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Religion FSP Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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The Department of Religion offers a foreign study program with an expanded curriculum in the study of religion through its arrangement with New College of the University of Edinburgh.

The program of study in Edinburgh consists of three courses: two courses chosen by each student from among those offered by the New College faculty. These courses are given the Dartmouth designations REL 70 and 71.  REL 74 is taught by the accompanying Dartmouth faculty member. All three courses are graded and then also recorded by the Registrar at Dartmouth College. REL 70, 71, and 74 count as intermediate courses when fulfilling the requirements for the religion major.

The University of Edinburgh was, at its founding in 1583, largely a theological college for the training of clergy in the Church of Scotland. The School was recently ranked in the world's top 20 universities for theology, divinity, and religious studies.





Students live in shared, self-catered apartments/flats equipped with kitchen facilities for preparing meals owned by the University of Edinburgh. Students should expect to share a bedroom and bathroom with other students. All students committed to this program will self-select housing through the University of Edinburgh. Students select from one of the following: College Wynd, David Horn House (has twin room options), Kitchener House (has twin room options), Mylnes Court, New Arthur Place, Nicolson/South College Street, Robertson's Close, Sciennes, Warrander Park Crescent & Road, or West Mains Road.

It is hoped that, beyond their own courses, students will attend a wide variety of public lectures offered at the University of Edinburgh and elsewhere in this historic capital of Scotland, one of the well-known centers for learning in the world.

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 under "Financing Your Program". 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.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often, families find that they owe less for billable items for study away terms but will instead use more of their expected family contribution towards indirect costs such as the flight and meals. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.  

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.  

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