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University of St. Andrews


Program Location St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20303
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
2017-18 Academic Year 09/10/17 to 05/25/18
Past Dates
Spring 2017 01/19/17 to 05/26/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources



Overview
University of St. Andrews

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centers for teaching and research.

The university 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. It's not shabby in the sciences either. According to the Sunday Times, St Andrews is 'Firmly established as the leading multi-faculty alternative to Oxford and Cambridge.'

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

University of St. Andrews

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: Psychology ONLY for HHS; all majors for other colleges

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English

Semester Course Load: 60 University of St Andrews credits (15 Purdue credit hours) minimum

This exchange program is not for the faint of heart.  This academically rigorous institution is intellectually demanding and requires an independent approach to course work. 

Admission to the Exchange program is by the academic department. Your degree program, background, and course choices are used to determine the most appropriate department of enrollment.

The academic program at St Andrews is not for the faint of heart.  You have to be able to hold your own in a class with some of the best students in Scotland and the U.K.  In addition, St Andrews students are expected to undertake their own unsupervised independent study.  The course catalog gives an indication of the number of contact hours and the number of independent study hours for each course.  The ethos of independent learning allows students to study topics in great depth and helps to develop analytical and problem-solving skills.

Housing

Students live in university residence halls.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Please note the visa cost is a one-time cost for Academic Year students only.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Housing$3,000.00
Local Transportation$400.00
Visa$400.00
Books and Supplies$150.00
Meals$2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$4,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTE Applications are reviewed in the order that they are completed. Some programs are popular and can reach enrollment capacity before the stated deadline. Please take care to select a second choice program that you are genuinely interested in attending. You may not be approved for your first choice program and having a serious second choice avoids delays in approving your application for study abroad. If you are not approved for your first choice program you are automatically considered for your second choice program.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information
University of St. Andrews

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin