Your next steps

Check out our guide to the top 10 things you need to know before you arrive on campus.

1. Get involved with welcome activities

Don't miss the Re-freshers events with De Montfort Students' Union from Monday 5 to Friday 9 February.

Then on Wednesday 14 February, visit our Spring Welcome for refreshments, entertainment and to learn more about the wide range of services at DMU to help you as a student.

2. Time to register

Now you have accepted your offer to study here at DMU, it is time to register. Registration opens on a staggered basis from Monday 4 December. You will receive more information about completing the online pre-registration which then allows us to prepare your timetable and send out your pre-induction which contains useful information for you to know before you arrive on campus.

3. Confirm a moving-in date for accommodation

If you will be living in accommodation provided by DMU, please confirm your arrival date and time in advance with your booked hall of residence. 

If you have booked private accommodation, you will need to check your contract start date and contact your provider directly for moving in arrangements.

4. Stay in the loop on social

Don’t forget to follow us on social media to keep up to date with university news and events: @dmuleicester across all channels. You can also join our 2023: Applying to DMU Facebook group before you arrive to connect with other new students.

5. Your student card

Your student card will be produced after you have completed pre-registration online. If you are a UK fee paying student, or a DMUIC progressing student, your ID card will be issued around the first week of your studies. If you are an international fee-paying student, you will receive your ID card at your face-to-face registration appointment.

6. Student finance

UK students before you arrive at DMU it’s important that you make sure all your information is correct and up to date with Student Finance England. You do not need to manually make any payments yourself. You can find out more in this helpful YouTube video.

International students, you will need to make arrangements to pay the rest of your tuition, you can find detailed information on paying your fees on our international pages.

7. Check out MyDMU

The My DMU app is a personalised portal and mobile app designed to support you while you study. The portal gives you access to up-to-the minute university information and access to a range of key services including LearningZone, Library, and Timetable information. We recommend all students to download the My DMU app as soon as possible.

8. Get the support you need

Let us know if you have any specific support needs. From academic and language support to wellbeing or learning with a disability, we want to support you as soon as you arrive at DMU.

If you have not disclosed a disability to the university, you can do so by completing this form or by emailing and arranging a student support meeting.

9. Register at De Montfort Surgery

De Montfort Surgery is located on the DMU campus on Mill Lane. Before you arrive at DMU check you're up to date with all your vaccinations such as Meningitis ACWY, which is recommended and free for all new students under the age of 25, and the Covid-19 vaccine

10. Your course timetable

After your registration is complete, we will be able to release your course timetable. This usually happens shortly before your first week of lectures. The timetable can be found on My DMU and you will receive an email with full details closer to the time.