Edinburgh is a great city for student life. Students make up one fifth of the city's population, so you'll find a huge choice of places to hang out with friends and meet new people, and plenty of amenities catering for diverse interests and tastes. The capital of Scotland is a great place to live and study, with a wide range of theatres, galleries, clubs and shops to explore, not to mention the plethora of arty bars and cafes.
With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world class teaching and practical, leading edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. Heriot-Watt is a key institution in a major international city, making an important contribution to Edinburgh's world reputation for education, business and research.
Studying there will allow you to realize the benefits of living in this world class city while also giving you easy access to all that Scotland has to offer: great hospitality, stunning scenery, and a rich cultural heritage.
On campus you’ll find one third of our 7,000 students are from countries outside the UK, bringing a real international flavor to the community. Along with the Scottish students, you will share your academic and social life with people from over 150 countries, giving you a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and build friendships that stretch across the globe.
UST students during one semester (Fall or Spring) are expected to take at least three courses (12 credit hour equivalent). The program is intended (not exclusively) for Actuarial Science, Mathematics, and Statistics majors and allows UST students while at Heriot-Watt to take one or two courses towards their major. The course transfer chart is available with the departmental major advisors.
Along with specialized courses in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, and Statistics, a wide range of courses in adjacent fields such as Economics, Finance, British Culture and Society are available subject to scheduling.
Heriot-Watt University will provide advice and assistance to locate and secure local accommodation for students visiting for one semester subject to an application deadline of no later than August 15 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester.
Application Process for University of St. Thomas Students
This is a co-sponsored program, offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate on this program you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
- Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
- Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
- any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
- the course approval process
- how to apply to a co-sponsored program
- Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
- Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
- Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
Criteria for Participation
- Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
- Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
- View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Student Policies.
- Some programs have additional criteria.
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions.
The Office of Study Abroad, and our co-sponsored program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad.
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA