Recent Graduate Discount


The University offers a 15% discount on postgraduate tuition fees to students who have graduated or are eligible to graduate from St Andrews in the last three academic years.

The discount is available if you are applying for postgraduate degree programmes at the University.

Value of award (per year)

The discount is 15% of the St Andrews standard tuition fee, taking into account any exceptions and based on your remaining fee liability after any other funding has been deducted.

Duration of award

The discount will be applied to each standard fee-paying year of study, including the compulsory fieldwork year, if applicable. It does not include extension, continuation or any other fees.

Application restrictions

Study level

Available to students studying at:


Domicile for fee status

Scotland home, Rest of UK, Overseas

Available to

Prospective students

Mode of study

Full time, Part time - daytime

Additional criteria

Available to any student who meets the criteria.

The discount will only be applied to the tuition fee balance (the remaining student liability) after any other scholarship or funding has been deducted.

Discount does not apply if:

  • You are transferring into a postgraduate degree programme from another St Andrews degree programme where you have not graduated, for example, a change in qualification aim from MPhil to PhD.
  • You have previously studied on an International Education Institute (IE) postgraduate preparation programme.
  • You have previously studied on an International Foundation Programme. 

How to apply

If you meet all eligibility criteria, the discount will be applied when your programme tuition fee is generated. You do not need to submit an application form. The discount will be applied to the self-funded portion of your tuition fee liability.

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Terms and conditions

You must have either:

  • graduated, or have been eligible to graduate, from the University of St Andrews with a recognised degree defined in the Senate Regulations at a graduation ceremony within the last three years
  • or completed a Global Summer School, Study Abroad or Exchange programme at St Andrews and are returning for postgraduate research studies.

You will only be eligible for the discount when you have an unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate degree programme.

For full terms and conditions please read Recent Graduate Discount (PDF).


Please email if you have any questions about the scheme.