University of St Andrews

City: St Andrews
Language of instruction: English
  • Nestled on the east coast of Scotland, the University of St Andrews was crowned UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017
  • 7442 undergraduate students attended in 2019.
  • The University was the highest ranking Scottish University in the 2019 Complete University Guideand was judged to be the fifth best university in the UK.
  • The town ofo St Andrews is known as the "Home of Golf" and boasts three beaches, Scotland’s greatest cathedral, and an eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants and galleries. It was awarded the 2012 Creative Place Award  – Scotland’s highest arts accolade – in recognition of its remarkable array of festivals, cultural events, and community participation. 

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Partner university's areas of study



Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Students must have a minimum 73% cumulative average to attend this partnership 

Term dates

Semester 1: September to December

Semester 2: Late January to May


Arts students only.

Courses + Transfer Credits


Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Students can take a variety of courses within the Faculty of Arts. Courses taken at the Divinity college may not be available for transfer back to UBC.
  • St. Andrews has a suite of Study Abroad Themes for exchange students on the topics of Sustainability, Travel & Exploration, Science for Arts Majors and Scotland.
  • International Relations is heavily subscribed at St. Andrews. Students should be ok to get courses, but be prepared with alternatives.

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC.
  • Some exceptions may apply.

Scholarships + awards

  • BUTEX Scholarship
  • St. Andrews may have some awards available for incoming exchange students who can demonstrate financial need and academic merit.
    • See St. Andrews' website for more information under the "Schoalrship" drow-down menu

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

St. Andrews has 10 attractive halls of residence which all vary in size, architecture, atmosphere and tradition!

Students can choose from a range of accommodation options e.g. Catered or Non-Catered, Single or Shared occupancy.

Information on Accommodation

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