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Fees, expenses and insurance

Programme fees

Exchange students

Undergraduate and postgraduate students admitted to St Andrews through an exchange programme with a partner institution are not required to pay tuition fees to St Andrews.

International study abroad programme students

All undergraduate students admitted to the University through the international study abroad programme will be liable for the standard programme fee, irrespective of nationality or domicile.

The programme fees are priced in British pounds (Sterling).  Please note that accommodation costs are not included in the programme fee.

Session Academic year Semester




Please check with your home institution or study abroad provider to clarify the fees you should pay directly to St Andrews, if any.

Postgraduate study abroad students

Study abroad students admitted to taught postgraduate programmes for one semester will be liable for the appropriate pro rata home or overseas fee of the relevant taught postgraduate programme.

Accommodation costs

The University offers a range of accommodation types and packages. Prices and details are available on the student accommodation services' web pages.

Other expenses

There are a number of expenses that are not covered by programme (tuition) fees and all students will be liable for these as appropriate. Such expenses may include field trip costs, music centre and sports centre memberships, and photocopying costs.

Please also check our rough guide to living in St Andrews which will give you some further guidance on the cost of living here.

Bank accounts

Most banks will issue you with a basic account for the first period of time you are in the UK.  However, if you are here for 6 months or less, then they may not allow you to open an account. Please do not open an account at the first bank you visit but, rather, investigate which bank offers you the best account(s) to suit your needs.  For further information on opening a bank account, please refer to our Money Advice information.

General enquiries

Exchanges & Study Abroad

Outbound St Andrews Students


Tel:  +44 (0)1334 462245
Fax: +44 (0)1334 463330

Collaborations & Study Abroad
University of St Andrews
St Katharine's West
16 The Scores
St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9AX
Scotland, UK

CSA student consultation hours and appointments: 2-4pm, Monday - Friday during term time

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Study and Work Abroad Pre-Departure Guide 2017-2018 (PDF, 611 KB)

Study and Work Abroad Coordinators


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