Foundation students

Foundation students are international students on one of the international foundation programmes taught within English Language Teaching. These programmes offer pre-degree preparation, combining the study of academic subjects with the study of language and academic skills.

In order to prepare for your journey to St Andrews, all foundation students should read the Pre-arrival Guide 2017. This guide contains details on a variety of subjects such as:

  • adapting to a new culture
  • packing for the journey
  • money matters and banking
  • insurance, accommodation
  • transport
  • internet access
  • medical information
  • University services.

In order to access the guide, you must be registered for a foundation course and have your sign-on details at hand.