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Legacy bequests


Charles II endowed a Chair of Hebrew in 1688 and later the Regius Professorship of Mathematics. During his years as Rector, Andrew Carnegie presented St Andrews with playing fields and a fully-equipped gymnasium. By leaving a legacy bequest to the University, you can join the vibrant history of those who have made a difference by giving to St Andrews.

A legacy bequest is one of the most personally significant gifts you can make to St Andrews. Since the foundation of the University, we have relied upon the generosity of committed supporters to keep St Andrews as a centre for academic pilgrimage supported by world-renowned research and first-class teaching.

Legacy bequests from far-sighted benefactors have had a profound effect on future generations of students and have helped to make Scotland’s first University what it is today— culturally diverse and internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching and research. Your legacy bequest will impact the University for decades and centuries to come by providing funding for some of our most significant projects from research into Neural Sciences to re-developing St Salvator’s Quad.

As the University embraces the significant milestone of its 600th Anniversary, we invite you to join those who have already made a difference by remembering the University through a gift in your will which could support:

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholarship and bursaries;
  • Academic posts and research programmes in specific University schools and departments;
  • St Andrews' rich cultural heritage of historic buildings, libraries, collections and museums;
  • University sports facilities and activities, from golf to water polo

Or, if you so desire, you can support these all and more by leaving a legacy bequest for the general purposes of the University.

Legacies have been fundamental to the continuing development of St Andrews by helping to fund the all-around student experience of being a scholar in the oldest university in Scotland. Come and join the long lasting tradition of giving to the University of St Andrews by leaving a legacy bequest; every gift, no matter how large or small, will make a real difference to the University.

Please email if you would like to read in our legacy brochure about the ways in which your legacy bequest could benefit the University.

For more information, please contact:

01334 462030