Study Abroad or Exchange Students
The Study Abroad Office will send you a Welcome and Registration Pack with further information about how to register online before you come to Leeds
Other new International Students
You will not register online until you come to Leeds because you will need to show a number of original documents before you can complete the registration process. The Essential Document Checklist explains which documents you will need for registration. You can find this on page 48 of the International Pre-Arrival Guide
When you arrive in Leeds you will need to collect your registration instructions which are in your International Welcome Pack.
Visit your department to collect your registration instructions and visit the International Student Office to attend your Arrival Briefing.
Undergraduates and Taught Postgraduates
Visit the International Student Office to collect your registration instructions and attend your Arrival Briefing.
International Foundation Year Students
Collect your registration instructions from the International Foundation Year Office and visit the International Student Office to attend your Arrival Briefing.
Open your bank account
You will need to open a UK bank account to complete your registration if you pay fees in instalments. Visit the International Student Office as soon as possible after arrival for information to help you open your bank account. If your bank account takes time to open this is not a problem. After you have paid the first instalment of your tuition fees you can receive a deferred registration card which allows you to use University computer and library facilities for 1 month. You can then complete your registration when your bank account is open.
Arrange your fees payment
If you have not paid your fees in full before you arrive in the UK, you can arrange your fees payment when you register . If you plan to pay your fees on arrival the University does not recommend you bringing cash and cannot accept cash payments above £3500. More information on paying your fees and transferring money to the UK in the International Pre-arrival Guide. There have been some reports of a financial fraud which targets international students. This is extremely rare and the vast majority of students have no problems at all. However, do not trust agents or third parties who offer to receive payment of your tuition fees on behalf of the University. Pay your fees directly to the University as part of the registration process. The Action Fraud website can give you some useful information on how to protect yourself against financial and other fraud as well as how to seek advice and support if you have become a victim.
Complete your online registration
Your registration instructions explain how to do this 7 stage process. Depending on your situation you may be able to complete registration fully in one day or it may take longer.
Collect your student ID card
When your registration is complete you can collect your student ID card and have full use of University library and computer facilities. New regulations being introduced by the UK government mean that the University will, by law, have to report students who do not fully complete the registration process. Your registration is not complete until you have collected your ID card. You will also need your ID card for long-term access to library and IT services.
In order to make sure that neither the University nor any student breaks any of the rules, we have introduced some additional immigration checks to the registration process. This means that you may be asked to see an immigration adviser before your Student ID Card can be issued. This is nothing to worry about but is an essential check that ensures immigration advice can be given straightaway if required.
If you are on a course which has a choice of different modules, your department will explain the enrolment process and give you information to help you choose your modules.
Study Abroad and exchange students should read the module section in the FAQs on the Study Abroad website