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Preparing to enrol

Find out how to enrol at Kingston University as a postgraduate student.

Please also make sure you've read about logging onto our Online Student Information System (OSIS) to upload your passport.

If you are an international student on a student visa and fail to complete the enrolment process or subsequently wish to change mode of attendance, withdraw or take a break in studies, you should seek advice from an international student adviser as this will change your immigration status. You should be aware that Kingston University may be required to report any changes to the immigration authorities.

Why do I need to enrol?

All students must complete an online update (online enrolment) and show proof of identity (face-to-face enrolment) to become a Kingston University student. Once your enrolment has been fully completed, you will:

  • gain access to university services such as library, computing and sports facilities;
  • become a member of the Union of Kingston Students – membership includes benefits such as an NUS Extra discount card; and
  • become eligible for council tax exemption certificates and student travel cards (if you are a full-time student).

If applicable, it will also trigger any student loan payment that you are eligible for.

How do I enrol?

Online enrolment

When you receive an offer of a place from Kingston, we will send you an email with a username and password. You will be able to use these to log in to our Online Student Information System (OSIS) to:

  • upload your passport – to ensure we are charging the correct fees and (if you are an international student) that you receive your Certificate of Acceptance to Study (CAS) number for a UK visa; and later
  • update your personal details as the first stage of the enrolment process (online enrolment).

Face-to-face enrolment

Most students will then complete their enrolment at a face-to-face event at the University. However, this is not always appropriate for students studying at collaborative colleges and therefore the process may differ slightly. You should be aware that if any part of your study is at another institution, that institution may require you to enrol with them separately.

What happens at face-to-face enrolment?

We'll first ask you to confirm your details and show proof of your identity. You'll then be able to speak to our finance department about paying your tuition fees.

Make sure you turn up at your allocated time slot (your school office will send you this or you'll find out through your online update). If you have a disability and require special assistance, please let one of the enrolment staff know when you arrival.

When will I get my timetable?

The faculties will issue timetables as soon as they are available. You will receive an email to let you know where to go and how to access it as soon as possible.  

What are the term dates at Kingston?

Standard term dates are as follows but please note that some postgraduate courses will have different start and end dates. Your faculty will contact you directly to confirm your specific dates.


  • Autumn term
    Monday 24 September - Friday 14 December 2018 (new students from Monday 17 September 2018)
  • Spring term
    Monday 7 January - Friday 5 April 2019
  • Summer term
    Monday 29 April - Friday 21 June 2019

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000