Undergraduate visiting days

There are plenty of opportunities to visit the University of St Andrews. We hold visiting days throughout the year to offer prospective undergraduate students a chance to experience the University's unique atmosphere and see for themselves the quality of the teaching on offer.

Upcoming visiting days

Autumn visiting days
Booking for our autumn visiting days will open in early September 2017.

  • Wednesday 27 September 2017
  • Wednesday 4 October 2017
  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Wednesday 25 October 2017
  • Wednesday 1 November 2017

If you are unable to make the dates listed, then you are welcome to arrange a talk and tour to suit you.

How to book

Booking for our autumn visiting days will open in early September 2017.

Before you arrive

Limited numbers

The University is limited in the number of places it can offer on a visiting day. Visiting days can be oversubscribed, so we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Disabilities and special needs

If you have a disability, or a special need that may affect your visit, please email visitingdays@st-andrews.ac.uk so that we can make necessary arrangements.

During a visiting day, arrangements can also be made to meet with a Disability Adviser (email disability@st-andrews.ac.uk) in Student Services within the Advice and Support Centre.


Guest are very welcome to attend the visiting day, but please note that as space is limited in the afternoon sessions at the Academic Departments, priority will be given to prospective students and applicants.

Lunch and refreshments

Lunch is not provided by the University on the day. Lunch and refreshments may be purchased from a variety of shops and restaurants within the town and University.

No luggage

For security reasons and for your personal safety, under no circumstances can personal luggage be left in a University building. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Travel arrangements and map

You may find the following resources useful in planning your visit:

Please note that parking in and around the town of St Andrews is limited and we strongly recommend, where possible, for visitors to use public transport. University parking is available, however, spaces fill up very quickly and therefore we cannot guarantee to accommodate all our visitors. Available parking locations can be found on the University map.

Accommodation in St Andrews

During visiting days, current students are in residence and as such we are unable to offer University accommodation to visitors.

Instead there are many hotels and guest houses in St Andrews to suit most tastes and budgets.

Talk and tour

We strongly recommend that prospective students attend one of our scheduled visiting days. However, if you are unable to make the dates listed, then you are welcome to book a talk and tour on a day that suits you, from Monday to Friday.


If you have to cancel your visit for any reason, please contact us on +44 (0)1334 46 2367 or email visitingdays@st-andrews.ac.uk as soon as possible.