St Leonard’s College

The home of all postgraduate students at the University of St Andrews

St Leonard’s Postgraduate College

St Leonard’s College is at the heart of the postgraduate community of St Andrews. All postgraduates students of the University of St Andrews are automatically members of the College, can take part in all its activities and use its facilities in Old Burgh School.

St Leonard’s College aims to:

  • promote the interest of postgraduates across the University and champion the development of postgraduate education and research
  • foster a vibrant and intellectually stimulating postgraduate community and provide opportunities for postgraduates to come together and make new connections
  • work with partners across the University to support the effectiveness and coherency of services and support for postgraduates
  • optimise the St Leonard’s Postgraduate College building (Old Burgh School) as a hub for PG students and PG-focused activities
  • support postgraduates students through scholarships and other related funding
  • foster interdisciplinary postgraduate education and scholarship through the Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies

St Leonard’s College was originally founded in 1512 as a college for the education of novices of the Augustinian Order. It was reconstituted in 1974 as a home for the University’s postgraduate community. The head of St Leonard’s Postgraduate College retains the historic title of Provost. The current Provost of St Leonard’s Postgraduate College is Professor Frank Lorenz Müller.

St Leonard’s Postgraduate College organises regular events (such as the weekly Postgraduate Café with free hot drinks and biscuits) for all postgraduates to come together, socially and intellectually, and make new connections. If you have any ideas for a social event that could be supported by the College, please contact us at [email protected].

Old Burgh School

St Leonard’s College is based in Old Burgh School. The building is accessible to all postgraduate students at St Andrews. In addition to desks allocated to PhD and commuter students, there are also desks available for ad hoc use by any postgraduate student. There are also bookable rooms for independent and group study, presentations, meetings and workshops – you can book directly via our online room booking system. There is free coffee, tea and fresh fruit, a vending machine with snacks, and informal spaces where all postgraduate students can relax and socialise with colleagues.



Contact us

St Leonard's College
The Old Burgh School,
Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB

[email protected]

Phone:+44 (0)1334 46 2773

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