The University will usually receive examination results directly for certain qualifications. If your qualification is displayed in the exam results list you shouldn't need to notify us of your results. If your offer of a place is conditional upon examination results/qualifications other than those displayed on the list, you will need to send us proof of your results to confirm your place at University.
Applicants from European countries outside the UK need to supply a verified translation of their official results, along with a copy of the original examination transcripts.
Pre-enrolment is done online followed by the on-campus enrolment on the day of your arrival at University. Pre-enrolment consists of three steps explained within the pre-enrolment portal - 'Your Next Step'. All three steps need to be completed before you arrive on campus.
Within 'Your Next Step' you can complete all three main pre-enrolment steps prior to your arrival. You can also view course joining information, find links to recommended reading and fill in your individual profile information.
We recommend not using a college or school email address, which may expire or be inaccessible over the summer.
Please note, sometimes our emails may be diverted to your spam/junk folders - you can add the Admissions and Records Office to your address book to avoid this problem.
Step 3: Pay your fees
Check and confirm that your tuition fees have been paid prior to your arrival at the University.
It's very important that you apply for your tuition fee loan as soon as possible, as you can only enrol on your course if you can provide the University with proof that you have your tuition fee loan in place. Otherwise, you will need to pay the University at least 25% of your fees before you start your course and the remainder when your loan arrives.
Once you have completed the above steps you are all set. Your final step is to enrol on your course on the day you arrive. More information about campus enrolment will be given at your welcome meeting.
Information for postgraduate students
Pre-enrolment for postgraduate students
Now that you've accepted an offer of a place at the University of Huddersfield we will email you with your unique username and password for the pre-enrolment portal 'Your Next Step'.
For more information on the pre-enrolment and enrolment process, take a look at the 'What is the pre-enrolment process?' and 'Enrolment' sections on this page.
Not a September start?
If your course doesn’t start in September we'll email you approximately one month before your course is due to start with your unique username and password to enable you to access 'Your Next Step'.
Funding for postgraduate students
New postgraduate Home/EU students may be eligible to apply for a non-means tested postgraduate loan. This funding is only available if you are studying for a full Master's degree (i.e. MA/MSc) and the course structure meets the eligibility criteria. For more information about funding your studies visit our postgraduate loans page.
If you are self-funding your studies you can pay your tuition fees in up to four instalments, the first payment being made on the pre-enrolment portal using a credit/debit card and the remaining instalments being taken by recurring card payments.
Life as a postgraduate student at Huddersfield
If you're wondering what to expect when you start your studies with us, our Genuine Student Info web pages have some great advice from current postgraduate students. Also, some of our students and staff have told us why they love studying and working at Huddersfield. Watch our 'Postgraduate study at Huddersfield' film on YouTube to find out what they have to say.
We're particularly proud of the research conducted here at the University. Our researchers are committed to solving the problems and answering the questions posed by industry, science and society as a whole. Discover tells the stories behind our research and highlights the impact this work has on the world we all live in.
Moving into student accommodation
Look out for emails from your accommodation provider. They will give detailed instructions on what time to arrive, where to park and where to unload.
If you haven't yet booked accommodation, it's not too late. Visit our accommodation pages to find out what your options are.
Hosted every year by the Students' Union (SU), Freshers’ festival is a jam-packed week of activities and events designed to introduce you to student life.
With a whole host of ways to get involved, Freshers' festival gives you the chance to get to know your fellow students, make new friends and find out what the SU has to offer – all while familiarising yourself with both the town and the University.
There are loads of events throughout the week including Freshers' Fair, where you can meet the SU clubs and societies, the hilarious HudComedy show and HudCrawl (the official Freshers' bar crawl and the biggest night out of the year!).
In the past few years the SU have played host to Sigma, DJ Fresh and Radio 1's Mistajam and Huw Stephens. Also, at the end of the week there is a HudLive event – a mini outdoor festival featuring some cool headline acts.
When is Freshers’ week?
Freshers' week takes place in the beginning of the September term and is action-packed with activities and events including:
Our pre-departure checklist is designed to help you get organised and prepare for your journey, ensuring that you have done everything you need to do before you set off.
Travelling to Huddersfield
Manchester International Airport is the closest airport to Huddersfield and we offers a free 'Meet and Greet' service for students arriving at the airport. Our aim is to make sure your arrival in Huddersfield is as easy as possible. For more information and to book the 'Meet and Greet' service visit our international 'Leaving for the UK' pages.
A student guide to starting University
Take a look at our 'Advice for Freshers' film on YouTube where some of our current students share their tips about how to get the most out of Freshers' week.
You can also read costume and textiles student Marthe Ney's blog post about her first year at Uni. She writes about her experience of living in student halls and how she adjusted to life as a student.
Where do I go for help?
The iPoint team is here to support you during your time at the University of Huddersfield. You can get help, support and advice on a range of practical issues including student ID cards, certificates, letters and changing your personal details.
This friendly and helpful team is located in Student Central all year round and during the first two weeks of term there is a team of mobile iPoint welcome helpers located across campus. You can ask them anything, from where to find a room or building to where you can get something to eat or drink.
