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Enrolment information

How Do I Enrol?

There are two stages to enrolment, these are pre-enrolment and face-to-face enrolment. You must complete both to be fully registered onto your courses.


Pre-enrolment is an online process to verify your personal details and you will be asked to confirm that you are attending your course. All students receive an email entitled ‘Important Pre-Enrolment Information’, which will explain what you need to do during pre-enrolment. Before you start completing online pre-enrolment, you may find it useful to read the Pre-enrolment Guide.

Face-to-face Enrolment

Face-to-face enrolment takes place at the University where you will be met by a member of staff who will check your enrolment documentation. We will check your personal details and resolve any outstanding enrolment tasks. We will then take your photo and issue you with a Student ID card. This is also your Library card and allows access to Students’ Union events, so please keep it safe as a replacement charge will be incurred if this is lost or damaged. Finance staff will be available if you have any finance queries.

Upcoming Enrolments

Face-to-face enrolment sessions are scheduled to coincide with programme start dates. Our upcoming enrolments guide provides information on upcoming enrolments including date, time, location and how you need to book onto session. Please check the upcoming enrolments guide frequently as enrolments sessions are added regularly.

If the upcoming enrolments guide advises that you need to book an enrolment slot, then please complete the enrolment booking form.

Enrolment Booking Form

Campus Access

The University of Northampton is an access controlled campus, therefore, you need to be fully enroled (completed pre-enrolment and face-to-face enrolment) 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 enrolment 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 enrol at that time.

For information on transport and parking, please visit our Travel and Parking pages.

[Note: Some programmes do not require a face-to-face enrolment. If this applies to your programme you will be advised when you are invited to enrol.]

  • It is vital that you bring the following with you:

    1. Any correspondence that includes your eight digit Student ID number.
    2. Two forms of identification:
      a) Original photographic ID: Valid passport or Valid UK photo driving licence. Please note: if you are an international student or a non-British passport holder your first piece of identification must be a valid passport.
      b) One further piece of ID from the following: Credit or debit card or EU ID Card or Non UK photo driving licence.
      Please note we are unable to enrol any student who does not provide the required two forms of identification.
    3. Original qualifications, original certificates/slips if you have not already submitted them. We will photocopy these if necessary. Please visit the UCAS website to clarify which qualifications the university is sent automatically.
    4. Confirmation of how you are paying your fees. Please bring any sponsor letters with you if you are being sponsored for your course, or your University or College Payment Advice from Student Finance England, unless you have already uploaded this.
    5. Your Accommodation Arrival Information email if you are moving into Halls of Residence.
    6. Your mobile telephone number if you have one.
    7. Your preferred personal email address if we do not already know it. If you do not have your own email you will be provided with a free University email account.

    Please download our download our Getting Started brochure for more information about the enrolment process.

  • If you have a disability, medical condition, injury or other additional need that affects your mobility or ability to queue or manage crowded spaces, please contact ASSIST who can support you with the enrolment process – including alternative accessible routes. ASSIST staff will be based in the Learning Hub at Waterside campus throughout Welcome Weekend and Welcome and Induction Week if you need to speak with them. Email beforehand, or come and speak to a member of the team on your arrival, so we can support you with your enrolment.

  • Tuition fees and the funding available to you depend on a wide variety of different factors. It is important to find out which apply to you before starting your course. When you enrol, you should bring all relevant documentation related to how you will pay your fees. Further information can be found on our fees and funding pages.

    After you have completed enrolment you will be emailed confirmation of your enrolment, and if your course meets eligibility criteria, a Council tax form.


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