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Visiting Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students at other institutions may wish to spend some time in St Andrews under the supervision of one of our staff members. Visitors in recent years have come from the Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Germany and Denmark.

Erasmus exchanges

Erasmus agreements have been signed with the Universities of Leiden and Cologne. The Leiden agreement covers the Schools of Classics, Art History, Divinity and History. The Cologne agreement is for History, including Ancient History.

Students coming under this arrangement should discuss what teaching we can offer, and ensure that it is acceptable to the authorities at their home university. Applicants should complete the Erasmus application form supplied by their home university. Erasmus students are not charged tuition fees by St Andrews.

Other visitors

Prospective visiting students who wish to receive tuition or supervision during their visit should contact their potential supervisor to establish whether they are able and willing.

Postgraduate students wishing to visit the School for a period, regardless of whether they hope to receive supervison/tuition should complete the visiting scholars application form (Word, 40 KB)  for visiting students and submit to the postgraduate secretary. (Complete only as far as the first part of item 3, and save as a Word document, not a pdf.)

The School will decide whether to charge fees to cover tuition and facilities. The annual rates can be found on the University's fees page. Visitors for periods of less than a year pay pro rata; if a fee is charged, the minimum fee is for 3 months.

For details of the University's policies on visitors see


Assistance with accommodation in St Andrews may be supplied by the University's Accommodation service. Occasionally, our existing postgraduate students may know of rooms available for short term let. Contact the postgraduate secretary if you wish an enquiry to be made.

The next Postgraduate Visiting Day is on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

St Andrews is one of the top 50 universities in the world for research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities and among the top 20 for International Outlook, according to the Times Higher World University Rankings 2014/15

St Andrews ranked 2nd equal for research excellence among UK Classics departments in REF 2014.

Semester dates 

The School of Classics invites potential research students to consult individual members of staff about their proposed topic.

Postgraduate enquiries

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