BNU STUDENT ENROLLMENT PROCESS
Students, who are planning to enrol or return at Buckinghamshire New University, need to prioritize completing online enrolment before commencing the course. Once the student records are completed, the website will allow students to fill the enrolment form to which they will receive an email with a set of guidelines, instructing them on how the task will be accomplished. The students need to enrol as soon as possible after receiving the email, to get access to all the systems.
The task will not take more than 10 minutes, so it must be prioritized by the students.
The procedure to complete the enrolment are as follows:
- The first step will be the basic signup like setting the username, password, and multifactor authentication by following this set of guidelines.
- Get access to online enrolment forms through the BNU Connect system.
- Students will receive a booklet of instructions from the university at the end of this article.
Note: The students need to note that the enrolment form will be made available for a short duration, hence it should be prioritized. Once students are done with the form, they would receive an email with the title successful submission after which they can check the form summary as well as if the status is highlighted as SUBMITTED.
What is Enrolment?
A two-stage process, allowing students to claim the identity of an official BNU student, is known as the enrolment process. Students must enrol at the right time to unlock benefits such as the course timetable and student funding. In case students are returning to the university, they need to only participate in stage 1.
Stage 1: Before arrival, filling the enrolment form is a must for the students.
Stage 2: New students can opt for in-person enrolment when arriving at the campus for classes.
Note: In case students have a conditional offer, they will be receiving instructions once their results are declared and their seat is confirmed
Students who complete their online enrolment before coming will receive access to the course timetable, which means they can start planning. This further indicates students can get access to University systems in place and if their student Finance has been approved, they would receive the first Student Finance Maintenance loan specified on the payment schedule letter.
In case students are eligible for Student Finance and are yet to apply for it, they should do it as soon as possible because applications might take up to 8 weeks to process due to which the first payment on a maintenance loan might be delayed. Here is where new students can learn about eligibility and how to apply: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login. Returning students should use their current Student Finance accounts to apply.
Please note that course timetables will be posted as soon as they are available, and because of the pandemic, these are being carefully reviewed for the safety of students, so please cooperate with the University. Students will be informed as soon as they are ready
In-person enrolment (when students arrive for Welcome Week) means:
- Student funding will be granted 3-5 working days after BNU confirms their enrolment to Student Finance.
- Students will receive their BNU ID card, which serves as a library card as well as a swipe-access card for getting around the University.
- Students who live in private housing can apply for a council tax exemption certificate (full-time students only).
How to enrol?
Steps to enrol
Stage 1: Online enrolment
Students will be receiving online enrolment in July as well as an email with complete guidelines explaining how to go about the enrolment procedure through BNU Connect between 24 to 48 hours after the student records are completed and the status is updated to confirm.
The following details need to be completed by the students:
- Updating or confirming the enrollment record details.
- Copy of valid passport- The copy of the visa must contain a proper photograph, the full name of the student, date of birth, issue/expiry date (also called the biometric page)
- The visa copy must be submitted in JPEG, Adobe PDF, or Microsoft documents saved in Docx or .xlsx format.
- Students must carefully check the section in stage 2 enrolment below for other forms of proof of identity that can be used.
Uploading sponsorship letter- Students must confirm the payment of the fee, including
- The sponsor, has given a purchase order form (not SLC documentation)
- Check the completed sponsorship form here and signed letter from the sponsor here, in case students want details of what this form or Military CAN letter can contain.
- The documents should be submitted in JPEG, Adobe PDF, or Microsoft documents saved in Docx or .xlsx format.
For New students only- It is a must to upload a photo for the BNUID Card
- The photograph should cover the full face, without any covering (exception if any medical or religious reasons)
- The picture will be accepted in JPEG, PNG, BMG, GIF, or Microsoft documents saved as a .docx.
Please note: Partner students need to get in contact with their partner institution if they receive a BNU ID Card.
Students, who are flying to the United Kingdom on a Tier-4 visa, would need to keep the following things in mind:
- Check that your bank account has sufficient funds – your bank statement should not be older than 31 days when you apply for your visa, and it should show that the required amount of money has been in the bank account for at least 28 days.
- Pay the deposit on time; if you don’t, it will result in the CAS being delayed. The deposit can be made via bank transfer or online.
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- Students must pay their Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS)– this must be completed as a part of your visa application process.
- Students must request a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)– it is a must to receive a CAS before applying for a visa
- Collecting Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) is vital– students will have to collect their BRP before stage 2 which is In-person enrolment.
Stage 2- In-person Enrolment
Enrollment for Stage 2 will take place on the BNU campus. Students will be alerted when this happens, so it is important for them to ensure that the contact information (postal and email) is up to date when they finish the enrolment procedure.
The Compliance Team will contact international students who require Tier 4 visas directly.
Each and every student will need the following information
- Full name of the course
- BNU Student ID number
- Original proof of identity
Original proof of identity is required for UK citizens.
- If students don’t have a valid UK passport, they’ll need to bring a UK birth/adoption certificate as well as proof of their National Insurance Number.
- If a student’s name change isn’t represented in the above papers, such as a marriage certificate, they’ll need to provide proof.
- Original proof of identity is required for non-UK nationals.
Students must supply their original valid passport, Biometric Residence Permit, or visa, which they may have uploaded as part of the stage 1 online enrolment process earlier (if the Home Office holds this, an official Home Office letter may be sufficient instead).
EU or EEA citizens must present their EU or EEA national identity card, as well as proof of settled or pre-settled status.
Payment of tuition fees
Students must have met the financial conditions for funding their tuition fees in order to complete the Stage 2 enrolment. These will vary based on student fee status, degree of study, and payment method. Students must review the Fee, Liability and Instalment Dates to see what is needed to avoid a delay in enrollment.
Students additionally need to carry the following document if they are an international student:
- Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
- Original qualification documents
The sponsored students (the students whose fees are paid by the employers) will be required to bring the below-stated documents if they are not uploaded as part of the stage one enrolment task
- A copy of student sponsor letter or sponsor’s purchase order (quoting your BNU ID number)
Studying at a partner institution/college
For students who are pursuing education at a BNU course at a partner institution in a different location, the enrolment procedure will be slightly different from the rest.
Stage 1: Online Enrolment
Students will have to complete Stage 1 enrolment similarly as students from the BNU campus are taught. (Check above)
Stage 2: In-person Enrolment
EU students who have Settled/Pre-Settled Status will have to provide these details to their partner institution for verification as well.
Need more help?
If students have any questions about Stage 1: Online enrolment or Stage 2: In-person enrolment, they must email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must quote their BNU 8 Digit ID number in any correspondence to the University.