Matriculation

Matriculation is the process of registering as a student with the University and is compulsory for all students.

If your matriculation is not fully complete by Friday of Week 1 of teaching, you will begin to receive warnings under the failure to matriculate policy.


Advising

Advising meetings for undergraduate students joining the University in January 2023 will take place Friday 13 January 2023.

Students re-engaging after leave of absence and taught postgraduate students starting their studies in January 2023 must contact their Adviser(s) of Studies to arrange to be advised before the start of teaching on Monday 16 January 2023.

Undergraduate students studying Medicine do not need to take part in advising.


Matriculation event

The matriculation event takes place in the Gateway building during orientation week and in January for students starting in semester 2 or returning from leave of absence.

The matriculation event for semester 2 2022-2023 will take place on Friday 13 January 2023

  • If you are a new student, or a returning international student (not UK or EU with settled/pre-settled status), you must attend an ID check.
  • If you are a returning UK student or EU student with pre-settled/settled status you do not need to attend an ID check, but must still complete all other elements of online matriculation.

All students should bring their passport for identity verification. Students from the UK may bring their UK birth certificate if they do not have a passport. International students must also bring their visa or biometric card (BRP) for a UK Visas and Immigration check.

See further information about online matriculation.

Documents

International and EU students without pre-settled/settled status

You must present the following documents at the document check:

  • passport
  • visa or biometric card (if you already have this)

If you have been granted an online immigration status please send your share code which can be obtained from the view and prove your immigration status website to visas@st-andrews.ac.uk prior to attending your document check so that it can be verified online.

If you are studying a programme which is less than 6 months in duration and have entered as a Standard visitor then you will be required to provide evidence of your arrival date in the UK e.g. boarding pass. If you are a visa national then you will be required to apply for your Standard visitor visa prior to arrival in the UK.

EU students (with pre-settled/settled status)

You must present your passport when attending your ID check.

UK students

You must present the documents used when completing the ID check element of online matriculation when you attend your ID check.  This can be one of the following:

  • passport
  • ID card
  • drivers licence
  • birth certificate

Core student training

As part of becoming a matriculated student, you need to complete some mandatory online modules which form your core student training.

The modules reflect topics that are important to the University community and relate to the core values of our University strategy. They include training in:

  • good academic practice
  • consent and bystander intervention
  • environmental sustainability action
  • equality, diversity and inclusion
  • research integrity and ethics (postgraduate researchers only)

The modules vary in length, and each requires that you successfully complete an assessment quiz at the end to demonstrate learning and understanding. The quizzes can be completed multiple times until the requisite pass mark has been reached.

If you have any difficulties accessing or completing the modules, you can email coretraining@st-andrews.ac.uk. If you have any concerns with any of the concepts associated with the consent and bystander intervention module, you can contact orient@st-andrews.ac.uk.

You will access the core student training modules via the online matriculation process.