China

If you are a student living in China, there are specific entry requirements depending on which qualifications you are studying. There are also English language requirements and country-specific fees and funding arrangements for students living in China.

Undergraduate - academic requirements

In addition to meeting the entry requirements of the Faculty you will be studying in, you must also obtain certain grades in the qualifications you are studying for. 

  • High school qualifications from this country do not usually satisfy our entrance requirements. If you have not completed the International Baccalaureate, A-levels, or the American High School Diploma, you will be required to complete a Foundation Year Programme. Further details of this can be found from our Centre for Interational Foundation Programmes.

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

Applicants to Medicine should refer directly to the School of Medicine or the International Foundation Program for Medicine.

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

For more information please contact the Admissions team by emailing admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Postgraduate - academic requirements

Postgraduate candidates will be expected to hold a Bachelor's degree from a prestigious university with an overall mark of 85% or above.

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

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

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 and/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 English language requirements for undergraduates.

Postgraduate English language requirements

For information on the language tests and qualifications which the University accepts for postgraduate students, please see the the English language requirements for postgraduates.

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.

You can find out more about pre-sessional courses in the pre-sessional courses section.

Visas and English language proficiency

Overseas students typically need a visa to study in the UK. See the visa section below to find out more about the English language proficiency tests required to obtain a visa.

Visas

In order to obtain a visa, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires students to have passed a 'SELT' - a secure English language test. Language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University may not be accepted by UKVI, so you must take an approved SELT in order to obtain your visa. You can find a list of approved SELTs on the St Andrews language requirements page.

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

Fees and funding

Undergraduate

Undergraduate applicants to the University of St Andrews are classed as either Home (Scotland and the EU), RUK (rest of the UK) or Overseas for fees purposes. Information regarding fee status can be found on the UKCISA website. UKCISA is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of students and those who work with them.

The current tuition fees for undergraduate students, as well as more information about financial assistance, can be found on the undergraduate tuition fees pages. To find out more about the scholarships available to undergraduate students, take a look at the undergraduate scholarships page.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate applicants to the University of St Andrews are classed as either Home (EU) or Overseas for fees purposes. Information regarding fee status can be found on the UKCISA website. UKCISA is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of students and those who work with them.

The current tuition fees for postgraduate students, as well as information about financial assistance can be found on the postgraduate fees and funding page. For information on postgraduate funding and scholarships, take a look at the postgraduate scholarships page.

Country representatives and agents

For more information about applying to the University of St Andrews as a student living in China, you may contact the admissions team by email at admissions@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Alternatively, the University of St Andrews has the following agents in China:

ISA (Centre For International Education Exchange)
Room 609, 6/F, CBD International Mansion, No 16 East Yong An Li, Choayang District
Beijing 100022

Phone: 861058782986
Email: isa@isa.com.cn
Web: www.cciee.cn/a/English/


UKEAS Shanghai
Unit B1, the 29th Floor, June Yao International Plaza, No. 789, Zhaojiabang Road
Shanghai, 200032

Phone: +86 21 36696989
Email: info@ukeas-china.com
Web: www.ukeas-china.com


UKEAS Hangzhou
Room 908, Tongfangcaifu Building,
No. 334 Fengqi Road, Xiacheng District
Hangzhou, 310003 Zhejiang Province

Phone: 0086-571-28103168
Email: application_hz@ukeas-china.com
Web: www.ukeas-china.com


UKEAS Ningbo South
Room 2301, Hongju Building, No. 535 Tiantong South Road, Yinzhou District
Ningbo, 315100

Phone: 8657428861883
Email: application_nbsouth@ukeas-china.com
Web: www.ukeas-china.com


UKEAS Tianjin
Room 1307, Binjiang International Hotel, Construction of Road 105
Tianjin, 300042 Heping District

Phone: 862258668698
Email: kelly_han@ukeas-china.com
Web: www.ukeas-china.com


UKEAS Suzhou East
Room 113-114, Building D, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, No. 99 Ren'ai Road, Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou, 215123

Phone: 8651288957512
Email: application_szeast@ukeas-china.com
Web: www.ukeas-china.com


UKEAS Shenzhen
Unit 719-720, Centre Business Building, No. 88 Fuhua First Road, Futian District
Shenzhen, 518000

Phone: 8675583869681
Email: shenzhen@ukeas-china.com
Web: www.ukeas-china.com


UKEAS Ji’nan
Lufeng Paper Cultural Industry Zone,No.2 Shaonian Road,
Jinan, 250012, Shandong

Phone: 8653186099920
Email: yolanda_gao@ukeas-china.com
Web: www.ukeas-china.com


UKEAS Nan Jin
Room C3, 12th Floor, Jingying International, No 89 Hanzhong Rd
Nanjing City, 250012, Jiangsu Province

Phone: 8653186099920
Email: application_nj@ukeas-china.com
Web: www.ukeas-china.com


UKEC Chengdu
30F, Tower A, East Hope Tianxiang Square, No. 530 Tianfu Avenue, High-Tech Zone
Chengdu

Phone: 86 28 6133 3947
Email: chengdu@ukec.net.cn
Web: www.uk.ukec.com


UKEC Beijing
7/F Metropolis Tower, No. 2 Dongsan Street, Zhongguancunxi Zone, Haidan District
Beijing 100080

Phone: 86 10 6266 6844
Email: beijing@ukec.net.cn
Web: www.uk.ukec.com


UKEC Xi'an
Room 501, Block B, Century Ginwa Plaza (Xi'an South Gate), No.336 Huan Cheng Nan Lu
Dong duan, Xi'an, Shaanxi

Phone: 86 29 8522 1018
Email: xian@ukec.net.cn
Web: www.uk.ukec.com


UKEC Chongqing
Room 0228-B Main Teaching Building, Campus A, Congqing University No. 174 Shazheng Road
Shapingba District, Chongqing City 400044

Phone: 86 23 6510 5071
Email: chongqing@ukec.net.cn
Web: www.uk.ukec.com


UKEC Xiamen
Room 1709, Administration Building, Huaqiao University, No.668 Jimei Avenue, Jimei District
Xiamen City, Fujian Province 361021

Phone: 86 592 6167625
Email: xiamen@ukec.net.cn
Web: www.uk.ukec.com


UKEC Shanghai
Room 938, Floor 9, Fountwon, Jin Ying International, No.278 North Shanxi Road, Jing-an District
Shanghai

Phone: 86 21 5255 5726
Email: shanghai@ukec.net.cn
Web: www.uk.ukec.com