New students on a taught postgraduate course
If you are a new student who is matriculating (registering) with the University of St Andrews for the first time, you will need to complete the steps outlined below.
After you have confirmed your acceptance of offer to study on a postgraduate taught programme, Registry will send you an entrant email. Applications progress at different rates, so do not be concerned if you have not received your email yet; also be sure to check that emails from st-andrews.ac.uk do not go into your junk or spam folder.
Once you have received your entrant email, you should complete the following steps:
You can apply for accommodation 48 hours after you receive and accept an offer of a place to study at the University. You should apply as soon as possible, regardless of whether your offer is conditional, unconditional, or an insurance place.
Once you have set up your University account (see step 2 below), you can access your application at any time through your MySaint portal.
If you have any queries about accommodation, please contact Student Accommodation Services at email@example.com.
Your University email address is your firstname.lastname@example.org. Your username is included in the entrant email and should always be lowercase. You will create your password when you open your account.
Once you have opened your email account, you will be able to access it using Office 365. You should check your University email at least every 48 hours.
You will need to pay your tuition and accommodation fees (or set up an instalment plan) in order to fully register with the University.
Information on fees:
- how to pay your fees
- payment deadlines
- postgraduate tuition fees
- accommodation fees
- General Council and Graduation Fee or Completion Fee.
Find out more about opening a bank account in the UK.
It is University policy not to send out invoices to students for payment of tuition or accommodation as all the fee information is published on our web pages.
Changes in fees
The University Court reserves the right to make changes in fees without notice at any time before or after a candidate's admission.
Liability for tuition fees
It is a condition of registration with the University that students accept liability for their tuition fees.
You must apply for your student ID (matriculation) card as soon as possible to allow time to produce your card ready for your arrival. You will receive your card during Orientation week.
Your card serves as your identification as a St Andrews student, is used to gain access to many buildings (including the computer classrooms and the Union), and is used to check out books from the Library.
If you are a student with a disability, it is never too early to start organising the support you may require. The first thing to do after accepting your place is to get in touch with the disability team (email@example.com) who can assist you in preparing for St Andrews. More information is available on the students with disabilities web page.
Taking care of your health and wellbeing during your studies is important. We highly recommend that you register with a doctor in St Andrews at the start of your studies if you will be at the University for more than one semester.
More information about medication, vaccines and registering with a doctor can be found on the healthcare web page.
Pre-advising is now open.
Before meeting with your adviser during Orientation week, you should provisionally select your modules through the online academic advising system. You can take a look at the modules available to you in the course catalogue.
If you have any queries about module choices, contact the curriculum team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You should ensure that you have selected your provisional module choices using module registration before your course start date. Your School will be able to provide details of their advising process to confirm your module choices, which may involve a meeting with your Adviser of Studies at the start of your studies.
Taught postgraduate students in the School of Management should not use the online academic advising system. You will have your compulsory modules entered
automatically during orientation week. You will receive a link to an online form for choosing your option modules prior to Orientation Week.
Taught postgraduate students in the School of International Relations should not use the online academic advising system as you will have your modules entered and
confirmed directly by your Adviser during the advising meeting.
Before teaching starts, you will need to meet your adviser of studies or programme co-ordinator to discuss your module choices and have them approved. This year, meetings will
be online using Teams (or another similar method), or in person if you are in St Andrews and you and your adviser agree this.
Your School will be able to offer further advice about
any specific arrangements they may have in place.
Online matriculation will be available via MySaint from August 2020.
This online process will guide you through the elements of registration required for you to become a St Andrews student. You should complete the process before you arrive in St Andrews where possible.
An email will be sent to your University account with instructions on how to access online matriculation once it is available. It is important that you have created your University email account (see step 2) to be able to access the online facility via MySaint.
One of the elements of online matriculation includes completing an online course in training in good academic practice (sometimes referred to as 'TGAP').
Part of online matriculation may involve uploading a copy of your passport.
The final step in the registration process is known as matriculation.
When you go to matriculation, you must bring the following:
- the means to pay your fees if you have not already done so online (cheque, credit card)
- your passport (for all students). If you do not have a passport, you may bring a UK birth certificate or a UK driving license.
- your visa and biometric card (for students who have entered the UK with a visa or other UK Visas and Immigration permission).
- your student ID (matriculation) card if you have one.
Once you have completed the matriculation process, Registry will send you an email to confirm that you are a registered student.
Find answers to common questions and problems which may arise after matriculation.