Founded in 1413, St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. In 2013, St Andrews celebrates its 600th university. The student population of the university is 7,200 with a third of the student body from overseas. The university boasts 17 academic schools and learning centers, and W&M student may select courses from across the full university curriculum.
St Andrews is situated on Scotland’s picturesque East Coast. The campus lies in the heart of the town, mingling with shops, offices and houses. Students may avail themselves of a modern, purpose-built library and sports center with playing fields in addition to all other university facilities. Distant hills and the sea are seldom out of view when at St Andrews.
Assisted enrollment requires W&M students to pay tuition directly to St Andrews. Out-of-state students often find that assisted enrollment is the best option. All W&M students will pay housing, meals and fees to St Andrews.
Please note, exchange and assisted enrollment programs at St Andrews are not part of the William & Mary/St Andrews Joint Degree Program. For further information on the joint degree visit
University of St Andrews
Fall Semester (September—December)
Spring Semester (January—May)
Academic Year (September—May)
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Academic Year: March 15
After students are nominated by W&M they must submit an online application October 31 (spring) and April 15 (fall).
Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status
Seniors must receive approval from W&M Committee on Degrees
Students may choose from the full university curriculum. Students will pre-register for courses online and meet with an advisor once in St. Andrews to finalize courses. It is recommended to choose mostly modules (courses) at the 2000 "sub honours" level. Modules at the 3000 and 4000 "honours" level require significant background knowledge of the subject matter. A combination of 2000 "sub honours" and 3000 "honours" level is a good option.
All courses except for those in history must be pre- or post-approved; history courses will be automatically approved as HIST 299 when a syllabus is submitted to the Global Education Office at Reves.
Grades will not be posted on transcript or be included in GPA calculations. Credits will appear as transfer credits on W&M transcripts. Students take a combination of courses that total 60 credits per semester.
15 St. Andrews points = 3.75 W&M credits
20 St. Andrews points = 5 W&M credits
30 St. Andrews points = 7.5 W&M credits
Tuition paid to St Andrews: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/incomingstudents/practicalinformation/feesexpensesandinsurance/
Housing and Meals:
Room and board paid directly to St Andrews. Students will apply for housing on an online application once accepted. There are several options: catered (19 meals a week) or self -catered (no meals provided). Prices vary by residence hall and whether single or shared rooms.
A $75 application fee, $300 off-campus fee and insurance fee of approximately $34 per month apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office.
Students are responsible for airfare.
For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad
on our website.