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Requesting a Change of Location

All students are expected to reside at a term address within a commutable distance from the University unless they have formal permission for their Study Location to be outside of St Andrews. 

This permission can be granted for academic purposes: for example, to conduct essential research. This permission can also be exceptionally granted for non-academic purposes at Taught Postgraduate level with the support of the School and with agreed mechanisms in place for continued academic support.

In some cases you may need to meet with the Registry Officer or Pro-Dean and you may be asked to provide additional information. It is also important to remember that the application may not be automatically guaranteed and should be discussed in advance with the School and Registry Office in advance of the request.

In order to complete a Change of Location Application, please visit:

  • The MySaint Portal > My Applications > e: Vision applications > Change of Circumstances > Change of Location.
  • You will be asked to complete the online form, to provide your address and to indicate the reasons for the Change of Location.

For more information please visit see the University's location of studies policy (PDF, 325 KB).

Contact details

Undergraduate/Postgraduate (Taught)
Registry Officer (Support)
E: reg-support@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: 01334 462129

Postgraduate (Research)
Registry Officer (Support)
E: reg-support-pgr@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: 01334 462256

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St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2020

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Eden Court
The Scores
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2720
Fax:+44 (0)1334 46 4007

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