About St Andrews

St Andrews is a unique and captivating place, and the University is a key part of its charm. Seven centuries of history link the students with the town, leading to the ancient and yet modern institution apparent today. For those interested in visiting or moving to St Andrews, we recommend taking a look at the town information, which describes the facilities and opportunities open to the local community. You can also find information about the University’s governance, history, and strategy for the future in the sections below.

The University of St Andrews is comprised of a number of Academic Schools and Departments, which are organised into four Faculties.

Find who is responsible for a specific task from the University's professional service units.

Formed between 1410 and 1413, the University has a 600 year history to build on.

The University has a number of bodies that collectively govern the institution.

An at-a-glance introduction to the University of St Andrews.

Information about getting to and around St Andrews, as well as accommodation options.

Discover why St Andrews is the perfect place to study, live or visit.

We are building a sustainable legacy for the students of today and the future.