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 and 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). Read our quick guide blog to enrolment.

Enrolment January 2024

Details of the enrolments taking place in January 2024 will be listed here shortly

Enrolment September 2023

Please visit our Welcome and Arrival – September 2023 page for detailed information on the enrolment dates, travel and arrival information


The first part of the enrolment which you must complete is pre-enrolment. You will receive an email and be invited to pre-enrol when it is time. You will be asked to activate your account and you will then be sent an email with your log in details.

Once you have received both your emails then please login and complete pre-enrolment. During pre-enrolment, please upload a passport style photo (for your student card) and photographic ID:

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


If you are having difficulties with pre-enrolment, please read our guide or attend (invite will be sent you via email) one of our enrolment webinars which are taking place in August and September 2023. If you need any further assistance, then please contact our enrolment support team on 01604 892833 or email enrolment@northampton.ac.uk.

Student Status – Not Known

If, when you are completing your Pre enrolment, your Student Status is ‘Not Known’ please scan and email the following relevant information to feestatus@northampton.ac.uk and bring your documents to your Face to Face enrolment session.

  • Passport
  • Biometric Residence Card or if UK resident EU national an Immigration Share Code
  • Decision Letter from the Home Office (if you have one)

In addition:

  • Students who are Home fee payers on the basis of long residency in the UK should provide evidence of SFE funding.
  • Applicants with time limited leave to remain who are the spouse or child of a UK national should be able to provide evidence of the relationship and evidence of the nationality of the parent/spouse.
  • If you are a new student studying on campus, then you will need to attend a face to face 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, Decision Letter from the Home Office, and BRP card (if applicable)
    • Other Identification (e.g. bank cards, birth certificates, official letters etc) in case we need to identify you further

    (Note: if you are a UK national and do not have a passport or driving licence then you should bring official documents which will allow us to confirm your identity)

    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

    If, when you are completing your Pre enrolment, your Student Status is ‘Not Known’
    Please bring the documents to your Face to Face enrolment session as advised above.

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

    We run enrolment sessions to coincide with the start dates of programmes. Please sign up to one of the enrolment sessions via the Arrival and Enrolment Booking Form.

  • 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 (16-17 September 2023) then please see our Welcome and Arrival – September 2023 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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