Registration and enrolment

Ready to join Herts? Before you officially become a Herts student, you will need to complete registration. You also need to do it if you’re a returning student.

What is registration?

Registration is a process where you:

  • check your programme details are correct
  • confirm and update your personal details
  • upload a photo for your student ID card
  • complete Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) questions
  • confirm your identity by uploading or providing documents such as your passport, student visa etc.

By completing registration, you will officially enrol onto your programme, agree to follow the University’s rules and regulations, and be liable to pay your tuition fees.

Do I need to complete registration?

Every Herts student must complete registration at the beginning of each year of your programme. This includes all new and returning students, and students moving from one Herts programme to another.

For new students, you will be able to complete registration after you’ve set up your University account.

If you have applied for student finance through the Student Loan Company, you will not receive any payments until you have completed registration.

What do you need before you start?

Before you start the registration process, make sure you have the following information and documents to hand:

Additional registration documents

If you’re a national of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, or the United States of America, you will also need to bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • Evidence of your arrival into the UK such as e-gate tickets, flight details, booking itinerary showing the date of arrival
  • Copy of a boarding pass for your flight arriving in the UK.

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and counter fraud checks

For some programmes, your joining instruction may tell you that you need to complete a DBS and counter fraud check. Make sure to check the DBS identification documents checklist in your registration portal.

Need help?

If you need any help, you can find useful information on Ask Herts about timetables, student status letters, biometric residence permit (BRP) and so much more.

If you have a disability, difficulty or any additional needs and you would like to discuss alternative options or support available for completing registration, please contact our Student Wellbeing team.

How to complete registration?

Now that you’ve got your documents, the next step is completing registration, and on these pages, we will take you through it step by step. Now’s the time to grab a cup of tea (beverage of choice)!