Global Education

St. Mary’s University College

Twickenham, England

The St. Mary’s program is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience in a British university. St. Mary’s, originally founded in 1850 as a Catholic College, welcomes students of all faiths and traditions, both Christian and non-Christian. With a total enrollment of about 3,500 students, St. Mary’s occupies a single, self-contained campus, consisting of around thirty acres of lawns and playing fields near the River Thames. This picturesque site is surrounded by the quiet, leafy avenues of an attractive residential district. St. Mary’s is located to the west of London at Strawberry Hill in the Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, which has a huge range of interesting shops, restaurants and deli’s, and also an excellent choice of pubs, nightclubs, and cafes. The UK’s efficient train system puts cities like London, and it’s museums, concert halls, theatres, galleries, and nightlife within an evening’s or weekend’s reach.

Quick Facts

Location: Twickenham (population: 52,000)

University: St. Mary’s University College (6,000 students)

Terms available:

  • Fall (mid-September to late December)
  • Spring (early February to late May)

Minimum Application Requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: United Kingdom page for detailed information.


Academic Program

St. Mary’s University College offers courses in business administration, drama/theatre, education, English/literature, geography, history, media studies, philosophy/religion, psychology, sports rehabilitation, and sports science.

Students enroll in 4 courses, including a required course focusing on British life and culture. Other courses are taken from the regular St. Mary’s curriculum. Because the St. Mary’s program is integrated within a British university, it offers full academic facilities, including a Learning Resources Centre and British instructors in all courses. Students also can use the library at the University of Surrey and can make arrangements to use other university libraries.

To view the course selection, visit the St. Mary’s University College course catalog.

For more information about life at the university, go the St. Mary’s University College website.


Credit for Semester Study Abroad

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the foreign transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the St. Mary’s University College website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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