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International Foundation Programmes

The University of St Andrews offers foundation programmes which are discipline-specific and feature a blend of English language skills, academic subject knowledge and cultural adaptation studies. Programmes start in September and January each year, with the exception of Medicine which is only available for September entry.

Why students choose Foundation at University of St Andrews

Join an information event to find out more about the foundation programme you would like to study and send your questions in advance. There are weekly question and answer sessions available as well as programme-specific webinars throughout the year.

Study online for the full 2020-2021 academic year

The Global Online Year One (GOYO) programme offers a combination of subject-specific first-year classes and specialist academic skills. Successful students can progress onto the second year of a degree in St Andrews in September 2021.