Self-catered standard

Self-catered standard accommodation gives residents access to a shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, providing you with the flexibility to cook your own meals and choose when to eat.

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Whitehorn Hall St Andrews

Self-catered halls with standard rooms

There are 2 self-catered hall of residence with single standard rooms  Whitehorn Hall, which has 84 single standard rooms, and Gannochy which has 58 single standard rooms.

Whitehorn Hall is located adjacent to University Hall near the centre of town.

There are no shared rooms available in Whitehorn Hall or Gannochy.

Gannochy has 58 rooms and is adjacent to St Salvator's Hall in North Street.

When can I move in?

Contracts begin on Saturday 2 September 2023.  We are currently planning for student arrivals in to our accommodation for the 2021-22 academic year and will update this page when this is finalised.

  • Students must book a date and time slot which can be accessed via the pre-arrival section of the application form once an offer is accepted. There are limited numbers for each date and time slot, please ensure you select this as soon as possible

Arriving at St Andrews


At Whitehorn Hall, rooms are situated along corridors. Kitchens (typically shared between five students, catered or self-catered) are dotted along each corridor and include a dining and lounge area.  Gannochy has a large kitchen on each floor

Shared kitchens come equipped with the following:

  • oven
  • fridge and freezer
  • electric cooker with an induction hob
  • kettle
  • steam iron and ironing board
  • clothes airer
  • pots and pans
  • basin, cutlery tray and sink tidy
  • dustpan and brush, broom, mop and bucket, and vacuum cleaner
  • flip top bin
  • recycling bins.

Information about what kitchen items you may bring with you can be found on the what to pack page.


In standard bedrooms in Whitehorn, you will have a small double-size bed (approximately 4 foot wide).  In Gannochy this is a single bed, along with the following pieces of furniture:

  • desk and chair
  • desk lamp and bulb
  • shelving
  • bed, mattress and mattress protector
  • wardrobe and drawer unit
  • waste bin and paper bin. 

Bedrooms do not come with bedding, and students should ensure that they bring their own duvet or blankets. Find out more on the bedding information page.

You will have a key or keycard which you will use to gain access to your hall of residence, flat and bedroom; you should keep your key or keycard with you at all times and ensure your room and flat are locked when you go out.


All self-catered halls include a range of facilities which ensures that students have everything they need to live independently in St Andrews.

Whitehorn Hall shares laundry facilities with University Hall. Gannochy has it's own laundry.  The laundry room contains washers and dryers which are card operated with pre-loaded credit.

There is a range of options for studying in each hall. In addition, Whitehorn Hall residents can access the computer room available at University Hall.  Gannochy residents can access the computer room available at St Salvator's Hall.

There are also a number of social spaces including common rooms, music rooms, TV rooms and communal chill-out areas in Whitehorn.


In Whitehorn Hall, it is the student's responsibility to clean their study bedrooms and communal kitchens. 

Bathrooms in shared washroom facilities are cleaned daily (Monday to Friday) by the in-hall cleaning team.

In Gannochy, it is the student's responsibility to clean their study bedroom.

Bathrooms in shared washroom facilities are cleaned daily (Monday to Friday) by the in-hall cleaning team.  Kitchens are cleaned once per week.

Fees and contracts

The standard contract length for a single standard room in Whitehorn Hall is 38 weeks (September to May). Students living in self-catered halls are allowed to stay in their accommodation over the Christmas and spring vacations.

The standard contract length for a single standard self-catered room in Gannochy is 33 weeks (September to December, January to May).  Students must vacate the residence during the inter semester break by 10am on 22 December 2020 and can return from 10am on 12 January 2021

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

Self-catered standard fees 2023-2024

  • Gannochy House 
    • Single room: £5,401
  • Whitehorn Hall 
    • Single room: £6,110


All University halls of residence have their own wardennial team who live within the hall and are trained to support students in a range of matters – from advice on academic matters through to first aid. New students will meet their warden and team of assistant wardens during their moving in weekend.

Wardens and support


Student Accommodation Services
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2510

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