University of St. Andrews: St. Andrews - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

11 recent reviews

Request Info

(For American Students)


A Program Rep. will contact you shortly after
For non-American students, please contact the program directly.

Or Register With Facebook

It will help you track your requests and only takes a second.

Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university, and the third oldest in the English speaking world.The University is located in the mediaeval coastal town of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland.  The town, with ... read more

All Reviews

OVERALL RATING 3.9
Based on 11 Reviews
Academics
Food
Cost of Living
Admin
Housing
Social/Cultural
Overall Experience
I learned a lot about how to be independent and take care of myself in the real world. I had to fly over there on my own and my second semester I cooked for myself. I also was able to feel like more of a regular young person - going out to pubs and engaging in local culture. Definitely allowed me to feel more independent compare... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 19, 2024 My Scottish Experience
I learned so much about the British/Scottish Culture as well as made many friendships with people from all over the world. I definitely think that my experience abroad has made me a more independent person. I am so eager to go back to visit Europe! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 15, 2023 Great Term In Scotland
I gained great friends and learned a lot about myself in a new environment. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 23, 2023 Fall 2022 At St Andrews
I learned to advocated for myself and put myself out there more. I cooked, bettered my time management, furthered my independence, took more risks, and learned more about my personality and how my educational journey would have been different in a UK system. I had a great time and made friends who I will miss dearly and hope to ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I loved exploring Scotland. I became really involved with the hiking club and loved the trips that they offered. That made it worth it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to live on my own in a new culture, yes it was worthwile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
-Friends!!!! (only one American friend, almost all of my other friends were from different parts of Europe -Independence -I increasing advocated for myself -Comfort in traveling alone -Newfound academic interest - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I learned new skills in my major. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned the local culture (although not much different from my own). It was mostly worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was a good experience, but I felt very isolated because of the strikes (no routine, no class setting to make friends). So I matured in a lot of personal ways. I also feel more confident traveling and making decisions. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence, especially from traveling alone. The experience pushed me out of my comfort zone, and it was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
Scottish and European culture. Yes! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved learning about Scottish culture through tasting local cuisine, experiencing ceildh dancing, and meeting friends at school. It was definitely worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of St. Andrews: St. Andrews - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned how to be comfortable being alone and being in a different country - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I think the greatest lesson was learning how far my independence goes. Living abroad and living alone was very new to me but Scotland was the perfect place to test the waters. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained new friends, new sights, new ways to make myself feel at home, love for travel and new perspectives about the world. Coming into the experience, I prioritized my academics, but while there were enriching academic experiences, there was also so much adventure and wondrous nature views abound. Definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned and improved upon a lot of important academic skills, especially my ability to find, skim, and summarize a great number of essays for research projects - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 04, 2022 A Great Time
Exposure to a different education system, meeting people from all over the world. It was definitely worthwhile--it expanded my world view and allowed me to travel for the first time in my life - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Not worthwhile at all. I hated my experience - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to work independently. Relatively worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Enriching
I learned a lot about myself and my own personal growth while being truly on my own. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A new education system. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about independence and being more self-sufficient. The academics and international student body also provided me with new perspectives from which I can approach my studies. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Lots of different cultures, made lots of new friends which I hope to keep in touch with some of them. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely a worthwhile experience! I learned a lot about myself and experienced more in one semester than I had hoped I would in my entire college career. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

About

Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university, and the third oldest in the English speaking world.

The University is located in the mediaeval coastal town of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland.  The town, with its close-knit community, is very much our campus with University buildings interspersed with shops, cafes, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.  Surrounded by rolling countryside we also boast some of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland and access, by good public transport connections, north to the Highlands of Scotland and south to England.  Our nearest international airport is Edinburgh from which students can travel to Europe relatively cheaply during breaks.

Academically, St Andrews is consistently ranked amongst the UK’s top 5 universities and is one of Europe’s leading and most research intensive universities.  In particular, a number of subjects are internationally recognised: Chemistry, Divinity, Earth Sciences, English, Film Studies, German, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics.

With around 7,500 students, one-third of whom come from overseas, we have also been ranked first in the UK for student satisfaction for five years running.  Students enjoy a vibrant social life in St Andrews, taking part in student societies, sports, musical and drama productions, and dancing at one of the many Balls that take place throughout the year.

St Andrews welcomes a large number of non-graduating students to our International Study Abroad Programme each year.

For more information about entry qualifications, application procedures, deadlines and accommodation please check our website.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Website
Take me there!

Statistics

Videos