Online registration

Registration is the process by which you formally agree to the University's terms and conditions of study and is a requirement for all students. Enrolment enables you to attend your classes, access campus facilities and obtain your University ID card.

Much of the information that we require will already have been provided to us via your application – however, we do need you to check this to ensure that it is correct. We also need to collect some additional information that wasn't provided as part of your application.

Step 1 - Retrieving IT credentials

Your IT credentials will become available to you six weeks prior to the start of your programme. If you have accepted your offer with us, you should have received an email inviting you to complete your online registration. If this is not the case, please email Student Records and Operations

Setting up IT credentials

If you are yet to access your IT credentials, please visiti our IT credentials web page and follow our simple step-by-step instructions here.

Step 2 - Prepare a photo

Before you register online, it is important that you select an appropriate photograph for your student ID card. This photograph will also be entered onto your student record and may be used to confirm your identity when using the services provided by the University.

Photo guidelines

The uploaded image must:

  • Be a recent photo of you alone
  • Be upright (i.e. vertical, portrait)
  • Show your full face with eyes open
  • Be without any hats or headwear (unless for religious or medical reasons)
  • Have no other people or objects in the photo
  • Have a plain light background
  • Be in colour, clear and in sharp focus
  • Have a file format of JPEG (.jpg extension)
  • Be less than 1MB (megabyte) in size
  • Be approximately 300 pixels wide and 400 pixels high, which is 4cm x 5cm (at a resolution of 200 pixels per inch)

If you are experiencing difficulties cropping and uploading your image, please email us.

Step 3 - Accepting the University's Terms and Conditions of study

During the online registration process, you will be asked to agree to the University's Terms and Conditions of Study. The University's Terms and Conditions of Study form the contract between you and the University. To view and download a full list of the University's Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Step 4 - Set up Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is required when accessing University online services and IT systems remotely and is an additional security step that verifies your identity. 

Multi-Factor Authentication

If you have not already registered your mobile device with DUO mobile app, you will be required to complete this to access the online registration system. Follow our simple step-by-step instructions here.

Step 5 - Register in-person

All students are required to register online and in-person to complete the official enrolment process. 

You must book your in-person registration slot before you join us in January. Registration sessions will take place on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 26 of January 2024. You will need to have completed online registration in order to receive your student 'F' number to be able to book a slot. Please note that registration week is compulsory.

If you are unable to make the dates, please contact

Registering at Loughborough's East Midlands Campus?

If you are joining a programme at Loughborough University's East Midlands campus, you can access specific advice and guidance on your registration process by visiting the Welcome to Loughborough website.