Freshman semester or year abroad

The University of St Andrews is delighted to offer high school graduates the opportunity to study at St Andrews for their freshman semester or freshman year. Applicants may already hold a place at a North American college or university and so this experience at St Andrews would help galvanise their academic career, often transferring full credits back to their home institution.

If you wish to apply for this programme please complete our direct application form and select the option to apply for either 1 year or 1 semester (Fall Semester) in the ‘Course Type’ field. The entry criterion for this programme is the same as for our four year degree programmes in that all applications are reviewed holistically.

Information regarding changing from freshman year abroad to the full degree programme, can be found in information for non-graduating students.