Direct application

The University of St Andrews accepts direct applications from a small number of students each year. You should only submit a direct application if:

  • The University of St Andrews is the only UK university you are applying to.
  • You are liable to pay tuition fees at the overseas rate. You can find out more about your fee status on the tuition fees page.
  • You are not applying to any other UK universities via UCAS or the Common Application.

If you fulfil these three criteria, you may submit a direct application; we recommend that you read the corresponding guidance notes for direct applicants (Word).

In order for us to begin processing your application, payment of an application fee of £50 (pounds sterling) is required. You will need to complete the payment process before you submit your application. Details on how to pay can be found on the University's online shop.


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To begin the application process you will need to select the Faculty within which you wish to study. There are four Faculties at the University of St Andrews – Arts, Science, Divinity and Medicine. In addition, you should also read the information on the degree programmes available at St Andrews on our degree routes page.

If you are experiencing problems with the online application, please email myapplication@st-andrews.ac.uk.