Study Abroad

University of Edinburgh – Chemistry Exchange

  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Class Eligibility: Juniors

Introduction

COVID-19 Protocols and Travel Warnings

You can read about this program’s COVID-19 safety protocols at this link, then read the CDC Travel Warning and U.S. State Department Travel Advisory at the respective links.


This is an exchange program with the University of Edinburgh’s Chemistry department. There are an extremely limited number of exchange spots available, so interested sophomores and juniors should contact the study abroad office as soon as possible. Exchange students are expected to take the majority of their courses in Chemistry. 

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and the major metropolis of northern Britain, is 4 and 1/2 hours by fast train from London. With a population of around 440,000 people, it remains a compact city with numerous public parks, libraries, museums and galleries, theaters and concert halls, shopping, and other facilities. Students should be aware that, because it is so far north, during the winter months, Scotland has very few ‘daylight’ hours. The sun may not rise until 10am and may set as early as 3:15 p.m. In the summer, conversely, it is known as the “Land of the Midnight Sun,” with only a couple hours of dark each day.

  • Visa:

    Not required for US citizens. Non-US citizens should consult with the University of Edinburgh’s study abroad office and the Office of International Student Support before applying to the program.

    Study Abroad & Applying for OPT Policy 

  • Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition only to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting tuition payments to the program. Students pay room and board fees directly to the University of Edinburgh.
Requirements

Students are required to be a Chemistry major and have a 3.0 GPA. Students must discuss their study abroad plans with the Chemistry department.

Exchange Details

This is an exchange program with the University of Edinburgh’s Chemistry department. There are an extremely limited number of exchange spots available, so interested sophomores and juniors should contact the study abroad office as soon as possible. Exchange students are expected to take the majority of their courses in Chemistry. 

Academic Credit

A full course load is 60 credits for one semester. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.

Curriculum

Students are expected to take the majority of their courses in Chemistry.

Course Highlights

Chemistry

Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.

Review the Full Academic Requirements for Studying Abroad

Orientation

Week-long orientation

Number of Students

Approximately 35,000 students, of whom about 3,000 are from overseas, representing 100 countries.

Housing/Meal Plans

Apartments/flats, or residence hall/dorm. Most housing options are self-catered – students will have access to a shared kitchen space and are responsible for cooking their own meals.

Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program. 

Notes

Additional Resources


Apply to Study Abroad!

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  • Program List

Options

  • Semester/Exchange
  • Science/Math/Pre-Health/CompSci Approved
  • Direct Enrollment

Dates

  • Semester I: Early September to mid-December
  • Semester II: Early January to late May

Application Deadlines

  • Semester I: March 1
  • Semester II: October 1

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