Supported pathways

A student community should be diverse and vibrant. At St Andrews our aim is to ensure that our community is made up of the best and brightest students, regardless of the route they have taken to access higher education. We recognise that diversity comes not only through nationality but also from a wide range of backgrounds, experience and educational paths.

There are a number of degree routes on offer that give applicants with alternative qualifications or who may have narrowly missed our standard entry requirements due to mitigating circumstances the opportunity to access a university education at St Andrews. These pathways not only provide entry routes, but also come with pre-arrival and transitional support to ensure the students have the best possible start at St Andrews and go on to achieve their full potential.