What do I need to bring?
Marthe, an undergraduate fashion student, has shared her top tips on what to pack for uni. For the full list of tips check out Marthe's blog.
Look out for emails from our Students' Union for tips and useful advice about what to bring with you.
When do I start University?
Term officially starts on Monday 09 January 2017, and this is also the start of induction week. Please check details of your welcome meeting and remember to complete all steps on the pre-enrolment portal before you arrive to make enrolment as easy as possible.
Tuition fees FAQs
How do I pay my tuition fees?
If you’ve applied for your tuition fees through Student Finance England and your application is approved, your fees will be paid directly to the University on your behalf. If you haven’t applied or have decided not to take out the tuition fee loan you’ll need to pay the fees yourself including a 25% deposit at enrolment. You can double check your fee status in 'Step 3' of the pre-enrolment portal
When will I receive my student loan?
If you submitted your completed application to Student Finance England by the end of May (for September starts), you should receive your first student loan payment three or four working days after you’ve enrolled at the University. If you applied after the deadline there is no guarantee that your application will be processed for the start of term. If you want to know the progress of your finance application visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance or call Student Finance England on +44 (0)300 100 0607.
Your eligibility for funding could be affected by previous study or if you already have an Honours degree. However, from 2017-18, the Government will enable people to retrain in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by removing the restriction on accessing tuition fee loans for a second degree in these subjects. Your eligibility could also be affected by previous or current residence outside the EU. Again, you should contact Student Finance England to check your eligibility.
As an EU student you are eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover your fees at Huddersfield. Following the recent EU Referendum results, the UK Government has confirmed that new students who are starting courses in September 2017 will be eligible to receive the current funding package available to EU students until they complete their studies regardless of any changes to the UK membership of the EU. Your funding entitlement will not change regardless of the forthcoming negotiations between the EU and the UK Government.
So, as you are planning to start your course in 2017, you can be reassured that you don’t need to do anything and your funding entitlement is unchanged.
Enrolling at the University doesn’t mean you’re automatically registered with a doctor at the Health Centre (next to the campus), so if you’re going to be living in student or private accommodation within a three mile radius of the campus we recommend that you register with the University Health Centre.
Registration is quick and easy:
Visit the Health Centre website and click on the 'Registering with the doctor link', then select the 'Registration' tab to register.
Choose 'Online Pre-Registration CLICK HERE’ and complete both pages of the Pre-Registration Form before submitting (this will not register you fully with the Health Centre but will speed up your registration when you attend).
Download and complete the registration pack, then bring this along to your registration slot (which should be timetabled by your department). If your department hasn’t identified a specific registration slot just call into the Health Centre at any time during the week (9.00am-4.00pm) to register.
Out of area registrations
If you live out of the practice area but study or work within Huddersfield you are now able to register here. Please note, as you will be registering as an 'out of area' patient, this means that if you were sick at home we wouldn't be able to offer you a home visit. However, there are systems and processes in place whereby you can access urgent care closer to your home address.
It’s not too late to book your accommodation for September. Here’s an overview of the options offered by DIGS Student – our preferred, recommended and approved accommodation provider who will guarantee you find a place in student accommodation.
Storthes Hall Park is home to over 1300 students and is Huddersfield's largest student community. The newly refurbished social area includes a cinema room, console gaming arena and games room. Pair this with the already existing on-site amenities including a shop, gym, launderette and beautiful parkland and it's the ideal environment for your first year. Storthes Hall Park also hosts the biggest Freshers' event in town.
Ashenhurst Houses is home to 280 students and is located only a short walk away from the University. Ashenhurst is extremely popular with students and has a great community feel. With town centre amenities easily accessible, Ashenhurst is the perfect place to live, socialise and meet new friends.
Want to do your own thing?
Huddersfield and its surrounding areas offer some great alternative accommodation so you can find a place that's right for you. To find out more about alternative accommodation call +44 (0)1484 473446 or visit our Students' Union lettings agency.
Staying at home?
Try a young person's rail card or Metro card – and visit www.wymetro.com to plan your journey. If driving is your only option, there are a number of public car parks close to the campus.
Your academic school
When you enrol at the University, you’ll notice that your course/subject area will sit within one of our seven academic schools. Below you’ll find a list of our schools and the subject areas that they offer. Take a look at the handy info your School has put together to help make your first week at Huddersfield even easier.
Drama, Theatre and Performance, English Language and Literature, History, Journalism and Media, Music, Music Technology*
If you’re not sure which school/subject area offers your course, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help.
*Courses within the subject area of Music Technology are offered by two schools; Computing and Engineering and Music, Humanities and Media. If you’re not sure which school offers your Music Technology course, email email@example.com and we can help.
What's student life like?
We can tell you a lot about what life will be like at Huddersfield. But if you really want to know, it's best to hear it straight from our current students - see our 'Genuine Student Info' pages.
What is there to do in Huddersfield?
Here's a quick 'to do' list to tick off during your first few months – guaranteed to get you feeling like a local in no time:
Experience Huddersfield on match-day with discounted Giants or Town tickets from the Students' Union.
