Online enrolment

Once you've received an unconditional offer of a place, you'll need to enrol as a student of the University straight away.

To successfully enrol at Birmingham City University, follow these five simple steps:

1. Receive your BCU login details

You will be unable to complete the online registration process until you receive the email inviting you to register. This email will include your login details that will allow you to access the enrolment portal.

2. Have your details ready

You’ll need the address for where you’ll be living while studying with us (term time address) as well as any relevant qualifications.

You'll also need to upload a passport style photograph of yourself for your student ID card.

3. Start your enrolment

Log in to the enrolment portal using your login details and follow the instructions on screen. They will explain clearly what you need to do and what you will need to complete enrolment.

4. Receive your ID card

Once you are fully enrolled and you’ve received confirmation that your photograph has been approved, you will receive your student ID in the post. If you don’t receive your ID within 5 working days of receiving the ‘Your student ID is on the way’ email, let us know at

5. Explore

As well as your ID card, you'll receive an email confirmation containing your new BCU email address. You can use this address and your enrolment password to start having a look around our University web portal, iCity and get set up with your BCU email account.

Any questions about enrolment?


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