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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. If you are continuing your studies into the next academic year or returning from an interruption of study, you will need to re-enrol in order to become fully enrolled onto your programme. 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. You will be sent an email to let you know when re-enrolment is available to you.
If you experience difficulty re-enrolling, please email

Re-enrolment opens on Monday 21st August 2023 and you will receive an email informing you that it's time to re-enrol. The re-enrolment deadline is Sunday 8th October 2023.

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. For more information please see: Re-enrolment at QMUL webpage

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 

Online enrolment

Enrolment on your research studies programme is completed online through the Queen Mary student portal MySIS. Online enrolment is a two stage process. Once your offer of study conditions have been cleared, you will be sent an email inviting you to complete pre-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. Please see

ID card collection

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

For new students 

You can collect your ID card from the Research Degrees Office. 

No appointment is needed.  

RDO opening hours and address:
10am to 4pm on Monday, Weds, Thurs, Friday 
11am to 4 pm on Tuesdays. 
Graduate Centre, room GC213
Mile End Campus

2023/24 Enrolment Points 

  • September 2023 - The Research Degrees Office will begin student enrolment on 18th September 2023. Semester 1 enrolment has now closed.

  • January 2024 -  The Research Degrees Office will begin student enrolment on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. 

    The deadline for completing enrolment for students joining programmes in January is Friday 2nd February 2024.
    The deadline for students with temporary enrolment status to become fully enrolled is Friday 9th February 2024.
  • April 2024 -  enrolment commences on Tuesday 2nd April 2024. 

The deadline for completing enrolment for students joining programmes in April is Tuesday 16th April 2024.

Please contact should you have any queries.


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 another entry point. These are in January, April, and September. You can formally request deferral using the “Deferral” tile in your Applicant Portal. In exceptional circumstances the university may consider approving enrolment at the beginning of another month, for example due to delays in receiving approval of immigration permission or ATAS.

More information

For more information about enrolment please see

Enrolment FAQs

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

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 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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