Huddersfield has some fantastic countryside right on its doorstep. Head up to Castle Hill for fresh air and breathtaking views.
Kingsgate Shopping Centre offers all the usual high street shops and there are many independent boutiques dotted across town – remember to take your student ID card to claim your 10% student discount.
Visit our See yourself in Huddersfield page to see pictures sent in by our students, and download our Facebook app that allows you to create your perfect day in Huddersfield and film clips that show off the massive variety of stuff you can get involved in.
What's more, if you find there's a club or society you'd like to join that doesn't currently exist, you can simply start your own with fellow students.
Information for international students
If you are arriving at Huddersfield from outside the EU then you will need to follow the pre-enrolment guidelines on the International Applicant Portal.
Student Central is the place to be on campus, with sports, iPoint, Students' Union, food and drink outlets, the Library and support services all conveniently housed under one roof.
For more information about the facilities available on campus visit our 'Facilities' webpage.
Enrolment for home/EU students
During the first few days at University you will enrol with other students on your course. You will be given a specific date and time for your enrolment at your welcome meeting. You can find information about your welcome meeting in the pre-enrolment portal.
Check the pre-enrolment portal for the date and time of your welcome meeting.
Bring proof of identity to your enrolment.
Bring proof of financial support ie tuition fee loan or sponsorship*.
Bring your student number to enrolment. This is provided at the end of Step 2 of the pre-enrolment process.
* If your tuition fees are to be paid in part or full by an employer or sponsor, the employer or sponsor should provide the University with written confirmation on letter-headed paper. The letter should include your full name and the full invoice address. Where tuition and related fees are to be paid in part only, the amount to be paid by the employer or sponsor should be clearly stated. Employers will be invoiced for the appropriate fee as soon as possible and the invoice will be payable within 28 days of the invoice date. We regret that we are unable to allow employers to pay in instalments.
Identity and eligibility to study check
All students starting a new course need to confirm their ID and eligibility to study in the UK. Please bring to enrolment:
A valid passport or EU National Identity card and any relevant visa documentation where applicable (this is our preferred option).
If you don’t have one of the above, you can bring:
A photographic driving licence and birth certificate and any relevant visa document where applicable.
If you don't have any of the above, please see what alternative proof of ID you could provide, or email us for further advice. The University is required to check this by the UK government.
When you accept an offer of a place on a course and then enrol as a student of the University, you will be asked to enter into a binding agreement with the University under which you will be subject to the University's regulations, policies and procedures.
If you are arriving at Huddersfield from outside the EU then you will need to refer to the information on the 'Enrolment' tab of our international web pages.
Once you enrol
Once you have formally enrolled you can:
Obtain your student ID card at your enrolment.
Access the University library and computing facilities. These will be available within 24 hours of enrolment including access to online course resources such as UniLearn, your virtual learning environment.
Request bank letters and council tax exemption certificates*.
In compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the University protects the information it has about applicants and the standard response to enquiries about individuals is that information cannot be disclosed to other organisations and/or individuals without consent from the applicant themselves.
Unfortunately, this means that we are unable to talk to your parents or guardians/teachers or third parties about your application without your consent. We will, however, be able to give general information regarding those procedures.
Under our Data Protection policy, we will not divulge any personal information to any other third party including your parents/guardians/family members without your prior consent. Parents can talk to us regarding general queries but we will not provide them with personal information (for example, your results and attendance).
Disability Services work with students with a range of disabilities and long term conditions that have a significant impact on your ability to study. Our main aim is to get the right support in place for you at the right time.
Watch this video and learn more about the iPoint team, located in Student Central at the University of Huddersfield.
The team explain how they are often referred to as the 'Google for campus' as they are the first point of contact for students looking for help.
More information about iPoint
Careers and Employability Service
At the Careers and Employability Service in Student Central we offer friendly information, advice and guidance on jobs, post grad courses, CVs and interview skills. Our online resources include JobShop - the University’s own job vacancy service for students – and MyCareer, your personalised career tool.
PC Laura Jackson is the campus police officer, here to offer you crime prevention and safety advice. She is very friendly and approachable so please don't be shy, call in and see her with any criminal concerns you may have.
Listen to Luke talk you through enrolling at the University of Huddersfield.
The Faith Centre is home to the Community Lounge a vibrant, busy, welcoming space where you can meet friends and enjoy free tea and coffee. There are also prayer rooms for all faiths, which can be used for individual and group prayer or faith group meetings.
If you are a care leaver thinking about coming into Higher Education, our Wellbeing Service can offer you support and guidance from the point of application, right through your journey to graduation, employment or postgraduate study. Some of our students along with Aimhigher and the Frank Buttle Trust, created a film with ITV Fixers about their own experience as care leavers in Higher Education.
If you have any questions or would like to talk through any concerns about your transition into university life as a care leaver, contact us now. For more information about the support that you will receive as a care leaver visit our wellbeing support for care leavers web page.
The Student Finance Office are here to help with all your queries on funding, student loans, tuition fees, bursaries, scholarships, additional funding and anything else about student finance.