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.

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 that the student wishes to take at St Andrews

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September-December; January-May


15-16 credits per semester (60 St Andrews credits minimum and maximum)

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



Course Catalogue:

St Andrews Undergraduate Course Catalogue

Program Link:

Study Abroad at St Andrews