University of St Andrews

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Student Accommodation

  • The university offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit different student requirements – whether it's for catered meals or a kitchen to cook in, a roommate, or an individual bedroom.
  • There is no university campus as the university is integrated with the town; residences are interspersed between ancient buildings, modern science facilities, golf courses, beaches and the town centre.
  • Halls of residence have a support system of staff and postgraduate students who act as mentors and advisers and provide out-of-hours support.
  • Alcohol-free accommodation is available.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £5,837 to £8,170 per year
Self-Catered from £3,915 to £6,486 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 16,870
  • Student Population: 2,700
  • For centuries the coastal town of St Andrews has been globally recognised as a religious centre and place of pilgrimage. Today, the compact town has retained most of its medieval features, including the 12th century cathedral and castle.
  • St Andrews' coastal location provides a dramatic landscape and an abundance of fresh sea air. A blustery walk along one of the town's stunning beaches is a great way to stimulate your thoughts.
  • St Andrews is known as The Home of Golf, and it's easy to get a student membership to all seven local golf courses, including the Old Course.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Without the nocturnal distractions of a big city, St Andrews students grow more resourceful in creating their own fun – organising dinner parties, balls, beach bonfires, and trips to explore the highlands of Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe, thanks to a variety of affordable travel options.
  • One theory is that it is this intimate environment which has led to St Andrews' reputation as the UK's 'top matchmaking university'.
  • The Scottish town also offers a variety of cafés, bars, pubs, restaurants, and high street and boutique shops as well as a university museum, the Byre Theatre, an Art Deco cinema, the oldest golf course in the world, and coastal walks.


  • The university is embedded across the town, making walking and cycling the most effective way of travelling.
  • During term-time the university runs a night bus service between the university library, the Students' Association building, and many halls of residence.
  • There is a local bus station located in the town centre; a railway station six miles outside St Andrews, with buses to the station every ten minutes; and international airports accessible at Edinburgh (48 miles), Aberdeen (81 miles) and Glasgow (82 miles).