The International Summer School of St Andrews

Based in the Royal Burgh of St Andrews, the home of golf and the oldest seat of learning in Scotland, the International Summer School of Scotland in St Andrews provides a unique environment for our students’ international summer experience

History is ingrained in every stone of St Andrews. This fascinating town is the internationally renowned home of golf and every year thousands of golfers and tourists travel to St Andrews to behold the world famous Old Course and Royal and Ancient Golf Club and to experience and admire some of the most famous golf courses in the world.

St Andrews is also home to Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1412. The elegant, ivy-clad buildings and delightful quadrangles and gardens of St Andrews University have seen a procession of famous graduates, including John Knox and John Napier – and, more recently, Prince William.

The town of St Andrews is packed with history, tradition and culture and the golden beaches of this idyllic coastal location provide not only a unique and breathtaking backdrop but also a stimulating, exciting and, above all, safe environment for students to spend their summer.

St Andrews summer school program

High quality academic summer programs are designed to cater  specifically for the needs of international students. Each student  combines his or her academic summer program option with  one of our  unique, in-depth elective summer courses, which are  timetabled four  afternoons per week.


  • English Language
  • IB Program(Pre-IB and Extended Essay)
  • Debate
  • Youth Leadership
  • Creative Writing


  • Golf
  • Theatre
  • Tennis
  • Film
  • Art

Students will be housed in the stunning St Salvators Halls, which provide a comfortable and safe home for the duration of the three-week summer school program.

With its’ oak-panelled common rooms, expansive dinning areas, beautiful libraries and picturesque gardens, these halls of residence have been home to many famous scholars, including John Knox.

The class rooms are a stones throw from the halls of residence and all activities and are held close by. St Salvators Halls is situated in the center of St Andrews and were built in 1930 and are some of St Andrews Universities most prestigious accommodation

Session 1: 30th June – 21st July 2013

Session 2: 24th July – 14th August 2013


Course Name Age Dates Type of Accommodation Price
Performing Arts Summer School Course St Andrews 13 – 18 Session 1: June 30th – July 21st 2013 Resedential £3600
English course 13 – 18 July 17th – August 7th 2013 Resedential £3600
Creative Writing Summer School Course 13 – 18 June 30th – July 21st 2013 Resedential £ 3600
Business Studies and Entrepreneurship 13 – 18 July 17th – August 7th 2013 Resedential £3600
Pre-IB 13 – 18 Session 1: June 30th – July 21st 2013 Resedential £3600
Youth Leadership Summer School Course 13 – 18 Session 1: June 30th – July 21st 2013 £3600