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About University of St. Andrews

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Year of establishment1413
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Accepted Exams
Size of Campus in acres1280
Faculty/Student Ratio11
Endowments ValuePound Sterling 69 million
Scholarships2
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses6737 Pound for 2 sharing (UG),6255 Pound for 2 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses2113 Pound (UG),3545 Pound (PG)
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Q:   How much does it cost to live on University of St Andrews campus?

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The university's accommodation fees for the academic year 2023-2024 for standard catered residences range from EUR 7,526 to EUR 8,269 per year, depending on the room type. These fees include accommodation and catering costs.

The total accommodation Expense annually is around EUR 6255 Pounds. The Meal Expenses Annually Cost around EUR 3545 Pound.
The tuition fees for international undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts, Divinity, and Science for 2023-2024 are £28,190.

 

 

Q:   How many colleges does University of St. Andrews have?

A: 

The University of St. Andrews has three colleges namely United College, St Leonard's Postgraduate College, and St Mary's College. The academic structure of the university is comprised of a number of Academic Schools and Departments, which are organised into four faculties. St. Andrews offers a plethora of degree programs focused on ancient history, medicine, art, applied sciences, management, mathematics, philosophy, languages, music, creative writing, etc. The university is a participant of the Erasmus Programme that allows direct exchanges with European universities.

 

Q:   Is University of St Andrews hard to get into?

A: 

University of St Andrews has an acceptance rate of 8-12%. It is difficult to get into this university. An average SAT score is not enough to get into this university. Applicants require a 3.34 GPA on the 4.0 scale to get admission to St. Andrews. The university accepts a limited number of students each year, and due to this, the competition is high. For some courses, interviews or auditions are held, and a few design courses may require portfolios.

 

Q:   What is the rank of University of St Andrews in the world?

A: 

Here are the rankings of the University of St Andrews in the world:
According to the US News Best Global Universities, the University of St Andrews is ranked #352 in Best Global Universities.
According to the QS World University Rankings 2023, the University of St Andrews is ranked #91 in the world.
According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University of St Andrews is ranked #201-250 in the world. 

 

Q:   Which is the better university for MBA in UK, University of St Andrews or University of Oxford?

A: 

Both the University of St Andrews and the University of Oxford are highly regarded universities in the UK. However, the University of St Andrews has recently been ranked higher than the University of Oxford in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. In terms of MBA programs, the University of Oxford has a highly ranked business school. The University of St Andrews, on the other hand, does not have a dedicated business school, but offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields. 

 

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Q:   Can I study at University of St Andrews for free?

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University of St Andrews offers a range of scholarships and awards to international students every year based on academic excellence and aid requirements. Some of the scholarships offered by the university are given as follows:

Name of ScholarshipValue/Coverage 
International Excellence ScholarshipFull Tuition Fees
Flywire Charitable Foundation Academic ScholarshipsEach of USD 5,000 
Douglas Gifford Travel FundEUR 1,500 every year 
 

Q:   Does University of St Andrews offer financial assistance to international students?

A: 

University of St Andrews offers a range of scholarships and bursaries every year. Other than this, it also offers resources to students who are seeking funds which includes options from the university. The University has an aim to provide financial assistance to the students who ae struglling with money and funds. Some of the types of aid offered by the university are given as follows:

  • Support from the government agencies
  • Scholarships and more sources of student support 
  • Discretionary Funds
  • Vacation grants
 

University of St Andrews Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :No Fees
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Fall30ᵗʰ Jun - 8ᵗʰ Aug 2024
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Q:   What is the application process at University of St Andrews?

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The application process for international students at University of St Andrews are given as follows:

  • Submit the online application along with the application fee
  • International students should meet the entry requirements which are listed on the university course pages 
  • The students must check the general entry requirements for international students 
  • The students can submit their online application through the Common Application Website 
 

Q:   How many international students are studying in University of St Andrews?

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Around 8000 undergraduate students and 2000 graduates are studying at the University of St. Andrews, it is composed of more than 135 nationalities and 45% are international students.

More than 900 undergraduate and around 500 graduate programmes are available to international students at the University of St. Andrews. St Andrews also provides specialist support to international students who require a visa to study at the university.

 

Q:   When will I hear from the University of St Andrews after I submit my application?

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After the student has submitted their application, the admissions officials at the university will process the application. The students will receive an email confirmation from the Admissions Team that the university has received the application whether they have applied through CAS or the official university website. 

The university will notify the student through the official website portal about their application status. If the offer has been received by March 14, 2024, the student should respond by April 11, 2024. 

 

Q:   What are the requirements to join University of St Andrews?

