Visiting days

There are plenty of opportunities to visit the University of St Andrews. We hold visiting days throughout the year to offer prospective undergraduate students a chance to experience the University’s unique atmosphere and see for themselves the quality of the teaching on offer.

Upcoming visiting days

Autumn visiting days

  • Wednesday 30 September 2015
  • Wednesday 14 October 2015
  • Wednesday 28 October 2015
  • Wednesday 11 November 2015

Medicine visiting day

  • Saturday 13 June 2015 – Medicine day (pre-applicants only).

If you are unable to make the dates listed, then you are welcome to make individual visit arrangements.

Alter your booking

If you need to alter your booking for any reason, you can cancel your booking online.

Alter your booking

Before you arrive

Limited numbers

There is a limited number of places on a visiting day. We encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Disabilities or special needs

If you have a disability or a special need that may affect your visit, please email so that we can make necessary arrangements.

During a visiting day arrangements can also be made to meet with a Disability Adviser in Student Services within the Advice and Support Centre. Email:


Guest are very welcome to attend the visiting day, but please note that as space is limited in the afternoon sessions at the academic departments, priority will be given to prospective students and applicants.

Lunch and refreshments

Lunch is not provided by the University on the day. Lunch and refreshments may be purchased from a variety of shops and restaurants within the town and University.

No luggage

For security reasons and for your personal safety, under no circumstances can personal luggage be left in a University building. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Travel arrangements and map

Please note that parking in and around the town of St Andrews is limited and we strongly recommend, where possible, for visitors to use public transport. University parking is available, however, spaces fill up very quickly and therefore we cannot guarantee to accommodate all our visitors. Available parking locations can be found on the University map.

Accommodation in St Andrews

During visiting days, current students are in residence and as such we are unable to offer University accommodation to visitors.

Instead there are many hotels and guest houses in St Andrews to suit most tastes and budgets.