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First Abroad Programme

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Unfortunately, this programme is not running during the academic 2020/1.  Updates regarding the academic year 2021/2 will follow in due course.

First Abroad Programme 

This exciting project will offer two Scottish first year undergraduate students, one from Science and one from Arts and Divinity, the opportunity to visit the William and Mary in Virginia, USA, to learn about the benefits of study abroad first hand. 

As part of the programme, the successful students will spend a few days at William and Mary, experiencing academic and co-curricular activities and learning about the benefits of study abroad. A schedule of classes and other activities will be tailored to the selected student and their academic background. The students will have the opportunity to live in the William & Mary student dormitories and to meet with St Andrews students spending a semester in Virginia.

On return to St Andrews, the students will undertake a paid Study Abroad Internship specifically focused on activities to widen participation to Study Abroad for credit to students from access backgrounds. Upon successful completion of the First Abroad programme, incorporating both the Study Abroad experience and the internship, the students will be awarded a Saltire Scholar prize which will be included on the student’s HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record) transcript.

The First Abroad programme is generously funded by Santander Universities UK.

What do the Scholarships cover?

The scholarships covers travel, insurance, accommodation and subsistence costs for the duration of the programme. The successful applicants will require some spending money.

The successful applicants will be guaranteed a place on one of our Study Abroad programmes in their Junior Honours year, provided that they satisfy the academic requirements to Study Abroad as part of the St Andrews degree programme. If successful in securing a place, the Saltire Scholar will be supported with a St Andrews Abroad Scholarship (amounts will vary).

When would I travel to William and Mary?

Successful applicants normally travel to William and Mary during spring break.

Who is eligible for the Scholarships?

Arts First Abroad

The Arts First Abroad Scholarship is open to Scottish first year students at St Andrews in the Faculty of Arts and Divinity, with priority given to those students who have a strong academic record or who have participated in any of the University’s access projects.

Students who have already completed a university-levelstudy abroad experience will not be considered for this programme.

Science First Abroad 

The Moncrieff Travelling Scholarship (First Abroad) is open to Scottish first year students at St Andrews in the Faculty of Science, with priority given to those students who have a strong academic record or who have participated in any of the University’s access projects. In selection, priority will also be given to students from subjects with low participation rates.

Students who have already completed a university-level study abroad experience will not be considered for this programme.

How do I apply?

Unfortunately, the programme is not running during the academic 2020/1.  Updates regarding the academic year 2021/2 will follow in due course.

How do I find out more?

You can contact the Global Office at outbound@st-andrews.ac.uk if you require any further information. 

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