University of St Andrews Direct EnrollmentSemesters at St. Andrews give international students the chance to explore their academic interests, engage with the St. Andrews community, and benefit from interdisciplinary coursework at one of the UK's oldest universities.
Fife is an enchanting peninsular location in Scotland with Medieval roots still seen today. In addition to the beautiful campus of St. Andrews, students can enjoy trips to nearby castles, palaces, and national parks.
Founded in the early 15th century, the University of St. Andrews is Scotland's first university and one of the oldest English speaking universities in the world. St Andrews is represented by staff and students from over 120 nationalities, and has one of the highest marks for student satisfaction in the UK. The university occupies historic and modern buildings located throughout the town, and over one third of the town's population is either a staff member or student of the university.
St. Andrews offers three departments of interest for international students – Arts, Divinity, and Science – which are further divided into Academic Schools such as Classics, History, and Modern Language. As a study abroad student, you may be able to take modules from faculties other than your host faculty provided you have the pre-requisites and there is no time conflict. A full list of schools and departments can be found here.
Courses are small discussion based groups that consist primarily of labs and fieldwork. St Andrews students are expected to undertake their own unsupervised independent study. The ethos of independent learning allows students to study topics in great depth and helps to develop analytical and problem-solving skills.
Students usually take 60 St Andrews credits (30 ECTS) per semester. St Andrews modules come in values of 10, 15, 20 or 30 credits, which means that you might take fewer classes than you would at home (e.g. two 30 credit modules), but that each module will have a high workload.
Student Life & Co-curricular
The beauty of the campus and surrounding area of St. Andrews allows for students to enjoy the natural environment – taking advantage of trips to the beach and early morning sunrises. Hall Committees also organize special events such as film nights, games of pool, BBQs, receptions and balls. There are over 180 student societies and over 50 sport clubs for students to get involved in, and the beach is just a short walk away.
Housing is located in the St Andrews Halls of Residence. Rooms are single or double occupancy, and bathrooms are either shared or en-suite – depending on the Hall. Meal plans are also available, and self-catering facilities are an option for students interested in preparing their own meals. All housing is shared between undergraduates, so students can expect to be integrated directly into the St Andrews student body.
The Marist Abroad program fee includes full-time tuition (12-16 credits), accommodation, program orientation, scheduled academic excursions, and international health insurance. The program cost is based on full-time semester tuition and on-campus Marist housing. Students receive a detailed cost sheet once they have been admitted to the Marist Abroad program.
- Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or higher at the time of study abroad
- Academic Advisor approval of program and coursework
How to Apply
Enrollment is limited, and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Click here for more Information on the Marist Abroad application process. Marist students must complete the Marist Abroad application and be accepted before applying to the overseas program.