University of St Andrews
Award winning, historical and impressive, The University St Andrews has produced many notable graduates over the years and continues to provide an exceptional experience for its students.
Home to one of the UK's finest universities, in a beautiful location along the rugged Scottish coast. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in St Andrews including student houses, flats and halls.
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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.
University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.
Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.
A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.
A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.
Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.
A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.
A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.
St Andrews is a hugely popular place to be a student. The town is steeped in history and is a charming place to live and study. St Andrews is also renowned for its famous Golf Courses and Links.
Here you will find details of Private rented accommodation in St Andrews including student houses, student flats/apartments in St Andrews, bed-sits in St Andrews, larger housing schemes in St Andrews.
Are you going to live and study in St Andrews? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Most students look for shared housing in St Andrews from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in St Andrews will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £179 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in St Andrews. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Cupar and Pittenweem.
In St Andrews the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in St Andrews. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in St Andrews halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in St Andrews will be £344.
All landlords and property managers in St Andrews are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.
St Andrews is home to one major university.