How to register in September

To guide you through registration for courses starting in September, we’ve provided details on what you need to do, key dates, locations and who to contact if you need help.

The registration process

You'll need to register at the start of every academic year. There are two parts to the process:

  • Part A - online registration (new and returning students)
  • Part B - identity check and collecting your student ID card (new students - including graduates from the University who have come through our admissions process to start a new course)

Please read what you will need register before you begin the process.

When to register

Part A, online registration, can be completed from the following dates:

  • All returning taught students (undergraduate and postgraduate): 1 August 2018  
  • New UK and EEA taught postgraduate students: 1 August 2018  
  • New incoming study abroad/exchange students: 1 August 2018  
  • New UK and EEA undergraduate students: 29 August 2018  
  • Research students: one month before your official start/anniversary of start date  
  • International students (not study abroad/exchange): you must arrive in Leeds, attend your welcome talk and collect your welcome pack before you start registration

Part B, identity check and collecting your student ID card can be completed on weekdays on campus. Read the Part B section below for more information. 

To find out how to register outside of the dates above, read our page on how to register outside of September

How to register

Part A: online registration steps

Online registration is completed on
  • New students: visit, click “New Student? Retrieve your Username and Password” and enter your details to get your University of Leeds username and password. Return to and log in with these details.
  • Returning students: If you’ve forgotten your password, please reset your password.

Once you've logged into Minerva, to access and complete online registration:

  1. click on the Access Student Services icon in the top right
  2. log in then click 'Registration'
  3. follow the on-screen instructions to complete the seven steps*

When you have completed the seven steps, you will see a page called Registration Certificate at the end and be able to access a PDF version. New students should save a copy of this certificate. 

*Qualifications Required:
Undergraduates: If you are an undergraduate who completed your qualifications before this year or outside the UK, you will need to show the originals or certified copies of your required qualifications before you can start online registration.
Details of where to take your documents can be found on our qualifications checks pages.
Postgraduates: All postgraduate students (except University of Leeds graduates) will also need to show qualifications before being given access to online registration. This is in addition to the scans you will have provided for your application. Details of where to take your documents can be found on our qualifications checks pages.

Part B: identity check and collecting your student ID card

New students will need to have an identity check to be fully registered. You will then be able to collect a student ID card. If you're an international student and need to collect a BRP at the University, this happens in the same location as the identity check and collecting your student ID card. 

To find out more, see our how to complete an identity check and get your student ID card page. 

Some courses are exempt from identity checks, however if you are receiving a Student Loan you will need to complete an identity check in order to receive your funding. 


All students starting a course in September are expected to complete registration by 12 October 2018. Students who have not fully registered by this date due to delays in documentation or fee payment must as priority discuss their next steps with the relevant department (see contact details below in Where To Get Further Help) and must have an agreed plan of action with this department.

After 29 October 2018, non-registered September start students will be withdrawn from their course due to failure to register.

After you've registered

Your parent school will invite you to attend induction sessions that will give you more information about your course. You'll also have the opportunity to meet your tutors and find out more about the facilities and resources available. Take a look at our arrival pages to find out more about starting life as a student in Leeds.

Common problems during registration 

    If you receive an error message when retrieving your username and password, check that you are:
    • a new student, and don't already have a username and password 
    • entering your nine digit Student ID number
    • entering your date of birth as provided on your application
    • not trying to collect your username and password before the date shown on the page
    • have accepted your offer to study at the University of Leeds on your admissions portal 

    If you need help during the online registration process, click on “HELP” in the top right hand corner of the screen. 

    If you can’t complete registration because of issues relating to your fee payment, you can contact the Student Fees team (contact details are below)

    • If you’re a UK or EEA student who is expecting a student loan to pay for your fees, this must be approved by the Student Loans Company before it is linked to your university file. Your student loan will be released after you have completed all of the registration process. It will not be released if you have deferred registration. If you believe your loan is delayed, please check you've met the requirements for your loan. 
    • If your loan is for postgraduate study, you’ll need to set up an instalment plan to pay your tuition fees before you will be able to register. 

Where to get further help

    For further help and advice on the registration process you can contact our Registration Helpline. Email or telephone 0800 9150402 (within UK) or +44 113 343 7000 (outside UK).

    You can also contact the following teams for specific issues you may be facing: