Arrivals (Canterbury)

Welcome to the Canterbury campus! Here’s everything you need to know about getting here, registration and moving into your accommodation.

Documents to bring

All undergraduate and postgraduate students living on campus: You'll need your ID documents and your Accommodation Arrival Pass.

Undergraduate students: You'll also need your University and College Payment Advice letter from Student Finance England. 

International students: You'll also need your visa documents.

Moving in to your accommodation

Your first few weeks at university is one of the most exciting times of your life. Read our guidance on planning your journey and what to expect when you arrive at the Canterbury campus.

Check out our accommodation application timeline for important dates and deadlines. 


You must be registered to become a member of the University, even if you have studied at Kent at undergraduate level and you're now moving to a postgraduate course.

In order for us to register you, you must have already enrolled online. Look out for your 'How to enrol' email in your applicant portal in-tray. Check out our webpage for guidance on how to enrol.

Registration will take place remotely. You don’t need to do anything further once you’ve completed your enrolment – we’ll let you know by email when your registration is complete and you are officially registered as a University of Kent student. 

Your KentOne student ID card will be available for collection from Monday 9 January from Nexus in the Templeman Library. Please allow 48 hours between receiving your registration confirmed email and collecting your ID card. If you are a UKVI student, you will be contacted to arrange the collection of your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and ID card.

Registration deadlines

You must ensure you completed the enrolment tasks as soon as possible. By completing these tasks, we will be able to process your registration remotely for you. 

Failure to complete these tasks by Friday 10 February 2023 may result in you not becoming a registered student.  

If you are studying at Kent Business School, your registration deadline is Monday 30 January 2023

No extensions to the deadlines will be granted.    

Online Module Registration

Some students will need to choose the modules they would like to study. Please see our Online Module Registration guidance for more details.

You can start to look at the modules on offer to you now. View our subject requirements and guidance pages.

Qualifications checks

You may be required to bring evidence of your previous qualifications with you to the University. You will be notified via the enrolment process if this applies to you. This does not apply to undergraduate students whose results are sent directly to the University by the UK examination boards.


If you do not have original documents please ensure you obtain these from the relevant bodies prior to your arrival at the University. If, for any reason, you are unable to provide proof of entrance qualifications, you must contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office immediately via your applicant portal.

We reserve the right to cancel an offer of a place to any student who does not provide evidence of qualifications obtained, either in the form of an officially certified photocopy acceptable to Kent or an original certificate produced if requested.

International students

You will need to have your immigration status and ID documents checked by the Student Immigration Compliance Team. 

If you are travelling from overseas and need to collect a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), this will be done on an appointment only basis once we have notified you that we have received your BRP. To collect your BRP, you must bring your passport and Home Office Visa decision letter for verification checks. Should these arrangements change, we will notify you of the process.

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