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University of St Andrews (History and Middle East Studies)
St. Andrews, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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 it’s 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.
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.
Fall Semester: Early September – Late December
Spring Semester: Late January – Late May
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.
Accommodations 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 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.
Program Cost: 2015-2016
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- 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.
AASAP Scholarship - 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.
BUTEX Scholarship - 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.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.