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Welcome to St Andrews, Scotland's most prestigious university

St Andrews is a beautiful Scottish town, making it a great choice for students keen to experience the bursting culture and tradition of Scotland but on a smaller scale. Don’t be fooled by the size of the town though; it’s a bustling place with lots of activities on offer, with the imposing ruins of the great Cathedral and the calming beaches and impressive museums. St Andrews is also a university town with a lively student community and is world-famous as the place where Prince William and Kate Middleton first met during their studies. Maybe you’ll find your prince on the sandy beaches or putting around the golf course but, if not, you’re certainly likely to make lifelong friends.
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Best St Andrews Summer Schools 2024

Why Choose St Andrews for your 2024 Summer School?


A Beautiful Coastal Town

St Andrews is perched on the stunning Scottish coastline, giving students the opportunity to take long walks on the white, sandy beaches and tip their toes into the sparkling sea. The picturesque beaches are the perfect place to unwind after class or have a picnic on the weekend, whilst being enchanted by the tranquil shores and lapping waves. The coastal location of the town makes it a truly special place to spend the summer, with the chance to make everlasting memories as you play, stroll, study and laugh on the sunlit beach.

The Home of Golf!

Did you know that golf was invented in St Andrews? There is no better place to give the game a go than on St Andrews Links Old Course, the oldest golf course in the world. For those who might not be keen on having a putt, there are also guided walks of the Old Course on offer, showing visitors a selection of the famous holes whilst exploring the history of the game at the site.

Outstanding Cultural Attractions

St Andrews’ historical significance in the past shaped it into the quaint town it is today. Visitors can experience the culture of St Andrews as they wonder around the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral, where it is still possible to climb the medieval St Rule’s Tower to gaze out across the surrounding area. The nearby St Andrews Castle is worth an explore too, especially to learn all about its innovative prison carved out of solid rock!

A Prestigious UK University

Situated in the extensive and beautiful grounds of the university itself and only a short walk into the centre of town, you’ll enjoy a comfortable and safe home from home. You’ll experience a palpable sense of the university’s 600 years of history and prestige as you relax in its oak-panelled common rooms, traditional dining areas, beautiful libraries and private gardens. It also has its own theatre, sports centre and a library that houses over a million books – all of which you’ll have access to during your stay.

Best St Andrews Summer Courses 2024

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