Academic entry qualification indicator (undergraduate)

The University of St Andrews uses contextual data for applicants in the UK to indicate which of our undergraduate academic entry requirements are most likely to be relevant. There are three categories of entry requirements:

  • Standard

    Unless you are a widening access student, you will need these grades to be considered.

  • Minimum

    If you are a widening access student, you will need these grades to be considered.

  • Gateway

    If you are a widening access student, you may also be eligible for a Gateway programme. You will need these grades to be considered.

This indicator will tell you which category of entry requirements you will need to look at on our subject pages. This is based on the information that you provide. A further assessment will take place when you submit an application.

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There are many definitions of care-experience, and it may be difficult to know exactly if it applies to you. The University of St Andrews may consider you care experienced if you, while under the age of 18, were:

  • In residential care (mainly children's homes)
  • Looked after by kinship carers
  • Looked after by foster carers
  • Looked after at home (with social work support)
  • Adopted

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Our admissions process for Medicine is slightly different; please tick if you are applying for Medicine (leave unticked for all other subjects).

A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, violence or persecution. They have had their status as a refugee recognised under the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

An asylum seeker is a person who has asked the government to recognise their refugee status and is waiting to hear the outcome of their application.

An estranged student is a young person studying without the support of a family network, due to a breakdown in those relationships. Individuals in this position often have no contact at all with their family, or sporadic and conflictual contact.

* Please ensure the required fields (school and postcode) are complete.

Information provided in this indicator tool may be subject to later verification during the application cycle in line with our Admissions and use of contextual data policy.