Information for new students

There is a range of IT support available for students at the University. After you arrive at St Andrews, you should connect to the University's wifi network, Eduroam. There are also many free services you will gain access to as a student, including Microsoft Office 365.

The IT service desk is happy to help if you require support, advice or guidance with any IT matter at any time.

Read the IT checklist for new students

Two students using University computers

Get online

Connect to Eduroam wifi

Eduroam is a secure wireless network available for staff and students to use in most University buildings.


  1. Connect to uos-connect wifi.
  2. Open a web browser and go to
  3. Click 'Go to eduroam setup'.
  4. Log in with your University username and password.
  5. Click 'Download eduroam profile'.
  6. Connect to Eduroam wifi with your University username and password.

Mobile devices

  • For Androids, download the 'geteduroam' app from the Google Play store.
  • For other mobile devices, visit in a browser

Follow the instructions to set up eduroam wifi then sign in using University your email address and password to connect.

Ethernet cables

If your device can't connect to wifi, you can ask your Residential Services Manager for an ethernet cable.

See all eduroam guides


You can print, scan and copy documents using printers installed across the University with the Uniprint system. See all printer locations.

Uniprint is a "pull" print system, which means you can retrieve your print job from any public printer by logging in using your St Andrews ID. University printers operate on a pre-pay system, so you will need to top up your printer account before you can print. 

Top up your print account

Two people using University printers

Get IT help

The IT Service Desk will be your main point of contact for all computer, internet and other IT-related issues. You can reach the IT Service Desk through the following ways:

View our opening hours

IT help desk