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Scottish Universities

Study Abroad Program Overview

Experience the vibrant lifestyle of Scotland while you study at one of EAP’s Scottish universities. If city life is your preference, Glasgow and Edinburgh are bustling hubs of business and culture. If you'd like to live in a traditional university town, coastal St. Andrews offers a uniquely Scottish experience.
 
UCEAP Orientation. Your program begins with an event-filled two-day UCEAP-only orientation in Edinburgh, where you'll meet other UC students studying in Scotland before you head off to your Scottish university's own orientation.
 
  • During the Fall semester, you’ll experience UCEAP’s fabulous Thanksgiving event! This event rotates between the three capital cities of Edinburgh (Scotland), London (England) and Dublin (Ireland). With around 200 UC students attending, your Thanksgiving abroad will be one to remember!
  • In the Spring semester, join your UCEAP friends from all UK programs on a weekend excursion or event. Past trips have included a Shakespeare play at Stratford-upon-Avon, a visit to the Houses of Parliament and afternoon tea at a posh London hotel.
The website for our Study Centers in the U.K. and Ireland provides access to social media and much more. 
 
Students attend classes with host country students.

Language of Instruction

English


Language Study

None


Duration

​Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.

Fall :  
September to mid-December​

Spring :  
January to mid/late June​

Year :  
September to late May or mid/late June​

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​The fall semester at the University of St. Andrews runs through the end of January, but students in most departments may be able to arrange final exams in December.

Housing

​Most Scottish universities guarantee housing for year-long students if the housing application deadline is met, but semester-only students cannot always be accommodated. However, each university provides an extensive housing website, filled with important information and resources for you to use in finding housing in the community.

More Information on Housing


Extracurricular Activities

​The best way to meet local people and enjoy the cultural experience of this program is to participate in sports, clubs, and social activities offered on campus and in the community.  Additional information is available by clicking on the host institution link under the Courses and Credit tab.

Internships may be available in the summer following the year program. Students must already have the Tier 4 Student Visa and are responsible to make their own internship arrangements.  However, the UCEAP Study Center can help identify and approach the company, provide a letter of recommendation, and help with the required application or resume.


On-site Support

This program is overseen by the UCEAP Study Center in Edinburgh.  UCEAP staff in Scotland are available to help you integrate into the culture and provide assistance with academics, safety, and other issues.
 
​See the EAP Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and information about the intensive language program (if applicable).​
Browse the links below for more detailed information about courses and credit, housing and meals, location, and special opportunities offered at each UCEAP Scotland location.
 

Host Institutions


Select a host institution for specific information on courses and credits.
* Indicates quarter term

Course Opportunities

Use the EAP Program Search to compare the general areas of study available at each Scottish university, then explore specific courses offered through the institution links above.
 

Units

You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad; 21 to 24 UC quarter units are required each semester and a total of 42 to 48 UC quarter units are required for year-long study.
 
These units apply to all institutions in the Scottish Universities program.
  
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
 
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
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Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
(Estimated)
 
Fall11 - 182114$7,300$8,850 - 9,950
Spring16 - 252114$7,450$10,800 - 11,350
Year37 - 394228$13,500$19,500 - 21,200
 
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.

1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.

2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

These expenses are estimated for 2015-16. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2015-16 payment information, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay the same non-resident fees on UCEAP.
 
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
  • Predeparture expenses (health clearance, student visa, etc.)
  • Round-trip airfare
  • UC fees
  • Cost of attending the host university
  • On-site orientation
  • Room and board
  • Optional excursions
  • Books and other incidental expenses
  • Local transportation
  • Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.​

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines. 

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

 

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

 

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

 

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines. 

 

Study abroad scholarships for United Kingdom (England & Scotland)

 

AASAP Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship

The Association of American Study Abroad Programs in the UK offers a merit-based scholarship of £500 & £1000 for study abroad in the United Kingdom.  Find out more.
 

BUTEX North American Scholarship Program

The British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) awards scholarships to undergraduates from the USA or Canada to study at a BUTEX-affiliated UK university for a semester or year. Scholarships provide £500. Find out more.
 

Snowdon Awards Scheme for Students with Disabilities

This program provides funding for students with a physical or sensory disability who are studying at a college or university in the UK. Grants of up to £2,500 are awarded to help cover disability-related costs. Find out more.

Eligibility

Class Level:

Junior, Senior, Graduate

Language Prerequisites:

None

GPA:

2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
GPA Note: • University of Edinburgh: 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for admission. The College of Science and Engineering may accept a minimum GPA of 2.85 but students cannot take classes in Humanities or Social Sciences with a GPA lower than 3.0. • University of St. Andrews: 3.2 cumulative GPA is required for admission but applicants with lower GPAs may be considered.
GPA Note: • University of St. Andrews: 3.2 cumulative GPA is required for admission but applicants with lower GPAs may be considered.

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.

Application Information and Deadlines

Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

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These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by the host institution.

Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines:

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