Singapore

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.

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Entry requirements

The University of St Andrews accepts the following qualifications from Singapore for entry to undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Undergraduate – academic requirements

If you are interested in undergraduate study at St Andrews, you must meet the University's entry requirements as outlined below. 

  • SIPCAL candidates are expected to obtain grades ranging from AAB to AAA at the first sitting at H2 Level. Candidates are strongly encouraged to report H1 grades on their application form. H3 level qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • A-level candidates are expected to obtain grades ranging from AAB to AAA. Candidates are strongly encouraged to 'cash-in' AS-level grades and report them on their UCAS application form. The University will consider applicants with A* grade A-level qualifications on an individual basis.
  • International Baccalaureate candidates are expected to obtain scores ranging from 35 to 38 points, with the majority of offers for subjects in the Faculty of Arts and Medicine being at the upper end of this range or higher.
  • A foundation programme certificate. The University's Centre for International Foundation Programmes (CIFP) offers a range of programmes providing an excellent preparation for undergraduate academic study. Find out more about taking a foundation programme at the University of St Andrews.

This information is for general guidance; we consider each application on its own merits, as outlined in the admissions policy.

You will also be expected to meet the entrance requirements set by the relevant Faculty for your programme of study.

Applicants to Medicine should refer directly to the School of Medicine.

Postgraduate – academic requirements

You should have graduated from a reputable university with a good honours degree, equivalent to a degree from a UK university with a 2.1 classification.

Postgraduate entry requirements may be higher depending on the School and the programme you wish to study. For more information, please contact the international team in Admissions by emailing admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Individual programme requirements can be found on the programme pages.

We do not require the GMAT/GRE.

The degree of MD (Medicine) requires a medical qualification that is recognised by the UK General Council.

This information is for general guidance; we consider each application on its own merits, as outlined in the admissions policy.

English language 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.

Visas

Students from Singapore will need to obtain a visa to study at the University of St Andrews. The type of visa you will need depends on how long your study period is: those studying for six months or less will need to apply for a short-term study visa, while those studying for more than six months will need a Tier 4 (General) student visa.

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.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for students from Singapore are set at the following for the academic year 2019-2020.

Undergraduate

Faculty of study Tuition fees
Faculty of Arts, Divinity or Science £22,350
Faculty of Medicine £31,580

Tuition fees in the Faculty of Arts, Divinity or 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

Postgraduate fees are determined by the individual programme. See tuition fees for postgraduate programmes for 2019-2020.

Scholarships

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

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Accommodation

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.

Meet us in Singapore

The University of St Andrews staff are always pleased to meet prospective students in person.  Our representatives have in-depth knowledge of the application process and what it's like to study at St Andrews.

Beth Shotton and Ivar Møller are our admissions representatives for Singapore.

Find out when you can meet us in your country and information on our country representatives and agents.

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.

Societies

St Andrews 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 Singapore may be interested in the following student society in particular:

  • Singapore Society – provides support for Singaporean students studying in St Andrews and promotes the culture of Singapore.

Visit St Andrews

Undergraduates

If you are interested in studying at St Andrews, join us at a visiting day or talk and tour to explore the town, find out about our courses and meet current students.

Upcoming visiting days:

  • Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • Wednesday 2 October 2019
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019

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Postgraduates

Upcoming visiting days:

  • Wednesday 13 November 2019

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Contact

Singapore team

Admissions
University of St Andrews
St Katharine's West
16 The Scores 
St Andrews
KY16 9AX

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2150
Email: admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk