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Postgraduate accommodation

Information for prospective postgraduate students

Academic year 2016–2017

Each year, the University allocates some accommodation specifically for postgraduate students.

Prospective postgraduate students are able to apply for University accommodation once they have accepted their offer and paid the required pre-payment fee. The online accommodation application form is open from 1 March onwards: University accommodation is a popular choice, and so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure a place.

Students from outside the UK and EU

International postgraduate students applying for a taught programme who normally live outside the UK and EU will be provided with priority access to postgraduate accommodation. This priority access is dependent on you confirming your offer of a place before the dates outlined below. 

  • 31 March: overseas applicants who have accepted an offer from the University (either conditional or unconditional), paid the pre-payment fee and have completed an online accommodation application by 30 April are most likely to receive University accommodation. 
  • 30 May: applicants who have accepted an offer from the University (either conditional or unconditional), paid the pre-payment fee and completed an online accommodation application by 30 May will still be considered for University accommodation. 
  • 30 June: the final deadline for priority access to University accommodation. We will continue to accept applications for University accommodation after this deadline on a case-by-case basis; however if an applicant accepts their offer and pays the pre-payment fee before this deadline, this will increase the chances of being allocated a place in University accommodation.

You are encouraged to apply for accommodation as soon as possible, and to confirm your offer of a place early in order to be considered for accommodation.

Online applications for postgraduate students starting at St Andrews will be available from 12 noon on Tuesday 1 March 2016.

You may wish to review the guidance on how to complete the online application process for accommodation.

Postgraduate students are also invited to apply for an accommodation award which is paid as a discount towards University accommodation.

Postgraduates applying for accommodation should be aware that once you accept your offer to study at the University, it can take up to 48 hours for this information to appear on our system. If  the system has not updated you may encounter an error message; please try to access the system again after 48 hours.

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