Arrivals (Medway)

Welcome to the Medway 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, Accommodation Arrival Pass and proof of qualifications (if required). 

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, academic certificates, marksheets and transcripts.

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 Medway campus.

Enrolment and registration

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

Every new student must enrol online in order for us to then register them. Look out for your How to enrol email in your applicant portal in-tray which will let you know when you can enrol. Not sure of the process? Check out our handy guide. You should also check our guide to the terminology of each process.

Registration is completed by us, online. You don’t need to do anything further once you’ve completed your enrolment, however international students may have further steps to complete - you will be emailed if that is the case. 

We’ll let you know by email when your registration is complete and you are officially registered as a University of Kent student. We’ll also let you know how you will receive your KentOne student ID card.

Registration deadline

You must ensure that you have completed your enrolment as soon as possible so that we can then register you as a student. The deadline for becoming a registered student is Monday 5 February 2024. Some Divisions or schools may have earlier deadlines; please contact your Division for further information.

Online Module Registration

You will need to choose the modules that you would like to study in Stage 1 (please note that there are some exceptions) by completing OMR. The deadline for January starters is Friday 26 January 2024.

You can start to look at the modules on offer to you by viewing your Subject Requirements

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 us.

If you are travelling from overseas and need to collect a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from us, please wait for our email inviting you to book a collection appointment in the Gillingham building reception. You will not be registered until you have collected your BRP from us. To collect your BRP, you must bring your physical passport and UKVI visa decision letter for verification checks. Should these arrangements change, we will notify you of the process.

If you have collected your BRP from a Post Office, you must bring this in person to the Gillingham building reception in order for us to take a copy of it for your student record before the registration deadline. You will not be registered until you have presented both your passport and BRP to us.

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