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Enrolment information

Enrolment overview

Enrolment is when you are confirmed as a student at the University. The enrolment process usually involves two stages which you must complete:

  • Step 1: Pre-Enrolment: An online process where you verify your personal details, confirm your programme of studies and upload personal identification documentation
  • Step 2: Face to Face Enrolment: A face-to-face enrolment session on campus. We will check your personal details and identification, scan your passport/visa (if applicable) and provide you with a student ID card.

Please note that Face to Face enrolments (excluding partners and distance learning) will recommence from 17 May. Please check the below guide and schedule for details of the enrolment process.

September 2020 to April 2021

If you enrolled on a programme which commenced between September 2020 and April 2021 and have not yet attend a face to face enrolment session then you must now attend a face to face enrolment session at the earliest opportunity (after any self-isolation requirements).

Please read the below section for details on what to bring to an enrolment session and for the dates and times when they are taking place:

  • Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions
  • Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions Schedule

May and June 2021 – International Students

If you are an international student who is starting a programme (excluding partners and distance learning) in May or June 2021. We will be enrolling you remotely. You will then need to attend a Face-to-Face session once you have arrived in the UK and completed any self-isolation requirements. We will process you enrolment as follows:

 1. Once you have completed Pre-Enrolment we will complete an internal enrolment check:

  • If you have no outstanding sanctions and have provided appropriate ID, we will process your enrolment remotely (e.g. allow you to start engaging with your studies)
  • If you have outstanding sanctions and/or have not provided appropriate ID, we will not process your enrolment remotely until this is resolved. You will need to contact the appropriate team to resolve the outstanding issues

2. If your enrolment has been processed we will send you an enrolment confirmation email and you can start engaging with your studies

3. Once you have arrived in the UK (and completed any self-isolation requirements) then you will need to attend a Face-to-Face enrolment session. Please read the below section for details on what to bring to an enrolment session and for the dates and times when they are taking place:

  • Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions
  • Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions Schedule

May and June 2021 – Home Students

If you are a home student then starting a programme (excluding partners and distance learning) in May or June 2021 then you will need to pre-enrol and then attend a face to face enrolment session to complete your enrolment.


You must complete pre-enrolment for us to process your enrolment. For most students, we will send you two emails detailing how and when to pre-enrol:

  • An email which details the pre-enrolment process and what you need to do
  • An email which includes your unique password to login to pre-enrolment (if you already have a self-service account you will not receive this email)

Once you have received your login details then you will need to complete pre-enrolment. During Pre-Enrolment, you must upload photographic ID (e.g. valid passport or UK driving licence) and a photo for your student card.

Pre-enrol now

If you have difficulties with pre-enrolment, please read our guide. If you need further assistance or cannot login then please contact us on 0300 303 2772 or

Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions

If you are studying on campus, then you must attend a face-to-face enrolment session where we check your personal details and identification, scan your passport and visa, resolve outstanding checks and provide you with your student ID card.

You will need to bring the following to the enrolment session:

  • Your eight-digit Student ID Number
  • :Your Photographic Identification
    • UK Nationals: Passport or Drivers Licence
    • Overseas Nationals (including the EU): Passport

Please also bring other ID (e.g. bank card, official letters) in case we need to verify your identification further.

Please also bring the following to your enrolment session.

  • Qualification certificates/slips if you have not already submitted them
  • University/College Payment Advice from Student Finance England (or your local funding authority) – loans cannot be paid unless your information is correct and we can access your Student Support Number
  • Accommodation Arrival Information (if you are moving into halls)
  • Mobile number and preferred personal email address

Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions Schedule

Face-to-face enrolment sessions take place on specific dates and times. Please view our upcoming enrolment schedule for the details of enrolment session. If the upcoming enrolments schedule advises that you need to book onto the enrolment session then please use the booking form link below:

Book onto an enrolment session

Face-to-Face Enrolment Sessions and Covid-19

Enrolment sessions and spaces have been set up to be Covid-19 compliant. This includes screening, socially distanced queuing systems, socially distanced workstations, PPE. It might also take longer than usual to process your enrolment.

You are required to wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) when you attend an enrolment session and in University buildings.

Enrolment Sanctions and TEMP Access

If you have enrolled and having any of the following unresolved, then you may be given a Temporary status:

  • Passport or BRP (International Students Only)
  • Visa verification
  • Occupational Health
  • DBS
  • Module choice
  • Qualifications
  • Visa sanction

A temp access status means that you will be given access to University systems so that you can study, however you must resolve the outstanding issues by the required dates or you might be withdrawn from your programme. Please note that you will be liable for fees from week three of teaching.

Not Ready to Enrol

If you have any of the following issues you will not be enrolled, will not receive an ID card and will not be allowed to move into halls:

  • Finance sanction involving paying your fees
  • No ID provided
  • U18s confirmation not submitted
  • Residency Status (e.g. home/overseas status) unresolved
Campus Access

The University of Northampton is an access-controlled campus, therefore you need to be fully enrolled and have received a student card to be able to access buildings, learning and teaching spaces, academic sessions, resources, and online systems and content. Please ensure that you attend an advertised face to face session (and where required, book on to the session) so that you can complete your enrolment. If you attend the University outside of scheduled enrolment times, you may not be able to receive a student card and access the campus.

Getting Here

If you are attending a face-to-face session then, please ensure you visit our Travel and Parking pages for more information on how to get to the university.

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