New foundation students

As a new foundation student, you may wish to find out what you need to do to prepare for your studies at the University of St Andrews. Below are the steps you must complete if you are going to start an International Foundation programme, an International Pathway to Medicine programme, or the International Year One (Science) programme.

Entrant email

You will only be able to complete the following steps after you receive your entrant email. For September entry, the Registry team will start sending entrant emails in April, and you should receive this email once your offer has become unconditional (usually within two weeks if your offer was previously conditional).

Orientation and matriculation

Orientation is a series of events designed to welcome you and help you settle in at St Andrews. During orientation, you will complete your matriculation at the University.

You will also be invited to join an online Orientation group for foundation students, where you can meet your fellow students and future teachers. Your invitation to this group will be emailed to your University email account.