

October 15

Term

Spring 2023

Term begins

January 11, 2023

Term ends

May 9, 2023

Program costs

$22,995

Application deadline

October 15

Term

Fall 2023

Term begins

Early September 2023

Term ends

Mid-December 2023

Program costs

$22,995

Application deadline

April 1

Term

Academic Year 2023-2024

Term begins

Early September 2023

Term ends

Early May 2024

Program costs

$43,990

Application deadline

April 1

Term

Spring 2024

Term begins

Mid-January 2024

Term ends

Early May 2024

Program costs

$22,995 (estimated)

Application deadline

October 15

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