What to expect on a talk and tour

We encourage all students who are thinking of applying to the University to attend one of our visiting days. Experiencing the town in person will help you decide if St Andrews is definitely the right choice for you, and it’s also the perfect opportunity to ask the Admissions team any questions you have. Even if you have already submitted your application, a visiting day allows you to talk to current St Andrews students and find out more about your chosen course.

Events on a talk and tour

University DVD
15 minutes

You will be shown the University DVD which is designed to give you a brief overview of the University and the St Andrews student experience.

Question and answer session
45 minutes

You will meet with one of our admissions officers for a talk that covers application information, degree structure, accommodation, University facilities and University life, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Walking tour
45 minutes

These tours are given by a student ambassador, with the majority of the tour taking place outdoors where you will be shown around the central streets and buildings of St Andrews.

Subjects covered during the walking tour include the University’s history, student traditions and student life.

Please note: it is not possible to view University accommodation buildings during a tour.

School or Department visit (if available)

We will do our best to arrange a Department visit to meet with an academic from your proposed field of study. However, this is not always possible due to the teaching commitments of staff.