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.

“If you don't want to worry about a different language/culture, a host family, or a completely different school system, but still want to try something different from Whitman for a semester (which was what I wanted), then I think Scotland is a GREAT place to go. It was a way for me to push my comfort zone just a little bit while exploring a beautiful country with wonderful people and have random adventures along the way I never would have had if I'd stayed at Whitman.” - Brooke T. ‘18

Student Blogs:

Erin Denney | Spring 2018 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