This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of St Andrews and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a St Andrews Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the University of St Andrews.

The following Information has been provided by the University of St Andrews.

General Information

Founded in the early 15th century, St Andrews is Scotland’s first university. For centuries it has attracted pilgrims, scholars, and people who want to change the world. Today, under the leadership of Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sally Mapstone, the University’s strategy is to broaden its global influence, become more diverse, build a culture of entrepreneurship, and consolidate its long-held position amongst the top five universities in the UK.

The University’s moto is “Ever to Excel” and in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 it was ranked top in Scotland for quality of research output. It has frequently been rated the leading University in Scotland for teaching quality, and in the National Student Survey 2018/19 was voted leading mainstream UK university for student satisfaction.

St Andrews

Fast Facts 

• Third oldest university in English speaking world
• Award-winning teaching quality and student experience
• Research-intensive – ranked 14th in UK Research Excellence Framework
• 12 applications per place
• An intimate, safe community students refer to as “The Bubble”
• Over 150 student societies
• Three beaches, seven public golf courses, over 100 flavours of ice-cream, and one annual foam-fight
• Athena Swann Bronze Award holder
• The only Scottish higher education institution to have LGBT Charter status • Over 9000 students and 2500 staff
• Over 45% of students and staff are from outwith the UK
• Strategy founded on ambition to be World-Leading, Diverse, Global, Entrepreneurial and Socially Responsible.
• Committed to sustainability and a pioneer of green energy solutions.

Life In 

Situated on the east coast of Scotland and framed by countryside, beaches and cliffs, St Andrews is a vibrant international community with almost 12,000 students and staff, of over 140 nationalities, accounting for more than half of the local population.

St Andrews is a non-campus university, closely integrated with the ancient town and providing easy access to sports, music and nursery facilities. A £14m redevelopment of the Sports Centre was completed last year providing: a state of the art indoor tennis court and a climbing wall, and some of the best sporting facilities in Scotland.

The Main Library, many academic Schools and Service Units are located centrally, while growth in research-active sciences and medicine has been accommodated at the North Haugh on the western edge of St Andrews.

St Leonard’s College is at the heart of the postgraduate community of St Andrews. All postgraduates are members of the College, which was originally founded in 1512. The College provides opportunities for postgraduates to come together and make new connections by hosting welcome receptions, formal dinners, and St Leonard’s College Postgraduate Lectures.

St Leonard’s College works closely with the Postgraduate Society, which organises a range of events including pub nights, bonfires on the beach, traditional ceilidhs, and day trips around Scotland.