University of Glasgow Honors Program
McDaniel College is a member institution in the Principia Consortium, a group of select US colleges and universities who have collaborated with the University of Glasgow to offer students enrolled in their Honors programs a unique international study abroad opportunity at the University of Glasgow, one of Europe's oldest universities. McDaniel's Honors Program students are permitted to choose from the wide range of subjects offered by Glasgow, and to experience the vibrant culture of Scotland's largest city.
Students will take a special Honors course, "Scottish Enlightenment: Ideas and Influences," and two or three other courses in a wide variety of disciplines. There are several special courses and opportunities for Principia Consortium students: Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Students; Science courses including: Biochemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry and Physics; Education courses and short-term placements; Service Learning; Medical Humanities; Nursing; Veterinary Biosciences. Students can also take courses through the University of Glasgow's special relationships with the Glasgow School of Art and the National Piping Centre. The full course catalog is located at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/coursecatalogue/
There is a field trip to historic sites around Scotland, and students can participate in special extracurricular activities and programs organized by the University to museums, art galleries and other special attractions around the city of Glasgow. This city is an amazing location. It is home to about 23,000 international students and noted as the "coolest city in the UK" by National Geographic Traveller.
Most of the University’s student accommodations are within walking distance of the main campus. The majority of residences are self-catering, meaning you will provide your own meals. Single or Twin Rooms are available, however twin rooms are quite common. Also, your choice of residence may determine your meal plan (self-catered vs. provided). You may bring a laptop, or use the University computer labs. Once accepted, you will receive an email containing an access code, which will allow you to begin the application process for housing. You are encouraged to apply early.
Students pay University of Glasgow tuition. The housing fee depends on the student’s choice.
- Mandatory Chubb Travel/Medical Insurance, for which you will be billed by the Bursar when your McDaniel application is complete.
This program is specifically for McDaniel’s honors students. A 3.0 GPA and the approval of the Honors Program Director are required. Students are normally expected to have completed their sophomore year by the time of entry.
How to Apply
Students will need to apply to both McDaniel College via this online application and the Principia Consortium. The Director of International Programs will Principia application to approved applicants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Helpful Web Resources
Principia Consortium Information
International Student Support Page
How to get your visa to study in Scotland/the United Kingdom
International Programs Information