To become a fully registered student here at the University of Aberdeen, you need to complete the steps below at the start of your first year. E-registration as well as steps 3-5 need to be completed at the start of every academic year.

1. Start Your Registration Process

Complete these steps before arrival in Aberdeen.

  • Upload a photo of yourself now to ensure your ID card is ready when you arrive. Any pictures submitted after the 12th August may not be ready for collection on arrival.
  • Activate your IT account, email and password. *Please note this can only be completed 30 days before your start date.
  • Note your password - you'll use it to access everything, including WiFi.
  • Confirm your Personal, Financial and Academic details through eRegistration.
  • You (or your sponsor) must pay at least 50% of your tuition fees.
  • Sponsored students must send a copy of their sponsorship award letter to tuitionfees@abdn.ac.uk.
2. Choose Your Courses Through MyCurriculum

Complete this step when you've completed Step 1 (please note that postgraduate research students, i.e. students studying for a PhD, do not need to complete MyCurriculum and should proceed to Step 3).

  • Select your courses using MyCurriculum.
  • Once you confirm your course choices, you can create your timetable in MyTimetable.
  • Download your personal timetable.

Please note: there is a delay of up to 3 hours between completing MyCurriculum and accessing MyTimetable.

3. Complete the Registration Process

Get yourself registered as a student.

  • Once you arrive in Aberdeen, you can collect your ID card. Please note that postgraduate research students should visit the Infohub after collecting their ID card to finish their registration.
    • ID cards will be available for collection from the Infohub, with these exceptions:

      • Students staying in University Halls of Residence will collect their ID cards from their Hall.

      • Student ID cards for Medics & Physicians will be available for collection from the School Office on the 3rd floor of the Suttie Centre.

      • Dental students can collect their ID cards from the Dental School Office.

  • International students must bring:
    • Your passport
    • BRP card (if applicable)
    • ATAS certificate (if applicable)

You need a visa check if...

  • You're here on a T4 (Tier 4) Visa.
  • You pay fees as an overseas student.

Students arriving after the Induction Week should:

before coming to the Infohub to complete registration and collect their ID card.

4. Orientation, Induction and Welcome Week
  • During Welcome Week it is important to attend the different presentations and get involved with activities.
  • Register for New Student Orientation Sessions.
  • Attend your Academic Induction: Undergraduate or Postgraduate.
  • Attend your Personal Tutoring meeting (UG only).

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5. Registration on Campus

For the first three weeks of term, Monday 3rd to Friday 21st September, all registration services will be located in Elphinstone Hall.

The following map shows where each service is located.