St. Andrews, Scotland

Colgate’s study group to St. Andrews, Scotland, focuses on philosophy and religion, while studying at the University of St. Andrews, the oldest university in Scotland.


On the St. Andrews Study Group, students spend a full academic semester living and learning in Scotland. The group is accompanied by a Colgate faculty director who teaches part of the students’ course load.

The study group’s operations are embedded with the University of St. Andrews, giving participants the opportunity to live and study with Scottish students as well as with other international students at the university.

Scenic vista of the highlands

Academic Focus

The study group to Scotland is based in Colgate’s philosophy and religion departments. The specific focus of any given study group to St. Andrews will depend upon the Colgate faculty member who is directing the group. The directorship rotates between members of the philosophy and religion departments.

Participants register as students at the University of St. Andrews and have the same access to all of its facilities as regular students do. In order to earn the equivalent of four Colgate credits, each student takes the course offered by the study group director and two to three courses from the St. Andrews curriculum.

Affiliated Departments and Programs

The St. Andrews, Scotland, Study Group is affiliated with the following departments and programs, among which the faculty directorship of the group will rotate:

Upcoming and Recent Study Groups

Learn more about upcoming and recent study groups to Scotland on Colgate’s off-campus study portal, which includes details about the faculty directors, dates, and more.

Colgate in Scotland Study Group