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Scotland: A Semester at the University of St. Andrews

Spring Semester (Candlemas)
Fall Semester (Martinmas)

St.  Andrews 600-year celebration
St. Andrews
Walking on the wall


  • Prepare for a wide range of careers in management in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
  • Travel and experience new traditions and cultures before you graduate.
  • Special admission arrangements for Virginia Tech students who qualify*

*Minimum GPA: 3.2, approval of VT program advisor, Prerequisite: MGT 3304


The University


The Town

  • East coast of Scotland
  • 50 miles North of Edinburgh
  • Excellent road and rail links
  • Population of 20,000 (including students)
  • Beautiful beaches, historic buildings and golf courses
  • Dozens of cafés and boutique shops
Scotland Bookmark.pdf


SEMESTER   Application Deadline to VT Application Deadline to St. Andrews
Spring (Candlemas) January - May   October 15 October 31
Fall (Martinmas) September-December   April 1 April 15

For more info:

You can choose from a variety of exciting courses that count for required credit at VT for you as an international student. You must pass the courses, but your grades are not included in your GPA. You should expect three courses per semester to represent a full course load, with each of the courses listed below entailing 200 notional hours of learner effort.   

Check here to see when each course below is offered.


Topic Counts as VT credits
MN 4213 Human Resources Management MGT 3334 3
MN 4227 Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability & Reporting MGT 4334 3
MN3102 Organization  Studies   MGT Elective 3 (Each)
MN4214 Management  of  ChangeMN4238 Sustainable Development  and Management
MN4243 Philanthropy  and  Philanthropreneurs: The  Business  of  Doing  Good
MN4244 Behavioral  Decision  Making
MN 3010 Corporate Finance and Control (Pre: FIN 3104) FIN 3154 3
MN 3126 International Business MGT 3314 3
MN 4263 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development MGT 4064 3
MN4235  Public  Sector  Management MGT Elective 3 (Each)
MN4241 Knowledge  Work:  Practice  and  Context
MN4266 Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs):  Contexts,  Contributions,  and Challenges
MN 4244 Consuming Culture MKTG 4644 3
MN 4242 Advertising and Marketing Communications MKTG 4304 3

Participating in study abroad does not allow a student any exceptions to meeting Policy 91 requirements. It is the student's responsibility to understand Pamplin's specific Policy 91 requirements. Graduate credit for these courses is also available (with additional requirements). For more information about each course, see

The cost of attendance was updated in August 2017 using the current exchange rate (exchange rate and costs are subject to change). The figures in the table are for guidance only and may be used by US students applying for loans.  More details on costs are available here .

Deadline for Applications: October 15th for Spring  and April 1st for Fall

Cost Summary (estimated)

Pre-trip Personal Costs: GBP per semester USD per semester
VT GEO Application fee   $50
VT GEO Participation fee   $150
Airfare (estimated)   $1,300
Student Visitor Visa 93 $131
Passport    $135
International tuition, est. 10645 $15,026
Room and Board 2919-4085 $4,120-$5,766
Funds required during program:  
Books & Materials 275 $388
Medical Insurance   $140
Personal Expenses 1665 $2,350
Total Estimated Costs   $23,790*-$25,436**

*Standard catered, shared, Fall Semester

**En-suite catered, single, Spring Semester

A COMPARISON: Only about $345*-$1991** more than VT out-of-state student costs for the experience of a lifetime!

Virginia Tech reserves the right to make cancellations, date and cost adjustments, and other necessary changes in the program. Prices may change due to global economic conditions.


Virginia Tech reserves the right to make cancellations, date and cost adjustments, and other necessary changes in the program. Prices may change due to global economic conditions.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Your financial aid eligibility may apply to this program. You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the University Financial Aid Office. Go to Scholarship Central for more information. Pamplin also lists Pamplin College of Business study abroad scholarships here.

In addition, you must submit the study abroad cost documentation form to the Global Education Office at the International Affairs building, 526 Prices Fork Road, room 131. Another great resource is Pamplin’s International Program’s Funding Opportunities Page.

Due to prepayment on items such as air and lodging, billing may not be in sync with financial aid payouts. Please be prepared to pay costs in advance and be reimbursed with any financial aid payouts later.

Management 3304 is a prerequisite, before traveling to St. Andrews. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 to be eligible.  Approval of your VT program advisor is required.  An interview is required prior to application.  Contact Dr. Clevenger at

The link to apply will be HERE shortly.


Orientation is a critical part of your St Andrews experience. You should plan to arrive in St Andrews at the start of Orientation for the semester that you are enrolled. Detailed information on when and how to get to St. Andrews is available here.

Each student must have a valid passport from their home country. You can apply for a passport at the Acceptance Facility in Squires Student Center, the Blacksburg Post Office (540-552-2751) at the University Mall with appointment or at the Montgomery County Clerk's Office at the Christiansburg Courthouse (540-382-5760), no appointment required. You can get passport photos at most local pharmacies.

You should insure that you have the proper vaccinations for this program. This can be done through a county health department or your family physician. Your family physician usually does not have the more specialized vaccines and should refer you to the county health department. You can see a list of recommended vaccinations and other health information at the CDC travel website.

These sites have additional information: