If you are a student who normally lives in Scotland, you are likely to have a fee status of 'Home (Scotland/EU)' and you may have your tuition fees paid by the government. You may also be supported by some of the University of St Andrews' scholarships and bursaries.
As a student at the University of St Andrews you will be expected to pay fees every year that you are in attendance. Fees may increase annually during the course of your study. The amount you will have to pay depends upon the degree you are studying for and your fee status.
Tuition fees for 2018-2019 are yet to be set by the Scottish Government.
Tuition fees may be paid for you by the Scottish Government provided you are a Scottish domiciled, full-time student, and you are taking your first degree. All such tuition fees will be paid through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). Details on how and when to apply are available from SAAS.
Your fee status will determine the level of tuition fees you will have to pay. You should query your fee status with us if you are unsure which fee category will apply to you.
If you wish to query fee status, you must do this prior to receiving a decision on your application. Acceptance of an offer constitutes acceptance of the conditions outlined in the offer, including fee status. You may request a review of your fee status by printing and completing the fee status classification questionnaire (PDF) and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding fee status can be found on the UKCISA website. UKCISA is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of students and those who work with them.
Bursaries and scholarships
The University of St Andrews is committed to attracting the very best students regardless of their financial circumstances. We offer a large number of bursaries and scholarships to undergraduate students, and there are also a number of external grants offered from outside the University.
Below is a list of bursaries and scholarships that may be available to you as a Scottish-domiciled student.
Funded by the University
The following scholarships are funded by the University of St Andrews and generous donations are made by alumni and friends of the University of St Andrews, charitable trusts and other organisations and companies.
Offered by Academic Schools and Units
The following scholarships are offered by Academic Schools and Units within the University.
The following scholarships are administered and funded outside the University of St Andrews but may be available to eligible students who wish to attend the University.
Help with living costs
You are eligible to apply for student loans, which are the main source of governmental support towards living costs. The level of entitlement depends on family income. Eligibility for a student loan is determined by SAAS.
You may also be eligible for a bursary. Bursaries are non-repayable grants made available by the Scottish government to some students for living cost support. These replace part of the student loan and do not have to be paid back. Eligibility criteria for these bursaries can be found from SAAS.
Repayments on student loans for Scottish students will start after you graduate or leave university, provided you are earning over £16,365 a year. You can find out more about repayments using the online repayment calculator.