Men’s performance rugby programme

St Andrews offers students a world-leading academic education and a professionally run rugby programme as part of the truly unique student experience.

Led by full time Director of Rugby David Morris, our vision is to deliver a world-renowned university rugby programme that provides players with a unique rugby experience and the support to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve sporting and academic excellence whilst studying at St Andrews.

The University’s appointment of a Director of Rugby was the first of its kind in Scottish university sport and through investment in both sporting infrastructure and highly qualified specialist staff we have developed one of the best supported rugby programmes in the UK.

Scholarships are aimed at talented players who are already competing at a high level and who believe they have the necessary attributes to be part of a performance rugby programme whilst studying for their degree in St Andrews.

With world-class facilities, highly experienced coaches, and a comprehensive support programme, you’ll have access to a professional rugby environment, and play a part in shaping the history and traditions of one of the oldest rugby clubs in the world.

Register your interest

If you are interested in studying at St Andrews and playing for the performance rugby programme please contact our Director of Rugby, to register your interest and find out more.

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Saints Sport Rugby Club was awarded Club of the Year at the Scottish Student Sport (SSS) awards earlier this year (Wednesday 18 May).

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Highly regarded rugby coach David Morris has been appointed as the new Director of Rugby at the University of St Andrews.

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Rugby scholarships

We offer a number of rugby scholarships at both undergraduate and postgraduate level; including St Leonards College Masters Scholarships and Saints Rugby Performance Scholarships.

Support Saints Rugby

The 1858 Club was formed to support the development of rugby at St Andrews and offers a way for former players, friends, and family to stay connected and help sustain the Club’s long and distinguished history. By supporting Saints Rugby you will be helping the club provide extra equipment, playing kit, clothing, additional training and transport provision, match officials or extra coaching, that will add greater value, more opportunities and a better experience for our students.

Why St Andrews

St Andrews is one of the world’s most ancient universities; a world leader in education, internationally Scottish, independent, entrepreneurial and aiming to be a beacon for diversity and social responsibility. With over six centuries of heritage, world-class teaching and facilities that are both historic and state-of-the-art, St Andrews offers an outstanding education.