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Enrolment and registration

Welcome to the Doctoral College at Queen Mary University of London. Whether you are a new student or are continuing your studies, it is important that you enrol with the College every year. When you enrol for the first time, you will need to visit the Research Degrees Office at Mile End in person, but in future years you will be able to re-enrol online. New students in 2016/17 can enrol on any of the dates below. Before your visit, please refer to the enrolment instructions sent to you by the Research Admissions Officer. You will need to complete the pre-enrolment process through MySIS (log-in 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. If you fail to re-enrol, you will not be entitled to letters confirming your student status, and your registration with the College will be terminated. 
If you experience difficulty re-enrolling, please inform the Research Degrees Officer for your School.

Continuing International Students

Once you have completed the re-enrolment task your enrolment status will automatically be set to 'Temporary Enrolment'. 
To complete your enrolment you should come to the Research Degrees Office at Mile End at any point during our normal opening hours and bring the following documentation:

  • Passport
  • Evidence of current immigration permission (e.g. biometric card, visa)

Once we have checked and scanned these you will be fully enrolled. 

Please complete this process as soon as you are able to do so.


New Student Enrolment 2017/18

  • *Main Enrolment*
    Monday 25 September 2017
    In The Octagon, Queens' Building, Mile End Campus
    (Please note your slot-time allocated to you by the Research Admissions Team)

Late Enrolment will be available until 6th October 2017

  • Wednesday 1st November 2017 
  • Friday 1st December 2017
  • Tuesday 9th January 2018
  • Thursday 1st February 2018
  • Thursday 1st March 2018
  • Monday 2nd April 2018
  • Tuesday 1st May 2018
  • Friday 1st June 2018
  • Monday 2nd July 2018
  • Wednesday 1st August 2018

The Research Admissions Team may allocate a time-slot to you. 
Please do not hesitate to contact Research Degrees Office should you have any queries.

On your enrolment day, please come to the Research Degrees Office with all requested documentary evidence. 
Please remember to pre-enrol online first. Your offer letter will explain how to do this, and will also specify the documents you will need to bring with you.

Important: 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.

If, due to exceptional circumstances, you are unable to attend one of the enrolment dates listed above, your supervisor must write to the Research Degrees Officer for your School to arrange an alternative enrolment date. Your supervisor will inform you of the new enrolment date.

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 the College will use it to send you official communications. Please ensure that you keep your contact details up-to-date in MySIS.

A student is normally permitted to take up to six weeks vacation in a year. The timings of vacations are agreed by the student’s principal supervisor. A full-time student is not permitted to undertake other duties or work (apart from limited demonstrating or tutorial duties) without the approval of his/her principal supervisor(s) unless provided for in the terms of any studentship.

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 the College until you have been awarded, or unless you are interrupting your studies.

The registration period starts on the date of a student’s initial enrolment and registration with the College 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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