Postgraduate halls

The University of St Andrews allocates accommodation specifically for postgraduate students.


David Russell Apartments

About postgraduate accommodation

Prospective postgraduate students are able to apply for University accommodation once they have accepted their offer to study and paid the required pre-payment fee.

The online accommodation application form is open from 1 March onwards. University accommodation is a popular choice, and it is not guaranteed, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure a place.

If you require accommodation for your family, you may find the accommodation for couples and families page useful. If you are a visiting postgraduate, find out more information about suitable accommodation on the visiting postgraduates page.

Postgraduate halls

Self-catered standard

In self-catered standard accommodation, you will share a kitchen and bathroom facilities with a small number of other residents in self-contained flats.

Self-catered en suite

Self-catered en suite accommodation provides students with equipped kitchens to cook in as well as their own private shower room.


Deanscourt is the only catered residence for Postgraduate students.  David Russell Apartments can also offer catered accommodation 

Self-catered studio apartments

Self-catered en suite studio apartments provide the ideal accommodation for couples and individuals who require their own private kitchen facilities. The apartments are self-contained and comprise one room, furnished as a studio bedroom with a double bed, a well appointed kitchen recess, and an en suite shower and WC. Find out more about self-catered studio apartments. 

Fees and contracts

The standard contract length for a postgraduate hall is 50 weeks (September to August). Students living in self-catered halls are allowed to stay in their accommodation over the Christmas and spring vacations. Students in catered halls are able to stay in their accommodation over the Christmas vacation and the spring vacation on a self-catered basis.

Catered fees 2020-2021

David Russell Apartments offer en suite catered accommodation (14 meals per week) for a 50-week contract.

  • En suite single room: £11,723

Deans Court offer standard and en suite catered accommodation (15 meals per week) for a 50 week contract.  Meals are breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Friday with self catering during inter semester break.

  • Standard catered single room: £9,434
  • En suite catered single room: £11,262

Self-catered standard fees 2020-2021

The following residences offer self-catered standard single rooms for 50-week contracts:

  • Angus House: £5,406 (excludes utilities)
  • Fife Park: £6,738
  • 1 Gregory Place: £6,848 (excludes utilities)
  • 3 Gregory Place: £6,390 (excludes utilities)
  • Stanley Smith House: £5,406(excludes utilities)
  • St Gregory's: £6,617 (excludes utilities)

Self-catered en suite fees 2020-2021

The following residences offer self-catered en suite single rooms with 50-week contracts:

  • David Russell Apartments: £9,334
  • Powell Hall: £9,702
  • 1 Gregory Place: £8,749 (excludes utilities)
  • 2 Gregory Place: £8,749 (excludes utilities)

The following residences offer self-catered studio apartments with 50-week contracts:

  • David Russell Apartments (studio): £11,662
  • Fife Park (studio): £11,662
  • Gregory Place (studio): £11,057 (excludes utilities)

You can find out more about fees for different types of residences on the accommodation fees page.

Apply for accommodation

Applications for postgraduate accommodation open 1 March in your year of entry. You should apply early to try and secure a place.

Apply now


Student Accommodation Services
University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd
St Andrews
KY16 9AL

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2510

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