Hong Kong

Students from Hong Kong coming to study at St Andrews will be joining an institution with the highest standards of teaching and research across a broad range of degree options. Consistently ranked as one of the top Universities in the UK, St Andrews offers students from Hong Kong a welcoming environment, a global outlook and a degree that will help launch their career. The four-year flexible degree structure for undergraduates allows students to initially explore three subjects before focusing their studies towards the end of the degree.

Beyond being a great place to study, St Andrews offers an unforgettable student experience. With over 160 clubs and societies, more than 50 sports clubs, a multitude of volunteering opportunities and a full events calendar, life in St Andrews is always exciting. The University’s history and numerous traditions make it a truly unique place to study.

St Andrews offers a welcoming environment in a highly international community, in which students from Hong Kong represent our fifth largest international population.

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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements vary by programme, we list the requirements for SQA Highers, GCE A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate on all our subjects.

Entry requirements for Hong Kong

Medicine entry 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.


Students from Hong Kong may need to obtain a visa to study at the University of St Andrews. The type of visa you will need depends on the duration of your studies.

For further information and guidance on visas, refer to the visas pages.

You can also find out more about living and working in the UK by visiting our moving to the UK pages.

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 admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk.

You can join one of our upcoming information sessions by booking below, or you can:

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for students from Hong Kong are set at the following for the academic year 2020-2021.


Faculty of Study Tuition fees
Faculty of Arts, Divinity or Science £23,910
Faculty of Medicine £31,950

Tuition fees in the Faculty of Arts, Divinity and Science are fixed at this level for the duration of your programme. Tuition fees in the Faculty of Medicine may increase annually by up to 5% or up to the national levy for overseas medical students to cover the costs of NHS clinical teaching.

Find out more about undergraduate tuition fees for international students.

Students from Scotland, elsewhere in the UK or EU may pay different fees, more information can be found in fees and funding.


Postgraduate fees are determined by the individual programme. See tuition fees for postgraduate programmes for 2020 entry.


The University offers a range of scholarships for international students. Students from Hong Kong may be particularly interested in the following:



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

There are also a number of postgraduate halls, as well as accommodation options for couples and families.

Find out how to apply for accommodation.

Support for international students

The University provides advice and support for international students. Whether you need guidance on applying for a visa, travelling to the UK, paying your healthcare surcharge or anything else relating to studying as an international student, the University’s Student Services team can help you out.

Find out more about support for international students.


Sport at St Andrews is a vibrant, dynamic and important part of student life. With over 50 sports clubs and 100 competitive sports teams, and a thriving hall sport programme, we offer sport for everyone at all levels. 

St Andrews also has over 160 student societies ranging from artistic and musical through to religious and cultural, meaning our societies cater for a huge array of interests.

Students from Hong Kong may be interested in the following student society in particular:


Hong Kong team

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Email: admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk