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<your name & your title> Information for 2013/14. University of St Andrews. 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.

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600th 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
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
  • www.st-andrews.ac.uk/admissions/pg/financialinformation/
  • Visit our website for a full list of scholarships
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Accommodation

  • Not guaranteed for any postgraduates
  • Applications are accepted from 1st April – 30th 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
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Centre for English Language Learning

  • IELTS requirements: check requirements!
  • Pre-sessional English courses
  • Foundation Courses available
  • On-going English language support available
  • www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt
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Advice & Support

  • Career Guidance
  • Counselling
  • Disabilities/ Welfare
  • Health Service
  • Religious Support
  • International Welfare Officer
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Rankings

  • 94% of St Andrews’ research is internationally recognised
  • 60% is world leading or internationally excellent
  • Overall, 2nd in Scotland & 14th 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 1st or 2nd for student satisfaction in the UK
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Visas and Working in the UK

  • All UK institutions follow the same immigration rules from the UKBA
  • www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/
  • 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
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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!
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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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Any questions?

Email us on: pgrecruitment@st-andrews.ac.uk