New students – International Tier 4 Visa

As a Tier 4 student, you can’t fully complete the registration process until you arrive in Glasgow and present your required documents at our Faculty Registration Day and present the required documents at your Faculty Registration Day (see item 5 below).

However, before you arrive in Glasgow you need to register some of your details online. You must do this to confirm your personal, financial and academic details. We need you to complete this part of the registration process before the start of your programme as this signifies your intention to take up your place at the University of Strathclyde. Please do not try to register until we have emailed you to say that registration is open.

To become a fully registered student you must complete the following steps:

1. Set up your University IT account

When you accepted your offer to study at Strathclyde the Admissions team will have sent you an email with a DS (University) account username.

Before you can access your University IT personal account you’ll need to set a password. If you have not yet set or can’t remember your password, find out how you can reset your password.

As a new student you’ll be given a unique university email address which will stay with you throughout the length of your programme of study. This is the email address that the University will use to communicate with you on all matters relating to your studies. We strongly recommend that you get into the habit of logging into this account on a regular basis.

Between now and the start of term it’s important that you continue to regularly check your personal email address as the University may still communicate important information to you in this way.

2. Create your student card

Your student card gives you access to University buildings & facilities such as the library, computer labs and sports facilities. It also gives you a form of identification whilst on campus. 

The card gives you access to student discounts in a wide variety of shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas and online.

Submit your photo

We need you to upload a recent image of yourself which must be a close up of your head and shoulders. You should be facing forward and looking straight at the camera.

You need to submit your photo to us online:

  • Log into PEGASUS (using your username and password)
  • Click on the Personal tab
  • Click on Maintain Personal Details
  • Click on Upload Your Photo. There’s onscreen help available to take you through the process
  • The deadline for submitting your photo is Friday 31 August 2018 (Wednesday 8 August for PGDE students)

If you’re unable to submit your photo online you’ll need to go to the Registration Hall during the main registration period where we’ll take your photograph. You’ll then be given your student card.

3. Register online

You’ll receive an email from us letting you know when online registration is open. Please do not attempt to register until you’ve received the email.

  • Logon to PEGASUS using your username and password
  • Fill out all the registration criteria apart from the Home Office criteria

If you experience any difficulties with the online registration process please email registration@strath.ac.uk or telephone 0141 548 3165.

4. Ensure your tuition fees are paid

Please check that your funding authority has paid your tuition fees or if you’re self-funding ensure you have paid your fees before registering. Find out the latest tuition fees.

You can pay your tuition fees using a number of methods. Take a look at our payment methods.

5. Attend your Faculty Registration Day

You’ll complete the registration process when you arrive at the University and attend your Faculty Registration Day.

Faculty Registration Days and Times
FacultyDateTimeLocation
Engineering Monday 10 September 2018 10am to 3pm Assembly Hall,
James Weir Building
Science Tuesday 11 September 2018 10am to 3pm Assembly Hall,
James Weir Building
Business School Wednesday 12 September 2018 10am to 3pm Assembly Hall,
James Weir Building
Humanities & Social Sciences Thursday 13 September 2018 10am to 3pm Assembly Hall,
James Weir Building
All Faculties Friday 14 September 2018 onwards 10am to 3pm Foyer,
McCance Building


You’re required to confirm/provide the following information:

  • Your personal details including contact information
  • How your tuition fees will be paid
  • Notification of your UK address
  • Documentation required to fulfil the UKVI criteria. In order to comply with Home Office regulations we must record that we have seen your ORIGINAL documents. Please ensure that you bring the following documentation with you:
    • your passport
    • the original documents as stated in your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) Statement under the “Documents used to assess academic ability” section
    • your CAS Statement
    • a copy of your ATAS certificate, if applicable
    • your Biometric Residence Permit, if applicable

When all of your documents have been checked you’ll be able to complete registration online and collect your student card.

Under UKVI Regulations the University is required to report any Tier 4 student who has failed to register within 10 working days of the start date of their course. If you fail to register, once reported your visa will be curtailed and you’ll be unable to continue on your course of study.

6. Welcome to the University of Strathclyde

Now that you’re registered, we’re delighted to welcome you at the start of your student journey.

Studying at Strathclyde is a fantastic experience for our students. In addition to studies, there are a host of clubs and societies to join, volunteering opportunities and there's always an event taking place on campus.

Discover all you need to know about life here at Strathclyde.

Welcome Week

During Welcome Week there are important events organised by your Faculty and/or department, as well as central University teams. These are designed to help you quickly settle into your studies and university life, and which you are strongly recommended to attend.

The content of induction programmes vary, but often include:

  • An induction lecture
  • A meeting with a specific member of academic staff
  • Completion of registration (if required)

As part of your induction to the University, Student Experience Services will also present the UniSmart lecture. This is your 'essential survival guide to university', which will highlight the variety of support services available and help you get off to a good start.

PGDE Primary & Secondary students

You’re required to register online and upload your photo by Wednesday 8 August 2018 and you should allow a minimum of two working days between submitting your photo and collecting your card.

You can collect your student card between Monday 13 August 2018 and Wednesday 22 August 2018 from the Student Lifecycle Services Office, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XB. The opening times are 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Non Standard Start Dates (Tier 4)

Students registering for a course with a non-standard start date, eg research courses commencing any month except October, should come to the Student Lifecycle Services Office, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ once they have completed the on-line part of registration. Please bring your passport, BRP if held and original documents as stated on your CAS email. This should be done within 10 days of the start of your course.

Data Protection

The personal data we keep about you will be processed on institutional machinery include web tools and other internet software according to Data Protection Principles.  For more details please see our Data Protection webpages.