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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • See instructions below in Dates/Deadlines section

    Program Terms:
    Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Program Director: Schedule an Appointment
  • Restrictions: Notre Dame applicants only
  • Expenses students are responsible for: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enroll Recommended GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Dormitory Language Prerequisite: None
College: College of Arts & Letters Language of Instruction: English
Class Level While Abroad: Junior Minimum Credit Load: 15
Program Director: David Younger Eligible Majors: Any
Program Required Approvals: Advising Dean Approval, DUS Approval Program Required References: None
Program Information:

St Marys Twickeham

The program for Selected Seminarians from Notre Dame Old College Program is currently at St. Mary's Twickenham, London. Established in 1850, St. Mary's is a respected and established church university with a reputation for high quality courses. The University has a Catholic history, but accepts students of all faiths. The total population has grown to 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

St. Mary's is located in a pleasant part of South West London, where a green space is never far away. Closeby is the town of Kingston and Central London is approximately 30 minutes away by train. The University is situated in the London Borough of Richmond, one of London's safest boroughs, and nestled on the banks of the River Thames.

Program Dates*
Fall Semester: Early September through mid-December
Spring Semester: Late January through late May

*Please take program dates into consideration and how they may coincide or conflict with internship and other academic requirements.

  • Staff on the Philosophy program are enthusiastic, expert, and experienced. They will invite you to reflect on ideas discussed as well as your own thinking, and offer you full support in your studies. Classes are interactive, which means students are encouraged to participate by asking questions and sharing thoughts and ideas.
  • Modules are taught through a combination of methods: lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations, workshops, group discussion, etc.
  • The Philosophy program uses a variety of assessment methods in order to help you find the best way to express your thoughts, and develop your skills of thinking and argumentation.
  • You will be asked to write an essay, or a book review, to keep a workbook, or do a case study. Modules may also be assessed by means of an oral or written dialogue, presentation or an exam.
Undergraduate course listings for visiting students

Special Opportunities
Each seminarian in training at Allen Hall is required to gain pastoral experience in parishes, schools, and hospitals and, if appropriate, in a more specialized placement, such as a hospice or prison.

Site Calendar

 Full schedule for 2017-18.

Housing and Meals
Seminarians will live in formation at Allen Hall, the seminary for the Diocese of Westchester. The diversity of Allen Hall is enhanced by seminarians and novices studying for a range of different religious orders and communities. Allen Hall is located at 28 Beaufort St., Chelsea, London.

  • Students in the program must be seminarians living at Old College at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Minimum GPA is 3.0
  • Applicants must complete a secondary application directly to St. Mary's Twickenham after Notre Dame has placed their name in nomination.
Special Concerns
Seminarian students in the St. Mary's Program must apply for a UK Tier IV visa due to the work they do in parishes in London. Assistance will be given to students with the visa application.

If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the United States Postal Service.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.