Founded in the fifteenth century, St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews in 1410, with the University formally constituted by the issue of a papal bull in 1413.

Seven centuries of academic excellence and ground breaking research
Over the last 600 years, the University has grown from humble beginnings to assume a place among the world’s great institutions of higher learning, and establishing a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres.

The University proudly offers free entry into its Museum (MUSA) based in St Andrews that contains some of its rare collection of artefacts in 4 unique galleries.