University of Edinburgh Semester Parliamentary Program | API Study Abroad
Internship Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in English
  • Listed among the world’s top 20 universities
  • Work alongside members of the Scottish Parliament!

Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to juniors & seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One non-academic reference
  • Resume/C.V.
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Program of study statement
  • Completion of a minimum of four courses in politics, international relations, government, or social/public policy with grades of B or higher
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with Tier 4 visa

Dates & Fees

FALL 2018
Early Sep, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
$19,980
FALL 2017-2018
Sep 2, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
$19,980
SPRING 2018
Jan 10, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
$19,980

Deadlines

FALL 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2018
FALL 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2017
SPRING 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15-17 semester credits

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The aim of this program is to introduce students to key aspects of Scottish and British politics and culture by means of academic instruction, followed by placements in the Parliament, built around a research project designed to aid the work of the host MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament).

The objective of the course is to give students an understanding of how Scotland has evolved as a society, especially in the context of the United Kingdom, how key aspects of its cultural development reflect that process, as well as focusing on the policy-making process in Scotland and the impact the Scottish Parliament has had since it was ‘re-convened’ in 1999.

NOTE: This program is highly competitive, and is restricted to no more than 20 students per semester. It is strongly advised that you APPLY EARLY.

CREDIT INFORMATION

This program is worth 70 credits at the University of Edinburgh. Credits at the University of Edinburgh are roughly equivalent to twice the amount of ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System), which in turn are roughly equivalent to twice the amount of U.S. semester credits.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from the University of Edinburgh 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.

 

Resident Coordinator

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