Accommodation for visiting postgraduates

Postgraduate students from other institutions who are visiting St Andrews, either for a short research visit or an extended stay, can apply for University accommodation under a temporary contract.

For the best chance of getting University accommodation, visiting postgraduate students should plan to arrive for Semester 2, which starts at the end of January.

University accommodation

The majority of visiting postgraduate accommodations are based at David Russell Apartments.

Leases are given for a single en suite room within a self-catered five-bedroom apartment in which you share the kitchen and living area with four other residents.

The cost of the accommodation includes:

  • heating (at set times)
  • lighting
  • phone connection for internal calls
  • internet connection.

Accommodation fees do not include VAT or council tax, if applicable.  

The University does not provide bedding, crockery or cutlery. Visitors will therefore need to make their own arrangements to provide a double duvet, pillows and linen, and any personal crockery and cutlery. If you would like to purchase bedding, towels and cutlery, there will be an option to do so on your lease.

Tenants are responsible for cleaning their rooms and communal areas within the apartment.

How to apply

To apply, complete the first page of the visiting student accommodation application form (Word) and then send it to the department you are visiting for them to complete the second page. Once the form is complete, email it to accommodation@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Private accommodation

Visiting students may wish to seek out private accommodation. There are a number of property agents and landlords in St Andrews.

Find out more about private accommodation.