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University of St Andrews has an application fee of EUR 75. The admission requirements for Indian students include:

Indian School Certificate/Intermediate Certificate/Higher School Certificate
International Baccalaureate
SAT/ACT scores
High School Documents
Academic Transcripts
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Letters of Recommendation
Resume/CV
Financial Documents (if required)
Copy of Passport and Visa

 

Q:   How to apply for a UK visa?

A: 

You can follow these steps while applying for a UK visa-

Get your documents ready- They include A valid passport, Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), Proof of finances, Parent/ guardian consent if you are a minor and Tuberculosis test results.

Apply online- You will need to register and create an account on the official UK Visa website. When you have completed your online application form, you will need to print and sign your completed form. Pay your application fee.

Visit the visa application centre on the appointed date- You must book and attend an appointment at the visa application centre to submit your application and facial photograph and fingerprints.

 

 

University of St Andrews Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
B.A.(479 courses)
INR 26 L - 28 L
Duration4-6 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 8
BBA(41 courses)
INR 26 L - 31 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE
MS(28 courses)
INR 21 L - 31 L
Duration10 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 65 - 69
B.Sc.(57 courses)
INR 25 L - 28 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 62 & Above
M.A.(48 courses)
INR 20 L - 25 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 8, PTE: 79 & Above
M.Sc.(12 courses)
INR 20 L - 31 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 65 & Above
MBA/PGDM(12 courses)
INR 20 L - 31 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 65 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(10 courses)
INR 26 L - 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE
B.J.M.C.(15 courses)
INR 26 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above
Others PG(6 courses)
INR 21 L - 39 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 8
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Q:   Can an average Indian student from tier 2 / tier 3 Indian student join the University of St Andrews?

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Yes, an average Indian student from tier 2/tier 3 can join the University of St Andrews. The University provides several flexible entrance choices and accepts a broad range of qualifications.

Indian students who want to attend the institution must pass the entrance exams, which include standardised examinations for English proficiency. A variety of support services are provided by the university to assist Indian students in adjusting to life in the UK.

 

Q:   Is University of St. Andrews expensive for international students?

A: 

The first year tuition fees for popular courses at University of St Andrews is given as follows:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
INR 26.6 L - INR 30.5 L
MS (28 courses)
INR 21.6 L - INR 28.8 L
BSc (58 courses)
INR 25.3 L - INR 34.8 L
BBA (41 courses)
INR 26.6 L
MA (48 courses)
INR 19.9 L - INR 25.7 L
MIM (12 courses)
INR 19.9 L - INR 28.8 L
Others (10 courses)
INR 26.6 L
BJMC (15 courses)
INR 26.6 L
Others PG (6 courses)
INR 21.6 L - INR 39.5 L
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Diploma (2 courses)
INR 14.4 L - INR 21.6 L

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Q:   What is the eligibity criteria for Indian students to avail scholarships at University of St Andrews?

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The St. Andrews International Excellence Scholarship recipients are expected to act as ambassadors for the university by participating constructively in campus activities and promoting St. Andrews at various events.

Log into "My Application" and select "View the scholarships and funding catalog" to begin the application process. Locate the scholarship you want to apply for, and then use the online application to submit the necessary paperwork.

 

Q:   What is the minimum score required for IELTS in University of St Andrews for Indian students?

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The minimum IELTS score required for Indian students at the University of St Andrews is 7.0 overall, with no band below 6.5. However, the English language requirements may vary depending on the programme and the applicant's background. The University of St Andrews welcomes students from all over the world and recognizes a range of different qualifications. For admission to UK institutions, a high level of English language ability is required.
 
 

Q:   How much is the tuition fee in University of St Andrews?

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Undergraduate tuition fees:
For international students studying in the Faculty of Arts, Divinity, or Science, the tuition fees for 2023 entrants are £28,190, and for 2024 entrants, the fees are £30,160 per year.
Taught postgraduate tuition fees:
For the academic year 2024-2025, the tuition fees for taught postgraduate programs are £7,785 for home students and £17,250 for international students.

