University of St Andrews

City/Town: St Andrews 

Region: Scotland


The University of St Andrews, founded in 1413, is the third oldest in the English-speaking world. The University is one of Europe’s leading institutions for teaching and research and attracts students from all over the world.   It is consistently ranked amongst the top five universities in the UK and the top 1% of universities worldwide.  With around 8,000 students and a flexible degree structure, St Andrews enjoys high levels of student satisfaction and strong graduate employability. A favourable staff-student ratio, well-stocked libraries and research-led teaching all help to make St Andrews a very attractive place to study.


St Andrews offers strong student support services and there is a wide range of clubs and societies, a newly-refurbished sports centre and an extremely active music centre. International students are well catered for, with specialist advice available on study choices, visa requirements and English language in academic contexts.


The University of St Andrews is located in the mediaeval coastal town of St Andrews, where beautiful historical buildings sit alongside world-class facilities and long sandy beaches border world-famous golf courses. The town and the campus are merged in a thriving, close-knit community in which a third of the population is connected with the University.   A wide range of university accommodation is available throughout the town, all differing in appearance and atmosphere and ranging from Victorian stone buildings to modern apartments.