Study Abroad opportunities in the School of History
These pages set out the study abroad opportunities for undergraduates studying in the School of History at the University of St. Andrews. If you are an overseas student interested in study at the University of St. Andrews the pages you need are on the Admissions website
Study Abroad Co-ordinator, School of History:
Dr Kostas Zafeiris (kz1@st-andrews, Room B7 St. Katharine’s Lodge)
There are a number of Study Abroad opportunities for students of the School of History. Some exchange programmes are restricted by degree intention; please check the participation page for eligibility.
- North American Exchanges:
- The Collaborations and Study Abroad Office (CSA) deals with the North American Exchange programme. You should consult the CSA website for more details and discuss your intentions with the Study Abroad Co-ordinator. Students who wish to apply to this programme will need to get a letter of permission from the Study Abroad Co-Ordinator.
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (administered by the School of History)
- European ERASMUS Exchange
The School of History administers the following exchange programmes:
For further details of these programmes and application procedures, please see the links on the left.
- The School of Art History administers a further ERASMUS exchange with Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands to which students of the School of History can apply. Students applying to the Leiden University exchange programme should discuss their intentions with the School of History’s Study Abroad Co-ordinator before applying. For further details, please see Art History's St. Andrews and Leiden Erasmus Exchange programme website.
- American University in Cairo, Egypt
The School of History runs an exchange programme with the American University of Cairo (AUC) for students studying for a joint honours degree with Arabic and students on the single honours Arabic and Middle East Studies degree programme. For further details please see the Arabic and Middle East Studies study abroad opportunities page.
Students on the Middle East Studies joint honours degree programmes (i.e. Middle East Studies with any subject other than Arabic) and students on the Mondern History single and joint honours degree programmes may also apply through this scheme. However, the availability of this scheme for Middle East Studies joint honours students and Modern History single and joint honours degree programmes may vary from year to year. Students should discuss their intentions with the School of History’s Study Abroad co-ordinator before applying.
- Study Abroad Exchanges for Joint Honours Modern Language students:
Those students taking Arabic or History (Mediaeval, Modern or Middle East Studies) with a European language may want to consider killing two birds with one stone and going to a university in Europe where History (Mediaeval, Modern or Middle East Studies) or Arabic can be studied with their other degree subject. A fair number of universities in France, Germany, Italy and Spain do offer courses in Arabic and History. This is only possible if you are taking part in one of the School of Modern Languages university exchanges and not their work placement exchanges. Students should discuss their intentions with the School of History’s Study Abroad Co-ordinator before
- Study Abroad Exchanges for non-Modern Language Joint Honours students
Students taking Arabic, Mediaeval History, Middle East Studies or Modern History as part of a Joint Honours degree with another school (e.g. IR or Economics) can apply for study abroad exchange programmes administered by that other school. Students must meet with the School of History’s Study Abroad Co-ordinator to ensure that the School of History has granted permission and that the host university can provide suitable modules to meet degree requirements before applying.