After receiving an offer
Once you have received an offer to study at the University of St Andrews, there are a few steps you will need to take to secure your place at the University.
To accept your offer of a place at the University, you must complete these two steps:
1. Accept your offer
You must accept your offer after your interview has been confirmed as successful.
To accept an offer to start in September 2020, click on the name of your programme in this list:
- Pathway to Medicine
- Management, Economics and Finance
- Social Sciences and Humanities
2. Pay your deposit
If you wish to decline your offer, please email email@example.com and quote your student ID number.
If you have received a conditional offer you will need to provide evidence to show that you meet the conditions of your offer. This evidence might be an IELTS for UKVI test report form, or a final transcript from your high school, or a reference letter.
Please submit your evidence as soon as it becomes available by uploading it to your applicant portal. To sign in, you will need the username and password you created for your application.
Students who will require a visa to study in the UK should begin their visa application only once their offer changes from conditional to unconditional. You will be notified by email from firstname.lastname@example.org when your offer becomes unconditional.
An offer becomes unconditional when:
- you have accepted your offer
- you have paid your deposit
- you have met all the conditions of your offer
- you have made the further payment.
Please refer to your unconditional offer email from email@example.com for more details on the further payment and instructions on how to obtain a CAS number (if you need a visa to study in the UK).
Once you have paid your deposit, met all of your conditions and your offer has changed from conditional to unconditional, you must make a further payment of £11,000 (or provide a financial guarantee letter if you are a sponsored student).
Once you have paid your further payment:
- Your accommodation will be confirmed.
- The CAS process will begin (if you need a visa to study in the UK). CAS numbers are only issued when your course start date is less than three months away.
You should pay the rest of your fees during or before your Orientation. You cannot be in classes until you have paid the rest of your fees.
Find out when to pay your foundation fees.
Students joining an International Foundation programme do not need to apply for accommodation but they are required to accept their offer of accommodation to ensure a room is allocated to them at David Russell Apartments prior to their arrival.
Check your email account regularly (the account you provided when you submitted your application). The offer of accommodation, and instructions on how to accept it, will be sent by email from Student Accommodation Services during July and August for students starting in September, and in November and December for students starting in January.
If you have any questions about your accommodation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org quoting your student ID number.
Approximately six weeks before your course starts, you will receive an email with information on how to activate your University computer account and email. You should begin using your St Andrews email account as soon as you can, so that you do not miss any communications from us.
Once you have your St Andrews email account, you will be able to access the pre-arrival guide and the MySaint portal for current students. The pre-arrival guide has all the information you need to prepare for your arrival in St Andrews, including:
- what to pack
- what to expect from Orientation
- what University services are available
- how to connect to the University's Wi-Fi
- how to open a UK bank account
- how to register with a UK doctor.
You will also find instructions on how to book your transfer to the David Russell Apartments from Edinburgh or Glasgow airport, or from Leuchars train station.
Start looking for flights once you have received your unconditional offer and your visa (if you need one). Please do not book your flight tickets before then.
The International Education Institute offers webinars where foundation students are introduced to their Programme Director and other staff at the University of St Andrews. These webinars take place throughout the application cycle and give you the opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A session.
As dates are booked, a list of upcoming webinars will be posted here, along with information on how to join a webinar and where to email your questions in advance.