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University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews


The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413 and has more than 600 years of history, traditions and experience, which is why we know how to deliver the best student experience for you. Considered one of Europe's leading institutions for teaching and research, St Andrews attracts students from more than 140 countries. We are a world Top 100 University (QS University World Rankings 2021) and ranked 2nd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021). Alongside our outstanding teaching - awarded a Gold rating in the UK's Teaching Excellence Framework - St Andrews also has an unforgettable student experience and has been voted number 1 in the UK for student academic experience (National Student Survey 2020). There is nowhere else quite like it!

Scholarships and grants

The University of St Andrews offers a number of scholarships each year to international students. Please refer to our scholarship webpages for further information about each of our scholarship awards and their deadlines. Undergraduate scholarships:

Postgraduate taught scholarships:

Postgraduate research scholarships:

Applying for your UK student visa is very quick and simple. Learn when and how to apply successfully. Also, you will hear what the Graduate Route visa offers during and after your degree. Did you know you can work as a student? And that you can stay and work after your degree?
Roshan Walkerley
International Global Recognitions Team, University of Cambridge
Ivar Moller
Deputy Director Admissions, University of St Andrews
Thursday October 07
16.00 to 17.00
What clothes should I pack? What does ‘undergraduate’ mean? Do I need an interview to study in the UK? From the very basic to the most complex questions, our panel of British Council staff, university representatives and UK students are ready and willing to answer them.
Jonathan Williams, International Recruitment Manager, University of Portsmouth
Jonathan Williams, International Recruitment Manager, University of Portsmouth
Jonathan is Senior Global Officer at University of Portsmouth. I've been in this role since 2013 and previous to that my background is in English language teaching. I taught at the University of Liverpool, but also overseas in Costa Rica, Italy, and Spain. In my role at Portsmouth, I am responsible for the EU, but have also worked in the MENA region.
Ffion Bailey, Regional Manager, University of St Andrews
Ffion Bailey, Regional Manager, University of St Andrews
Ffion is the Regional Manager (Europe) at the University of St Andrews. She supports students who are interested in finding out more about the University, and as a graduate of St Andrews herself, she is happy to share her own experiences of the academic and student life.
Isabel Kestler, Student, University of St Andrews
Isabel Kestler, Student, University of St Andrews
My name is Isabel, I am a Mathematics and Philosophy student from Germany and about to enter my third year of studies at the University of St. Andrews. I took a gap year after graduating from high school, love travelling and exploring other cultures and am now a student ambassador for the university and on the committees of the German and the Philosophy Society.
Joao Santos, Student, University of Portsmouth
Joao Santos, Student, University of Portsmouth
My name is João Santos, an undergraduate student from Portugal. I'm studying Computer Science and had the opportunity to do a placement year and experienced working with an established company like BAE Systems. Coming to the UK to study was the best decision I made.
Friday October 08
10.00 to 11.00


  • Archaeology
Biological sciences
  • Biology
  • Molecular biology, biophysics, and biochemistry
  • Psychology – take a look at our psychology subject guide
  • Zoology
Business, management and administrative studies
  • Business studies
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • Management studies
  • Marketing
  • Chemistry
Classical studies
  • Classical studies
Computer science
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer science
  • Health informatics
  • Information systems
  • Software engineering
Creative arts
  • Creative/imaginative writing
  • Economics
  • English
  • English and creative writing
  • English literature
Film, Cinematics & Photography
  • Film, Cinematics & Photography
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Geology
Historical and philosophical studies
  • Archaeology
  • History by area
  • History by period
  • History by topic
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and religious studies
  • Chinese studies
  • Classical Greek studies
  • Classical studies
  • Comparative literary studies
  • English studies
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • Italian studies
  • Latin studies
  • Russian and East European studies
  • Spanish studies
  • Marketing
Mathematical science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Medicine and allied subjects
  • Medicine (general) and clinical
Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry
  • Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry
  • Music
  • Philosophy
Physical sciences
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Materials science
  • Physical geographical sciences
  • Physics
  • Science of aquatic and terrestrial environments
  • Politics
  • Applied psychology
  • Child psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
Social studies
  • Anthropology
  • Development studies
  • Economics
  • Human and social geography
  • Politics
Software engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Theology
  • Zoology



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