Undergraduate enrolment

Procedures for new undergraduate 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.

Study abroad and exchange students should refer to the Student Handbook for Study Abroad sent separately by the study abroad office.

Step one: Discover your student computer account

Before you can complete Module Registration and Matriculation, you'll need to discover your University of Stirling student computer account. This account (username and password) provides access to:

  • The University Portal (internal website)
  • The computer network on campus (including the student lab PCs in the Computing labs and Library)
  • Canvas (online learning environment)

Discover your student computer account

You'll need your registration number (which can be found in the email sent with the instructions on how to apply for your accommodation) and your date of birth.

If you need help you can either consult the instructions for account discovery or contact the Information Centre at askIT@stir.ac.uk, quoting your student registration number.

Watch our module registration and matriculation guide

Step two: Complete online enrolment tasks

Once you have discovered your computer account please complete the enrolment tasks within the Portal.

You should log onto the Portal and scroll to the section titled ‘My Tasks’. This shows you which tasks you need to complete to enrol. The sections below provide more details on each of these steps.

Module registration

This does not apply to pre-registration nursing students

Module registration is the process of choosing the modules you want to study in your first year. 

An email will be sent to your student account when you're able to start module registration. You can ask for academic advice before you make your module choices. Information about each module is available in the degree programme tables.

If you have any questions regarding completing the Module Registration process, contact Student Administration (Programmes) (studentprogrammes@stir.ac.uk). 

All module selections must be made before arrival at the University.

Upload visa and passport

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. To do this, you must 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

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.



An email will be sent to your student account when you're able to start matriculation.

At the start of matriculation you will be asked to confirm some information we hold about you, or enter this information if it was not supplied in your application. Following this you will be asked to confirm how your fees will be paid.

Payment of fees

Fees paid by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) or Student Finance England/NI/Wales

Please ensure you have applied directly to SAAS or Student Finance England/NI/Wales for your funding. You will be required to apply for funding each academic year before you enrol.

Fees paid by a body other than SAAS or Student Finance England/NI/Wales (e.g. your employer)

If you're being sponsored, you can supply this information as part of matriculation. Please complete the Sponsor Form when asked how you will pay your fees. Your sponsor will be invoiced in due course. There may be a delay to your enrolment of 24 hours (or longer at the weekend), and you won't be able to complete the process until these updates are completed. In this case we will email you to let you know you can complete the enrolment process.

Paying your own tuition fees?

Learn about fees and funding.

You can also pay your tuition fees in instalments.

Once you've completed the tuition fees page, click the continue button to complete matriculation. An email will be sent to your student email account to confirm your enrolment status.

Student loan payment

In order to receive your first student loan instalment you must be fully enrolled. If you delay enrolling you should be aware that this will also lead to a delay in the receipt of your payment.

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 matriculation. Please contact your Faculty if you have any specific queries about teaching delivery on your course. 

Step three: In-person ID check

Once you have completed all the online enrolment tasks, the final step you will need to complete to become fully enrolled is to attend an in-person ID check. 

You need to have uploaded a photograph for your student record prior to getting your ID checked.

It only takes a couple of minutes, but it is required for all new students studying a Stirling campus-based course. 

Home students

If you are a home student you can use the following as proof of ID:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • PASS accredited card such as YoungScot or Totum
  • European national identity card

ID checks for home students will be carried out at the Student Welcome and Support Hub in Campus Central Level 2 from 19 January. We will email you nearer the start of the semester with further details.

If you are on campus before 19 January and would like to complete the ID check, please go to the Student Hub with proof of your ID.

Student visa holders

If you are a student visa holder you are required to bring the following to your in-person ID check:

  • Passport
  • Visa

ID checks for student visa holders will be carried out at the Student Welcome and Support hub in Campus Central Level 3 from 19 January. You will be emailed further details from the Student Immigration and Visa Services team in due course.

For more information, see visas and immigration.

Step four: Receiving your student ID card

Once you have completed all the online enrolment tasks and ID check, you will be able to access your digital student ID card in the University of Stirling app.

Students currently residing in the UK who are studying at our Stirling campus will also receive a physical student ID card. This will be posted to your semester address which you can update on the student portal. Be aware that it may take up to 2 weeks from when your digital card is active to when you receive your physical ID card.

Physical student ID cards are not issued for students studying single modules, online courses or studying at an overseas campus.

If you have any queries regarding your student ID card, please contact the student hub.