Fife Park postgraduate accommodation

Fife Park offers postgraduate students self-catered accommodation in single rooms in shared apartments or studio apartments.

This is one of the University’s largest and most diverse residences, welcoming undergraduate and postgraduate students from many countries. If you are an undergraduate, find out more about undergraduate accommodation at Fife Park.

Cost

Self-catered standard, 50 weeks

£8,211

Catered standard, 50 weeks

£10,482 including £2,271 catering cost for 38 weeks (meals during Christmas vacation and summer are not included)

Self-catered en suite studio, 50 weeks

£14,209

Included in residence fees:

  • utilities (gas and electricity)
  • internet access (via your own PC)
  • contents insurance from cover4insurance.com (terms and conditions apply)
  • hall committee subscriptions.

Fees vary depending on whether you are staying in catered or self-catered accommodation, whether your room is standard or en suite, and whether you are sharing or not. Check the costs during your application. If you are here for less than an academic year, email accommodation@st-andrews.ac.uk for details of fees.

Hall information

Rooms are in five-bedroom shared apartments. Each apartment has a furnished common room and kitchen, as well as shared toilet and shower facilities.

Fife Park is made of several buildings. Rooms in the Monaid, Riggs, Kilrule, Muckross, Chariots, and Cathedral buildings have large single beds (a double duvet and flat sheet are recommended). Rooms in the Sellars, Garrett, and Dunlop buildings have single beds.

There are 20 studio apartments available for a single person or a couple. 

Accessibility

View the AccessAble guide for information about physical access to this building.

Location

Fife Park is near the Science buildings on the North Haugh. It's close to the University's sports centre and West Sands beach, and a 20-minute walk from the town centre. Madras College High School is also nearby. 

There are regular bus routes to the town centre, and a night bus service for students every night between 10pm and 2am during term time. Many students choose to use bikes to travel around campus. 

What is Fife Park like?

Rooms in shared apartments provide an opportunity to meet new friends. The apartments offer the feel of private accommodation, but with the comfort of knowing that support and advice are available.

The hall committee and wardens host events including:

  • postgraduate cocktail receptions 
  • ceilidhs 
  • film nights 
  • pub quizzes 
  • the largest student-run ball in St Andrews.

Bedroom

Bedding is not included. You can bring your own duvet, blankets and pillow cases, or order bedding before arriving in St Andrews. Find out more on the bedding information page.

Standard bedrooms

In standard bedrooms, you will have a single bed and the following furniture:

  • desk, chair and desk lighting
  • mattress and mattress protector
  • bookcase, wardrobe and drawer unit
  • general waste and recycling bins.

Studio bedrooms

Studios have the convenience of being within a residence while having the luxury of private space for a single person or a couple.

All studios have a double bed and the following furniture:

  • desk, chair and desk lighting
  • shelves, wardrobe and drawer unit
  • mattress and mattress protector
  • fridge and freezer
  • electric oven and induction hob
  • kettle, pots and pans
  • steam iron and ironing board
  • basin, cutlery tray and sink tidy
  • dustpan and brush, broom, mop and bucket, and vacuum cleaner
  • general waste and recycling bins.

Facilities

Fife Park residents can use the facilities in David Russell Apartments (DRA).

Food 

You can buy meal cards when you arrive to use in The Bistro. Students on catered contracts get 14 meals per week during semester with no catering in the summer:

  • Monday to Friday: breakfast and dinner
  • Saturday and Sunday: breakfast and lunch.

Bar 

The bar offers a place to meet friends, watch television, enjoy a game of pool, or relax. The bar serves as a venue for many of the committee's events, including the weekly pub quiz.


Kitchen 

The kitchen is shared and equipped with the following:

  • television
  • kettle
  • fridge and freezer
  • microwave
  • oven and electric cooker
  • pots and pans
  • steam iron and ironing board
  • clothes airer
  • basin, cutlery tray and sink tidy
  • dustpan and brush, broom, mop and bucket, and vacuum cleaner
  • general waste and recycling bins.

Information about what kitchen items you may bring with you can be found on the what to pack page.


Laundry

Card-operated washers and dryers are available.


Computer room

The computer room has 22 computers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Entertainment rooms 

The Nisbet room has a media player, Xbox, and a large TV and is open all hours. You can also check out video games from the Halls Life team. There is also a cinema room.


Music room 

The music room is available for individuals or small groups. It includes a piano and a practice drum kit.


Activity room

The activity room has a range of games including table football, table tennis and a pool table.


Internet and television

Each shared apartment has a TV in the common room. To use these or your own devices, you may need a TV Licence. See Use devices and wifi in student accommodation for more information on this and other equipment.


Cleaning

You are expected to keep your residence clean and tidy. University staff may carry out regular inspections. Check the Cleaning your student accommodation guide for more information.


Parking

Free car parking is available.

Most students choose to cycle or walk in St Andrews as University buildings and other places in town are not too far away from each other. Learn more about how to travel to and around St Andrews.

To park a car in a University building, you must get a student car parking permit.

 

Links to external sites and information

The University is not liable for external web content and may not be aware when this content is changed or removed.

Support

Each Residence has a team of staff who manage reception, porter and housekeeping teams and work closely with Catering, Halls Life and wardens and the Student Committee to ensure the hall operates smoothly and to help you enjoy your time in student accommodation. 

From 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, these staff can answer questions about your accommodation and help you get help from other parts of the University. 

All University halls of residence also have their own Halls Life and wardennial team who live within the hall and are trained to support students with advice on anything from academic matters through to first aid. New students will meet their warden and team of assistant wardens during their moving-in weekend.

Wardens and support