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Andrew Melville Hall

North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9SU

+44 (0)1334 46 7076

Residential Services Manager   Debbie Anderson

Deputy Residential Services Manager Jane Thomson

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Andrew Melville Hall, the residence known for its ship-like appearance, is a catered hall located on the North Haugh, a short walk from the centre of town. It is situated next to the schools of Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and the new Biomedical Science buildings. The Sports Centre and pitches are less than five minutes walk from the back door.

Andrew Melville is renowned for having a strong community atmosphere, with a very active hall committee organising numerous successful social events throughout the semester.

  • Andrew Melville Hall
  • Andrew Melville Hall
  • Andrew Melville Hall
  • Andrew Melville Hall
  • Andrew Melville Hall kitchen with students
  • Andrew Melville Hall dining room
  • Andrew Melville Hall PC room


  • Furnished single bedrooms
  • Communal facilities include computer room, library, two common rooms, two reading rooms, laundry room and three kitchens
  • Common rooms include table-tennis table, television, Pool Table and a piano
  • Standard undergraduate contract Starts 10am Saturday 4th September 2021 (excludes Inter semester break when residents will have to vacate from 10am on 22nd December 2021 and return 12th January 2022.
  • Spring vacation is on a self-catered basis.
  • Car parking available
  • All bed sizes are small double exept 2 rooms that have single beds (C614 and B714)
  • All kitchens have induction hobs


  • Single rooms: 277
  • Shared rooms: 3


  • 19 catered meals per week
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served on weekdays
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekends
  • Student catering menu

Residence Fee 2021/22


Construction of new secondary school

Construction has begun for a new secondary school in the fields between David Russell Apartments,Fife Park and Andrew Melville Hall.  The likely completion will be in early 2021.

As we are advised on the construction timeframe we will update this page.

Proposed development 

There is a proposal to develop the site at the Andrew Melville Hall end of Agnes Blackadder Hall for a new 120 bedroom hall of residence which may start during the academic session 2021-22

Life in Andrew Melville

Andrew Melville Hall is one of the most loved halls in St Andrews.

Inside our building, we have: one dining room, three common rooms, two study areas, one library, one PC room. The whole hall has free wifi.

Right outside, there are large green areas used by students for sports and leisure. There is also a pond and wooded area with wild birds and our much loved bunnies! The hall is within five minutes of the sports centre and science and medicine buildings. St Andrews’ brilliant golf courses and golfing range as well as West Sands Beach is very close and the town centre and arts and divinity buildings are only a fifteen minute walk away. The quiet bedroom and study areas provide the peace and quiet students need to do well in their studies.

But what makes Melville special is the warm and friendly hall community. Residents tend to make friends very easily in our hall. The staff are great and always helpful. The wardennial team has a very strong presence in the hall: all members eat with students and the assistant wardens live in hall and are available to help around the clock. The small size of the hall allows all staff and students to get to know each other personally, making the hall feel like home.

Students, as well as staff, have a huge input in how the hall works.

The well established and democratically elected hall committee is run for and by our own students.

Our committee run hall and inter-hall sports, and the inter-hall energy conservation project at which we have had much success in the past. The committee organizes most hall events including: balls, ceilidh nights, pizza and DVD nights, rugby trips and much, much more! The warden hosts regular wine and cheese events, where students can meet his team in a relaxed environment. As well as this, students can always find the central area of the hall alive with fun and excitement. 

High rates of returning students is testament to how much residents love Andrew Melville Hall. For more info, have a look at our documents and feel free to ask questions on our hall Facebook site:Andrew Melville group 2018-2019


HMO Licence Numbers: F2064/11