What your registration status means

Information on the different registration statuses you might have, and what actions you need to take to become fully registered with the University.


Temporary registration 

Temporary registration is given if you’re:

  • unable to pay your fees or set up a payment plan
  • unable to provide proof of sponsorship 

To request temporary registration:

  • Log in to your pre-registration portal and select Register for your course and pay your tuition fees
  • From your list of online registration tasks select Arrange fee payment
  • At the bottom of the page, you’ll be given the option to Request temporary registration

You can be temporarily registered for:

  • Up to six weeks if you’re funded by Student Finance
  • Up to 3 weeks if you’re self-funded 

If you’re worried you won’t be able to arrange your fee payment within this time, contact the Fees and Funding team.

What to do next

For further information on what steps you need to take to become fully registered, please visit: 

For more information about tuition fees, please visit:

Provisional registration

Provisional registration is given in the following circumstances.

If your previous qualifications need to be verified 

You may be required to have your previous qualifications verified by the Admissions Team before they can be made fully registered.

If we need to verify your qualifications, we’ll contact you explaining how to do this.

For more information, visit: 

Undergraduate students: Qualification verification

Postgraduate students: Qualification verification

If we don’t have your passport and visa information

If you’re an international student, you must provide us with up-to-date copies of your passport and visa. 

If we don’t have copies of these, or the documents we have on record for you have expired, you’ll be emailed and be asked to provide new copies of these documents. 

Fully registered

You’ll be given a status of Fully Registered once you’ve completed all of your registration tasks. 

This means there are no further actions you need to take until you’re prompted to re-register in the following academic year (if applicable).

Ready to register

This means you can now complete your registration tasks and obtain a registration status of temporary, provisional or fully registered with the University. 

Our Registration and Records team will contact you by email once you’re ready to register, and provide you with information on how to do this. 

Ensure that you register in good time before the start of your academic year. 

If you can’t complete registration

It’s essential that you complete registration in advance of each academic year.

If you’re having problems completing your registration steps, contact the Registration & Records Team for further guidance as soon as possible.

If you fail to register on time, our Registration team will send you reminders providing you with instructions on what steps you need to take to become registered. We’ll send these emails to both your University and personal email address. 

If you receive a registration reminder email, you must complete these actions as soon as possible. 

If you fail to register, your MUSE computer account will be suspended, and eventually you’ll be withdrawn from the University.

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