Study in St. Andrews!
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.
LocationSt Andrews is a beautiful town situated in its own sheltered bay on the Fife coast, just north of Edinburgh. It commands exceptional views of the Angus coast and hills, with the Grampian Mountains beyond. The antiquity of the city includes wonderful old buildings, city walls, shops, and houses of stone. While the street plan is still medieval, there are excellent road and rail connections to all of Scotland, Wales, and England.
- Fall Semester: Early September to Late December
- Spring Semester: Late January to Late May
Residence halls range from the former Archbishop’s house at Deans Court to attractive St Salvator’s Hall (better known as ‘Sallies’) to New Hall, a more modern residence hall. In each one, students are provided with a well-furnished study bedroom (either shared or single) serviced by a cleaning service on a regular basis.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Intl Health Dev Fee||$60|
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
|1Housing||$2200 - $5000|
|Airfare||$1000 - $1500|
|Meals||$2000 - $3000|
|1Personal Expenses||$1200 - $1800|
|Books and Materials||$80 - $200|
|Local Transportation||$20 - $120|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$0|
|2US Based Health Insurance||Varies|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$1500 - $2000|
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
USAC’s partnership with University of St. Andrews provides you with the rich opportunity to study at one of the top 10 universities in Britain. You will take regular university classes alongside students from Scotland, elsewhere in the United Kingdom and from abroad. Students generally select their courses from a single Faculty – equivalent to a School or College within a US university. You may take courses from other Faculties if scheduling allows. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by St. Andrews.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC St Andrews website.
How to ApplyApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to a USAC program should complete the USAC application while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me webpage.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2021||09/15/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.