Register as a student

Registration is the official process of becoming a student at university. Registration means you can officially confirm your place on your course, check your personal information and let us know how you'll be paying your tuition fees.

When to register

Registration varies depending on if you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students can register from 1 September until 31 October 2022.

Masters students

Masters students can register from 1 August until 31 October 2022.  

PhD researchers

PhD researchers starting in September or October can register from 1 August 2022. If you are starting after October, you will be contacted by your graduate school office asking you to register from a month before your start date (for example, if you’re starting in March 2023 then you can register from 1 February 2023).

How to register 

Whether you’re a new or returning student, you’ll need to register online every year. 

New students   

To become a fully registered student at the University of Leeds, all new students must complete:

  1. Online registration (OLR)
  2. Online identity check (OLIC) 

You will need to provide your student number, a passport photograph and copies of your identity documents.

The online identity check proves you have the right to study at this University, and is needed for a number of reasons, including: 

  • Confirming your registration and attendance to the Student Loans Company (SLC) to release the first instalment of your Maintenance Loan and Tuition Fee Loan. Failure to complete OLR and OLIC will delay payment of your funding, so please do this as soon as possible.
  • Completing a Right to Study check for UKVI compliance. 

You can collect your student card on campus after a staff member has checked your documents. If you’re an international student, you’ll be able collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) at the same time where applicable.  You will receive an email to book an appointment to collect your student card and/or BRP after a staff member has completed your ID check.  

Returning students

If you’re a returning student or you're doing a year abroad or in industry, you can register online.

Important documents checklist 

Don’t forget to bring your:  

  • Your student number   
  • Course offer letter   
  • Passport or other photo ID  
  • Original academic certificates (if required)  
  • Student Finance England (or equivalent) documentation   
  • Sponsorship confirmation letter (if your tuition fees are being paid by another organisation)   
  • Accommodation contract (if you are living in student accommodation) 
  • National Insurance number (if you have one)  

For international students, please view our additional international student checklist.