How to enrol - new students

On this page, you will be able to access everything you need to know about enrolling with us, how to do it and why it’s so important.

We recommend you complete your enrolment as soon as you receive the email with the link to our enrolment portal, so you can get involved in every aspect of student life, as soon as possible!

You might want to bookmark this page so you can jump back in whenever you need to.

Teaching starts : Monday 16 January 2023

What is enrolment and why it's important

Completing your enrolment opens the door to your student life: your student identity, funding, course information, learning and support resources, student entitlements, discounts and more.

In fact, without completing your enrolment, you simply won’t be able to access everything you need to study, work and live your best CU London student life!

A completed enrolment is the gateway to your student life – here’s how you do it:

(Note: A small number of our courses enrol using a different platform so you may see different screens than shown in this video)


Are you are a UK fee-paying student or an international fee-paying student? 

If you don't know please check your offer letter. 

UK fee-paying student

Follow these steps to enrol

  • Once you’ve accepted our offer, look out for our follow-up email from Tuesday 3 January 2023 – this one takes you to our dedicated student enrolment portal and will walk you through the enrolment process step-by-step.

    UK fee-paying students - if you are accessing a loan via the Student Loans Company, please confirm if prompted. If you are self-funding, please select this option when prompted. You can also find tuition instalment dates and the ability to set Automatic Card payments on this page.

    If you are an international student paying UK fees, i.e. you do not hold a British or Irish passport, you will be required to complete a Right to Study (RTS) check. You will need to do this in person with the International Student Compliance team: Student Centre, 9am-3.30pm, Monday-Friday. The last date for an RTS check is Monday 23 January 2023.

    You’ll then be given your student account and you’ll also have the chance to get to know the tools we have in place to help you get to know your way around campus and explore our online learning environment.

  • No student ID? No student loan, no access to your accommodation, facilities and services, no important news and updates, no discounts, no fun - it’s that simple.

    After you’ve completed your enrolment, you can collect your student ID in person.

    Please visit: Customer Service Desk (main reception)
    Dates and times: Monday – Friday, 08:30am – 5:00pm

    All students must provide proof of identity and nationality to get a student ID card.

    In order to verify your identity, you’ll need to bring the documentation listed in  our accepted proof of identity and nationality document.

    Online only or distance students: you will not need a student ID card unless you want to access campus facilities and services.

  • There may be times when you need to prove your status as a student, e.g. opening a bank account - you can generate a student status letter by logging into the Student Portal or via the Wayfinder app.

  • All the latest information about your course enrolment, our facilities and services will be on our website, so keep checking back in to stay up to date before you arrive and when you get here. 

    You'll also find details on the Wayfinder app. 

International fee-paying student 

If you are an international fee paying student please read our enrolment guide. 

International enrolment guide

Returning students

Welcome back to CU London, you’ll need to re-enrol with us before starting the next year of your course.

If you believe you are due to re-enrol but have not yet received your formal results or a link to enrol please contact your Faculty Registry team so they can update your record.


Timetables and course induction

Once you’ve had an email confirming your enrolment is complete, you can access an induction module on our online learning platform, Aula.

Your personalised timetable will be released before teaching starts - you can access your timetable by logging into the Student Portal, find it on Aula or on the Wayfinder app.

Don’t forget – your timetable may change, so keep checking!

Further information and support is available by logging into Aula, as well as from your course team.


Need help?

Your Student’s Union offers financial advice and support, or you can head to the Customer Service Desk in reception and a member of the team there can help you.

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