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St Andrews Abroad

These are exchange programmes which are open to students across a number of subjects in Arts, Divinity and Science. There is a competitive selection process led by the Pro Deans.  While a few programmes are available for a full year only, many offer the option of a semester or a year, depending on a student’s degree pathway.

Please take time to research your options carefully, in the context of your degree programme.  

It is important that you research options on your particular degree pathway carefully as it is possible that not every pathway within a particular subject will be suited to all of the options available. 

It is also important that you only apply for a full year abroad if you are Single Honours in a subject which has opted in, or if both of your Joint Honours subjects have opted to take part.

Application

From 2016-2017 onwards, you will be able to apply for the St Andrews Abroad programme online through My Applications in MySaint. 

The deadline for the St Andrews Abroad Programme for 2017-2018 is 5pm on 10 November 2017.

Please ensure that you have read the St Andrews Abroad programme information before beginning your application. 

Before submitting your application, please ensure that you take note of the restrictions below:

Chemistry

St Andrews Abroad programmes are not available on programmes which already contain an External Placement or Year Abroad.  Students may apply to spend a full year abroad.  Semester options are unsuitable for Chemistry students.

Computer Science

Computer Science students should study abroad for the full academic year. 

Economics

St Andrews Abroad programmes are available to both Joint and Single Honours students. However, Single Honours students who wish to apply to the University of California are unable to select UCLA or Berkley when shortlisting campuses.

German

The University of Virginia is only open to Joint Honours students.

Management

Please note that the University's agreement with Western University is with the Faculty of Arts & Sciences only. It is very unlikely that courses in the Ivey Business School will be available.

Mathematics & Statistics

Purdue University is only open to Joint Honours students. St Andrews Abroad programmes are not available to four year (fast track) MMath students.  Students on five year MMath programmes may study abroad in the first Honours year (i.e. third year).  Students applying to the University of California are unable to select Berkeley as one of their campus choices.

Neuroscience

Neuroscience students have the option to study abroad for one semester or the full academic year, subject to approval by the Study Abroad Coordinator.

Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy students who wish to apply for one semester at Melbourne or Auckland can do so only in semester two of Junior Honours or semester one of Senior Honours.  Please discuss the best option for you with your Study Abroad Coordinator. All full-year placements at an Australian or New Zealand institution must take place in semester two of Junior Honours and semester one of Senior Honours.  BSc and MPhys Physics students applying to Macquarie can only study abroad for the full academic year.  This placement must take place in semester two of Junior Honours and semester one of Senior Honours.

Psychology

All placements are for the full academic year only.

Spanish

The University of Virginia is only open to Joint Honours students.

General enquiries

Exchanges & Study Abroad
studyabroad@st-andrews.ac.uk

Outbound St Andrews Students
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Collaborations
collabs@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel:  +44 (0)1334 462245
Fax: +44 (0)1334 463330

Collaborations & Study Abroad
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University of St Andrews
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16 The Scores
St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9AX
Scotland, UK

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Study and Work Abroad Pre-Departure Guide 2017-2018 (PDF, 611 KB)

Study and Work Abroad Coordinators

Study Abroad Pocket Guide 2017-2018 (PDF, 1,328 KB)

Study Abroad - Key Contacts 2017-2018 (PDF, 572 KB)

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