University of St Andrews

Quick Facts

  • Location: Fife, East coast of Scotland
  • Main areas of Study: Wide Ranging
  • 30% International Students
  • No tuition fees for EU students

St Andrews is the third oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is currently celebrating an amazing 600 years since its foundation in 1413. Much like Oxford and Cambridge, it prides itself on maintaining centuries-old traditions, from red gowns & Chapel services, to academic families & torch lit pier walks.

St Andrews offers a huge range of different courses, and many different ways to take them, including four-year degree and joint honours. Though academically excellent in most of its courses, the university is particularly well known for its Physics and Astronomy programme (2nd best in UK) and its Arts and Humanities department, which was placed in the top 20 in the world. 

30% of the student population is from overseas, with over 120 different nationalities represented and amazingly 15% of the total student body comes from North America.

If you want to experience full-on student life, then St Andrews may be for you. Set in a small community, during term time over a third of the town's population is made up of university students. The area is a beautiful setting to live, and is just a 10 minute walk from the beach.