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Contemporary Challenges Credits
Honors

University of Glasgow Principia Consortium - Honors Students (Scotland)

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.7
Credits

15-20

Program Advisor

The Program

A unique opportunity for honors students to study abroad at one of Europe’s oldest Universities in Scotland’s largest city!

The University of Glasgow Principia program is a partnership between the University of Glasgow and over 20 U.S. institutions that provides high-level interdisciplinary programs of study for high-achieving U.S. honors students. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, which makes it the fourth-oldest in the English-speaking world. Today, it is a major research university that scored in the top 1% of a recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It also ranked sixth in the United Kingdom for international student satisfaction. As a student at the University of Glasgow, you’ll have dozens of clubs to choose from, as well as two student centers and an indoor sports complex.

University of Glasgow

Program Location

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Glasgow City

Scotland

Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and typically its liveliest, with thriving music (Franz Ferdinand are Glaswegians) and arts scenes. The latter is centered on the Glasgow School of Art, one of several buildings in the city designed by the great Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is among Britain’s most popular attractions, but only one of the city’s cultural highlights. Glasgow is a lively, friendly city, but it’s also small enough to allow for easy getaways. Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, is less than an hour away by train, while tranquil Loch Lomond is closer still.

Academics

Students must complete between 60 and 80 Glasgow (scotcat) credits per semester.  Among these courses, all students are required to take the Principia program’s core course, “Scottish Enlightenment: Ideas and Influences.”  The remainder of the student’s credits can be chosen from a variety of course offerings.

The following classes are particularly suitable for Science and Pre-Med students:

  • Functional Anatomy for PreMed

  • Biology 

  • Introductory Physics 

  • Organic Chemistry

Other unique courses available to Principia Consortium students include:

  • Glasgow School of Art (select courses:  Figurative Sculpture, Rendering the Human Form, Black & White Photography)

  • Bagpipes: History and Repertoire at the National Piping Centre

For more information about courses please visit the University of Glasgow Principia web page.

When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. Make sure that your course is not a “Full Session” course, if you only plan to study abroad for a single semester.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Glasgow and Rutgers University. That means that you will take 60 - 80 Glasgow credits or 15 - 20 Rutgers credits per semester.  The credit translation system between the University of Glasgow and Rutgers University is 4:1, meaning a 20-credit course at Glasgow will be a 5-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of Glasgow web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall September

Early September

Late December

Spring Semester

Early January

Late May

Housing and Meals

Students are normally housed in university residence halls in single or en-suite rooms with private or shared baths. There are no “American-only” residences.  Accommodations are located on or near campus. Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the University of Glasgow. You may choose between housing that includes a meal plan (catered housing), or housing that provides kitchen space in which you can cook your own meals (self-catered housing).

You should not count on being able to stay in your room during official university breaks. You will need to visit Glasgow Accommodations office upon your arrival in order to reserve space during university breaks. You may be charged a fee per day for using rooms during the breaks. You may also be asked to change rooms during the breaks so that repairs can be done.

For more information on the accommodations, please visit the University of Glasgow website.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $16,270
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    UK Excursion
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $4,000
Airfare $1,200
Meals $2,600
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $3,000
Total $11,420.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per Semester $15,285
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • UK excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $8,200
Airfare $1,200
Meals $5,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $530
Books and Classroom Materials $640
Local Transportation $640
Personal Expenses $6,300
Total $23,010.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $16,270
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    UK Excursion
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $4,000
Airfare $1,200
Meals $2,600
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $3,000
Total $11,420.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.


 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Each year the AASAP offers one 1000 pound scholarship.  This application does take a bit of time to complete and is very competitive, so please give yourself ample time to complete it.  Information about this scholarship and details about the due date can be found on the AASAP website.

Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.  For more information please visit the BUTEX website.