The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413 and is the 3rd oldest university in the UK. The University is located in the medieval coastal town of St Andrews, where the town and the University are merged in a thriving, close-knit community. There is nowhere else quite like it!
Considered one of Europe's leading institutions for teaching and research, St Andrews attracts students from more than 140 countries and is proudly international. We are ranked 1st in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022) and are a world Top 100 University (QS University World Rankings 2022).
Alongside our outstanding teaching - awarded a Gold rating in the UK's Teaching Excellence Framework - St Andrews also has an unforgettable student experience and has been voted 1st in the UK for student academic experience (National Student Survey 2021). Our students have access to a broad range of subjects, support and facilities. There are 200 societies and clubs, 50 sports teams, professional coaching in music and sport, and some of the richest traditions you’ll find anywhere. Speak with our representatives to find out more!