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  • Locations: St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 2 - Junior and Above and Enrolled in a Fellows Program Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.2
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: All courses in English
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: No
Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 16 Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communications, Computing Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, French, Geography, German, Greek, Hebrew, History, International Studies, International Studies: Europe, International Studies: Latin America, International Studies: Middle East, Italian, Latin, Management, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theatre Arts
Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Bill Burress
ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

 

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About the Location

The University of St. Andrews is located in the city of St. Andrews on the eastern coast of Scotland, often called "the home of golf." In addition to the historic gold course, St. Andrews boasts a location students that combines coastline, historic buildings, modern facilities, and a small-town feel. Founded in 1410, it is the oldest University in Scotland and known worldwide for its academic programs. Given St. Andrews' prestige worldwide, the university draws a large international community of faculty and staff.  

Who is this program right for? 
Students interested in attending St. Andrews should be academically focused and motivated students, looking for a challenging academic environment. Classes demand a high level of independent learning and self-guided study, with a large number of learning expected outside of lecture. This also allows for a lot of freedom within courses, and the research-focused University encourages students to pursue specific topics of interest. There are a variety of academic disciplines and courses, and students are able to select courses from the Faculty of Arts, Sciences or Divinity. Some highlighted departments include; History, English & Creative Writing, International Relations (Political Science) with a strong feature in security and terrorism, Psychology, Physics, and Religious Studies. 

Due to the location in a smaller Scottish town, St. Andrews has a strong and vibrant student life community. Previous students have commented on the variety of clubs and societies available to join from the Student Union, and site these as one of the best ways to meet other students. Given the history of the University, student life is also full of many traditions that contribute to the unique St. Andrews culture. Favorites include weekly Ceilidh balls (Scottish folk dances), Academic families, Raisin weekend, Pier walks, and the May Dip. 

Learn more about: 
- Academic Life at St. Andrews
- Clubs and Societies at St. Andrews
- St. Andrews Traditions

 


Academics

Students must take a full course load while at St. Andrews, which is typically about 2-3 courses per semester or about 6-8 Elon credits per course. St. Andrews operates on the SCOTCAT credit system. All students must take between 50 and 60 SCOTCAT credits per semester, or between 14 and 16 Elon-equivalent credits.  Please see the credit equivalency chart below for your reference.
 

St. Andrews Credit   15 20 30 60
Elon Equivalent Credit 4 5/6 8 16
         

Important Academic information to note: 
  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
  • View the course catalog for this program and the guidelines for selecting courses.
  • Use the Transfer Articulation Table to see how previous St. Andrews courses have transferred to Elon (Select "Scotland" from the drop-down menu and then choose "St. Andrews." Remember that this is a record of previous courses taken and not a list of available courses).
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.
 

General Program Dates

Fall semester- program usually begins in early-September and concludes in late December
Spring semester – students typically arrive in late January and complete exams in late May
 

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Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:

 

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC.  For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
 


Housing

 Students live in St. Andrews student accommodations and can expect to live with other Scottish and International Students. Prior to arrival, students will submit housing preferences to St. Andrews. Each accommodation hall varies in layout (singles, double, ensuite, etc), catered or self-catered, and culture. Students are encouraged to visit the St. Andrews accommodation page to learn more about which hall is most suitable for them. 

 


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by The University of St. Andrews.
 


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the pre-departure orientation schedule for semester programs.
 


Additional Information and Links

Interested?  Join the Global Education Center Facebook page to connect with alumni, meet other interested students, and get program updates.

Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can get in touch with current Global Ambassadors via our Elon website. They are looking forward to hearing from you!


Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 01/23/2019 06/01/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission 09/07/2019 12/21/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission 09/07/2019 05/23/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/22/2020 05/29/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.