Postgraduate enrolment

Procedures for new postgraduate students

Ready to get started on your new academic adventure? Work your way through the online enrolment process so that you're all ready to start making the most of your time at Stirling from the moment you arrive on campus.

See the dates for when enrolment opens for students starting in September 2021.

Step one: Discover your student computer account

Before Online Enrolment can be carried out it is necessary to 'Discover' and 'Activate' your University of Stirling student computer account. This account provides access to the University Portal (internal website), computer network and Canvas (online learning environment). You can 'Discover' your Student Computer Account now.

If you do not have access to the internet or decide, for whatever reason, to delay carrying out this step it is possible to perform the 'Account Discovery' process when you arrive on campus. You will need to use the username ‘discover’ and password ‘discover’ ensuring that the domain name is set as ‘students’ to be able to access 'Account Discovery'.

See instructions for account discovery either on or off campus. 

If you forget your password having 'Discovered' your computer account, please contact the Information Centre. After completing a security check they will reset your account and provide information on what to do next.

Step two: Complete online enrolment tasks

Notifying the University of your sponsor (funded students)

My tuition fees are being paid by a sponsor other than SAAS (e.g. my employer is paying my fees):

To notify the University of who is paying your fees, please complete the online sponsor form. Your sponsor will then be invoiced in due course. Please note that there will be a delay of 24 hours (or longer at the weekend) to update the supplied information and you will not be able to complete Online Enrolment until these updates have been completed.

Please note that sponsorship by family or friends is regarded as self-funding.

If you are funded by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) do not complete this form as SAAS will inform us directly.

Module registration (taught courses only)

Instructions will be sent to your student email account when module registration is open for you.

If you're offered a choice of modules and you are unsure about the selections to make, contact your programme advisor, who will advise the correct module choices for the programme.

To register for your modules, log onto the student portal, click on the Module Registration link and follow the instructions. If this link does not appear on your screen, please email with your module selections.

Upload passport and visa

Please note: This only applies to international students from outside the EU.

In order to comply with Home Office regulations, we are required to check that all students have the correct immigration permission to study at the University of Stirling. In order to do this we require you to upload a scanned, colour photocopy of your passport and visa once you have arrived in the UK. The upload process is accessed through the Portal.

Upload your photo

In order to produce your student ID card we need you to upload your photograph. The process only takes a couple of minutes and you will receive a notification once your image has been approved for your ID card.

Complete online enrolment

Before you can start your course, you must complete online enrolment.

To complete the enrolment process, log in to the Student Portal. Click on the link for online enrolment 'Enrol Now' and follow the step-by-step instructions.

At the start of the enrolment process, you'll be asked to confirm some information we hold about you or enter this information if it wasn't supplied in your application.

Payment of fees

Once you have enrolled, you will be presented with the option of paying your tuition fees online. If we do not already hold your sponsor information you can supply this information as part of online enrolment, but this will delay your enrolment by 24 hours (or longer at the weekend) and you will not be able to complete the process until these updates have been completed.

Are you a self funded student responsible for paying your tuition fees?

You can make an online payment or choose to pay via other methods.

You can also pay your tuition fees in instalments.

Withdrawal from the University after enrolment – financial implications

If you need to withdraw from your course after enrolment, you should consult the University's tuition fee policy. For any enquiry regarding fee payments or refunds please contact the Enrolment, Data and Fees Team at or visit us at the Student Hub.

If you need to start your degree from home online

If you need to start your degree from home online, please let the University know on the Student Portal after you complete the online enrolment process. Please contact your Faculty if you have any specific queries about teaching delivery on your course. 

Step three: Receiving your Student ID Card

Once you have completed online enrolment and uploaded your photograph your Student ID card will be produced and posted to your term time address. If you are intending on staying on campus and are completing enrolment prior to this your card will be posted to your home address. Please note that it could take up to three weeks for delivery if the card is being sent overseas.

You can also download the University of Stirling app to access the digital version of your Student ID card.

Contact us

If you have any technical problems such as forgotten passwords or the link fails to appear, you should contact the Information Centre. If you have any other problems completing the Online Enrolment process you should contact the Student Enrolment, Data and Fees Team.

Please contact us if you are unable to begin enrolment or you are unable to start your intended programme of study.

Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Affairs

+ 44 (0) 1786 466655
+ 44 (0) 1786 466039

Income Office

+ 44 (0) 1786 467123
+ 44 (0) 1786 467194

Student Enrolment, Data and Fees Team

+ 44 (0) 1786 466022
+ 44 (0) 1786 466036