Global Education

University of St. Andrews

St. Andrews, Scotland

Founded in 1413, the University of St. Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe’s leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research. The University provides an invigorating intellectual climate in which staff have close contacts with one another and with colleagues in other U.K. and overseas universities and research establishments. All schools in both the sciences and the arts are actively involved in pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. St. Andrews is relatively small, despite being a “city,” with a population approaching 17,000. The University population of staff and students numbers nearly 9,000. On average one in three people you see in the street have something to do with the University. You start to feel very quickly that you belong. With a general liberal arts curriculum, similar to HPU, St. Andrews offers many courses that will count towards degree requirements.

Quick Facts

Location: St. Andrews (population: 17,000)

University: St. Andrews (8,000 students)

Terms available:  

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

Minimum Application Requirements: 3.5 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


Academic Program

St. Andrews students come from across the United Kingdom and European Union as well as from a number of countries around the world. With a general liberal arts curriculum, similar to HPU, St. Andrews offers many courses that will count towards degree requirements. Students will select 4-5 courses in programs such as Ancient History, Environmental Geoscience, and Royal Scottish Academy of Music/Drama.

To view the course selection, visit the University of St Andrews course catalog.

For more information about life at the university, go the the University of St Andrews 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 University of St Andrews 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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