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Information for new students

We hope you're as excited as we are for the start of your course. We're looking forward to you joining us.

Before you can start your studies, you need to enrol.

Step 1: Online registration

Step 2: Enrolment confirmation

If you need a visa to study with us, we will arrange a Right to Study appointment to verify your visa and immigration documents in-person. We are asked to do this by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Your appointment will happen after your studies have started.

Before you begin enrolment: Set-up your UAL email account

Before you can start your steps to enrol, you'll first need to have set-up your UAL email account.

Once you have accepted your offer to study with us and it's less than or equal to 10 weeks before the start date of your course, you'll receive an email from us asking you to set up and start using your UAL email account.

Please log in to your email and change your password straight away, as you won't be able to start your enrolment steps until your UAL email account is working.

If you think you haven't received an email about setting up your UAL email account, or you've got problems logging in, visit our IT Services webpage for help.

Step 1: Online registration

Online registration opens from Monday 24 August 2020.

We recommend you keep a close eye on your UAL email account as that's where we send your enrolment information.

Online registration is how you provide all the information we need to enrol you.

You will (where applicable):

  • confirm we have the correct personal details
  • upload a copy of your passport, birth certificate or EU Identity Card
  • check your course information
  • give us an emergency contact
  • upload copies of your academic qualifications
  • upload copies of your visa and immigration documentation
  • pay your tuition fees or provide confirmation of your funding arrangements
  • upload a photo for your student ID card
  • agree to our enrolment terms and conditions

We'll send you an email once enrolment opens with instructions on what to do next, including how to access online registration.

Step 2: Enrolment confirmation

Once you've submitted your online registration, we'll check your information to make sure we have everything we asked for.

We aim to make all of our checks within 14 working days, but it may take a little longer during busier times. Please be patient. We will contact you as soon as we can.

Enrolment confirmation for new UK and EU students

If we're able to complete your enrolment, we'll send you an email confirmation.

If anything is missing from your online registration, or something is incorrect - your enrolment will be paused. We will email you detailing what you must do next. Please check your inbox regularly.

Enrolment confirmation for new international students

If you've completed your online registration correctly, you'll be conditionally enrolled until you attend your Right to Study appointment. Being conditionally enrolled is nothing to worry about. You will be able to start your course and access all of the same facilities as fully enrolled students. It is just our way of knowing we still have information to check with you when the time is right.

If anything is missing from your online registration, or something is incorrect - your enrolment will be paused. We will email you detailing what you must do next. Please check your inbox regularly.

Right to Study appointment

If you need a visa to study with us, we will arrange a Right to Study appointment to verify your visa and immigration documents in-person. We are asked to do this by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Your appointment will happen after your studies have started.

We will contact you to say where and when your appointment will happen. We will also let you know exactly what you need to bring to your appointment. You must attend your appointment – it is compulsory.

We will ask everyone attending an appointment to show their current passport and visa. If you have been issued a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), we will ask to see this as well. We need to see the original documents. We cannot accept copies. We may also ask to see other documentation, but this will be confirmed in your appointment invitation.