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New Undergraduate students - September 2018


Students on the West Sands

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

Flying Start

Both these webpages and the School of Medicine Flying Start website will provide you with very important information; you need to explore both and check for updates.

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

A tuition fee will be quoted in your entrant email regardless of whether your fees will be paid by a funding body e.g. SAAS or from a scholarship.

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 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 - Occupational Health Assessment Questionnaire (OHSAS)

This can be downloaded from the Flying Start page, where instructions are provided.  The form should be returned as soon as possible to the address on the form.

Orientation and Matriculation

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

Matriculation will take place on Thursday 13 September between 3-5pm in the Gateway building. Find out where the Gateway building is.

Step 8 - Online matriculation

Available via MySaint from Monday 27 August 2018.

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.

Step 9 - Meeting with your Personal Tutor

An appointment will be arranged by the School of Medicine for you to meet with your Personal Tutor in September. Details will be available on the Flying Start website.

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 - medicine students.

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

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