About the University of St. Andrews
The University of St. Andrews, founded in 1413, is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest in the UK. Over the past six centuries, St. Andrews has upheld a Scottish tradition of academic excellence, attracting scholars of international repute and students from all over the world. Today, St. Andrews continues to offer the latest in teaching and research all within a medieval setting. St. Andrews is not a campus university, rather, it is closely integrated within the town and academic buildings and the student housing is interspersed among shops, pubs, and residential houses. At St. Andrews, you will find that the town really is your campus situated on the coast of the North Sea. As a student, you will be a part of a close-knit community with a population of 18,000 with 1:3 people connected with the university.
Visit their website: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk
Located 50 miles to the north of Edinburgh, on the east coast of Scotland, St. Andrew is best known as the birthplace of golf, and the seaside town is distinguished by two institutions, the Royal Ancient Golf Club and the University of St. Andrews. Today the town is a living museum of ancient castle and cathedral walls, centuries old stone houses and golf's most famous golf course.
Visit the city website:
The Brockport Program at St. Andrews offers you the opportunity to:
- Live and study at the oldest and most prestigious university in Scotland,
- Receive instruction in small classes, seminars, and tutorials from members of the St. Andrews faculty,
- Become a part of an active student community with more than 120 student societies, over 50 sports clubs, and extensive university traditions,
- Choose the coursework you want from an almost limitless variety of disciplines,
- Improve your writing and research skills.
Your experience at St. Andrews will:
- Ingrate you into Scottish society and the Scottish educational system,
- Make you a better student,
- Expand your out look on the world,
- Build your self-esteem and self-confidence,
- Greatly enhance your career prospects.
At St. Andrews, you will:
- Live with Scottish students in one of the university's eleven halls of residence- housing is guaranteed to every entrant student provided they apply for their housing by the published deadlines,
- Receive a comprehensive on-site orientation to study at St. Andrews that will maximize the benefits of your semester/year of study,
- Enjoy the security of a complete package of academic and non-academic support services provided by the University of St. Andrews International Office.
Housing & Orientation
Participants in the Brockport's Program at the University of St. Andrews will be housed in one of the eleven residence halls, which vary in character, size and traditions. Study bedrooms are single or shared and bathrooms, lounges, libraries and often computer labs are located on the hall. Meal plans, comprising 19 meals a week, are normally part of the university housing at St. Andrews (but housing and meals are not included in the "Program Fee"). All halls also include self-catering facilities, central heating, and bed linens are furnished and cleaned.
An orientation program (conducted by the University of St. Andrews Office of International Education) is a compulsory part of each semester's program. Participants are expected to arrive in Scotland in time to begin their studies with this program, which is held approximately one-week prior to the start of each semester.
Fees for Brockport's University of St. Andrews, Scotland Semester Program
Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program: (Fall 2019) -
Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program: (Spring 2020) -
- TUITION (at Brockport and at the University of St. Andrews in most Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences programs)
- Program acceptance fee
- Pre-departure orientation materials
- On-site orientation upon arrival at the University of St. Andrews
- St. Andrew's Study Abroad Office Services
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
- SUNY International Health Insurance*
- Various campus-specific fees** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare to and from Scotland (or from Scotland to/from Europe)
- Transportation while in Scotland
- Personal Expenses
As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport St. Andrews Program will need around £500 to £600 per month to pay for daily local travel, textbooks and other school supplies, entertainment, meals and other necessities.
- This estimate does not include the purchase of clothing; travel in Britain or Europe outside of the excursions/field trips organized by the program
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.
Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.
Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home school. If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.
*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
To see the range of classes available at St. Andrews, go to the website: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/courses/search and explore the subjects and classes that interest you. Please note that, as the website indicates, there are restrictions and requirements for some classes, and not every class is offered every semester.
The UK's newest Film Studies department was recently launched at St. Andrews, immediately generating great interest among students from across disciplines. Those coming from the US in particular are truly pleased to have the chance to take film studies modules, as they get exposure to a range of cinematic works much wider and varied in scope than the traditional offerings. One of the specific features of the St. Andrews Film Studies curriculum is that it covers a wide assortment of cinematic traditions - from early and new wave cinema in Europe to masterpieces from Japan and India.
At undergraduate level Film Studies can be taken as a joint degree in combination with a range of about 20 subjects, from English and Modern/Medieval History, to International Relations and Philosophy. There are also exciting postgraduate opportunities: our MLitt program welcomed its first students in 2006, while the PhD program is growing and currently enrolls students from all over the world. All students are engaged in the thriving research culture, developing around the newly established Centre for Film Studies.
It is impossible to speak generically about standard credits per course, since credit values differ between course levels (1000-3000), and oftentimes within individual levels. St. Andrews calculates credits so that 30 (U.S. credits) is the norm given per year. Therefore, participants in Brockport's program at St. Andrews will earn an average of five credit hours for each course successfully completed, for a maximum of fifteen credits per semester.
St. Andrews excellent student to faculty ratio of 1:15 ensures that participants will receive careful and close attention in their chosen courses. Participants in the Brockport program at St. Andrews will enroll in a combination of three courses. These courses will be a mixture of 1000 through 3000 level courses, however due to their intensity, it is not possible for students to take all three courses at the 3000 level. Students with some prior course work are eligible to enroll in 1000 and 2000 courses across all the faculties at St. Andrews, but 3000 level courses are available only in the participant's major discipline.
Participants will be enrolled in courses alongside degree seeking students at St. Andrews, and therefore they are examined in the same manner (and to the same standard) as their Scottish counterparts and classmates. The majority of the courses in which they will enroll are examined formally at the end of semester and in order to be awarded credit, participants must take-and pass-the examination at the end of the study period in question.
View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by the University of St. Andrews as well as all of Brockport's university programs in Scotland, here: Academic Programs- Programs in Scotland and Ireland.pdf
Fall 2020 (est): September 7th, 2020- December 18, 2020
Spring 2020 (est): January 23, 2020 - May 25, 2020
Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor.