This article will provide the steps to follow in order to register onto your course.


Home Students

How to complete registration processes for new Home students

In order to commence your studies with us, you will be required to register onto your course, which involves two separate steps:

  1. Check and complete the online registration form
  2. Complete a valid identity (ID) check

You should complete step one as soon as you receive an email advising you to do so. You must complete your ID check within two weeks of your course start date. If you do not complete this by that time you will be at risk of being withdrawn.


Step 1

Please log in to your student portal to complete the online registration form here. Please check the details we currently hold for you and add any missing information. You will also be required to upload a photo to complete the process. This should be a passport sized photo of yourself, clearly showing your face, and containing no other objects or people.


Step 2

The purpose of the ID check is to reinforce confirmation of your intention to study at the University of Portsmouth. It is an important stage in Registering as it enables us to confirm who you are on behalf of the University to organisations such as the Student Loans Company and some banks.

The ID check will take place remotely. When you’ve completed Step 1 you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete a remote ID check. The acceptable forms of ID for UK students are as follows (you will only need to upload one of these):

-Passport -UK issued Driving Licence -UK Birth Certificate -HM Forces ID card -UK Firearms Licence

EU/EEA nationals with settled or pre-settled status will be asked to upload their passport and provide a Share Code in order for their status to be checked.

You can read more about Share Codes, and generate a code, on the U.K. government's website -

If you have any problems completing any of these steps, please contact so we can advise further.


How to apply for a student card

Please go to and log in using your University username and password.

Your student card will allow you to access university buildings, the Library, student services and it will also be used for attendance monitoring. Please upload a passport sized (and quality) photo of yourself, clearly showing your face, and containing no other objects or people. On successful upload, you will receive a message on screen (not an email) confirming this.

It's very important for you to upload your photo prior to the start of term, as social distancing measures prevent us from taking your photo on campus. Find out more information about student cards.

Please note, even if you have already completed your online registration, you will still need to apply for your student card. This is a separate photo upload process to that included in the online registration form, however, you can use the same photo.

Your student card will be issued to you upon completion of your full course registration as outlined in steps 1 and 2 above.


Where to send your Qualifications.

If you didn't submit your course entry qualification check when applying to the University, please upload copies of relevant qualification documentation to your Applicant View. If you're unsure which qualifications are required, you can contact the admissions team directly through the Applicant View.