Whitman students may enroll directly at the University of St Andrews in Scotland as visiting students through an agreement with Whitman College. Founded in 1413, St Andrews is the oldest university in Scotland and is located in a picturesque medieval town overlooking the sea. The University enrolls about 7,000 students, including a significant number of students from the US and other foreign countries. English literature, history, international relations, religion, economics, philosophy, biology, biochemistry, math and physics are among the many disciplines that students may enroll in there. In addition to enrolling in classes alongside with local students, students attending St Andrews may join the many clubs and activities available to regular students.

“The classes were excellent, and I’m sure that a Whitman student could do very well at St. Andrews. The town is small and quiet, filled with coffee shops and bookstores and has a very old, relaxed feel to it. There is also a robust nightlife with the high number of pubs and student activities. It’s incredibly easy to travel, too and honestly, Scotland is one of the prettiest places I have visited. With two weeks for Easter Holiday in the spring, travel doesn’t have to affect your class attendance at all, and weekends are a great time to take a tour up to the Isle of Skye or into the Highlands.” - Alexandra L. ‘17

Student Blogs:

Brooke Taylor | Spring 2017 and Maxx Borges | Fall 2016

Fields of study:

Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2; previous grades of B (3.0) or higher in the fields of study the student intends to take at St Andrews


15-16 credits per semester 
A full course load consists of 60 St Andrews credits

Credit Conversion:

10 St Andrews' credits = 2 Whitman credits
15 St Andrews' credits = 3 Whitman credits
20 St Andrews' credits = 5 Whitman credits
30 St Andrews' credits = 7 Whitman credits




In university residence halls with other St Andrews students


Students may either elect to live in a hall with a meal plan and dining room or live in a hall with kitchen facilities so that they can cook for themselves

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September-December; January-May

Course Catalogue:

St Andrews Undergraduate Course Catalogue

Program Link:

 University of St Andrews