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Everything that you need to know now that you've confirmed your place

Enrolment

Once your place is confirmed, we'll email you about enrolment. Most new students will start their studies in September. However, enrolment takes place throughout the year for some courses so you may start at a different time.

Whatever time of year you start, you need to understand how to enrol at the University. Enrolment forms part of Welcome Week and is an essential part of you becoming a student registered with us.

Enrolment takes place in two parts:

Enrolment Stage 1

All students must complete stage one of enrolment online before starting at Kingston University. We will email you from 25 August 2016 onwards with a link to enrolment stage one, where you'll need to confirm/update all of your personal details.

  • Fee status – so that we can assess you and charge you the right amount for your course, you'll need to complete the 'Your fee status' task assessment and upload a copy of your valid passport on OSIS. Have a look at the fee status information for further details.
  • Upload a photo – upload a photo for your ID card using your OSIS account.

If you're an international student coming to study in the UK on a Tier 4 via, you'll also need to:

  • Pay your Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) – the IHS is a compulsory requirement and you need to do it before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
  • Request a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) – you'll need a CAS before you can apply for a visa.
  • Collect your Biometrics Residence Permit (BRP) – once you've arrived in the UK you will need to collect your BRP prior to enrolment.

Enrolment Stage 2

This is the part you do face-to-face on campus. We will check your identity, confirm how your fees are going to be paid and give you your Kingston University ID card. Read below to make sure you bring everything you need to enrolment.

Studying at Kingston University?

Stage two of enrolment will take place on a Kingston University campus.

  • We'll contact you with information about your enrolment time and date in August, so ensure your contact details – postal and email – are up-to-date on OSIS (if your contact email address is a college email address, this may deactivate during the summer).
  • At enrolment, you'll need to have your Kingston student ID number, the full name of your course, your OSIS username and OSIS password. You must also bring original proof of identity:

UK nationals

  • Your valid UK passport (if you don't have a valid UK passport, you must bring both your UK birth certificate and a form of photo ID).

Non-UK nationals

  • You must provide the original valid passport that you may have uploaded to OSIS earlier (if the Home Office is holding this, an official Home Office letter may be acceptable instead).
  • If you are an international student, make sure you also bring payment in cleared funds, or evidence (if possible) of prior payment of 50% of your tuition fees, or your can pay this 50% in person at Stage 2 of enrolment.
  • Sponsored students – a copy of sponsor letter or sponsor's purchase order quoting your Kingston University ID number.

If you are an international student, you will also need to bring your visa, Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), and your original qualification documents (including any necessary English language qualifications) you were required to have for your course offer).

Studying at a partner institution?

If you are studying at a partner institution, stage two of enrolment will take place at either your place of study or at a Kingston University campus (if you are at a college in the Kingston area). You will receive your enrolment time as part of the Welcome Week information we send you.

After enrolment

  • Once you have completed your enrolment, we will issue you with a credit card-style ID card. This is also a library card, gives swipe access to certain areas and is a students' union membership card. You must keep the card throughout your course.
  • Three to five working days after you have completed enrolment, you should receive the first instalment of your maintenance loan and grant (applicable to British students only). Don't forget to visit the Student Funds team at the Student Life Centre for information on financial matters and entitlement to benefits, and advice on budgeting and money management.
  • If you will be studying and living in Kingston, you can register with a doctor at the Fairhill Medical Practice at the Health Centre at Penrhyn Road campus. Please bring your medical card and completed Health Questionnaire (PDF) to the Centre during your first week (if you haven't already given it to us in the Engagement Room during your enrolment). It's important to register as soon as you can – you don't want to have to fill a questionnaire in when you're ill! Read more.
  • If you're a full-time student, you can apply for a council tax exemption certificate. You'll be able to get one from the information points in the learning resource centres once you have enrolled. Read more.
  • If you will be studying at our Kingston Hill campus, you can apply for a car parking permit from the Kingston Hill reception.
  • You might want to apply for a proof of age card such as CitizenCard. Many pubs and all night clubs in Kingston will ask for a valid form of proof of age on entry, particularly where people look under 21.

When does term start?

The University's standard academic year runs from September to July, and is divided into three terms. Most taught programmes are delivered in two semesters, but the actual dates may vary. 

  • For new students, autumn term 2016 is due to start on Monday 26 September 2016 (although some students may need to arrive before this date).

View the Kingston University term dates.

Welcome events

  • Welcome Week for all new students takes place between Monday 19 – Friday 23 September 2016.
  • For new international students, our welcome and orientation programme starts on Wednesday 14 September 2016.

How do I get to Kingston University?

Kingston University is easy to get to, whether you are travelling by car or public transport. If you're an international student, read about our airport pick-up service.

Contact us

For any KU Welcome Week queries (including course induction, enrolment or welcome activities), contact:

  • Tel: 0800 048 2484*
  • Tel: +44 20 7206 4174 (outside the UK)

The hotline is open from Monday 22 August 2016.

*Freephone from both mobiles and landlines.

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