Northern Irish students

If you are a student who normally lives in Northern Ireland, you are likely to have a fee status of 'RUK (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland)'. This means you may be eligible to apply for support and funding to help you cover the costs of university.

Tuition fees

As a student at the University of St Andrews, you will be expected to pay fees every year that you are in attendance. Fees may increase annually during the course of your study. The amount you will have to pay depends upon the degree you are studying for and your fee status.

Tuition fees for 2023-2024 are £9,250.

Applicants who defer their entry to the following year after receiving an offer may be required to pay a fee subject to an inflationary increase.

Bursaries and scholarships

The University of St Andrews is committed to attracting the very best students regardless of their financial circumstances. We offer a large number of bursaries and scholarships to undergraduate students, and there are also a number of external grants offered from outside the University.

After you have applied to study at St Andrews, you can apply for scholarships and funding by logging into My Application. You will receive an email with information on how to access My Application where you will find 'My Scholarships and Funding'.

See a list of bursaries and scholarships that may be available to you as a student domiciled in Northern Ireland.

Student finance

You may be eligible to have the full cost of your tuition fees covered by a tuition fee loan provided you:

  • are a full-time student
  • normally live in Northern Ireland
  • are taking your first degree.

The tuition fee loan is provided by Student Finance Northern Ireland, is non-means tested, and paid directly to the institution by the Student Loans Company.

You can apply for loans and additional support to help with living costs whilst at university. The level of entitlement depends on family income.

Visit the Student Finance Northern Ireland web pages for full eligibility criteria, and for details on how and when to apply.

Repayments on student loans will start after you graduate or leave university, provided you are earning over a certain threshold per year. Visit the Student Loan Repayment web pages for full details.

ScotGEM applicants should refer to the specific fees and funding web page.