Postgraduate halls

The University of St Andrews allocates accommodation specifically for postgraduate students.

About postgraduate accommodation

Prospective postgraduate students are able to apply for University accommodation once they have accepted their offer to study and paid the required pre-payment fee.

The online accommodation application form is open from 1 March onwards. University accommodation is a popular choice, and it is not guaranteed, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure a place.

If you require accommodation for your family, you may find the accommodation for couples and families page useful. If you are a visiting postgraduate, find out more information about suitable accommodation on the visiting postgraduates page.

Postgraduate halls

Catered standard

In catered standard accommodation, you live in a single twin bedroom and share a bathroom with a small number of other residents. You will be provided with 15 meals a week.

Self-catered standard

In self-catered standard accommodation, you will share a kitchen and bathroom facilities with a small number of other residents in self-contained flats.

Self-catered en suite

Self-catered en suite accommodation provides students with equipped kitchens to cook in as well as their own private shower room.

Self-catered studio apartments

Self-catered en suite studio apartments provide the ideal accommodation for couples and individuals who require their own private kitchen facilities. The apartments are self-contained and comprise one room, furnished as a studio bedroom with a double bed, a well appointed kitchen recess, and an en suite shower and WC. Find out more about self-catered studio apartments. 

Fees and contracts

The standard contract length for a postgraduate hall is 50 weeks (September to August). Students living in self-catered halls are allowed to stay in their accommodation over the Christmas and spring vacations. Students in catered halls are not able to stay in their accommodation over the Christmas vacation, but may stay during the spring vacation on a self-catered basis.

Catered fees 2017-2018

Deans Court offers standard, en suite, and studio catered accommodation (15 meals per week) for a 50-week contract.

  • Standard single room: £8,259
  • En suite single room: £9,920
  • Studio apartment: £13,158

Self-catered standard fees 2017-2018

The following residences offer self-catered standard single rooms for 50-week contracts:

  • Angus House: £4,925 (excludes utilities)
  • Fife Park: £6,178
  • Gregory Place: £5,854 (excludes utilities)
  • Stanley Smith House: £4,925 (excludes utilities)
  • St Gregory's: £6,062 (excludes utilities)

Self-catered en suite fees 2017-2018

The following residences offer self-catered en suite single rooms with 50-week contracts:

  • David Russell Apartments: £8,557
  • 2 Gregory Place: £8,015 (excludes utilities)

The following residences offer self-catered studio apartments with 50-week contracts:

  • David Russell Apartments (studio): £10,689
  • Fife Park (studio): £10,689
  • Gregory Place (studio): £10,129 (excludes utilities)

You can find out more about fees for different types of residences on the accommodation fees page.

Apply for accommodation

Applications for postgraduate accommodation open 1 March in your year of entry. You should apply early to try and secure a place.

Apply now


Student Accommodation Services
University of St Andrews
Butts Wynd
St Andrews
KY16 9AL

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2510

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