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  • Locations: St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/20/2021 05/17/2021

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:
 


Program OverviewUSAC St Andrews

The St Andrews program offers both students the opportunity to live and study in a medieval city and centuries-old university while enjoying Scottish culture and everyday life in a charming seaside college-town. A wide range of courses at the University of St Andrews in a variety of disciplines are offered in such diverse subjects as Astrophysics, Biblical Studies, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Earth Science, Economics, Environmental Sciences, International Relations, Medieval History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, and Scottish History, just to name a few. You may enroll for one semester or a full year.

  • Study at one of the Top 100 World Universities by Times Higher Education and ranked first in Scotland and third in the UK by the Guardian University Guide
  • Benefit from an overall academic staff to student ratio of 1:10
  • Join in a range of extracurricular activities and over 100 student societies
  • Live in a charming city with medieval architecture and easy travel access to all of Scotland, Wales, and England
  • Play all seven world-renowned golf courses in town at a discounted student rate in the ancestral home of golf

Host University

The University of St Andrews is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest in the UK; the university is ranked third in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2016 and in the top 1% of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012. For almost six centuries it has upheld a tradition of excellence, attracting world-renowned scholars and the brightest students from every continent. Today the university has evolved into two colleges: United College, in which all Arts and Science subjects are taught, and St Mary's College, in which Divinity courses are taught. Rather than being a campus university, St Andrews is closely integrated with the town. Many of the 7,700 students use bicycles as a convenient way of getting around the town, but all areas of the university are within easy walking distance.
 
FACT SHEET
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Program Provider USAC: University Studies Abroad Consortium
Program Dates Current USAC Calendar

Note:
Fall Semester with USAC = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with USAC = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU*

**Students using financial aid must have taken at least 14 credits during Fall Quarter at PSU if they wish to participate on the Winter/Spring program OR  they must enroll in additional online coursework at PSU during Winter/Spring.
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Art
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Community Development
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance
  • Film
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • World Languages
Credits Students enroll in 18 - 22 quarter credits per semester*

**Students using financial aid must have taken at least 14 credits during Fall Quarter at PSU if they wish to participate on the Winter/Spring program OR they must enroll in additional online coursework at PSU during Winter/Spring.
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  English
Housing Residence Halls
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore, by exception
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 3.20

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Program Fee Click here to view the USAC Program Fee
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 
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