You must complete enrolment before you begin your studies in order to become a student of the University.

You should receive an email (or letter) asking you to complete online enrolment. This is normally about three weeks before you start your course. 

Please follow the steps in this checklist in order to enrol successfully:

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Online enrolment

This first step to becoming a Cardiff University student should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

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School enrolment/induction

Everything you need to know to enrol with your Academic School, including information on induction timetables and events – some of which may compulsory in order to select your optional course modules.

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Immunisations and registering with a GP

For the sake of your health and those around you –we recommend that you receive a series of vaccinations as well as registering with a local GP.

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Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

Guidance for those international students who have arranged to collect their permit from the University.

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Cardiff University student card

Your student card offers proof of identity, library and e-learning access and the ability to gain entry to University buildings.

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Students with disabilities

Submit a request to have additional arrangements made for you during examinations or class tests – such as extra time or using a computer or a scribe. 

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Next steps

Verifying your qualifications, opening a bank account, obtaining a council tax exemption form and more.