 

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3.9/5
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  • Easy going
  • Multi-dimensional
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  • 50% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships2
Part time work4
Post study jobs3
Quality of faculty4
Student Life5
Value for money4
Public transportation4.5
Safety5
Indian Food4.5
Permanent Immigration3
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Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Batch of 2024
4.2
Happy and grateful to be a scholar
Tips: Students may feel a cultural shift, but it gets easier as time passes. You will be proud of yourself for navigating multiple cultures. I am a St Leonard's Global Leadership scholar (75% tuition fee waiver + employability allowance of 2000 GBP). It is a university need plus merit scholarship. Check out the website. I am fairly satisfied with my course, university and the country. Certain pedagogical and curricular elements do have scope for improvement though.
Likes (Public transportation): The campus is well-connected with buses and trains. The student pass makes travel cheap. The bus service is also good with frequent buses to the campus even if you live in nearby areas like Leuchars and Dundee. There is good connectivity to Edinburgh as well.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): The growing visa restrictions and a possible review of graduate visas could mean a difficulty in post-study jobs. I am not aware of companies that sponsor visas for TESOL-related jobs in the UK. Please research well if you are coming from a perspective of settling in the UK.
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MSc Finance and Management - Batch of 2023
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Diverse campus to learn and grow.
Tips: It is a research-oriented university. More suitable for those looking to venture into academic fields. If looking for business courses, keep in mind that you do not get the opportunity to do summer internships. You would be required to submit a thesis at the end. It is one of the most internationally diverse universities.
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University of St. Andrews Placements

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Deutsche Bank
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Bosch Ltd
IBM
Google
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JP Morgan Chase
Oracle
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Factset
IBM
HSBC
Nomura
BP Foundation
Barclays Capital
Blackrock
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Procter Gamble
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Q:   Can students apply for Part-time jobs while studying at University of St Andrews?

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Yes, students can apply for part-time jobs while studying at the University of St Andrews. The university offers a range of part-time job opportunities for students, including jobs on campus and in the local community. You can find part-time jobs on websites like Indeed, Totaljobs, and Jooble. You can also check the university's employment website, the employment website also lists part-time job opportunities. Full-time work is allowed during vacations.

 

Q:   What is the placement rate at the University of St. Andrews?

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According to the Graduate Outcome Survey, the placement rate of the University of St. Andrews is 92%.
 

University of St Andrews Rankings 2024

AOverall University Grade
by Shiksha
#201
#401
Business EconomicsA
#2
#251
#11
#5
#151
#301
PoliticsA+
#51
#1
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Q:   What are the rankings of University of St Andrews in the world?

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Some of the world rankings of University of St Andrews are given as follows:

YearQS World Rankings US News Global Rankings 
2020100266
202196292
202291342
202396352
202495NA

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Q:   What are the Medicine course rankings at University of St Andrews?

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The Medicine course rankings at University of St Andrews are given as follows:

YearQS Medicine Rankings Complete University Guide- Medicine Rankings 
2019251-300NA 
2020301-35025
2021301-3508
2022401-45012
2023351-4009
 

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Q:   What is the percentage of international students at the University of St. Andrews?

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The percentage of international students at the University of St. Andrews is 47%.
 
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The duration of the MSc in Mathematical Biology course of the University of St. Andrews is one year and the tuition fees for the overseas applicants is £25,880. To apply for this course, the applicants would require the following application materials:

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Yes, international students willing to study at the University of St. Andrews can apply directly. Given below is the method to apply to the University of St. Andrews:

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  • UCAS: The applicants can apply through UCAS for undergraduate courses
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The University of St. Andrews admission requirements for MSc in Software Engineering are:

  • A 2.1 Honors undergraduate degree in Computer Science is required. Do check the international student requirements before applying
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An unofficial source has mentioned that the University of St. Andrews acceptance rate is around 41%. However, a few of the sources claim that the University of St. Andrews acceptance rate is around 8.5%. Looking at the acceptance rate, it can be said that the acceptance rate of the University of St.

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The University of St. Andrews tuition fees for international students can be checked from the table given below:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

BA (479 courses)

INR 26 L - 29 L

MS (28 courses)

INR 21 L - 28 L

BE / BTech (10 courses)

INR 26 L

BSc (57 courses)

INR 24 L - 34 L

MA (48 courses)

INR 19 L - 25 L

BBA (41 courses)

INR 26 L

MIM (12 courses)

INR 19 L - 28 L

BJMC (15 courses)

INR 26 L

Others PG (6 courses)

INR 21 L - 38 L

PG Diploma (2 courses)

INR 14 L - 21 L

LLM (1 course)

INR 21 L

Cost of Living

An estimate of the living cost for undergraduate students at the University of St. Andrews for 2023-24 is given below:

Particulars

Expenses in GBP Sterling

Catered residence fees / rent, utilities, food

£10,387 (Around INR 10 lakh)

Travel – based on two trips per annum

£2,000 (Around INR 2 lakh)

Computer equipment, books, etc.

£1,200 (Around INR 1 lakh)

Personal, living expenses

£3,330 (Above INR 3 lakh)

Also Read: Cost of Living in UK for International Stude

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