Guidance for new students about what to do at the start of your programme to become a matriculated student at the University.
Approximately 6 weeks prior to your programme start date and if you hold an unconditional firm offer, an online registration process will be available to you via the MyEd portal in the Student Personal Details channel. This channel is accessed from the My Studies tab in the portal. You will receive an email to your University of Edinburgh email account advising you when this online form is available for you to complete.
You should complete this online form as soon as possible to start the matriculation process and signify your intention to take up your place at Edinburgh.
Non-EU or non-EEA students who are resident in the UK must also provide a copy of the page(s) of your passport confirming your identity and photograph and page(s) showing the UK Entry Clearance sticker/stamp/Identity Card for Foreign Nationals.
The University is required by UK Border Agency to check that every student who is studying at the University has the right to study while in the UK.
If resident outside the UK this is not necessary.
Further information about UKBA requirements can be found on our International Office website.
Sponsor Award - If your tuition fees are being paid on your behalf by a sponsor please email evidence of the award on headed paper to email@example.com . This should include precise details of where any invoices should be sent and purchase order number (if applicable). It is essential we receive this information as early as possible to ensure your invoice for payment of tuition fees is sent to the correct location.
Guidance on using the online Registration Process: You will find further information about the online Registration Process on the Student Support web-pages at
To complete full Matriculation as a student of the University you must also have your attendance confirmed by support staff in the School or Department office - for Online Distance Learning students this is simply an electronic confirmation that you are “on programme”.
Please check your MyEd portal to see whether your attendance has been confirmed.
The page linked below contains a list of all Online Distance Learning programmes; contact details for each can be found on the appropriate page.
If you are not fully matriculated within 6 weeks of your programme start date you will potentially lose your access to the virtual learning environment (VLE).
Information about the VLE can be found via the link below.
The most up to date information about University Card issue can be found on the Card Services website, see link below for further information.
This article was published on Jan 3, 2014