About the institution
The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413. The town is on the coast and offers beaches, watersports, golf and a ruined castle and cathedral. Traditions include the ‘May dip’ swim in the North Sea. Most students study several subjects for their first two years before specialising for their final two years. The university has a partnership with the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA, which offers the chance to take a joint degree from the two institutions, spending two years at each.