Students with disabilities

The University of St Andrews is committed to helping people realise their academic potential.

If you have a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition, or learning disability, it should not stand in the way of your being offered a chance to study here in St Andrews. It is our policy to assess applications from all students on strictly academic grounds.

The University has students with a wide range of disabilities and learning difficulties. We welcome the opportunity to work with these students to review their individual requirements and discuss possible reasonable adjustments.

Within the University's Student Services team, there are disability and specific learning difficulties advisers. They can be contacted at any stage of the application process for information, advice or support by emailing

Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known on their application form and at interview so that the University can best respond in terms of appropriate support and advice. During the application process, the disability advisers can discuss with you the available support or adjustments to enable you to access your course of study.

St Andrews also provides support for students with disabilities who are living in University accommodation. Please provide full information about your disability on your accommodation application form and we encourage you to speak to a member of the disability team about your requirements. You can also talk to accommodation services about the types of rooms available and other residence facilities before you apply for accommodation.