Promoting St Andrews, application and selection
Information and publications
We recommend that prospective exchange and study abroad students read our study abroad brochure, which has information about the University, the town, academic and student life in St Andrews. You can download the brochure here: CSA brochure 2014 (PDF, 3,377 KB)
If you would like a supply of brochures for your study abroad office, please get in touch and we will post these to you. We would be happy to send you some promotional posters as well.
Study abroad fairs
Every year we attend a number of study abroad fairs worldwide, and especially in North America. If you would like St Andrews representation at your fair, please get in touch with us. If we are unable to attend ourselves, we may be able to organise attendance by one of our student ambassadors in your area.
Study abroad providers in North America
We also work with a number of study abroad providers who represent us at fairs across the US. Providers offer students a complete study abroad package. If you would prefer students to apply through one of the providers listed, please contact them directly.
Study abroad providers who have agreements with St Andrews are:
- The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University
- Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
- University Studies Abroad Consortium, (USAC)
Our application and selection process
We have an application window for our September and January entrants as follows:
|Opening date:||15 February|
|Application deadline:||15 April|
|Opening date:||1 September|
|Application deadline:||31 October|
We do continue to accept applications on a case by case basis after the deadlines; please get in touch with us if you require further information.
Our application form and guidelines are available to students here. We accept applications submitted by students directly, or through a partner institution/ provider, but we prefer to receive the application and most supporting documentation electronically and as a complete application. We can accept electronic transcripts in lieu of an original hard copy, but these must come from the Registry or Study Abroad office, rather than the applicant.
We look for a GPA of at least 3.2, or the equivalent of a 14+ on the St Andrews scale. Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency, either through an approved test or as part of a university curriculum.
Applications from students who wish to come to St Andrews as part of an exchange programme must be supported by a nomination from the home institution.
Exchange and International Study Abroad students who are offered a place to study at St Andrews must remember to respond to us as detailed on our Offer and Entrant web page.