Fife has a clear commitment to lifelong learning and to developing further and higher education.

Fife College enjoy excellent links with industry and have proud traditions of vocational and skills-based training and education while the University of St Andrews is an internationally renowned seat of learning and leader in research and development.

Fife has more than 200 schools united in their pursuit of excellence with several Fife schools performing above the national average for exam success.

University of St Andrews

Fife is home to Scotland’s first university, The University of St Andrews. It is known – and attracts students and teachers from – around the world. Its world-class reputation in teaching and research consistently place St Andrews top in Scotland and among the top five in the UK, according to annual league tables produced by The Times, Sunday Times and The Guardian.

The University of St Andrews is now firmly acknowledged as a leading multi-faculty alternative to Oxford and Cambridge.

There are also 8 universities within an hour's drive of Fife, offering a wide skill base across all disciplines.

Rank in 2013


University of St Andrews


University of Edinburgh


University of Glasgow


University of Aberdeen


University of Stirling


University of Dundee


University of Abertay Dundee


Source: The Complete University Guide 2016

Fife College

First class facilities with 7 campuses over Fife, delivering over 1000 educational and training courses with over 26,000 students. To find out more about Fife College click here .

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