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UVA Exchange: University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Year
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 15-SEP-2017
25-SEP-2017 29-JAN-2018 01-JUN-2018
NOTE: Dates reflect the academic calendar for the term; arrival and departure dates may differ. Confirmation of dates will be available in the admissions documents from the host university. If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by September 30.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.2
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No Housing: University dormitory
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
UVA
Advising Appointment Required:
Yes
Education Abroad Advisor:
Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
No
Subject Area:
African-American & African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architectural History, Art, Art - Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Commerce, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Geography, Geology, German, Global Studies, Greek, Hebrew, History, Independent Study, Italian, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Medical, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Spanish, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
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University of

St. Andrews




 

St Andrews is Scotland's first University and the third oldest in the UK. For almost six centuries, we have proudly upheld the tradition of academic excellence, attracting scholars of international repute and students from all over the world.

Today, we continue to offer the latest in teaching and research, all within a superbly picturesque medieval setting. Although St Andrews is not a campus University, it has grown and developed with the town and is now comfortably integrated.

Owing to the size of St Andrews, students feel they belong here and enjoy the benefits of studying at a highly residential University where academic and social lives intermingle.

History of the University
Founded in 1413, St Andrews is the oldest university in Scotland. By the middle of the sixteenth century the University had three colleges - St Salvator's (1450), St Leonard's (1511), and St Mary's (1538): the buildings of St Mary's College and St Salvator's Chapel both date from this period.

The 16th to 18th centuries saw a period of mixed fortunes for the University. During this time St Salvator's and St Leonard's Colleges joined to form the United College which still survives in a greatly enlarged form. In the 19th century the University made considerable progress in developing teaching and research in the Arts, Divinity and the Biological and Physical Sciences. In 1897 the University was joined by a new academic centre in Dundee and with it gained notable achievements in Medical and Applied Science. This association ended in 1967 with the foundation of a separate University of Dundee.

The University history, its personalities and its teaching practices can be traced through the collections of documents, art works, furniture, laboratory equipment and specimens that it has accumulated in its Museum collections

The University Today
The University provides an invigorating intellectual climate in which staff have close contacts with one another and with colleagues in other U.K. and overseas universities and research establishments. All Schools in both the sciences and the arts are actively involved in pushing back the frontiers of knowledge.

Physically the University is closely integrated with the town; the modern purpose-built library and many academic Schools are located centrally. The growth in physical and mathematical sciences has been accommodated at the North Haugh on the edge of St Andrews. A modern sports centre with adjacent playing fields and halls of residence are also located in this area.

St Andrews is relatively small, despite being a "city", with a basic population approaching 17,000. The University population (staff and students) numbers nearly 9,000. On average one in three people you see in the street have something to do with the University. You start to feel very quickly that you belong.

What makes the University of St Andrews special?

  • Consistently high teaching quality within a strong research environment
  • Excellent retention rates
  • Diverse forms of teaching: web support and small group interaction
  • Flexible modular degree structure
  • Strong commitment to University-managed accommodation
  • Compact and friendly
  • A Scottish university with a cosmopolitan atmosphere
  • High reputation for an excellent student experience

Student Participation
There is ample scope for student participation in University government, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. All matriculated students of the University have the right to vote in the election of a Rector who holds office for a three-year period and chairs the University Court. The Rector appoints an Assessor who is also a member of the University Court and is usually a student.

In addition, the University Court has two ex officio student members: the President and the Director of Representation of the Students' Association. There are student representatives on the Senate and the Academic Council. Students also have representatives on a wide range of University committees. The SRC itself exists to represent students on all matters and is the recognised channel of communication between students and the University authorities.

Accommodations
Housing homepage

About St. Andrews
Town of St. Andrews and Scotland Information

 

International Student Information
Exchange student homepage

Term Dates
Martinmas (fall): mid September - late December
Candlemas (spring): late January - late May

The current session and next academic year session dates are available through the Registry at:
Academic calendar

Contact
studyabroad@st-andrews.ac.uk
Exchanges & Study Abroad
University of St Andrews, St Katharine's West
16 The Scores
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AX, Scotland, UK

Course Information
Students at St. Andrews will take a maximum of 60 credits while enrolled. This typically consists of two 30-credit honours-level modules or 3 lower level modules. Students wanting to take honours-level modules should consult with their education abroad advisor to discuss being able to do so. It is necessary for students to have a fairly strong background in their major subject to ensure they meet the standards other degree-seeking students at St. Andrews at the honours level will have.

Students will also need to discuss credit equivalencies and the transfer credit process with their education abroad advisor, as the UK system is different from the US.

For course schedules, please visit here: Course catalogue

Climate & Clothing
How you acclimatise to the weather in St Andrews, is dependent on where you are traveling from. If you are used to temperatures of above 30 degrees, then you are in for a chilly time, but if the weather at home is of a temperate climate then Scotland should not cause you any major difficulties.

The weather in Scotland can be unpredictable although, because St Andrews is situated on the East Coast we are affected by less snow and ice in winter than inland areas. Wind chill can be the biggest draw back between November and March, but the temperature is rarely below freezing! Sweaters and waterproof clothing are recommended for the winter months. University buildings are generally well heated, including Halls of Residence, but not all private accommodation will have central heating, so if you are susceptible to the cold choose carefully.

UKCISA (Council for International Students)
UKCISA is an independent national body serving overseas students in the UK. It has three main functions: advisory, educational, and 'watchdog'.

UKCISA is always ready to advise students on financial, immigration and other problems. Visit their website for more information or ring the students advice line on 020 7354 5210 between 1300 and 1600 hrs Monday to Friday.

Study Methods in the UK
UKCISA has produced information and advice on the study methods used in the UK, this is available as a free download on their website.

Cost
Cost of Living at St. Andrew's
Guide to Cost of Living

UVA Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.