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Postgraduate enrolment

Procedures for 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.

Step one: computer account password

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.

Uploading passport and visa (international students from outside the EU)

In order to comply with Home Office regulations, we are required to for studying at the University of Stirling. In order to do this we require you to confirm your passport and visa details and to upload copies. The upload process is accessed through the Portal.

Step two: 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.

My tuition fees are being paid on my behalf by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS):

You should mark this accordingly and continue. You do not need to complete the online sponsor form.

Step three: module registration (taught courses only)

Module registration will open for the majority of students on 29 August, and instructions will be sent to your student email account when it 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.

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 Student Enrolment and Data Team at or visit us at 2Z Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA.

Step four: online enrolment

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

Find out your course enrolment date

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.

Enrolment FAQs

Step five: payment of fees

You will then be presented with the option of paying your tuition fees online, if we do not already hold your sponsor information. If you are being sponsored 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.

Once you have completed the tuition fees page please click the continue button to complete the enrolment process. Once completed an email will be sent to your student email account to confirm your enrolment status.

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.

Step six: collection of student ID card

Photograph: To complete the Online Enrolment process, you will be issued with a student ID card. In order to produce your ID card we need you to upload your photograph. The process should take no more than 10 minutes and you will receive notification once your image has been submitted and approved for your ID card.

To upload your photo, go to the Portal, and look for the 'Upload ID Card Photo' link.

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 Enrolment and Records 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 and Data Team

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

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