Registering online is a crucial part of becoming a student of The University of Manchester. Until you register, you are not a member of the University and can't access any of our services - including attending lectures.

It's an online process that requires you to confirm your personal details, check course information, and pay - or make arrangements to pay - your tuition fees.

You will be required to register annually, whether you're new to the University or returning for another year, and you can do so before you arrive in Manchester.

If you need any help completing Registration, see our step-by-step guide.

You can register online from anywhere in the world. The main registration period is in September, however some students (e.g. postgraduates) start their programmes at different times of the year, and therefore register at different times. Your School will tell you which month you are due to register.

Please note that if you do not register by the last day of the month following your registration month you will be liable for a late registration charge of £200.

Students' Union membership

Once you've completed registration you will automatically become a member of the Students' Union. We encourage you to get involved fully with the activities of the Union.

Under the Education Act 1994, you may choose to opt-out of your membership of the Students' Union during the first ten days following registration. You decision to opt-out will affect the remainder of that academic year.

Non-members will be able to use the services of the Students' Union, such as the advice service, but you will not be able to take part in Union affairs, including voting in Union elections, or become a committee member of a society. If you wish to opt-out of membership, you should inform the General Secretary of the Students' Union in writing no later than ten days after you register.

Please note that the Students' Union is an independent body but has strong links to the University. How we are linked is defined in our Code of Practice.