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Welcome week

Are you a new student registering to start a new course? We can provide you with help and advice about what you need to do before you arrive and what you need to bring with you to your registration event.
Welcome to Essex!

As a returning student, you need to register at the start of each academic year before you start attending the next year of your course.  This ensures that you have access to University resources, and that we know you want to continue and can open your student record.  

Students who do not require a Tier 4 visa

Online registration will open on Monday 4 September 2017 at 12pm (midday), and close on Friday 6 October 2017 at 4pm.

The process takes approximately ten minutes to complete and ensures that we have the most up to date information on your student record. You will need your usual Essex username (on your registration card) and password. If you have forgotten your details, you can request a password reset.

Students with a Tier 4 visa

Before your arrive

Step 1: Pre-register online

Online registration will open on Monday 4 September 2017 at 12pm (midday), and close on Friday 6 October 2017 at 4pm.

The process takes approximately ten minutes to complete and ensures that we have the most up to date information on your student record. You will need your usual Essex username (on your registration card) and password.  If you have forgotten your details, you can request a password reset.

When you arrive

Step 2: Register in person

After completing the online process, you are required to attend an ID check event in-person to be fully registered for the next year of your course. See below for details of when and where to register.

Please bring the following documents to complete your registration:

o    passport/visa/BRP/travel documents

o    documents relating to how you are paying your tuition fees (if you're self-funded, you will need to pay at least one term's tuition fees before you can register)

Read more about visa checks at registration

Help with online registration

  • Check you are eligible to register online

    You will not be able to complete Registration online if:

    • you owe money to the University - please email askthehub@essex.ac.uk or call 01206 874000
    • you are returning from intermission - you need to contact your Student Services Hub, email askthehub@essex.ac.uk
    • you are going to be studying abroad and your overseas institution have not confirmed your arrival with the Essex Abroad office. Once your overseas institution have confirmed your arrival, and provided you are not in debt, you will be able to register online
    • you are a returning non-European Economic Area (EEA) international student and have been asked to provide a copy of your passport and visa to the Student Services Hub - you will not be able to complete registration until you have provided these documents
    • you have taken re-sits, you will not be able to register until your results have been confirmed and updated by the Student Progress Team. This generally takes place immediately before the start of the academic year
    • you are a research student and we are waiting for a progress report from your department, school or centre. Once this has been received and approved, you will receive an email advising you to complete registration

  • Paying your tuition fee

    You can pay your fee:

    1. online
    2. in person on campus
    3. by bank transfer - please note that this can take up to ten days to complete.

    You must make a payment of at least one term's tuition fee before you can re-register, even if you intend to pay your fee when you arrive

    How to pay your tuition fee

  • Registration confirmation

    Once you have successfully registered you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this within 24 hours, please contact us so that we can check you have successfully registered.

    If you exit Registration before finishing it, you won't have to re-enter your information. Every step that you completed will be saved on your student record.

  • Student loans and grants

    Undergraduate (UK/EEA) students

    If you have applied for a student loan and/or Government grant you will receive information directly from Student Finance England during the summer. If you are to receive a full tuition fee loan you will not be required to make a payment to the University. If you are required to pay some or all of your tuition fees you will receive an invoice from the University, once you have completed registration. The invoice will detail the amount due, the payment options (either in full or by instalments) and the date the payment(s) must be made.

    How to pay your tuition fee

    If you have not been assessed by Student Finance England at the time of registration, you should still complete Online Registration and commence your studies for the year. If you have not been assessed by the time the tuition fee payments are due (as detailed in the invoice issued to you), they must be paid by the due date and when your assessment has been completed the University will refund any overpayments to you.

    Important note

    If you have received a confirmation letter from Student Finance England stating that you must take it to registration at the University of Essex, you do not need to do this.

    Once you have completed Online Registration we will send an electronic confirmation to Student Finance England and they will release any payments due to you directly into your bank account. Please allow one week for the payment to be made to you. If we have any questions we will contact you directly and may need to see the letter from Student Finance England at this time.

  • International EEA (Non-European Economic Area) students visa requirements

    As a licensed Tier 4 sponsor, the University must ensure that all non-EEA students have valid immigration permission that allows study with us. We are required to check your passport and UK visa and must keep a copy of these documents.

  • Replacement registration cards

    Replacement cards can be requested direct from your Student Services Hub. Please bring with you a form of identification. There is a charge of £5 for this service.

    Stolen registration cards

    Your card will be replaced free of charge only on production of a police crime number. At the Southend Campus, replacement registration cards should be requested from the Student Administration section by going to the reception area on the second floor of the The Forum. At the Loughton Campus, please email your request for a replacement registration card to askthehub-lc@essex.ac.uk and your card should be ready to collect after 7 days from the ground floor of Hatfields House.

Late Registration

Please register by Friday 6 October 2017 (4pm).

If you miss this deadline, you can still complete the online process until a final deadline of midnight on Monday 23 October, but you will be charged a late registration fee of £75. 

If you are a student with a Tier 4 visa, you will be required to pre-register online and in-person by Friday 6 October 2017 (4pm) to avoid the late registration charge.

Contact us

If you have problems registering, please contact us immediately so that we can try to resolve them for you.

If you need any further help and advice about registering for the next year of your course, please contact the Student Services Hub who will be happy to advise you.