IFSA University of St. Andrews Partnership

St. Andrews, Scotland

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.2
Typical Credit Load:
15

About University of St. Andrews

Have the quintessential Scottish university experience studying on the coast. Take Organic Chemistry to stay on track with your Pre-Med requirements, or study Scottish history or politics to understand the at times contentious role of Scotland in Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Brave the "May Dip" into the North Sea, followed by a glamorous ball and make memories to last a lifetime at St. Andrews.

University of St. Andrews Benefits

  • Study in a student-friendly, beach town that is the birthplace of golf
  • The oldest university in Scotland, founded in 1413, the University of St. Andrews is small enough to provide individual attention yet large enough to attain a high level of academic achievement
  • Strong student life with traditions, such as the May Dip, that are over 600 years old
  • The university offers the largest operational optical telescope in Britain, the most sophisticated lasers in Europe, a dedicated marine laboratory on site, and the world-renowned Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Violence

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of St. Andrews Partnership

Courses

Search for courses 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 

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course Restrictions
Study abroad students are not allowed to take courses on the Lifelong Learning or Distance Learning programmes.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of St. Andrews Partnership
Anatomy/Physiology Ancient/Medieval History Animal Science / Wildlife Management Anthropology Arabic Art History Astronomy Biochemistry Biology Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Psychology Chemistry Classics Computer Science Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Earth Science Ecology Economics English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Science/Studies European History Film/Cinema Studies Finance French Genetics Geography Geology German Greek (Modern and Classical) Historic Preservation History History/Philosophy of Science Information Technology International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Latin Linguistics Management Mathematics Middle Eastern Studies Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Business Music Studies Neuroscience Philosophy Physics Political Science Premedical Religious Studies Russian Spanish Statistics Theology Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
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.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Ruth Casey

Senior Resident Director, Scotland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 5, 2018
Program End Date
December 22, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$18,900
Housing
$3,675
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$22,575
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on a single, self-catered room with a ensuite bath. Students assigned to catered housing and ensuite bath will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $1,100. Students assigned to catered housing with a shared bathroom will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $550. Please contact your Program Advisor for more information.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,600
Books & Supplies
$140
Local Transportation
$100
Personal Expenses
$1,400
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,440

Academic Year 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 5, 2018
Program End Date
May 26, 2019

Program Fees

Insurance
Included
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 21, 2019
Program End Date
May 25, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$19,000
Housing
$4,375
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$23,375
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students placed in an ensuite, catered single room at David Russell Apartments, John Burnett Hall Annex, or an ensuite, catered, shared room at Agnes Blackadder Hall will incur a supplemental fee of $1075. Students placed in an ensuite, catered single room at Agnes Blackadder Hall, John Burnett Hall Annex or Whitehorn will incur a supplemental fee of $1625 Please contact your Program Advisor for more details.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,950
Books & Supplies
$135
Local Transportation
$120
Personal Expenses
$2,255
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$5,660