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International Foundation programmes

International Foundation programmes 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 of St Andrews. 

These programmes provide excellent preparation, combining academic subjects with language development alongside the skillset for successful study at a British university. Find out why you should study a foundation programme

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“My foundation year, and the flexibility of the University of St Andrews' study options allowed me to take part in different modules and find which subjects aligned with my interests. I had the opportunity to become a student ambassador and to attend academic forums. As a result of my Foundation year, when I entered the first year of university, I was fully prepared, unafraid of challenges and created strong academic bonds with other students, professors, and mentors.”

Youngju Seo
Youngju Seo
- South Korea