Philosophy FSP Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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The Department of Philosophy offers a foreign study program at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. Students take a course in philosophy taught by a Dartmouth faculty member. In addition, each student will take two university courses from the University of Edinburgh faculty.

There will be an opportunity to participate in the junior year honors program while in Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. The University has a large and diverse philosophy staff. This staff represents a wide spectrum of diverse approaches to philosophy including both the analytic tradition and the continental tradition.

*Please note this program is limited to 15 students.



Faculty Director


PHIL | 50.34 | 90:
Experiencing Time

PHIL | 60 | 90:
Foreign Study in Philosophy I

PHIL | 61| 90:
Foreign Study in Philosophy II

All Philosophy courses taken on the Edinburgh FSP count towards a Philosophy major at Dartmouth. Depending on the topic, these courses may satisfy specific requirements for the major (e.g., the history of philosophy requirement). Students who want courses taken on the FSP to satisfy specific requirements must get pre-approval from the Dartmouth Philosophy Department Chair.


Two Philosophy courses, or permission of the instructor.

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Additional information: Preference will be given to those students who have completed one or more philosophy courses.


Students live in University of Edinburgh owned flats.

Great Britain has an excellent system of public transportation, so trips to London, Oxford, Cambridge, and other centers of learning can be conveniently arranged.

For more information, please see the department website.

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

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