Scottish students

If you are a student who normally lives in Scotland, you are likely to have a fee status of 'Home (Scotland)' and you may have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government. You may also be supported by some of the University of St Andrews' scholarships and bursaries.

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 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2023.

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 Scottish-domiciled student.

Student finance

Tuition fees may be paid for you by the Scottish Government provided you:

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

Tuition fees will be paid through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

You are eligible to apply for student loans, which are the main source of governmental support towards living costs. The level of entitlement depends on family income. 

You may also be eligible for a bursary. Bursaries are non-repayable grants made available by the Scottish government to some students for living cost support. 

Details on how and when to apply, and eligibility criteria are available from SAAS.

Repayments on student loans for Scottish students will start after you graduate or leave university, provided you are earning over a certain threshold a year. You can find out more about repayments from SAAS.

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