Enrolment information

What is Enrolment?

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 to verify personal details, confirm your programme of studies and provide identification documentation.
  • Step 2 – Face to Face Session – A face-to-face process session on campus. We will check your personal details and identification, scan passport/visa (if applicable) and provide you with a student ID card

(Please note: Some programmes such as Distance Learning, Stand Alone-Modules are managed remotely and do not require attendance at a Face-to-Face enrolment session. If you are not required to attend a Face-to-Face enrolment we will advise you of this when you are invited to pre-enrol)

Enrolment in June / July 2022

Please see enrolment schedule for dates and times for enrolment sessions taking place for in June / July 2022. These sessions are for PGs enrolling on MBA and MSc Project Management programmes.

UK (Home) Students

If you are a UK (Home) student then we will enrol you in the usual way (please see below sections). You will be invited to Pre-Enrol and then you will need to attend a Face-to-Face enrolment session (unless you are on a programme which does not enrol face-to-face and have been advised that you do not need to attend).

If you are required to self-isolate due to Covid-19 then you can request a remote enrolment by emailing enrolment@northampton.ac.uk with your name, student number and copy of photographic ID (e.g. passport or drivers licence). Once you self-isolation period has finished then you must attend a Face-to-Face enrolment session at the earliest available opportunity. Please see the ‘When can I attend a face-to-face enrolment session’ section for details on how to book onto a session.

International Students

If you are an international student please visit our dedicated page for international student enrolment information.


The first part of the enrolment process is pre-enrolment. During pre-enrolment you will confirm your personal details, update your address, confirm how you are you are paying your fees, upload a passport style photo (for your student ID card) and agree to our terms and conditions. We will contact you when it’s time for you to pre-enrol, this will include:

  • 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 applied directly to the University you will already have an account in self-service therefore you will not receive this email)

Please do not attempt to pre-enrol until you have received an email from us inviting you to pre-enrol. Once you have received our invite then please click the below link to access pre-enrolment


If you have difficulties with pre-enrolment, please read our guide. If you need any further assistance, then please contact our enrolment support team on 0300 303 2772 or email enrolment@northampton.ac.uk.

  • If you are a new students studying on campus, then you will need to attend a face-to-face enrolment session. At a face-to-face enrolment session we will check your personal details, your identification, scan your passport/visa and provide you with your student card.

    (Please note: if you are not required to attend a Face-to-Face enrolment session then you will be advised of this when you are invited to pre-enrol)

    Confirming your Identity

    At the enrolment session we will need to confirm your identify therefore you will need to bring the following:

    • UK Nationals – Passport or Driving Licence (including provisional)
    • Overseas National – Passport

    Please ensure you also bring other identification documents (e.g. bank card, birth certificate, official letter) in case we need to identify you further. If you are a UK national and do not have a passport of driving licence then you should bring official documents which will allow us to identify you.

    Other Documents/Information

    You should also bring the following with you to a face-to-face enrolment

    • Your eight-digit Student ID Number
    • Qualification certificates/slips if you have not already submitted them
    • Name change documentation 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

    When can I attend a Face-to-Face Enrolment Session?

    We run enrolment sessions to coincide with the start dates of programmes. Your enrolment session might be a programme specific session or one where students from different programmes are enrolling.

    Please view our upcoming enrolment schedule for details of upcoming sessions. If the schedule advises you to book an enrolment session then please use the booking form link below:

    Book onto an enrolment session

  • If you have enrolled and have 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 temporary status (your student card will have temporary written on it) gives you 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 then 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
  • 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.

  • If you are attending a face to face session over Welcome Weekend (24-27 September 2021) then please see our Welcome and Arrival – September 2021 for travel arrangements. If you are attending a session at another time then please see our Travel and Parking pages for more information on how to get to the University

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