Students from Singapore will find a fun, diverse and academically driven community at St Andrews in which to thrive and grow. The education style at St Andrews is characterised by academic-guided learning and research-led teaching. The flexible degree structure in Scotland allows students to explore multiple subjects in their first two years of study before later specialising for their final two years of a traditional 4-year degree. This is very different from the English 3-year model which is known for being more narrow and focussed.
St Andrews is currently ranked top in Scotland and second in the UK just behind Oxford and Cambridge (The Guardian University Guide, 2019) and number 1 in the UK for student academic experience (National Student Survey, 2018). St Andrews also boasts a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
As St Andrews is a medium-sized university with approximately 9,000 students there are extensive opportunities to interact with staff, integrate fully with each other, and to feel a sense of belonging. They have the opportunity to participate in volunteering opportunities, music and drama groups, and in over 200 different societies and sports clubs.