Registration information for postgraduate research students is available on the Doctoral College website.

Before you can register for each year of your course you need to pay your tuition fees (or confirm alternative funding arrangements if someone is paying fees on your behalf).

All students (including students on a year abroad/in industry) are required to register with the University at the start of each academic year, or upon returning from a period of suspension. If there is a reason why you should not complete registration you will be notified of this separately. Registration enables you to:

  • Attend your course
  • Access University facilities, such as the Library and IT Services
  • Access your student loan (if you have applied for one)
  • Obtain your student ID card

When to register

Online registration must be completed as soon as possible after you have been notified by email that MyStudentRecord is open.

The registration deadline is two weeks after the start of your course, if you do not know when this is, please contact your Department. If you have not registered by then, you will not be able to access any resources or facilities and may ultimately be withdrawn as a student.

Please read your responsibilities before registering.

Accessing the online registration portal (MyStudentRecord)

You can access MyStudentRecord here to complete online registration.

If you do not have an existing MyStudentRecord account you will need to select the new user option to create an account.  You will need your 9-digit student ID number, date of birth and your surname/family name.

If you have already set up your account please log in with your username and password.  If you need to reset your password please select the forgotten your password option.  Once you have logged in, click on the 'Registration' tab at the top of the screen and follow the instructions. 

Uploading a photograph

As part of the online registration process you will need to provide a photograph for use on your student identity card. Please ensure you use a standard passport style photograph showing your head and shoulders with your face clearly visible. We accept bmp, gif, jpeg, jpg and tiff files

If you are unable to upload a photo when completing online registration, your student card won't be ready for you when you arrive at University. This will cause a delay to your access to resources and any meal plans you have signed up for.  Please email  

Confirming your details

Once you are logged into MyStudentRecord you will be asked to check and confirm your details.

As part of the online registration process, you will need to complete these sections:

  • My fees
  • About me
  • My address
  • My qualifications
  • My course
  • My photo - check the photo guidelines to make sure you send us the right sort of photo
  • University regulations

If you indicate any information is incorrect, the relevant office will be notified and will look into your query.

At this point you will be asked to confirm acceptance of the University's regulations.

You must ensure that your addresses are up to date. You may be incorrectly charged for council tax if we do not have your correct address.

Creating your University computer account

If you are registering for the first time at the end of the process you will set up a password for your University of Leicester IT account. Please note your University IT account will take up to 24 hours to be live.  These details must be kept safe because you will need them to access University IT systems.  

Remember to check this account regularly as all University-related communications will be sent to your student email account.

Confirmation of registration

Once you have completed all the parts of online registration you will receive an email to confirm that you have been successful. This may take up to 24 hours to come through after you have completed registration.

ID/Visa Checks

The final part of the registration process is to complete an Identity Check (new home/EU students) or a Visa Checkpoint (new and returning international students).

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Four steps to becoming a student
  1. Pay your fees
  2. Registration
  3. Visa Checkpoint (international non-EU students only)
  4. Departmental induction

Information for new students

Suspension of Studies

If you have taken a suspension from your studies then you may need to provide additional information before you can re-register onto your course. If this is required you will be written to before your expected date of return with instructions on how to register.