• University of St Andrews

    Established: 1413

University of St Andrews


The University of St Andrews, founded in 1413, is ranked second in the UK, after the University of Cambridge and is in the world’s top 100 in the QS rankings. 22 of our subjects are ranked in the top 5 in the UK in 2021. Students experience world-class teaching, cutting edge research and the flexible degree structure of Scotland’s first university. St Andrews is also ranked Number One mainstream university in the UK for student satisfaction. The University is an internationally Scottish university with staff and students from over 140 nationalities. Over one third of our students are international, making St Andrews a comfortable place for students from all over the world to study. The University has 4 faculties: Science, Medicine, Arts and Divinity with programmes from foundation to PhD. Why the University? • ranked 2nd in the UK after University of Cambridge • 22 subjects ranked in the UK’s top 5 • a top UK university for research • ranked top in Scotland for the quality of research publications • voted Number One in the UK for Teaching Quality and for Student Experience 2020 • ranked in world’s top 100 by QS • highly international, with staff and students from all over the world. Over 40% of students and 33% of staff are from outside the UK. • we offer foundation programmes, undergraduate and Master’s degrees, and PhDs • wide range of accommodation options to suit different student lifestyles • over 150 student societies ranging from artistic and musical through to religious and cultural • over 50 sports clubs and 100 competitive sports teams, offering sport for everyone at all levels • lots of distinctive student traditions including academic families, a tradition where older students adopt first year students as ‘children’, and red gowns The City/Campuses St Andrews is a unique place to study and live, and the University is integrated into the town itself. It is situated on the east coast of Scotland, close to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. The friendly and cosmopolitan town is located beside long sandy beaches and it has a mixture of beautiful medieval and modern architecture. St Andrews is also known as 'the Home of Golf', with many international standard golf courses nearby. Historic buildings are juxtaposed against the modern facilities, and the many student traditions truly make studying at St Andrews an unforgettable experience. St Andrews was awarded the 2012 Creative Place Award – Scotland’s highest arts award – because of its remarkable selection of festivals, cultural events, and community participation. It is a safe, welcoming and peaceful environment to study in.

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  • Times Ranking: 3
  • Guardian Ranking: 3
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  • Average PGT fee: £17090
  • Annual living costs: £10900
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