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Enrolment and re-enrolment

Enrolment and re-enrolment

One of the first steps to becoming a student at Buckinghamshire New University, or returning to BNU, is to complete your online enrolment. It should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete this process:

  1. Set up a username and password by following the instructions here.
  2. Then access the enrolment form through our BNU Connect system, here.
  3. If you run in to any difficulty, we have a set of handy instructions in an Enrolment User Guide here.

Please note: the enrolment task will only be available to you for a limited time, and therefore you are advised to complete enrolment as soon as you receive the email and/or instruction.

Once you have submitted the enrolment form you will receive an email confirming successful submission of the form. You can check on the form summary if the status is listed as SUBMITTED.


What is Enrolment?

Enrolment is a two stage process to register as an official BNU student. Enrolling at the right time is important as it unlocks things like your course timetable and student funding.

  • Stage 1: Online enrolment (before you arrive)
  • Stage 2: New Students: In-person enrolment (when you arrive on campus as Covid-19 safety restrictions allow).

Please note: if you have a conditional offer, you will only be sent the instructions once your results have been received and your place has been confirmed.

Why enrol?

Completing online enrolment (before you arrive) will give you access to:

  • Your course timetable.

BNU students attending courses at a Buckinghamshire New University Campus:

Completing in-person enrolment (when you arrive for Welcome Week) means:

  • Your student funding will be released 3-5 working days after BNU confirms to Student Finance that you have enrolled in-person.
  • You will receive your BNU ID card which is your library card and swipe-access card to get around the University.
  • If you are living in private accommodation, you can apply for a council tax exemption certificate (full-time students only).

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How to enrol
STAGE TWO: In-person Enrolment

Stage 2 enrolment will take place on your Buckinghamshire New University campus. This will be completed when Covid-19 safely allows a return to campus. You will be notified by your academic team when this will take place. So please ensure that your contact details – postal and email – are up-to-date when completing your enrolment process.

International Students requiring Tier 4 visas will be contacted by the Compliance Team directly.

All students

You will need to have:

  • full name of your course
  • your BNU ID number
  • original proof of identity (see below)

UK nationals - original proof of identity

Your valid UK passport (if you don't have a valid UK passport, you must bring with you your UK birth/adoption certificate and proof of your National Insurance Number).

Proof of your name change if not reflected in the above documentation, for e.g. Marriage Certificate.

Non-UK nationals - original proof of identity

You must provide the original valid passport that you may have uploaded as part of stage 1 online enrolment process earlier (if the Home Office is holding this, an official Home Office letter may be acceptable instead), your Biometric Residence Permit or your visa.

EU or EEA Nationals can provide their EU or EEA National Identity Card as proof.

Tuition fee payment

In order to complete your Stage 2 enrolment you will need to have met the financial requirements for funding your tuition fees. These will differ depending on your fee status, level of study and how you intend to pay. Please check Fee, Liability and Instalment Dates, to find out what you need to do to avoid your enrolment being delayed.


International students

If you are an international student, you will also need to bring:

Sponsored students

If you are sponsored student (e.g. your tuition fees will be paid for by an employer) you will also need to bring the below if not uploaded as part of your stage 1 enrolment task:

  • a copy of your sponsor letter or sponsor's purchase order (quoting your BNU ID number)
STAGE ONE: Online Enrolment


All students need to complete the following:

  • Confirm/update your enrolment record details
  • Upload a copy of your valid passport – the page of your passport that contains your photograph, full name, date of birth, issue/expiry date (often referred to as the 'biometric page'). The following formats are accepted – JPEG, Adobe PDF or Microsoft documents saved as a .docx or .xlsx format. Please see section in Stage 2 enrolment below for other forms of proof of identity that can be used.
  • Upload sponsorship letter – confirming payment of fees, including:
    • Purchase Order Form from your Sponsor (not SLC documentation)
    • Completed Sponsorship Form, available here, signed letter from the sponsor, see here for details of what this should contain or Military CAN letter. The following formats are accepted – JPEG, Adobe PDF or Microsoft documents saved as a .docx or .xlsx format.
  • New Students - Upload a photo for your BNU ID Card - the photo must show your full face, without any covering (unless for religious or medical reasons). The following formats are accepted for ID photos – JPEG, PNG, BMG, GIF or Microsoft documents saved as a .docx. format.

International Students - additional steps:

If you're an international student coming to study in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you'll also need to:

  • Ensure your bank account has sufficient funds - your bank statement should not be more than 31 days old when you apply for your visa application and should show that the required amount of money has been in the bank account for at least 28 consecutive days.
  • Pay your deposit – if you have not already done so. Any delay in this task will impact your CAS being issued. This can be paid online or via a bank transfer.


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IBAN GB12BARC20408990344443



Studying at a partner institution?

If you are studying a BNU course at a partner institution in a different location, the enrolment process is slightly different.

Stage 1: Online enrolment

You will need to complete Stage 1 enrolment in the same way as students taught at a BNU campus (see above).

Stage 2: In-person enrolment

Stage 2 enrolment will take place at your place of study (see below).

You may also have to enrol with the college you will be based at. The college will contact you directly with more information if this is the case.

Enrolling at a partner college

If you are studying at one of our partners, you will not need to complete in-person enrolment at BNU. However, you will need to complete enrolment with your partner college, who will email or write to you with full details about this process.

Need more help?

If you have any questions about Stage 1: Online enrolment or Stage 2: In-person enrolment, please email

NB: ensure you quote your BNU 8 Digit ID number in any correspondence to the University.