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Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • Students can receive 1-to-1 advice pre-arrival from the Student Services staff on all aspects of coming to and living in the UK.
  • The university's orientation programme is inclusive to all new students with category specific events. International students have an International Students Talk, A Taste of Scotland and Study Skills, but can also attend all the other events in the Orientation Programme.

English Language Requirements

  • Please refer to the university website for full details regarding our English language requirements.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Undergraduate students who submit their accommodation application by the relevant deadline are guaranteed first year university accommodation.
  • The University of St Andrews offers both self-catered and catered accommodation. Students can indicate their preferred type of accommodation on their application form, and fees vary depending on the type of accommodation.
  • Residences range from beautiful stone-built listed buildings full of original period features, to stylish new apartments, built to high environmental and sustainability standards. All residences have Wi-Fi.
  • The university tries to allocate international students throughout its residences as evenly as possible. The university accommodation is spread around St Andrews, the furthest 1.5 miles away from the university buildings.
  • The only time students need to move out completely is at the end of the academic year, at the end of May. The catered residences do not include the Christmas break but students can store their belongings in their room over this period.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £20,570 £17,090
Mixed - -
Laboratory £20,570 £20,370
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?