Study at St Andrews

St Andrews offers students from all over the world an outstanding academic education with research-led teaching and a truly unique student experience. The University’s size gives students at all levels access to top academic staff, and with students from over 140 different countries and territories, every student gets a truly international experience.


Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres. Today, the University offers a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject or research specialism, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning. Our consistently high rankings in both national and global league tables place us within the top 100 world universities.

The University was the highest ranking Scottish University in the 2020 Complete University Guide and was judged to be the third best university in the UK. St Andrews was also named UK University of the year in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2020. The 2020 Guardian University Guide ranked the University of St Andrews as the second best university in the UK, overtaking Oxford for the first time and only surpassed by Cambridge. According to the QS University World Rankings 2020, St Andrews is one of the world’s top 100 universities.

Entry requirements

You will find the entry requirements for all degree programmes on the subject pages of the University’s website. This includes information for international students on the types of qualifications accepted and the University’s English language requirements.

For more advice on what the University looks for in an application, please contact Admissions.

Meet Us

There are plenty of opportunities to meet university staff, both in St Andrews and elsewhere. Whether you have questions about your application or student life, or you would like to meet a member of staff from the School you wish to study in, you can do so no matter where you live. You can potentially meet our staff in your country, at a visiting day in St Andrewsor through an online or virtual session. Please get in touch if you have any questions – our staff are always happy to help!

Opportunities to meet our Director of Football are also available should you be in St Andrews. Stuart will take the time to carefully explain the football programme to you and show you round our facilities. Please contact him directly on to arrange.