Online Enrolment

One of the first steps to becoming a student at Bucks New University, or returning to Bucks, is to complete your online enrolment.

It should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete this process:

  1. Set up a username and password by following the instructions here.
  2. Then access the enrolment form through our Bucks Connect system, here.
  3. If you run in to any difficulty, we have a set of handy instructions in an Enrolment User Guide here.

Please note: the enrolment task will only be available to you for a limited time, and therefore you are advised to complete enrolment as soon as you receive the email and/or instruction.

What is enrolment?

Enrolment is a two stage process to register as an official Bucks student. Enrolling at the right time is important as it unlocks things like your course timetable and student funding.

  • Stage 1: Online enrolment (before you arrive)
  • Stage 2: New Students - in-person enrolment (when you arrive)

Please note: if you have a conditional offer, you will only be sent the instructions once your results have been received and your place has been confirmed.

Why enrol?

Completing online enrolment (before you arrive) will give you access to:

  • Your course timetable.

Bucks students attending courses at a Bucks Campus:

Completing in-person enrolment (when you arrive for Welcome Week) means:

  • Your student funding will be released 3-5 working days after Bucks confirms to Student Finance that you have enrolled in-person.
  • You will receive your Bucks ID card which is your library card and swipe-access card to get around the University.
  • If you are living in private accommodation, you can apply for a council tax exemption certificate (full-time students only).
How to enrol

All students need to complete the following:

  • Confirm/update your enrolment record details
  • Upload a copy of your valid passport – the page of your passport that contains your photograph, full name, date of birth, issue/expiry date (often referred to as the 'biometric page').
    The following formats are accepted – JPEG, Adobe PDF or Microsoft documents saved as a .docx or .xlsx format.
    Please see section in Stage 2 enrolment below for other forms of proof of identity that can be used.
  • Upload sponsorship letter – confirming payment of fees, including:
    • Purchase Order Form from your Sponsor (not SLC documentation)
    • Completed Sponsorship Form, available here, signed letter from the sponsor, see here for details of what this should contain or Military CAN letter.
      The following formats are accepted – JPEG, Adobe PDF or Microsoft documents saved as a .docx or .xlsx format.
  • New Students - Upload a photo for your Bucks ID Card - the photo must show your full face, without any covering (unless for religious or medical reasons).
    The following formats are accepted for ID photos – JPEG, PNG, BMG, GIF or Microsoft documents saved as a .docx. format.

International Students - additional steps:

If you're an international student coming to study in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you'll also need to:

  • Ensure your bank account has sufficient funds - your bank statement should not be more than 31 days old when you apply for your visa application and should show that the required amount of money has been in the bank account for at least 28 consecutive days.
  • Pay your deposit – if you have not already done so. Any delay in this task will impact your CAS being issued. This can be paid online or via a bank transfer.

    Barclays Bank                                        BNU Direct Account       20-40-89           90344443
    SWIFT:   BARCGB22                                IBAN:  GB12BARC20408990344443

Stage 2 enrolment will take place on your Bucks New University campus. This will need to be completed during term 1. So please ensure your contact details - postal and email - are up-to-date on when completing your enrolment process.

All students

You will need to have:

  • full name of your course
  • your Bucks ID number
  • original proof of identity (see below)

UK nationals - original proof of identity

Your valid UK passport (if you don't have a valid UK passport, you must bring with you your UK birth/adoption certificate and proof of your National Insurance Number).

Proof of your name change if not reflected in the above documentation, for e.g. Marriage Certificate.

Non-UK nationals - original proof of identity

You must provide the original valid passport that you may have uploaded as part of stage 1 online enrolment process earlier (if the Home Office is holding this, an official Home Office letter may be acceptable instead), your Biometric Residence Permit or your visa.

EU or EEA Nationals can provide their EU or EEA National Identity Card as proof.

Tuition fee payment

In order to complete your Stage 2 enrolment you will need to have met the financial requirements for funding your tuition fees. These will differ depending on your fee status, level of study and how you intend to pay. Please check Fee, Liability and Instalment Dates, to find out what you need to do to avoid your enrolment being delayed.

International students

If you are an international student, you will also need to bring:

Sponsored students

If you are sponsored student (e.g. your tuition fees will be paid for by an employer) you will also need to bring the below if not uploaded as part of your stage 1 enrolment task:

  • a copy of your sponsor letter or sponsor's purchase order (quoting your Bucks ID number)
Studying at a partner institution?

If you are studying a Bucks course at a partner institution in a different location, the enrolment process is slightly different.

Stage 1: Online enrolment

You will need to complete Stage 1 enrolment in the same way as students taught at a Bucks campus (see above).

Stage 2: In-person enrolment

Stage 2 enrolment will take place at your place of study (see below).

You may also have to enrol with the college you will be based at. The college will contact you directly with more information if this is the case.

Enrolling at a partner college

If you are studying at one of our partners, you will not need to complete in-person enrolment at Bucks. However, you will need to complete enrolment with your partner college, who will email or write to you with full details about this process.

Need more help?

If you have any questions about Stage 1: Online enrolment or Stage 2: In-person enrolment, please email

NB: ensure you quote your Bucks 8 Digit ID number in any correspondence to the University.