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Enrolment and registration

Whether you are a new student or are continuing your studies, it is important that you enrol every year. New student enrolment dates are shown below. Please refer to the enrolment instructions sent to you. You will need to complete the online enrolment process through MySIS (login required) before your agreed enrolment date.

Re-enrolling students should re-enrol via the MySIS portal.

Students must re-enrol at the beginning of each academic year through MySIS. This is an essential requirement for your programme.
If you experience difficulty re-enrolling, please email

Re-enrolment opens in mid-August and you will receive an email informing you that it's time to re-enrol. The re-enrolment deadline is Sunday 10th October 2021.

If you do not re-enrol by the deadline you will not be entitled to documents confirming your student status. Your registration with Queen Mary will be terminated and you will no longer be a student of Queen Mary.

Continuing International Students

If you have a new passport and/or your immigration permission changes in any way please contact the Research Degrees Office so that your MySIS record can be updated to reflect this. 


New Student Enrolment September 2021

Online enrolment

Enrolment on your research studies programme is completed online through the Queen Mary student portal MySIS. Once your offer of study conditions have been cleared, you will be sent an email inviting you to complete enrolment online. Staff will then review your enrolment information and update your enrolment status to fully enrolled when all the data checks are complete. If there are any outstanding checks you will be assigned temporary enrolment.

The Research Degrees Office will begin student enrolment on 20 September 2021

The deadline for completing enrolment for students joining programmes in September is Friday 8th October 2021.
The deadline for students with temporary enrolment status to become fully enrolled is Friday 15 October

ID card collection

For new research students the dedicated session for ID card collection is Monday 27 Sept from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. in the Octagon, ground floor, Queens’ Building, Mile End Campus. 

Students must be enrolled fully or have temporary enrolment status to be able to collect their ID card. 

Students who have completed part 1 of online enrolment as of 16 September and have indicated in the Intention to Travel survey (see below) that they will arrive on campus on the day of ID card collection or earlier will receive an email with a 15 minute timeslot to collect their ID card on 27 September. There are no specific departmental slots.  

If the PGR ID card collection session on Monday 27 Sept clashes with any departmental events or commitments or a student has not been sent a time slot, ID cards can be collected from the Octagon after 12 noon on Monday 27 September until Friday 1 October. Appointments are not necessary. ID card collection in the Octagon will be open from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 pm Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th September, closing at 4.00 p.m. on Friday 1 October.  

Students who enrolled in 2020-21 and are collecting an ID card for the first time may also collect their ID cards from the Octagon in the week commencing 27 Sept after 1.00 p.m.  

Current students who need a replacement card can visit the RDO for a new card.  

ID card collection with effect from 4 October 

From 4 October onwards all research students will be able to collect ID cards from the RDO office. No appointment is needed. 

Opening hours: 10am to 4pm on Monday, Weds, Thurs, Friday 
11am to 4 pm on Tuesdays. 

Deferring your start date

Please talk with your supervisor if you wish to change your start date and to defer your enrolment. Once agreed with your supervisor this will need approval from the Director of Graduate Studies in your department and the Admissions Office. It may be possible to change your start date to the beginning of November 2021 or to the entry points in January and April. You can formally request deferral using the “Deferral” tile in your Applicant Portal.

More information

For more information about enrolment please see

Enrolment FAQs

FAQs for New PGR Students & Offer Holders are available at

If you have any questions after reading the university webpages and FAQs please contact the school/institute that you will be working in or email


Other Enrolment Points

  • January 2022 -  enrolment dates to be announced
  • 1 April 2022 -  enrolment dates to be announced


Please contact should you have any queries.

Important: Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) 

If you have been asked to obtain an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate, it is your responsibility to apply for and obtain the certificate. You will not be able to enter the UK or enrol without the ATAS certificate. For information about the ATAS scheme and how it may affect you, please refer to the ATAS pages on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.

Further information about the ATAS scheme can be found on the QMUL Advice and Counselling service website.

Once you have enrolled, you will be issued with an ID card and Queen Mary University of London email address. It is important that you access this email account regularly or set up auto-forwarding to your private email address, as Queen Mary will use it to send you official communications. Please ensure that you keep your contact details up-to-date in MySIS.

All students must familiarise themselves with the QMUL Policy on Research Ethics, including any requirements for formal ethical review, and ensure that their research conforms to it.


You are required to be enrolled with Queen Mary until you have been awarded your degree.

The registration period starts on the date of a student’s initial enrolment and registration with the Queen Mary for the research studies programme. The period of study ends on the date of submission of the thesis, and the registration period ends either with the award of the degree or termination of registration.

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