Registration will take place online for those students joining the university in September and October 2020.
You will need to book a video appointment with a member of De Montfort University staff. In this video appointment, we will confirm your identity, your current location and your intended arrival date in the UK if you are not in the UK at the time of the appointment. We will also need to check that we have all the right copies of your passport and visa documents on file.
You can register with the university even if you have not yet travelled to the UK so you should not wait to travel in order to register online, pay your fees and book your appointment.
Please read the following details carefully and ensure you follow all the instructions:
What you need to do before you book your appointment
Complete online registration and pay 50% of your first year fees. If you have not done so, you will not be able to book an appointment and finalise your registration, so it is important you do this as soon as possible so that you do not risk losing your place.
The requirement to pay 50% fees excludes students joining DMU International College (DMUIC) and those progressing to DMU from the International College.
Provide copies of your visa and passport documentation by email to email@example.com. What you need to send will depend on your situation:
- If you are in the UK at the time of registration we will need a copy of the visa sticker in your passport that has been stamped at the border AND your Biometric Residence Permit Card - both sides (if you have been able to collect it)
- If you are outside the UK and have had your passport back following a visa application we will need a copy of the sticker in your passport.
- If you are outside the UK and have not yet applied for your visa we will need a copy of your passport - we should have this on file from your application, so you do not need to send this again unless you are asked to do so.
Photographs of your documents are acceptable - but they must be in colour and clear enough for us to be able to read all details on the document.
Any student progressing to DMU from DMUIC does not need to provide further copies of visas unless you have new documentation since your initial registration.
Register for Microsoft Teams. We will use Microsoft Teams to call you to complete the video chat. You must provide the email address for which you register with Microsoft Teams as part of this process.
Practice using Teams if you have not used it before. We will make a call to you on Teams when it is your appointment. It might be useful to practice receiving a call and making sure all your equipment is working before your appointment.
Check your emails regularly. If we need more information from you or to update you on your registration process we will email you. It is important that you check your emails (including spam folders) regularly to ensure you are up to date.
What you need to do at your appointment
Be available for the full time of your appointment slot. Appointments will be booked in three-hour slots. We will make a call to you on Microsoft Teams during this slot. if you have done everything required before your appointment then the call itself should not take more than 5-10 minutes. We will get to you as soon as possible, but it is important that you remain available until we have spoken with you.
Have your passport and visa documents ready. We will need to check your identity. We may also ask for copies of any documents by email if we do not have a copy of what we need, so please be prepared to email copies of your documents again if requested.
Confirm the date you expect to arrive in the UK. You must arrive in the UK as soon as possible. We have made an allowance for students to register before arriving where restrictions following Covid-19 have limited their ability to travel on time - but we must know your travel plans and reason for any extended delays and you will need to discuss these during registration.
Thank you for taking the time to read this information. We are taking steps to register students remotely to support students that may be in a period of self-isolation following travel, those that are registering before they are able to travel and to ensure the safety of our staff and students.
It is really important that you work with us to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible during registration by following the instructions included closely.
If you have difficulty completing the tasks above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK guidelines currently require those arriving from certain international destinations to quarantine for 14 days. If this still applies when you book your accommodation, you will get 14 days rent-free if you book through the DMU Accommodation service and arrive before the end of October 2020 (please note Accommodation through DMU is designed for sole occupancy). We hope that by offering you this period for free in our nominated halls, you can concentrate on getting started on your course, meeting new friends and making the most of your study experience here. The full list of participating halls of residences is found here - but this offer only applies if you book your accommodation place through DMU by clicking here.
We have put together a guidance document for international students on self-isolating which we encourage you to take a look at. It includes information on the rules of self-isolating, how to buy food under quarantine, how we can support you and more.
If you have booked accommodation through DMU but are prevented from travelling to the UK because of government-imposed lockdowns or travel restrictions (either by the UK government or other relevant national governments), or if you withdraw or decline your place at DMU, then we will cancel your accommodation booking and refund your booking payment. This also applies if you decide to defer your place at DMU until 2021. We would ask you to notify us of any change by no later than Friday 9 October 2020 by emailing email@example.com If you do not do so by this date, please note that you will remain liable for the full accommodation contract. (Please note that this only applies to bookings made through the DMU accommodation booking service.)
If there are no travel restrictions in place and you change your mind about your accommodation you will remain liable for all payments under your accommodation contract.
Please note that the arrangements outlined above do not change your right to a 14-day no-question cancellation period, which begins from the point your accommodation booking is confirmed.
We hope that this gives you the information and the reassurance you need in making your decisions about accommodation at DMU next year. If you have any further questions, please contact the accommodation team: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage our international students to live in Leicester within a reasonable distance of the DMU campus so that you are able to easily access facilities.