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Entrance and Matriculation Process

Below are the 10 steps to be completed by entrant postgraduate students, that is students who are matriculating (registering) at the University for the first time.

Once you have confirmed your acceptance we will send you the entrant email.  Applications progress at different rates, so do not be too concerned if you haven't received your email yet.

Adding to your 'Safe Senders' or 'Contacts' list should ensure that your email does not go into your junk or spam folder.

Step 1 - Apply for Accommodation

Apply for accommodation if you have not already done so. 

Once you have opened your computer account (see Step 2 below), you should use your username to log into the accommodation system.

If you have any queries about accommodation, please contact Student Accommodation Services.

Step 2 - Computer account

Open your computer account and activate your University email.

Your University email address is your  Your username is included in the entrant email and should always be in lower case. 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.

Step 3 - Pay your tuition and accommodation fees

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 Find out about opening a bank account:

It is University policy not to send out invoices to students for payment of tuition and/or accommodation as all the fee information is published on our web pages.

  1. 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.

  2. Liability for tuition fees
    Entrants should note that it is a condition of registration with the University that they accept liability for their tuition fees.

Step 4 - Apply for your student ID card

Apply for your student ID (matriculation) card.   Please apply as soon as possible to allow time for your card to be produced ready for your arrival.

You will receive your card during Orientation.  This card is also your library borrowing card, and it is a swipe card which will give you access to University buildings, such as the open-access computer classrooms.

Step 5 - Students with a disability

Information for students with a disability or learning difficulty.

Step 6 - Register with the Health Centre

Details of arrangements for registering and accessing health care whilst you are studying in the UK are available on the register with a doctor page.


Step 7 - Module choices

The Academic advising system is now available for you to select your provisional module choices.

Provisionally selecting your modules online is known as pre-advising. The pre-advising page and the course catalogue will help you understand which modules are available to you. If you have any queries about module choices, contact us at

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 (Masters) students in the School of Management will have their core modules entered automatically and should attend the Welcome/Induction Event organised by the School to choose their option modules.

Step 8 - Advising

Students may be required to see their course co-ordinator or supervisor at the start of the year, please contact your department on arrival.  Course co-ordinators or supervisors will discuss and validate your module choices to ensure they are appropriate to your intended degree programme.

Step 9 - Online Matriculation

Available via MySaint from Monday, 7 January 2019.

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 the facility once it is available. It is important that you have created your University email account 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.  You must bring your original documents to Matriculation for verification (see Step 10 below).

Step 10 - Matriculation

The final step in the registration process is known as Matriculation.  Matriculation will take place 9am-2pm on Friday 25 January 2019 in the Gateway building (School of Management) see Map of University (PDF, 223 KB).

When you go to Matriculation please take with you

  • the means to pay your fees if you have not already done so online (cheque, credit card).
  • your passport - for all students. If you were born in the UK and have a UK birth certificate you may bring that if you do not have a passport.
  • your visa/biometric card - for all students who have entered the UK with a visa or other UK Visas & Immigration permission.
  • your student ID (matriculation) card if you have one.

Once you have completed the matriculation process we will send you an email to confirm that you are a registered student.

After Matriculation

Questions and Answers

There are various links on the right-hand side of this page with further important information for our new students.

Other information



If you have any queries about the information published on this page then please contact Registry:

Postgraduate research students
Tel: +44 (0)1334 463084

Postgraduate taught students
Tel: +44 (0)1334 463086

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