After receiving an offer
If you have received an offer to study on an international year one, foundation or pathway programme at the University of St Andrews, there are a few steps you need to take to secure your place at the University.
You should accept your offer of a place within two weeks of our email offer. If you are a Pathway or Foundation for Medicine applicant, wait until after your interview has been confirmed as successful before you accept your offer.
To accept your offer, please complete these two steps:
1. Accept your offer
To accept your offer, log into your applicant portal. To log in, you will need the username and password you created for your application.
2. Make your pre-payment
We require a pre-payment of £2,000 to confirm your acceptance of our offer. This amount will be deducted from your total tuition fee. Find out when and how to make your pre-payment.
Sponsored applicants must provide a financial guarantee letter from their sponsor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you make a pre-payment to confirm your acceptance of our offer but later need to decline it, or if you do not meet the conditions of our offer, we will refund your pre-payment in full.
If you wish to decline your offer, please email email@example.com and quote your student ID number.
48 hours after you have received and accepted your offer of a place to study at the University of St Andrews, you can apply for University accommodation. Please apply for your accommodation as soon as possible, regardless of whether your offer is conditional or unconditional.
Students on an international year one, foundation or pathway programme are guaranteed a place in University accommodation for their pre-degree programme and for the first year on the degree programme (which may be Year 2 for students on the International Year One Science programme).
Applications for September 2021 accommodation open on Monday 15 March 2021.
Find out how to apply for accommodation.
Accommodation applications for September 2021 entry close on Wednesday 30 June 2021. If you have applied to your foundation programme after this date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can assist with your accommodation request.
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 one of the following:
- a Secure English Language Test (SELT)
- a final transcript from your high school
- a reference letter.
Please submit your evidence as soon as it becomes available by uploading it to your applicant portal. To log in, you will need the username and password you created for your application.
If you require a visa to study in the UK you can only begin your visa application once your offer changes from conditional to unconditional.
An offer becomes unconditional when:
- you have accepted your offer
- you have paid your pre-payment (or provided a financial guarantee letter from your sponsor)
- you have met all the conditions of your offer.
From March 2021 onwards, and once your offer status is unconditional, you will receive an ‘entrant’ email from the University. At this point, you are no longer an applicant, but an entrant student. The email we send you includes information on how to activate your University computer account and email account. 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 your computer and email accounts are ready, you will have access to your student portal, known as ‘MySaint’, which is where you can access services and information relevant to you, including your personal details, course information, events, library and wellbeing updates and more.
The International Education Institute offers foundation programme webinars during the year to give you the opportunity to chat to us in a live question and answer session.
Find out how to join a webinar.