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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.
There are two stages to new student enrolment, Online Academic Enrolment and Face to Face Enrolment. Once you have confirmed acceptance of your offer of a place on one of our research degree programmes, you will be sent detailed instructions about how to complete new research student enrolment.
Enrolment will take place with the Research Degrees Team, Student
Central, Room 3, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane
from 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday during the week beginning Monday
17 September 2018.
We will open until 6.30pm on Wednesday 19 September 2018 for
students who are unable to come to the University during office hours.
You will have completed the first stage of the enrolment process online and when you come in to complete Face to Face Enrolment, you will be asked to
check the details you entered and confirmed during your Online Academic
Enrolment. You should also present the original documentation required to
complete this stage of the enrolment process, such as certificates,
All International students should complete both Online
and Face to Face Enrolment by Friday 21 September 2018, and you must bring your
passport, visa/Biometric Card with you to Face to Face Enrolment.
During face to face enrolment, we will also provide you with a brief induction to your programme, the
support and training that is available for research students; advise you about the
payment of fees and issue you with your Brookes student card. The student card will be your
evidence that you are a student and enable you to have 24 hour access to various areas of the University, borrow books from the
Library, activate your computer account and provide access to other University facilities.
If you are in doubt about anything in
these instructions regarding enrolment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the
Research Degrees Team on +44 (0)1865 483869 or +44
Other research student enrolment dates for the academic year 2018/2019 are as follows:
You are required to provide proof of your higher education qualifications upon entry to the research degree programme (ie first degree, postgraduate or professional qualifications).
Please make sure you bring the original certificate or a certified copy with you when you come to enrol.
You are not an enrolled student of the University until your fees are paid. It is the University's policy to exclude any student who defaults on the payment of fees. Details of full-time and part-time research degree fees for the next academic year can be found at: /studying-at-brookes/finance/
Fees may be paid as part of a University funded Studentship and this will be organised by the Research Degrees Team as part of face to face enrolment.
If you are a member of staff who is being funded by the University. This should be done in consultation with your Line Manager and you must raise this as part of your annual PDR. If agreed, you will then be required to make an application for Staff Development Funding. Written confirmation that the fees will be paid from the Staff Development Fund and a charge code must be provided as part of the annual enrolment process and enrolment will not be completed until the financial part has been completed. Once approved you should email a copy of the confirmation notification to the Research Degrees Administrator: email@example.com
If your research degree is funded by a University or externally Funded Studentship, Sponsor, Employer or external loan, we will help you to complete the financial stage of Enrolment when you attend Face to Face Enrolment.
If you are receiving a grant or loan to cover the fees from an external provider, you must bring written notification of the award from the funding body. If your fees are being paid by your employer or another sponsor, you must bring a letter from them confirming their sponsorship for the duration of the programme.
Self-financed students in good financial standing are able to pay by credit/debit card at Student Central or by phone with Student Finance, via PiP or Bank transfer, once your academic enrolment has been completed. Payment must be received to complete enrolment.
If you are unable to pay your fees by the methods indicated above then it is possible to pay in full by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Oxford Brookes University. We cannot accept post dated cheques.
Please ensure that
when you come to complete Face to Face enrolment you have the following:
authorised staff development funding application; or
evidence that you have been awarded a studentship; or
letter from your employer, Loan company or sponsor, confirming
that they will be paying your fees;
confirmation of how you
will be paying the fees if you are self-financed and have not made a payment as
part of Online Enrolment;
proof of your degree qualifications;
all International students must bring their Passport and BRP