If you are an international student, or you normally live outside of the EU, you are likely to have an 'Overseas' fee status, and you may be eligible to apply for support and funding to help you cover the costs of university.
As a student at the University of St Andrews, you will be expected to pay fees every year that you are in attendance.
The amount you will have to pay depends on your fee status and the degree you are studying for.
You may be eligible for tuition fee support within your home country. You must either pay your tuition fees online in advance or upon matriculation in September. Other payment options, including an instalment plan, are described in detail in the money matters web pages.
If you are studying in the Faculty of Arts, Divinity or Science, tuition fees for 2019-2020 will be £22,350. Tuition fees will be fixed at this level for the duration of your programme.
If you are studying in the Faculty of Medicine, tuition fees for 2019-2020 will be £31,580. The Scottish Government has introduced a mandatory new national levy for overseas medical students for each year of study to cover the costs of NHS clinical teaching, which is reflected in the tuition fee. Fees may increase annually during the course of your study by up to 5% or up to the amount of the levy.
Your fee status will determine the level of tuition fees you will have to pay. You should query your fee status with us if you are unsure which fee category will apply to you.
If you wish to query your fee status, you must do this prior to receiving a decision on your application. Acceptance of an offer constitutes acceptance of the conditions outlined in the offer, including fee status.
Information regarding fee status can be found on the UKCISA website. UKCISA is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of students and those who work with them.
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.
Below is a list of bursaries and scholarships that may be available to you as an international student.
Funded by the University
The following scholarships are funded by the University of St Andrews and generous donations made by alumni and friends of the University of St Andrews, charitable trusts and other organisations and companies.
Offered by academic Schools and units
The following scholarships are offered by academic Schools and units within the University.
The following scholarships are administered and funded outside the University of St Andrews but may be available to eligible students who wish to attend the University.
You will incur a number of expenses and charges at university that are not covered by annual tuition fees, including the cost of accommodation and individual subsistence. You should contact the relevant authority in your home country to find out what financial support may be available to assist you with living costs.
As an international student, you will be required to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds available to complete your studies when you apply for your student visa.
Studying at a foreign school means that you are ineligible for the usual US-based financial aid such as Pell Grants and Perkins Loans. The US loan team at the University of St Andrews can only administer your applications for US loans. Full details including how to make an application can be found on the loans for US students web page.
The University of St Andrews is approved to process Veterans Affairs benefits.
In order to check personal eligibility for funding through the GI Bill, please see the Department of Veteran Affairs for more information.
Students must also have their intended programme of study approved. Students can check with the Department of Veterans Affairs or with the University of St Andrews whether their programme has already been approved. The University can seek approval for new programmes, but this can only be done once the student has received an offer.
The BA International Honours (joint with the College of William & Mary) programme is not eligible for VA funding.
Students should inform the University at the beginning of each academic year that funding is required, providing their VA file and Social Security numbers. The University will send the relevant form to the Department of Veterans Affairs which will trigger the release of payments. As a foreign school, there is a maximum amount that the VA will provide in funding; however, the University is not made aware of the exact amount that will be paid until confirmation of payment is received.
Additional enquiries should be directed to the Fees and Funding office at firstname.lastname@example.org.