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University Prizes

The University awards a number of distinguished prizes that do not fall within the remits of academic departments.

All-round Prizes

The Principal's Medal

The Principal's Medal is awarded to students who display exceptional endeavour and achievement during their time at St Andrews.

The Proctor's Award

The Proctor’s Award is awarded to students who make an extraordinary commitment to enhancing learning and teaching. The extraordinary commitment will have been recognised by both students and members of staff.

Academic Prizes

The Deans' List Award

The Deans' List Award is awarded to undergraduate students who achieve an outstanding overall result in the course of the academic year and fulfil strict criteria.

Miller Prize

Awarded to the most distinguished student in the Faculties of Arts and Science who has taken his or her degree during the year.

Bell Prize

Awarded to the student in the Faculty of Arts who is proxime accessit to the winner of the Miller Prize (Arts).

Non-academic Prizes

McEuen Rose Bowl

Awarded to a graduating student for outstanding contribution to student drama.

Malcolm Edwards Prize

Awarded for an outstanding student contribution to drama, first and foremost for achievement in design, stage management or production management.

Cedric Thorpe Davie Award

Awarded to a student who has made an outstanding contribution to the musical life of the University, first and foremost in the field of musical drama.

Chaplaincy Prize

This new prize has been established through the generous donation of monies received through the University of St Andrews American Foundation.  This prize, awarded each year, will be open to all current students and based around a particular theme for an original piece of creative work or essay.

Full information is available on the Chaplaincy Prize webpage