What is enrolment?

Enrolment is a two stage process to register as an official Kingston University student. Enrolling at the right time is important as it unlocks things like your course timetable and student funding.

  • Stage 1: Online enrolment (before you arrive)
  • Stage 2: In-person enrolment (when you arrive)

Online enrolment will open in August and you will receive an email with full instructions on how to enrol through OSIS (Online Student Information System) once your place has been confirmed (eg. your status changes to unconditional firm).

Please note: If you have a conditional offer, you will only be sent the instructions once your results have been received and your place has been confirmed.

Why enrol?

Completing online enrolment (before you arrive) will give you access to:

  • Your course timetable, which will start to appear on OSIS and the Kingston University app* (24 hours after you complete online enrolment). Please note: Depending on your course, it may take up to 48 hours (not including weekends) for you to see your full timetable.

Completing in-person enrolment (when you arrive for Welcome Week) means:

  • Your student funding will be released 3-5 working days after Kingston University confirms to the government that you have enrolled in-person.
  • You will receive your Kingston University ID card which is your library card, students' union membership and swipe-access card around the University.
  • If you are living in private accommodation, you can apply for a council tax exemption certificate (full-time students only).
  • If you are studying at our Kingston Hill campus, you can apply for a car parking permit (via our student website MyKingston, which you can access once you have enrolled).

* If you are studying a course taught at a partner institution (for example, Kingston College or St George's, University of London), your timetable will be provided by our partner - and will be unavailable on the Kingston University app.

How to enrol

Stage 1: Online enrolment

Two new students using a computer to enrol.Online enrolment will open in August and you will receive an email with full instructions on how to enrol through OSIS (Online Student Information System) between 24 to 48 hours after your place has been confirmed.

All students need to complete the following:

  • Confirm/update your personal details on OSIS
  • Complete 'Your Fee Status' check on OSIS, if you haven't already:

    (a) Complete the 'Your Fee Status' task – you will need to provide details about the highest qualification you hold or are studying for.

    (b) Upload a copy of your valid passport – the page of your passport that contains your photograph, full name, date of birth, issue/expiry date (often referred to as the 'biometric page').
  • Upload a photo for your Kingston University ID Card - the photo must show your full face, without any covering (unless for religious or medical reasons).

International Students - additional steps:

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

  • Pay your Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) - you need to complete this 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 arrive in the UK you will need to collect your BRP prior to Stage 2: In-person enrolment.
  • Ensure your bank account has sufficient funds - your bank statement should not be more than 31 days old when you apply for your visa application and should show that the required amount of money has been in the bank account for at least 28 consecutive days.

Stage 2: In-person enrolment

Stage 2 enrolment will take place on a Kingston University campus. You will find the date and time for your Stage 2: In-person enrolment slot in your Welcome schedule or we will contact you with information about your enrolment slot. So please ensure your contact details - postal and email - are up-to-date on OSIS.

All students

You will need to have:

  • full name of your course
  • your Kingston University ID number
  • your OSIS username and password
  • original proof of identity (see below)

UK nationals - original proof of identity

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 - original proof of identity

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).

Tuition fee payment

In order to complete your Stage 2 enrolment you will need to have met the financial requirements for funding your tuition fees. These will differ depending on your fee status, level of study and how you intend to pay. Please check When do I pay my fees? to find out what you need to do to avoid your enrolment being delayed.

International students

If you are an international student, you will also need to bring:

Sponsored students

If you are sponsored student (eg. your tuition fees will be paid for by an employer) you will also need to bring:

  • a copy of your sponsor letter or sponsor's purchase order (quoting your Kingston University ID number)

Studying at a partner institution?

If you are studying a Kingston University course at a partner institution in a different location, the enrolment process is slightly different.

Stage 1: Online enrolment

You will need to complete Stage 1 enrolment in the same way as students taught at a Kingston University campus (see above).

Stage 2: In-person enrolment

Stage 2 enrolment will take place either at a Kingston University campus and/or your place of study (see below).

Enrolling at Kingston University

If you are studying at one of the following colleges, you will need to attend in-person enrolment at Kingston University. We will send information about the date, time and location when you have completed your online enrolment.

  • Brooklands College
  • Kingston College
  • Newham Training and Education Centre (NEWTEC)
  • Richmond Upon Thames College
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • South Thames College
  • West Thames College
  • Whitefield Schools and Centre

You may also have to enrol with the college you will be based at. The college will contact you directly with more information if this is the case.

Enrolling at a partner college

If you are studying at one of the following colleges, you will not need to complete in-person enrolment at Kingston University. However, you will need to complete enrolment with your partner college, who will email or write to you with full details about this process.

  • Building Crafts College
  • KLM UK Engineering Ltd
  • Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge
  • Newcastle College

Need more help?

If you have any questions about Stage 1: Online enrolment or Stage 2: In-person enrolment, please email enrol@kingston.ac.uk.

How to log into OSIS

You should have received an email from us with your username (Kingston University ID) and password to log into our Online Student Information System (OSIS).

Log into OSIS If it's your first time you'll be prompted to change your temporary password (the one that we sent you) to a permanent one (that you'll find easier to remember). If you forget your OSIS password, you can reset your password online.

If you experience any problems with OSIS, please log an enquiry with the University's IT Service Desk, providing your name, Kingston University ID and information about the problem you are having. Or you can contact them (Monday to Friday 8.00am-6.30pm) via 020 8417 3355 or Live Chat.