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Contemporary Challenges Credits

University of St Andrews - History, and Middle East Studies (Scotland)

St. Andrews, 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
3.2
Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

One of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world, St Andrews has also been voted as the best student experience in the UK according to the National Student Survey 2019.

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research. The university is very much a part of the town; of St Andrews’s 17,000 inhabitants, approximately 9,000 are in some way connected to the university. And there are numerous student sports and recreational clubs to join, as well as academic and political societies, and performing arts groups. The University of St. Andrews has been named one of the 100 best in the world, according to a new survey published by the QS World University Rankings.

University of St Andrews

Program Location

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St Andrews

Scotland

St. Andrews

St Andrews is a quiet seaside town on Scotland’s East coast. Golf fans will know it as the birthplace of the game, and home to the world’s oldest and arguably most beautiful course. The town itself is small and compact, with narrow streets, a cathedral, botanic gardens, and its own castle. Nearby you’ll find North Sea beaches, and plenty of hiking and biking trails. And if you ever feel the urge for some brighter lights, Edinburgh is only 50 miles away.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of St. Andrews website.

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.  Students participating in the St Andrews History and Middle East Studies program should be majors or minors in these areas and are expected to take at least half of their courses in these departments while at St Andrews.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to University of St. Andrews and Rutgers University. That means that you will take 60 St Andrews credits or 15 Rutgers credits per semester.  The credit translation system between the University of St. Andrews and Rutgers University is 4:1, meaning a 20-credit course at the University of St. Andrews 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 St Andrews 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 Semester

Early September

Late December

Spring Semester

Late 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 St Andrews. 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 the University of St Andrews Accommodation 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 please visit the University of St. Andrews website. 

 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $12,760 $15,960
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) $4,800
Airfare $1,200
Meals $2,600
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $3,000
Total $12,220.00
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.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per Semester $11,780 $14,980
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) $9,600
Airfare $1,200
Meals $5,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $530
Books and Classroom Materials $640
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses $6,300
Total $24,370.00
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.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $12,760 $15,960
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) $4,800
Airfare $1,200
Meals $2,600
Books and Classroom Materials $320
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $3,000
Total $12,220.00
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.