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Information for returning students

We hope that you've had a great break. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to your studies very soon.

To continue with your course you'll need to enrol. This is something that you must do every academic year that you're with us. How you enrol depends on whether you're a UK, EU or International student.

You can't continue with your course until you have enrolled.

Returning UK and EEA students

This information is for returning students who are UK or EEA nationals.

You need to complete two important steps before you continue your course:

Step 1: Online pre-registration

Step 2: Pay your tuition fees for the year

Step 1: Online pre-registration

You need to pre-register online before term begins. Online registration opens from 12 August 2019.

During your online pre-registration we'll ask you to:

  • confirm your personal details and course are correct
  • understand what your tuition fees will be and tell us how those fees will be paid
  • read and agree to our enrolment terms and conditions

You can start your online pre-registration anytime from Monday 12 August 2019 by logging in to your UAL Portal with your usual UAL network username and password.

Having problems logging in to your UAL Portal? Visit our IT Services webpage for help.

Step 2: Pay your tuition fees

You need to know your tuition fees may increase because of inflation. Visit our tuition fees webpage to see our current standard tuition fees.

When you're ready to pay your tuition fees, take a look at the ways to pay webpage to find out how.

Remember if you return to the next stage of your course but then choose to withdraw, we may still ask you to pay the tuition fees for the full academic year. Find out more by reading our student fees policy.

Confirming your enrolment

Once you've completed your online pre-registration and paid your tuition fees for the year you'll be enrolled automatically. You don't need to attend an enrolment appointment. Instead we'll send you an email confirming you've been enrolled.

Returning International students

This information is for returning international students who are non-EEA nationals.

You need to complete two important steps before you continue your course:

Step 1: Online pre-registration

Step 2: Attend your enrolment appointment

Step 1: Online pre-registration

You need to pre-register online before you attend your enrolment appointment.  Online registration opens from 12 August 2019.

During your online pre-registration we'll ask you to:

  • confirm your personal details and course are correct
  • upload copies of your current passport and visa
  • understand what your tuition fees will be and tell us how those fees will be paid
  • read and agree to our enrolment terms and conditions.

You can start your online pre-registration anytime from Monday 12 August 2019 by logging in to your UAL Portal with your usual UAL network username and password.

Having problems logging in to your UAL Portal? Visit our IT Services webpage for help.

Step 2: Attend your enrolment appointment

After you've completed your online pre-registration, we'll need to meet you at an enrolment appointment.

You won't be able to continue your course until we've met you at an enrolment appointment, so you must attend.

We'll send you an email letting you know your enrolment appointment slot and what you'll need to bring along with you.

Find your enrolment appointment slot 

Each UAL College has a set timetable for enrolment appointments that are arranged by course and the first letter of an enrolling students' (that's you!) surname/family name.

To find out where and when you should go for your enrolment appointment, download and check the timetable for the UAL College you study at.

If you can't attend your enrolment appointment contact us immediately. You'll find the best contact details to reach us on in the email we've sent you about your enrolment appointment.

What to expect from your enrolment appointment

Whilst we'll meet you individually, other people from your course will share the same appointment slot. This means when you arrive you'll join a queue. We'll do all we can to make sure you don't have a long wait. You can help by arriving at your appointment time.

When you meet us for your enrolment appointment we'll:

  • check your pre-registration information is still correct
  • confirm you match your identification documents
  • see the additional documents that we have asked you to bring

Come prepared

It's essential you bring with you all the documents we've listed in the email we sent to you about your enrolment appointment. 

You won't be able to start your course until we've seen all of the requested documents.

We recommend that you use the information in the email we've sent you as your full checklist of what to bring as it's been personalised to fit your individual circumstances.

Here you'll find a general guide about what to bring along to your enrolment appointment. You should also read our enrolment information for visa holders page.

Passport 

Bring your current passport. We also need an electronic copy of your passport in your UAL Portal. Make sure you have uploaded a copy there too.

If you're unsure what to upload take a look at our passport example (PDF 159KB).

Visa

Bring your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

You must also upload an electronic copy of both sides of the BRP card to your UAL Portal as part of your online pre-registration.

If you're unsure what to upload take a look at our Biometric Residence Permit example (PDF 130KB).

You won't be able to enrol if you can't prove you have the correct immigration status to study with us.

Payment confirmation

We need proof you have paid your tuition fees, or proof that you are receiving sponsorship to cover your tuition fees.

If you're studying on a postgraduate or graduate diploma course you can set up your instalment plan online after reading the guidance on our paying fees by instalment webpage.

If you're being sponsored by a company or other authority, you should upload a copy of your sponsorship confirmation during your online pre-registration. If for any reason you can't upload this, you'll need to bring a copy of your sponsorship confirmation with you to your enrolment appointment.

If you have paid your fees by bank transfer you must bring your receipt with you to your enrolment appointment.

You need to know your tuition fees may increase because of inflation. Visit our tuition fees webpage to see our current standard tuition fees.

Research Degrees (PhD/MPhil)

Returning international students, please contact researchdegrees@arts.ac.uk to make an appointment.

Got questions?

If you're unsure what you need to do next to enrol, or you've found that your details are incorrect in your UAL Portal during your online pre-registration, contact the Programme Administration team in your UAL College. You'll find their contact details in the email we've sent you about your enrolment.

If you can't login to your UAL Portal, need to reset your password, or have any other technical issues, get in touch with IT Services.