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International registration for new students

Below is an overview of the registration process for an International student. For a more detailed guide and to get started with the online portal please visit the registration website.

Step 1 - Arrive

Make sure you plan to arrive in the UK with enough time to attend international check-in and register.  This will make starting at Salford University as stress-free as possible and will ensure you don’t miss out on important events and information.

Arriving late in the UK could result in you missing international check-in and not being allowed to register for your course.  Course start dates do vary so please refer to your unconditional offer letter to see when you need to arrive.

Step 2 - Book an appointment

If you are an international student and hold an unconditional offer with the University of Salford, you will be contacted around six weeks prior to your course start date regarding registration, regardless of your immigration status.  You will be contacted via email (on the personal email account you have provided) and asked to book an international check-in appointment to provide your immigration documents to the University.

Step 3 - Attend

At your international check-in appointment a member of the University staff will check all of your original documentation.  

The documents you need to bring with you depend on the type of immigration permission you have:

I have a Tier 4 visaI have a non-Tier 4 visa
Your current visaYour current visa
Your passport 
Your original academic certificates 
Your original English Language certificate 

The University is required by law to hold a copy of these documents so, if ever we are requested to do so by the Home Office, we can provide proof of your leave to remain in the UK.  It is therefore extremely important that you keep us updated throughout your studies.  

If you have chosen to collect your BRP from the University, you will be able to collect your BRP at your international check in appointment if it has arrived.

If you are unable to attend your appointment you should e-mail the International check-in team via so they can re-arrange for a more suitable time.

Step 4 - Register online

Once you have completed international check-in you will be able to complete on-line registration.  You must complete this straight away to ensure you are a registered student.

The University has a responsibility to report to the Home Office any student who fails to register.  If you are unable to register on time please contact the Home Office Compliance Team so we can advise you on your options.

Step 5 - Induction

To help ensure you meet the requirements of your visa and settle into your course at Salford University, induction events will be arranged for you to attend.  

Part of your induction will explain how to remain compliant with the conditions of your visa during your studies. We would highly recommend that you attend this and also visit the Home Office Compliance Team in University House if you have any additional requirements.  

Please also familiarise yourself with your key responsibilities here and here.  Remember – your visa, your responsibility.