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The University of St. Andrews, founded in 1413, is Scotland's oldest university. Located on the sea in a medieval town, the University has a well established reputation as one of the world's leading research and teaching centres. The student body is around 6.000 students, of which approximately 20% is international. Students live in university dormitories and enroll in one of four faculties: Arts, Divinity, Medicine or Science. This program is most likely to appeal to students with interests in English or History, but it is also known for its strong sciences program. 

St. Andrews is a unique place to study and live. Nestled on the east coast of Scotland over looking the North Sea, the University offers a wide range of social activities. The historical buildings are juxtaposed against the modern facilities, and the many student traditions truly make studying at St. Andrews an unforgettable experience. Dundee and Edinburgh are only a short journey away.

Prerequisites: St. Andrews requires a minimum 3.0 GPA. However, in our experience, students with at least a 3.3 and a solid preparation in background coursework are most likely to be successful in the rigorous academic environment typical of St. Andrews.
Credit: 4.5 credits per semester. Normal load is 60 St. Andrews credits (usually 2-3 courses).
Period: Fall semester runs September-December, Spring semester runs January-May.
Program advisor: Prof. Robert Smith. 

Learn more about Scotland: University of St. Andrews and about the InBound Study AbroadStudent Program

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