|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.2|
|Open to Non-UVa Students:||No||Housing:||University dormitory|
|Credit Type:||Combination||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:||Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology|
UVA in St. Andrews:
Science for Health Professions
In partnership with the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UVA is offering a science-focused program for semester and year study abroad. This track is designed for students who are in the sciences and/or those in a pre-health profession track. Students may enroll in the fall and/or spring term at St Andrews in specific science classes, which will yield UVA credit and a grade on the UVA transcript. (This applies only to students accepted to St. Andrews via this partnership. Students on the exchange program are not eligible for direct UVA credit in these science courses). The courses available to take for direct UVA credit are linked in this brochure.
Founded in 1413, 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. 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. 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.
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 the Academic calendar
Students at St. Andrews will take a maximum of 60 credits while enrolled. Modules (courses) are available at 10, 20, and 30 Scottish (SCOTCAT) credits. Students on the science track have the option of taking all science modules or a combination of science and one to two non-science modules.
**The Science Modules on the list are taken for direct credit and will receive a grade on your UVA transcript.**
Any other course will be shown as transfer credit received on your UVA transcript.
Because some modules at St Andrews have more credit hours than the equivalent at UVA, students may receive a combination of direct UVA credit and transfer credit for some of the modules as indicated on the list below.
2017-18 St. Andrews Science Course List
Additional Course information
When choosing which science modules to take, you need to meet with a health professions advisor at University Career Services and have them sign your direct credit St Andrews advising form, which can be found in an open application.
For non-science classes: Students wanting to take honours-level (3000+ 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
UKCISA has produced information and advice on the study methods used in the UK. This is available as a free download on their website.
UKCISA has a comprehensive website which give advice and information on all aspects of the British education system.
Accommodation and Meals
Students live in student housing and will apply directly to St Andrews for their accommodations after notification of acceptance. Housing homepage
Cost and Financial Aid
Students will pay tuition and program fees to UVA. Housing costs will be paid directly to St. Andrews. The most up-to-date budget information can be found at the top of this brochure. The accommodation estimate is based on the average cost of accommodation listed on the St Andrews housing webpage. After acceptance, students will consult the St Andrews housing homepage and choose a housing option based on their preferences, which will determine the actual price of housing. Students who receive financial aid should submit the Education Abroad Expense form to Student Financial Services to have their aid adjusted.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. All students must consult gov.uk for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.