International Foundation programmes

The International Foundation programmes at the University of St Andrews have been specifically designed to enable international students from a wide range of countries to develop the necessary skills to meet the demands of a degree programme at the University. 

Not all education systems equip students for the style of study required at a British university, so a foundation programme provides excellent preparation, combining academic subjects with language development and the skillset for successful studying.

These programmes are for you if you:

  • are an overseas student
  • would like to attend the University of St Andrews
  • have graduated from high school with excellent national academic qualifications
  • need to improve your English language skills
  • need to increase your knowledge of your chosen subject
  • would like to improve your study skills.

Find out why you should study a foundation programme.

Courses

January Foundation programmes - 2020

Pathway to Medicine Foundation
Management, Economics and Finance Foundation
Science Foundation
Social Science and Humanities Foundation

September Foundation programmes - 2020

Pathway to Medicine Foundation
Medicine Foundation
Management, Economics and Finance Foundation
Science (International Year One) Foundation
Social Science and Humanities Foundation

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Undergraduates

If you are interested in studying at St Andrews, join us at a visiting day or talk and tour to explore the town, find out about our courses and meet current students.

Upcoming visiting days:

  • Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019

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Postgraduates

Upcoming visiting days:

  • Wednesday 13 November 2019

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Contact

International Education Institute
University of St Andrews
Kinnessburn
Kennedy Gardens 
St Andrews
KY16 9DJ

Email: ifp@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2255

International Education Institute website