Student Life & Accomodations



THE RESIDENCE. St Salvator’s Hall is located in the heart of the University and hosts Oxbridge at St Andrews.

Standing between the scenic Scores and bustling North Street, and just seconds away from St Andrews Castle and Castle sands, St Salvator’s Hall, affectionately known as “Sallies,” is perhaps the most beautiful and famous hall in the University. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, then Prince William and Catherine Middleton, lived there during their first year at the university. Students make use of outstanding communal facilities, including a fine dining room, library and computer room, study rooms and common rooms with TVs, a piano, comfy couches, and table football. The rooms are singles or doubles with shared hall bathrooms and nearly all have spectacular views of St Andrews Castle and the North Sea.

STAFF AND SUPERVISION. All our programs have central offices open daily from breakfast until midnight where students can seek advice and answers to their questions. The Program Director and residential staff members live in the same residence as the students, ensuring availability and care around the clock. In addition, the college gates are manned by a staff of College Porters who are on duty 24 hours a day and always available in case of emergency.

ACCOMMODATION. Our students and faculty live in the same rooms and in the same style as undergraduate students. While historic buildings bring ambiance and tradition, they may also mean adapting to a different style of living. Each student resides in a single or double room. Standard rooms share a common bathroom and most college facilities have been recently updated to include several modern shower rooms per floor. Each room is furnished with a bed with linens, a dresser or wardrobe, and a desk and chair.

MEALS. Students enjoy a cafeteria-style breakfast and dinner in a college dining hall. Breakfast is primarily 'continental style' with choices such as cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast, coffee, and tea. Several options are available at dinner, including a vegetarian dish and a salad bar. Throughout the month, special dinners are held including barbecues and a curry tasting, and each program ends with a formal banquet. Students are responsible for their own lunches. These can be purchased at a college snack bar or at any of the nearby sandwich shops, small restaurants, and coffeehouses. 

COLLEGE FACILITIES. Beyond the classrooms and dining hall, students have the use of a Common Room for socializing and watching television or movies. There are public telephones nearby and onsite message boards, and students can collect their mail daily from the Program Office.