Support for international students

The University of St Andrews welcomes students from around the world. Approximately 30% of our student population join us from overseas, with some 1,500 undergraduates representing more than 120 different nationalities.

If you’re thinking of applying to the University of St Andrews, explore the support available for international students, from helping you apply for visas to advice on travelling and moving to the UK.

Find out if you need a visa to study in the UK, which type of visa you need, and how to successfully apply for your visa.

The University offers advice on visas, living and working in Scotland and a range of other information to make moving to the UK as smooth a process as possible for international students.

Find out about entering the UK, including immigration checks, travelling around the UK and abroad, and getting travel insurance.

Find out about studying in the UK with dependants, having your family come to visit you, or the status of babies born in the UK.

What to do if your passport, visa or other travel documents are lost or stolen.

International students who wish to study at the University, but whose school-leaving qualifications are not recognised for application to undergraduate programmes, may take a Foundation programme in order to satisfy the entry requirements of their chosen degree.

The University always welcomes contact from international college counsellors and advisers. Counsellors are also invited to visit St Andrews on our annual two-day college counsellors visit.