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Welcome to St Andrews!

St Andrews is (and has always been) an international university - our identity is tied with Europe and European universities for the six centuries we have existed. We consider ourselves to be global, open and welcoming to all. 

Our students come from more than 120 countries around the world, with almost every country in Europe represented in both our students and our staff. 


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Key information

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for our programmes are listed on each course. For all our undergraduate courses, requirements for SQA Highers, GCE A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate are listed as standard; for postgraduate programmes, we list the necessary elements of the applications.

The equivalent requirements are listed on our entry requirements page by country

Entry requirements by country

English language requirements

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at St Andrews.

We accept a wide range of language tests and qualifications as proof of English language proficiency. If you were educated outside the UK or use English as an additional language, you should include information about your English language proficiency with your application.

Undergraduate English language requirements

For full information about the language tests and qualifications that the University accepts for undergraduate applicants, please see the undergraduate English language requirements.

Postgraduate English language requirements

For information on the language tests and qualifications which the University accepts for postgraduate students, please see the postgraduate English language requirements.

Pre-sessional courses

In order to fully prepare yourself for academic study, you can attend one of our pre-sessional courses. These combine language development with academic skills and orientation and provide an excellent introduction to university life.

It may be a condition of your offer that you are required to take a 10-week or 4-week pre-sessional course.

Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

Subjects available

There are more than 50 subjects available to study at St Andrews

Subjects and programmes available


Chinese Studies from 2021 entry

From 2021 entry, we will be offering Chinese Studies as a joint degree for undergraduates. Find out more about Chinese Studies.

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

Undergraduate programmes

Virtual visiting days

Book now to meet our academic staff and current students on one of our virtual visiting days.

Online information events

We offer tailored information events where you can find out about different levels of study and specific courses we run. Book an online information event.

Set up a meeting

You can book a meeting with our Regional Manager for Europe. 

Ask a student

Want to ask a question to a current student? Ask a student

Masters programmes

Virtual visiting days

Our next postgraduate virtual visiting day will be available to book in early October. Meet our academic staff, current students, and find out how to apply.

Join an online session

We host online information session for Masters and other postgraduate taught programmes throughout the year. These will let you know more about what it is like to study at St Andrews, how to apply, and give you the chance to talk to our Admissions team. Book an online information event.

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Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees

For undergraduate programmes there are three main fee statuses which determine the tuition fee: Home (Scotland), RUK (England, Northern Ireland, Wales), and Overseas (international students).

Undergraduate tuition fees

For postgraduate programmes there are two main fee statues which determine the tuition fee: Home (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales), and Overseas (international students).

Postgraduate tuition fees


Every year there is a range of scholarships available to cover various elements of studying at St Andrews, including tuition fee support, accommodation awards and subject-specific scholarships.



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

There are also a number of postgraduate-only halls and options for couples and families.

Find out more about accommodation and how to apply.

Regional Manager - Ffion Bailey

Our Regional Manager for Europe is Ffion Bailey.

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As an institution whose history spans over six centuries, St Andrews has long and valued links across Europe.

The University is committed to supporting all students and partners during the UK’s exit from the European Union. For up-to-date information please see the University’s Brexit webpages. There is an FAQ section where you can find guidance on commonly asked questions, and submit a question of your own.

The University has also launched a dedicated helpdesk in order to offer advice and support regarding Brexit. You can contact the helpdesk by emailing


Students starting their studies from 2021 onwards from countries across Europe may need to obtain a visa to study at the University of St Andrews. The type of visa you will need depends on how long your study period is: those studying for six months or less will need to apply for a short-term study visa, while those studying for more than six months will need a Student visa.


You can also find out more about moving to the UK.