Care experienced applicants

The University of St Andrews offers additional support to care experienced pupils, applicants and students through Outreach programmes, during the application process and once you have started at St Andrews. This can include application guidance, help finding year-round accommodation and a dedicated care leaver support coordinator.

What is the definition of a care experienced young person?

There are many definitions of care experience, and it may be difficult to know exactly if it applies to you. The University of St Andrews may consider you care experienced if you, while under the age of 18, were:

  • in residential care (mainly children’s homes)
  • looked after by kinship carers
  • looked after by foster carers
  • looked after at home (with social work support)
  • adopted.