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Students may be part of a Laidlaw International Partnership, a research project based and supervised at The University of St Andrews.

If you can identify a willing supervisor working at St Andrews, you can undertake a project at the overseas institution. Projects of this type would be for the full two years, with both summers spent overseas. In this case, the leadership element of the program is still controlled by the home University; only the research component is carried out abroad.

If you are interested in a Laidlaw Scholarship supervised at St Andrews, here are the steps you should follow.

  1. Look through the list of pre-defined projects at St Andrews. You can use these to identify a supervisor offering a pre-defined project that you may be interested in undertaking as part of the Scholarship. You can find the list updated for 2021 applications here.
  2. Write to the St Andrews Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Program,, to introduce yourself with a description of your background (your studies in Tufts, your academic grades, current year of study, instances of leadership e.g. sports or committees, prior experience which might match the project) and your reasons for wanting to be involved in the Laidlaw program. Explain the pre-defined project you would like to pursue and explain why you are interested in working with that supervisor.
  3. St Andrews will contact the potential supervisor on your behalf to confirm whether they are interested and available to supervise you. If there is interest, they will connect you with the supervisor to open a conversation about the project.
  4. Once you have agreed on a research project with the supervisor, please submit your application through the Tufts Laidlaw Scholarships Application Process by the deadline on February 5, 2021. Note that even though you would be supervised at St Andrews, your application is selected, administered, and funded through the Tufts University Laidlaw Scholarship Program.