Enrolment and fees

The first thing all new research students need to do - whether full time or part time - is to complete the Enrolment processes and become a student of the University.

Enrolment is a prerequisite to application for registration for a University research degree, and you will need to complete annual enrolment every year until conferment of your degree. New students will be expected to complete all stages of online enrolment by the date set out in the email you will receive from the Research Degrees Team.

Please note that there is no face-to-face enrolment, if you need to speak to us please email researchenrolment@brookes.ac.uk, and if it is not possible to resolve your query via email, we will arrange a date and time to speak to you via Google Meet Video Conferencing.

Online Enrolment

Prior to the start of your course, all applicants with unconditional firm offers will receive two emails:

  •  The first email will contain your username, which is the ID number you will use for all University services. 
  •  The second email will be sent shortly after the first one, and will contain your Password which must be used to logon to complete online enrolment.

Once you receive the second email, you can begin the Online Enrolment and view your student information.

You should then log in to your Student Information and follow the instructions you will be given on each screen to help you to complete enrolment. Each screen will provide clear instructions about what you need to do to complete and save the information you are providing or updating.

You should aim to complete the online enrolment, including uploading a digital photograph, as set out in the email your will receive from the Research Degrees Team.

If you are unable to complete this stage by the deadline, please contact the Research Degrees Team (researchenrolment@brookes.ac.uk) and we will advise you further about how to complete the online enrolment.

Academic Enrolment

In order to complete this stage all students will need to update the following:

  • Upload your photograph
  • Personal information;
  • All your Address;
  • Emergency contact(s);
  • Employability information.
  • Confirm that you accept and will comply with the University’s regulations and Terms and Conditions.

When Academic Enrolment is completed you are then required to complete Financial Enrolment.

Financial Enrolment

In order to complete this stage you will be asked to complete the following:

Review your account summary and confirm that the fee quoted for the whole year is correct;

  • Provide funding details e.g. whether you are sponsored or paying your own fees – please note that if you are in receipt of a Doctoral Loan, the University classes you as self-funded, however please enter details about the loan in the appropriate section.
  • Consent to the payment of tuition fees. (you do not actually make a fee payment in this section)

You are not a student of the University until your fees are paid. There is no payment made during the Online Financial Enrolment stage, but once you have completed the online enrolment process you will need to go to the ‘My Accounts’ section of your Student Information to make payment of the first instalment of your tuition fees. Fees can be paid in three instalments each academic year, in September, January and June.

Please note that it is the University's policy to exclude any student who defaults on the payment of fees, and details of the full-time and part-time research degree fees for the 2023/2024 academic year can be found at the postgraduate research fees page.

If you are funded by a University Studentship and will be receiving an annual bursary, please complete the attached Bank details form and return it to us at researchenrolment@brookes.ac.uk as soon as possible, so that your payment instalments can be set up ready for the first payment to be made directly into your bank account as soon as possible following completion of enrolment. Even though your tuition fees will be covered by your studentship you will still need to complete both Academic and Financial Enrolment declaring that you are a sponsored student.

When enrolment has been completed, your student card will be produced and sent to you within a maximum of 8 weeks from enrolment. You will be able to access all university services and facilities you need for your programme using you Student ID and password.

International Student Enrolment

You will receive full details from the International Student Compliance Team about how to complete the immigration requirements associated with enrolment. Information can also be found on the new students website.

All International students must complete visa enrolment and checks before completing academic and financial online enrolment (as detailed above).

Additional information

Should you encounter any difficulties with your Academic or Financial Enrolment, please contact us in the Research Degrees Team by email at: researchenrolment@brookes.ac.uk

Please note that all students are required to re-enrol every twelve months to confirm their attendance and engagement with their programme, update their details and pay any fees that are due. If you do not enrol as required, you will lose access to University facilities (e.g. email, library, PC network, Student Information etc).

If you are in doubt about anything in these instructions regarding enrolment, please email researchenrolment@brookes.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Oxford Brookes.

To note that the annual entry points each academic year are: September, January and June.

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Research Enrolment and Fees