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Religion FSP Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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Click here to watch an informational video about this program as presented by the fall 2021 Faculty Director, Professor Reiko Ohnuma!

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 to three courses chosen by each student from among those offered by the Faculty of Theology and Program in Religious Studies at New College, given the Dartmouth designations REL 70 and 71, and REL 74.xx, taught by the accompanying Dartmouth faculty member. All three courses are graded. With regard to fulfilling the requirements for the major, Religion 70, 71, and 74.xx count as intermediate courses.

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 have a choice of living in the University of Edinburgh residence halls or University apartments.

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. 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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