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1 University of St Andrews Information for 2013/14

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4 600 th anniversary  We were founded in 1411 (or was it 1413)?  Three years of celebrations!  From Mediaeval origins to modern thinking  Patron of 600th Anniversary: HRH Prince William

5 What ‘type’ of university is St Andrews?  An ancient university  Small but powerful and with an excellent reputation  Not a campus institution  A unique place in which to study

6 People and History  Town of 20,000 citizens, including students  7800 students, (1700+ postgrads)  1/3 of all students are from overseas  Extremely safe & strong community  Cinema, sports centre, pubs, coffee shops, gorgeous beach, golf courses  Balls, ceilidhs & grand events to enjoy  A true “University town”

7 Postgraduate Academic Information  Masters programmes: 9 months + 3 months for thesis (September until the following August)  Programmes are very intensive with specific outcomes  Research Programmes (PhD): 3 to 4 years, leading to Doctorate  Thesis topics are discussed with your supervisor  1700 postgraduate students in total  Extra funding available for PhD students

8 Entry requirements  International entry qualifications are listed on the ‘World Map’ on our website  A detailed transcript is required from each applicant  Evidence of English. Eg. band 7.0 overall in IELTS  2 references, normally from academic staff  A copy of your CV  Statement of purpose/examples of written work

9 When to apply  Early application is advised (up to one year in advance)  Most programmes start in September each year  Some Schools have separate & earlier deadlines (Eg. IR is in mid-March each year)  All applications are completed online and sent directly to us

10 Costs to be aware of:  No application fee  Tuition Fees = £14,000 to £17,500 depending on the programme  Accommodation & subsistence = £7,500 to £12,500 approximately Total cost = £21,500 to £30,000 per year Why are the fees at this level?  Ivy League standard education  (15% of our students are from the US which proves this!)  Quality of education and way of life  Desirable location

11 Scholarships  British Chevening Scholarships  Charles Wallace Trust  Commonwealth Scholarship  Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (CSSS)  Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards  Jubilee Scholarships for Indian Students  Scotland's Saltire Scholarships  Visit our website for a full list of scholarships

12 Accommodation  Not guaranteed for any postgraduates  Applications are accepted from 1 st April – 30 th June each year  High quality and modern rooms  Rooms are a maximum of 25 minutes from town centre  Many rooms have private bathrooms  Shared kitchens and laundry facilities  Bedding packs available  Security: Managers and Wardens in all halls  Private (non-University) accommodation is also available

13 Centre for English Language Learning  IELTS requirements: check requirements!  Pre-sessional English courses  Foundation Courses available  On-going English language support available 

14 Advice & Support  Career Guidance  Counselling  Disabilities/ Welfare  Health Service  Religious Support  International Welfare Officer

15 Facilities  Library with over 1M volumes  Modern lecture theatres  State-of-the-art laboratories  Experienced technical support  Personal tutors and learning  Teaching experience available for most PhD students

16 Recreation  200+ fun & serious pursuits  Develop transferable skills to enhance employability  A safe environment  Oldest Debating Society in the UK  Sport, drama and music  Religious, political & charitable options  Student radio station “STAR FM”  An award-winning student newspaper “The Saint”  YouTube: Bubble TV  Academic Families – an unusual form of support

17 International Students at St Andrews  Almost 50% of our PGs are international  Over 120 nationalities  Network of international partner institutions and representatives  Extremely diverse & very friendly

18 Rankings Many newspapers produce university league tables  The Times  The Guardian  The Independent  The Sunday Times These are purely opinion but can offer useful guidance

19 Rankings  94% of St Andrews’ research is internationally recognised  60% is world leading or internationally excellent  Overall, 2 nd in Scotland & 14 th in the UK for research  Guardian University Guide 2013: 1st in Scotland / 4th in UK  Times Good University Guide 2014: 1st in Scotland / 4th in UK  St Andrews is regularly ranked 1 st or 2 nd for student satisfaction in the UK

20 Visas and Working in the UK  All UK institutions follow the same immigration rules from the UKBA   UK visa rules are different this year and might change again soon. Keep checking!  Part-time work is still allowed – up to 20 hours per week  Post study work is available. The time given to search for work has shortened and a minimum salary (£21k p.a.) rule now applies

21 General Facts about the UK  Climate – it’s probably not as cold as you think!  Temperate climate – no real extremes in winter or summer  Biggest change: long summer days & short winter days  The UK is very small indeed: easy to explore UK & Europe  We’re 1 or 2 flights (max.15 hours) away from most countries  There are some strong regional accents in certain areas!

22 Recap: why study at St Andrews?  Tradition of learning  An institution recognised world-wide  Students are “at the centre” in St Andrews  Other parts of the world are within easy reach  Friendly and approachable staff  International outlook

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