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AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
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’s 6000 undergraduate students comprise nearly half of the quaint town of St. Andrews’ population. Students come from over 100 countries and are embraced by the town and university, and are made to feel part of the community for however long they choose to study.
St Andrews is a unique place to study and live. Nestled on the east coast of Scotland, students may find themselves crossing golf-courses on their way to class, or jogging along the beach after dinner. St. Andrews is located in a breathtaking position on a rocky headland overlooking the dramatic waters of the North Sea. The rolling fields and wooded hills of the Kingdom of Fife lie inland.
Mid September - Mid December
AREAS OF STUDY
This is an academically rigorous program and students must have a 3.2 GPA to be eligible for studying abroad at St. Andrews. Students are expected to be self-motivated as there is little professor feedback and students may only have 1 or 2 assignments the entire semester. St. Andrew's would be a good place of study for Belmont students who are interested in taking courses in the following areas of study: economics, management, english, history, humanities, psychology, and religious studies. Learn more here about academic information at St. Andrews.
Students will be admitted to an exchange and study abroad programme through one of the University's Faculties: Arts, Divinity, or Science
The Scottish higher education system is a bit different than American higher education. To be considered a full-time student at St. Andrew's, students will take 50-70 credits each semester (12-18 Belmont credits). This will equate to 2-3 St. Andrew's courses. Learn more about Course Catalog.
When considering how many credits to take at St. Andrew's, it helps to keep in mind the following:
30 credits at St. Andrews= 7 Belmont credits
20 credits at St. Andrews= 5 Belmont credits
15 credits at St. Andrews= 4 Belmont credits
There are student residences located on campus and range from $3,000-$5,000 per semester. Meal plans may or may not be included, depending on student’s selection. In addition, local students live in residences that are located throughout the town so that everything is within walking distance and students feel very much at the heart of the community. Residences range from beautiful stone buildings full of original period features to stylish new apartments. A range of catered and self-catered accommodations are available, with a choice of standard rooms with shared bathroom facilities or ensuite rooms. Students will apply for housing directly to St. Andrews. Learn more here.
The student residences are on campus and range from $3,000-$5,000/semester. Meal plans may or not be included depending on student’s selection. Housing is billed through Belmont and is typically included in Belmont's tuition fee. Depending on the catered option and room type that students choose, a student's final bill may be greater than Belmont tuition - students are responsible to pay any fees above and beyond what is covered by Belmont tuition.
2. Belmont Tuition
Students pay tuition and housing for St. Andrews directly through Belmont. The student owes Belmont tuition and will then be billed for the remaining amount if it surpasses Belmont tuition charges.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. It is recommended that students wait until they receive formal acceptance by St. Andrew's into their program before booking their airfare. Note: Students should NOT book a flight through Dublin as they will have immigration issues upon arriving to Scotland. It is suggested students flight directly into Scotland or England.
The Students’ Association (“the Union”) is the hub of all student activity in St. Andrews, with all students attending the university becoming automatic members. The Union offers an enormous range of events and societies welcoming student participation. The university has over 50 registered sports clubs for both beginners and existing players alike. Additionally, the town of St. Andrews has dozens of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 15
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after
your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
- If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009