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Program Details

Highlights

  • Housing: student dorms
  • A top rated Scottish university

Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors & seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University Contact Information Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
$16,800
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Sep 11, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
$16,400
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
Sep 2015 - May 2016
$32,600
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Sep 11, 2014 - May 23, 2015
$30,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jan 8, 2015 - May 23, 2015
$16,800

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2015
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2015
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12-20 semester credits

Students who choose to study abroad in Edinburgh with API will enroll in courses with Scottish and other international students at Heriot-Watt University – one of the leading academic institutions in Scotland. Heriot-Watt specializes in a variety of science and engineering subjects, but is also a leader in subjects such as brewing and distilling, business, fashion, design, and textiles.

Heriot-Watt University award credits based on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). Students should aim to take 60 SCQF credits per semester. Each course is normally worth 15 SCQF credits, meaning that students would take four courses per semester. Each course is roughly equivalent to 3.75 U.S. credits (if  students are taking 30 U.S. credits in an  academic year). Courses can usually be taken from first, second and third-year options (subject to pre-requisites).

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from Heriot-Watt University upon completion of their program.

Heriot-Watt Honors

  • Ranked 13th in the U.K. and 2nd in Scotland (Guardian)
  • Top in the U.K. for Chemistry and Civil Engineering (Guardian)
  • 1st in U.K. for Chemical and Electrical Engineering (National Student Survey)
  • Top 10 in the U.K. for Accounting & Finance, Building and Town & Country Planning, Business, Management & Marketing, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics (Guardian)
  • Named “Scottish University of the Year” 2012 and 2013
  • Top ‘100 under 50′ 2014 – (Times Higher Education World University Rankings)
  • Honored with “Scottish Student Union of the Year”

 

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Mobile Phone
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Paige Clark is the Edinburgh Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Scotland.

Paige Clark

Resident Director

Rebecca Campbell is the Edinburgh Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Scotland.

Rebecca