Colombia entry requirements
This page outlines the entry requirements for students who normally live in Colombia and wish to study at the University of St Andrews. This includes the academic and English language requirements, as well as information on fees, scholarships and visas.
For entry into undergraduate study at St Andrews, you must meet the University's entry requirements as outlined below.
If you have graduated from a high school with a national school leaving certificate, we would also expect you to have one of the following:
- Foundation programme certificate: Our International Foundation Programmes offer a range of programmes providing excellent preparation for undergraduate academic study at the University of St Andrews.
- International Baccalaureate (IB): 36 (HL 6,6,5) to 38 (HL 6,6,6 plus SL 6,6,6). From 2021, programmes requiring A-level Mathematics will accept either Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at higher level.
- A-levels: AAB to A*A*A
- SQA Highers: AAAB to AAAAB
You will also be expected to meet the University's general entry requirements as listed on the individual course page for your intended programme.
Applicants to Medicine should refer directly to the medicine course pages.
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 email@example.com.
To be eligible for the GOYO, your national high school qualification must be obtained after 12 or 13 years of full-time education and be recognised as equivalent to AS Level or above.
- Bachillerato: 4.0/5.0 or 80%
The grades shown are a guide only. We make offers on a holistic basis, looking at your whole application and not only your academic results. Where your grades are slightly below our stated academic requirement, you should ask your referee to provide an explanation in your high school reference or address this issue in your personal statement.
International students who have completed fewer than 12 years of schooling, or who have obtained IGCEs or equivalent as their school leaving qualification, may be eligible for our International Foundation and International Year One Science programmes.
Postgraduate candidates will be expected to hold a four-year Licenciado, Título, or Título Profesional with an overall grade of 4.0 out of 5.0.
For more information please contact the Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org detailing what qualifications you have or are currently working towards.
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 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 English language requirements for postgraduates.
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.
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 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.
For more information about applying to the University of St Andrews, contact the international Admissions team by email on email@example.com.
Alternatively, the University of St Andrews has the following agents in Colombia:
Avenida 15 #, 122-39 Torre 1, OFC 403
Phone: (+57) 311 4753505
San Fernando Plaza, Torre Proteccion, Carrera 43A# 1-50 Piso 6, OFC 652
Phone: (+57) 3017159326
Find out more about the University's relationship with local representatives.