For Canadian students, St Andrews offers the very highest standards of research-led teaching. With a student to staff ratio of 12:1, teaching takes place in an intimate, discussion-based environment. The four-year flexible degree structure also allows students to explore up to three subjects initially before specialising and focusing their studies at the end of their second year.

The beautiful location of St Andrews means that it is a great place to live as well as study, with a large variety of sports clubs, societies and traditions on offer. The historic links between Scotland and Canada make St Andrews a popular location for Canadian students wishing to study abroad.

In Medicine, the unique Scottish-Canadian Medical programme could be of particular interest. This programme is designed for Canadians who want to study abroad and then return to Canada to practice.

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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements vary by programme, with some undergraduate and most postgraduate courses requiring previous knowledge.

We accept a range of qualifications for admissions, including those from Canada.

Canadian entry requirements

This information is for general guidance; we consider each application on its own merits, as outlined in the admissions policy.

For more information, please contact the Admissions team by emailing

Meet us

All of our information sessions and appointments are currently taking place online. Select the option below that best suits you and we would be happy to answer all of your questions as well as telling you more about St Andrews. Unsure which option is best? Email us at

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There are plenty of accommodation options to suit all needs. All entrant undergraduate students are guaranteed accommodation, and most choose to apply to stay in one of our halls of residence.

There are also a number of postgraduate halls, as well as accommodation options for couples and families.

Find out how to apply for accommodation.

Support for international students

The University provides advice and support for international students. Whether you need guidance on applying for a visa, travelling to the UK, paying your healthcare surcharge or anything else relating to studying as an international student, the University’s Student Services team can help you out.

Find out more about support for international students.


St Andrews has over 160 student societies ranging from artistic and musical through to religious and cultural, meaning our societies cater for a huge array of interests.

Sport at St Andrews is a vibrant, dynamic and important part of student life. With over 50 sports clubs and 100 competitive sports teams, and a thriving hall sport programme, we offer sport for everyone at all levels. 


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University of St Andrews
St Katharine's West
16 The Scores 
St Andrews
KY16 9AX

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2150