The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, in conjunction with the University of St Andrews, guarantees your housing in one of two types of St Andrews housing: catered or self-catered housing. St Andrews is a highly residential campus with 52% of all students living in University-managed housing. All residences are centrally located and fully integrated with both home and overseas students from various disciplines. Housing preferences are not guaranteed. Although you can submit your preferences, your allocation will be based on availability and is at the discretion of St Andrews. As you read through the information below, please also review the general Scotland housing information.

Each residence will have:

  • Shared or single bedrooms furnished with a bed, desk with chair, book shelves and wardrobe
  • Telephones in each room
  • Data point in each room for connecting to the University’s network
  • Computer room, common room and study areas
  • Shared showers/bath and toilet facilities in standard housing
  • Student laundry facility
  • Warden (member of the academic staff) who lives in the residence and is responsible for student welfare and discipline
  • An additional "house subscription fee" to be paid upon arrival to cover general student charges, such as newspapers, library subscriptions, and social events. This fee will vary by residence.

Catered Residence Halls (Meal plan)

If you are placed in a catered residence hall, there is a standard meal-plan which has an additional fee. In most halls, 19 meals are provided per week (breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday-Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday).

  • In David Russell Apartments, 14 meals are provided per week (breakfast and dinner on Monday-Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday). A 10-meal renewable meal card is also available for purchase upon arrival.
  • A vegetarian option will be available; however, if you have very specific dietary needs you should consider that your specific needs may not be met in a cafeteria setting.
  • You will have a bedding pack provided, including: duvet, sheets, pillow and pillowcase. Students will need to supply their own towels and blankets, which can be purchased inexpensively in St Andrews.

Self-Catered Residence Halls

  • Shared kitchen facilities are available in each hall for you to prepare your own meals.
  • You will have a bedding pack provided, including: duvet, sheets, pillow and pillowcase. Students will need to supply their own towels, blankets, personal dishes and cutlery which can be purchased inexpensively in St Andrews.

Housing between Semesters

Winter and Spring Breaks. Academic Year and Spring students in catered residence halls are permitted to stay in their rooms during the spring break, however catering will not be provided. Academic Year students in catered housing at David Russell Apartments are also permitted to stay in their rooms over the winter break. Academic Year students in other catered housing are not able to stay in their residence hall over the winter break; however they may leave their possessions in their rooms unless essential maintenance has to be carried out. Academic Year and Spring students in self-catered residence halls are permitted to stay in their rooms during all breaks.