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University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

SCOTLAND / UNDERGRADUATE - POSTGRADUATE - PHD

The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413 and has more than 600 years of history, traditions and experience.

Considered one of Europe's leading institutions for teaching and research, St Andrews attracts students from more than 140 countries and is proudly international. We are a world Top 100 University (QS University World Rankings 2022) and ranked 1st in the UK (Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2022). 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 1st in the UK for student academic experience (National Student Survey 2021). With more than 200 societies, 50 sports teams, professional coaching in music and sport, and a number of unique traditions, there is nowhere else quite like it!

The University is located in the medieval coastal town of St Andrews, where the town and the University are merged in a thriving, close-knit community. Meet our representatives to find out more about this community!  

Scholarships and grants

1. Undergraduate International Scholarships

All undergraduate scholarships are listed here: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate/scholarships/

• Award Name - International Excellence Scholarship
• The Selection Committee seeks applicants who are gifted students with academic excellence.
• Value - £25,000 per year
• Available to international students who will be studying at St Andrews for an undergraduate degree starting in 2022, with an Overseas fee status. Please refer to the scholarship webpage for further details and exclusions: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate/scholarships/international-excellence-scholarship/
• Deadline - 1 February 2022

• Award Name – Global Merit Award
• The Selection Committee seeks applicants who are gifted students with academic excellence.
• Value – Up to £5,000 per year
• Available to international students who will be studying at St Andrews for an undergraduate degree starting in 2022, with an Overseas fee status. Please refer to the scholarship webpage for further details and exclusions: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate/scholarships/global-merit/
• Deadline - 1 February 2022

• Award Name – International Undergraduate Scholarships
• Selection is on the basis of financial need.
• Available to international students who will be studying at St Andrews for an undergraduate degree starting in 2022, with an Overseas fee status. Please note that this scholarship is not available to students who are applying to study the BA International Honours programme. Each scholarship in this group of awards may have further criteria, please refer to the website for details about individual scholarships: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate/scholarships/international/.
• Value – varies, up to £10,000 per year, depending on the scholarship. This group of awards includes the Accommodation Award, International Undergraduate Scholarship, Students’ Association Bursary and more.
• Deadline – 3 March 2022

• Award Name - BA International Honours Scholarship for Excellence
• The BA International Honours Scholarship is available to students entering the first year of the joint Bachelor of Arts International Honours Programme with William & Mary, commencing at St Andrews. The Selection Committee seeks applicants who are gifted students with academic excellence.
• Value - $6,000 (USD) per year
• Deadline - 3 March 2022
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate/scholarships/ba-international-honours/


There are further scholarships offered by Academic Schools and Units within the University. Please refer to our scholarship webpage for more information: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate/scholarships/.


There are also a number of scholarships available for students with a Home or RUK (rest of the UK) fee status, and details of these can be found here: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate/scholarships/. These include the St Andrews Access Scholarships which are based on financial need and offer awards of up to £4,000 per year.

2. Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available with different criteria and deadlines.

Please find more information about all of our scholarships here: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/postgraduate/scholarships/taught-scholarships/


3. Postgraduate Research Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available with different criteria and deadlines.

Please find more information about all of our scholarships here: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/postgraduate/scholarships/research-scholarships/.

WEBINAR
Applying for your UK student visa is very quick and simple. Learn when and how to apply successfully - university advisors, a British Council immigration expert and a student who has just done it all will be able to give you the details. 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?
Speakers
Emma Thomas, Senior International Recruitment Officer at City, University of London
Emma Thomas, Senior International Recruitment Officer at City, University of London
Emma loves to travel and after university decided to live and work abroad in various countries for 3 years, which included working in admissions at a University in New Zealand. After returning to the UK in 2013 she worked in university admissions before moving to international student recruitment in 2015. Emma is extremely passionate about the benefits of studying in the UK, especially London, and is now in charge of student recruitment for Europe at City, University of London.
Luis Sierra, International Student Adviser
Luis Sierra, International Student Adviser
Luis Sierra has been working in the education industry for the last 14 years mainly within student services and immigration compliance. He has been helping students and institution navigate the Home Office’s rules and requirements successfully for most of his career. Currently Luis works for City, University of London as International Student Adviser helping international students with their immigration issues.
Ivar Moller
Ivar Moller
Deputy Director Admissions, University of St Andrews
WEBINAR
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.
Speakers
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.

SUBJECTS

Archaeology
  • 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
  • Chemistry
Classical studies
  • Classical studies
Computer science
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer science
  • Health informatics
  • Information systems
  • Software engineering
Creative arts
  • Creative/imaginative writing
Economics
  • Economics
English
  • English
  • English and creative writing
  • English literature
Film, Cinematics & Photography
  • Film, Cinematics & Photography
Finance
  • Finance
Geography
  • Geography
Geology
  • Geology
Historical and philosophical studies
  • Archaeology
  • History by area
  • History by period
  • History by topic
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and religious studies
Languages
  • 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
  • Marketing
Mathematical science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Medicine and allied subjects
  • Medicine (general) and clinical
Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry
  • Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry
Music
  • Music
Philosophy
  • Philosophy
Physical sciences
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Materials science
  • Physical geographical sciences
  • Physics
  • Science of aquatic and terrestrial environments
Politics
  • Politics
Psychology
  • 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
  • Theology
Zoology
  • Zoology

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Location

St Andrews KY16 9AJ