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Founded in 1413.
Oldest university in Scotland.
Third oldest university in the English speaking world.
No campus as university integrated with town: ancient buildings juxtaposed with state of the art science facilities.
Location and Transport
St Andrews is set in a spectacular position on the east coast of Scotland.
On one side of the town are the wooded hills of the Fife countryside. To the north and east the town looks out over a rocky headland to the dramatic waters of the North Sea.
Much of Scotland can be accessed conveniently from St Andrews. Edinburgh airport is an hour away.
Find out more about entry requirements at St Andrews online.
9,735 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:
Level of study
Mode of study
Students are admitted to Faculties-Arts, Science, Divinity, Medicine.
Semesters and modules.
Consistently one of the top mainstream university for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012).
Best for teaching and research in Scotland.
Consistently in UK top ten.
Ranked 34th in world for Arts & Humanities (THE World University Rankings 2012).
In 2009–10 total value of research grants awarded was over £36 million.
University has produced more directors of FTSE 100 companies in proportion to its size than any other educational institution in Britain, according to Institute of Employment Research.
At 98%, has one of the highest completion rates in the UK.
+44 (0)1334 462020 or visit our website. Students' Union
Known as the Students' Association. Find out about the Students' Association at St Andrews online.
Sixty acres adjacent hall, university flats and science teaching complex.
Visit the website for information about sport at St Andrews.
Recent/Prospective New Builds
A brand new, purpose-built medical school offering outstanding facilities for teaching and learning opened in 2010.
Redevelopment of the library and student residences underway.
Availability of Part-Time Work
45% students in paid work during semesters.
St Andrews’ graduates include statesmen, inventors, authors, political leaders and journalists.
Among them are:
Inventor of the logarithm, John Napier.
James Wilson, one of the fathers of the American Constitution.
Nobel Prize Winner Sir James Black.
First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond.
Writer Fay Weldon,
Actress Siobhan Redmon.
Actors Michael Forsythe and Crispin Bonham-Carter.
Broadcaster Hazel Irvine.
HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
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