The University of St Andrews offers a variety of flexible entry options in order to ensure our doors remain open to all students, regardless of background or personal circumstances.
Although entry to St Andrews is competitive, we recognise a range of different qualifications and consider all aspects of your application, including context, your personal statement and references. Grades alone will not guarantee you admission, and actual offers may be higher or lower than the listed minimum grades required by each programme.
The University also offers alternative entry routes for applicants who come from areas where we receive limited applications and who are unable to obtain the required grades, or for those who are returning to education after an extended period of time.
Standard qualifications accepted
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Alternative entry routes for Scottish students
There are several alternative entry routes available for students presenting Access criteria.
Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP)
Entry requirements by country
Please select your country from the A–Z list below to view the entry requirements and further information on academic and English language entry requirements, along with tuition fee guidance.
You may also satisfy entry requirements with other equivalent qualifications. If your qualifications are not published here, please email Admissions at email@example.com.