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Tuition fees

The University of St Andrews operates a credits-based tuition fee policy which is consistent across all programmes and cohorts and therefore also applies to students studying or working abroad. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that you inform your funding body of your intention to go abroad. Please be aware that your funding body may not provide a tuition fee grant for full tuition fees. Whether or not you receive, or indeed are entitled to receive, funding support for tuition fees is a matter for you and the relevant funding body.

Information about tuition fees for each academic year can be found in the Money Matters section of the website

For advice about arrangements with your funding body, please contact Joyce Lapeyre, Money Adviser at money.advice@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tuition fees for study abroad students

If you participate in an undergraduate Study Abroad programme you will be charged your normal tuition fee for a full academic year, whether you spend a full year abroad or one semester in St Andrews and one semester abroad.

If you apply for tuition fees from the Student Loans Company (SLC) and are spending the full academic year abroad on an non-Erasmus+ placement, a half tuition fee loan is available from SLC.

If you are spending one semester abroad and one semester in St Andrews, a full tuition fee loan is available from SLC.

If you are spending one semester abroad on an Erasmus+ study placement and one semester on a non-Erasmus+ study placement, a half full tuition fee loan is available from SLC.

If you apply for tuition fees from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and are spending either the full academic year abroad or one semester abroad, a full tuition fee grant is available from SAAS.

Tuition fees for Modern Language WIYA students

If you participate in a 60 credit Modern Languages WIYA (Integrated Year Abroad) programme you will be charged half your normal tuition fee for the academic year.

If you apply for tuition fees from the Student Loans Company (SLC) and are undertaking a full integrated year abroad, a half tuition fee loan is available from SLC.

If you apply for tuition fees from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and are undertaking a full integrated year abroad, a half tuition fee grant is available from SAAS.

If you intend to spend you the full academic year in Russia, you will be charged a half tuition fee by the University of St Andrews. You will also be liable for RLUS fees.

Tuition fees for external placement students (Biology and Chemistry only)

If you participate in a Biology or Chemistry External Placement programme, you will be charged your normal tuition fee for a full academic year.

If you apply for tuition fees from the Student Loans Company (SLC) and are undertaking a full year placement, a half tuition fee loan is available from SLC.

If you apply for tuition fees from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and are undertaking a full year placement, a half tuition fee grant is available from SAAS.

Russian language undergraduate studies (RLUS)

If you participate in an RLUS Programme for one semester, you will be charged half your normal fee for that semester and full fee for your other semester. You will also be liable for RLUS fees for the semester you spend in Russia.

RUK (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) tuition fee scholarships 2019-20

The University of St Andrews is committed to supporting and enhancing study abroad opportunities for all students. 

In the context of restrictions on tuition fee loan funding for RUK students spending the full 2019-2020 academic year on a non-Erasmus+ study or external work placement, students within this category are eligible to apply to the University for a needs-based tuition fee scholarship to a maximum of £3,600 (please note that the maximum scholarship amount is determined by the fact that SAAS-funded students must also pay £910 tuition for external placements in Biology and Chemistry - please see above for further details).

Please note that the deadline for this scholarship will be Friday 26 April 2019 at 5pm. 

Please note that applications for the academic year 2018-19 are now closed. 

Making your online application

  • To apply, log into your MySaint account and click through to eVision.
  • On the ‘Scholarships and Funding’ tab, click on ‘View Scholarships and Funding Catalogue’ 
  • This takes you to a search page, just click on the ‘refresh list’ button which will bring up a search box at the bottom of the page.
  • Put RUK Study Abroad Tuition Scholarship’ in the search box and click ‘next’.  Details of the RUK Scholarship will come up in your search results listed below. Please ensure that search under the academic year 2019-2020.
  • Click ‘apply’ in the actions column.

At the bottom of the page you will be asked to ‘Start Application’ – please complete each of the boxes.

You do not need to do this in order and you can save your application and return at any time.

As part of the application, you will be asked to upload a short personal statement outlining your reasons for applying for the Scholarship. You should also provide a recent bank statement as indicated on the application form. 

When completing the financial information section of the application, please note that:

  • You should provide your student loan payments as a monthly amount;
  • You should provide your gross household income (before tax).

For further information and advice about eligibility criteria, please contact the Study Abroad team at outbound@st-andrews.ac.uk

US Federal Loans

If you normally apply for a US Federal Loan, you should contact the US Loans Team at usloan@st-andrews.ac.uk as early as possible to discuss your funding options.

Erasmus+ fee funding eligibility

NB: information for the academic year 2019-20 will be available in due course.  The information below applies to the academic year 2018-19 only. 

Student Loans Company (SLC) funded students

For 2018-2019, tuition fees for first degree eligible students who are subject to the RUK (England, Wales, N Ireland) student support arrangements and who will spend the full academic year abroad as an Erasmus+ student will be covered under the Erasmus+ Programme arrangements (you do not need to apply for a tuition fee loan. Please ensure that you tick the box to indicate that you will be undertaking an Erasmus+ placement on your SLC application).  This applies to students who are studying abroad or undertaking a work or external placement.

One semester Erasmus+ students are not eligible for tuition fee funding under the Erasmus+ Programme arrangements, and will be liable for their normal St Andrews tuition fees for the full academic session and should apply for a tuition fee loan as normal. A full tuition fee loan will be available from SLC.

If you are spending one semester abroad on an Erasmus+ study placement and one semester on a non-Erasmus+ study placement, a half full tuition fee loan is available from SLC.

Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) funded students

Eligible Home (Scotland/EU) students must apply to SAAS for tuition fee funding whether full year or one semester Erasmus+ students. This applies to students who are studying abroad or undertaking a work or external placement.  If you apply for tuition fees from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and are undertaking a full year placement for Biology or Chemistry, a half tuition fee grant is available from SAAS.

International students

Tuition fees for Overseas students are not covered under the Erasmus+ Programme arrangements and should be paid as normal.

For more information please refer to the Erasmus+ website.

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