University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Founded in the 15th century, St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issue of Papal Bull in 1413.

The University of St Andrews is one of the top rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top five in leading independent league tables produced by The Sunday Times and The Times, The Guardian and The Complete University Guide. In fact, it was the highest-ranking Scottish University in the 2020 Complete University Guide, and was judged to be the third best university in the UK.

It has a staff of 2,565 and maintains one of the strongest records in Europe for teaching quality, good degrees, and student support. The University enjoys an approximately 2:11 academic staff to student ratio and is ranked first within mainstream UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).

Its international reputation for delivering high quality teaching, research and student satisfaction make it one of the most sought-after destinations for prospective students from the UK, Europe, and overseas. It is Scotland’s most international university – 35% of the student body of 9,227 is from overseas, and a further 10% from Europe.

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