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New Undergraduate students - September 2017

BA International Honours

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Below are the steps you must complete if you are going to be starting an undergraduate programme at the University.

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 queries about accommodation, contact Student Accommodation Services.

Step 2 - Open your computer account

Open your computer account and activate your University email.

Your University email address is 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 fees

Information on fees:

Information on bank accounts:

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 webpages.

  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 (matriculation) 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 - Health care

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 will discuss your module choices at Advising in Orientation Week before your choices are finalised and approved. Even when your module choices have been approved, it may be possible to change your mind within the first week of the semester.

Orientation, Advising and Matriculation

Orientation is a series of events designed to welcome you and help you settle in at St Andrews.

Matriculation and Advising will take place 9am-5pm Monday 11-Wednesday 13 September in the Gateway building. Find out where the Gateway building is.

Step 8 - Online matriculation

Available via MySaint from 24 August.

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.

Part of online matriculation will involve uploading a copy of your passport. If you have a UK Driving Licence or were born in the UK and you have a UK birth certificate you may upload this if you do not have a passport. You must bring your original documents to Matriculation for verification (see Step 10 below).

Step 9 - Attend Advising

All students must see Advisers before they start attending classes. Advisers will check and validate your module choices to ensure that they are appropriate.

Further information will be available on the Advising and Matriculation webpage soon.

Step 10 - Matriculation

The final step in the registration process is known as Matriculation.

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 completed Patient Registration form and Medical Questionnaire (see Step 6 above). All students who are not locally resident must enrol with a local GP in St Andrews.
  • 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

After Matriculation - questions and answers.

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

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