Your first step to becoming a student at Cardiff University is to complete online enrolment.
You must complete online enrolment by:
- agreeing to be a student at Cardiff University and abide by its regulations
- checking and updating your student record information
- paying tuition fees or providing evidence of sponsorship.
The online enrolment task will be available to you approximately three weeks prior to the start date of your programme. It should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
Please note the enrolment task will only be available to you for a limited time, and therefore you are advised to complete enrolment as soon as possible.
How to enrol online
Before starting the registration process you will need:
- your Cardiff University username and password
- your contact details
- where relevant, your payment details (bank account, credit/debit card, sponsorship details).
You will need to click on the ‘SIMS: online login’ link (on the bottom left of the screen) and then enter your Cardiff University username and password.
Then click on the link ‘Begin Enrolment’.
You should check the information held by the University about you, and update this where required. Your information will be saved as you complete each page, this means that you will not be able to go back and make changes once you have completed each page so please read and check the information carefully.
If you're experiencing problems within SIMS, please see our guidance on student loans and fees and using the SIMS online system.
What happens next?
Once you have completed enrolment you will be sent a confirmation of enrolment email within 24 hours. It is not necessary to print this out.
In SIMS, the 'begin enrolment' button will disappear and a new 'confirmation of programme of study' button will appear.
If you need to select optional modules, a link will appear once you have confirmed your programme of study. Some schools may require you to attend school enrolment/induction events before selecting optional modules. Please see your School timetable for more information.
If your optional module selections are incorrect, you can re-select them using the module selection facility, which your School will then need to approve.
You can view your modules at any time within SIMS by visiting the academic record section.
Transferring to a different programme
You can request a programme transfer via an online task once you've completed online enrolment. We advise that you first seek academic approval from your School. Please note this may require a reassessment of your fee liability.