There are a few things you need to do and know to get your student experience off to a great start - please read the below to find out more.

Student Online Registration

To become a fully registered student at the University of Aberdeen you need to confirm some personal details and, if applicable, organise how your fees will be paid. The steps below take you through the process. 

Online Registration needs to be completed at the start of every academic year.

1. Set up your IT Account

You must 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.

Top Tip

  • Connect your email to your mobile device. That way you will never miss any emails from the University.
  • Visit Toolkit to find out how to set up on your iOS or Android device.

2. Start Your Online Registration Process

You now need to complete e-Reg which will take you through the whole process of getting yourself registered as a student of the University of Aberdeen.

You will be asked to

  • Upload a photo of yourself,
  • Confirm your Personal, Financial and Academic details,
    • You must pay at least 50% of your tuition fees.
    • Sponsored students or students funded by SAAS/Student Finance must send a copy of their award letter to tuitionfees@abdn.ac.uk.

Information on fees and funding

3. Choose Your Courses Through MyCurriculum

You will then be able to select your courses using MyCurriculum. This step can only be completed after Step 2.

Please note that postgraduate research students, i.e. students studying for a PhD, do not need to complete MyCurriculum or MyTimetable. Contact the Infohub to complete your registration.

MyCurriculum is the course selection system for on campus students. You use it to pick your courses. The system will step you through the process of selecting the courses for your degree. You will select your Prescribed Courses first, followed (if applicable) by optional courses under the Enhanced and Other tab. You should spent some time thinking about your degree programme and the courses you might like to take.

4. Choose your Class Selections Through MyTimetable

MyTimetable allows you to choose and sign up for your tutorials, practicals and labs (if applicable) and finalise your personal timetable.

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

5. Orientation and Induction

We encourage you to get as involved as possible with all of the different activities, presentations and activities on offer to you as a new student!

Next Steps

Now you have registered as a student of the University of Aberdeen, there are a few things you should still do. It can feel a bit overwhelming to think of everything you need to do, but don't worry - we can help!

Follow the steps below and read the information so that you are aware of everything. Some of these steps can be done before you start your studies.

Pre-Departure Checklist

There are a few things that you need to do and know before travelling to study with us. Check out our pre-departure checklist which will help you prepare and make sure you do not forget anything!

Tasks to do (all students)

Tasks to do (students outside of UK)

  • Check visa requirements
  • Check your passport validity
  • Check your visa for the terms and conditions
  • Read the International Pre-Departure Guide
  • Arrange travel insurance
  • Arrange any travel vaccinations
  • Make sure you are up to date with any vaccinations required and have all the necessary medical certificates.
  • Pack an electrical adaptor for British plugs
  • Arrange to have enough money (in cash or travellers cheques) to cover your living expenses for the first week or two. Do not carry a lot of money.

Things to pack and think about

  • Don't pack more than you can carry!
  • Put tags onto all your bags and label them clearly
  • Check your airlines maximum luggage weights and policies
  • Check what luggage is allowed in hold and cabin
  • Pack for all weathers - sunshine, snow, rain and moderate.
    • For a full uo-to-date list of what not to pack visit the Gov.uk website
       
  • If you are staying in University Accommodation bedding and kitchen packs can be bought in advance and delivered to your room.
    • Visit the accommodation website for a full list of what you should take with you.
       
  • Make sure you take photocopies of all your important documents, packing these into your hand baggage
    • Passport and visa
    • Flight tickets and any other travel documents
    • University documents
    • Evidence of financial support for fees and maintenance
    • Evidence of TB screening if this was required as part of your visa process
    • Travel insurance documents
    • Accommodation details 
Book your Accommodation

If you haven't already done so, you should book your accommodation.

We guarantee to offer you a place in our portfolio of accommodation either University-owned or with one of our preferred partners providing your application reaches us by the deadline, although we will still accept applications after this date.

Staying Connected and Updated

Follow the Student Life feeds.

 

Essential information is shared on the current student social media feeds on a regular basis. It is an easy way to stay up to date with important news and learn about great opportunities available to you, deals and promotions.

Disability Advisory Service

If you have a disability, specific learning difference like dyslexia, a mental health or long-term health condition and would like support in your studies, our Disability Team offers confidential information, advice and support. You can get in touch with the Team by completing the Offer Holders’ form.  

Personal Tutors

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor when you register and invited to meet with them. Students in Medicine and Dentistry will have a Regent.

The aim of the Personal Tutor system is to provide you with a member of academic staff who will be available to you for support and guidance throughout your studies. They will encourage you to reflect on your progress and to take advantage of the opportunities available to you during your studies to enable you to best prepare for future employment or further study.

Students 4 Students (S4S)

Transition to life at university is a very exciting one, but it can also be challenging and demanding at times. Whatever background you arrive from, we want you to make the most of your first year at university and enjoy your time here.

Students 4 Students (S4S) is here to help you settle into university life with advice and support from fellow students who have been where you are now.

Our S4S Mentors are all fully trained, and are current undergraduate students who are studying within the same school as you.