Visiting St Andrews

Study abroad is a wonderful opportunity for students to explore intellectual interests in another academic culture. The Global Office welcomes visits from colleagues at partner institutions and prospective partner institutions throughout the year.

If you are interested in visiting St Andrews, the Global Office offers a warm welcome and can organise:

  • a tour of the town with a student ambassador
  • tours of some of the University’s services and facilities
  • meetings with academic staff in Schools and Departments.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the team at if you are planning a trip to Scotland; the team would be delighted to show you what St Andrews has to offer.


The University of St Andrews is located in the medieval coastal town of St Andrews, which is situated on the east coast of Scotland, 50 miles north of Edinburgh. Steeped in history and set in a stunning location, the University offers an unrivalled student experience which will set the scene for the rest of your students' lives.

Travelling to St Andrews

There are regular flights to Scotland from London, Europe and international destinations with Edinburgh serving as the nearest international airport, which is one hour away.

St Andrews has access to excellent road and rail links giving your students the opportunity to travel throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe at low cost. Further information about travel options can be found on the Traveline Scotland website.