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United Kingdom, Scotland: University of St. Andrews

The University of St. Andrews is the oldest University in Scotland and one of Western's oldest exchange partners. The University is closely integrated with the town of St. Andrews, a relatively small town with a population of 16,000. The University population (staff and students) numbers around 6,000. St. Andrews offers the latest developments in teaching and research, within a picturesque mediaeval setting. Each year up to four Western undergraduate students are selected for this exchange and are awarded a scholarship from the Canadian Robert T. Jones Jr. Foundation. Scholarships for the 2013-2014 year are $6,000.


  • St. Andrews, Scotland.  

Who can apply?

  •  Undergraduate Western students currently in their second year of an honors program in the faculties of Arts and Humanities, Science and Social Science. Students must have a minimum average of 80% in their first year of studies at Western and must maintain this cumulative "A" average until they depart for Scotland.

How long can I go for?

  • One year.

When does class start and end?

  • Semester 1: Late September–End of January
  • Semester 2: Beginning of February –End of May

Language of Instruction

  • English

How many credits do I need to earn?

  • 120 credits=5.0 Western credits
Student in Scotland at Dunnottar Castle

What courses do they offer?

Can I live on campus?

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For more information, contact International Learning:
Phone: 519-661-2111 x 89309
Location: 2nd Floor, International and Graduate Affairs Building