Study Abroad in Edinburgh - Semester Programs with API
Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English
  • 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”
  • Great location for S.T.E.M. and business students

Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 2, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
$16,480
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 2, 2017 - May 19, 2018
$31,780
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 6, 2018 - May 19, 2018
$16,480
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
$16,480
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Sep 1, 2018 - May 18, 2019
$31,780

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15 semester credits

Students who choose to study abroad in Edinburgh at Heriot-Watt University with API will enroll in courses with Scottish and other international students. 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.

 

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • 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 & Global Leadership Academy

Program Coordinator

Kelsey Patton is the Edinburgh Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Scotland.

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Resident Coordinator

Alexis Webster is the Edinburgh Resident Coordinator, and will work with you during your stay in Scotland.