The University of St Andrews recognises that personal privacy is an important issue, and we support the protection of internet privacy as required by UK legislation.

The University of St Andrews is legally obliged to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details see the University's Data Protection Policy.

Any personal details collected through this website and provided by you will be processed in accordance with the Act, and will only be used for the purpose stated at the time we request it. We will not sell, license or trade your personal information to others. We do not provide your personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organisations.

It is also possible to make credit or debit card payments to the University of St Andrews through our website. Such payments are handled by a third party e-commerce company called Realex, and they have their own privacy statement.


The University of St Andrews reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve this website.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. We use cookies to ensure you're given the best experience on our website. They aren't used to identify you personally, they just make the site work better for you and help us improve it. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit
The University of St Andrews does not use cookies to collect user information and we will not collect any information about you except anonymised data required for system administration and statistical analysis. We log the user’s IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.
These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how a website works. For this purpose, The University of St Andrews uses Google Analytics to measure and analyse usage of the website.
Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page. Regardless of later updates, we will never use the information you submit in a new way without first providing you with an opportunity to prevent that use.