Due to the current situation with COVID -19 there may be differences in the enrolment process to that detailed below. You will receive email communication with exact details of what you need to do to complete your enrolment with the University and obtain your ID card.


You are required to complete the enrolment process in order to be permitted to study on your course.
To make this as smooth as possible please carefully read and follow the relevant guidance:

1. Set up your University IT account

Here you will gain access to your username and password. Your student email address format will be studentnumber followed by @students.southwales.ac.uk e.g. [email protected]

2. Complete Your Online Enrolment

You will now be able to complete the online enrolment process. You will need to enter your eight digit USW ID number as your username, together with your password, both of which can be obtained as part of step one.

3. Collect your Student ID Card

The University of South Wales Student SMART ID card is multi-purpose and acts as your University identification, Library card, Door Entry card and allows you access to University services and facilities.


Please follow the three steps above in order to set up a university IT account, enrol online and collect a student ID card.
For further information, please see below.

Enrol online

We will email you with details of how to enrol online (which includes your USW student ID to enable login - your UCAS ID won't work). 

Please note: the Student Enrolment System currently works best with Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. If you experience problems perhaps consider retrying with these browsers.

If you are an EU student who will be applying for a student route visa, you'll need to follow the international enrolment process - please click here

>> Enrol now

Student loan

COVID-19 contingency.  Student Finance payments are still scheduled to be released once your course has started and upon your completion of the online enrolment process. Once the University has confirmed your registration to the Student Loans Company, you can expect to receive payment within 3 to 5 working days, depending on who you bank with. Please note, your application for Student Finance must have been approved by before the University can confirm your registration with the Student Loans Company.

Before you can enrol online you will need to complete personalised enrolment checks.

Please refer to the enrolment information for further guidance on the process.

Find out how to pay your fees.

Student ID card

Collecting your student ID card is the final step to enrolling at the University.  The multi-purpose Student ID card acts as your University identification, library card, door entry card and allows you access to University services and facilities.

Your Student ID Card will be made available for you to collect following your enrolment. You will be emailed with details of where and when to collect it.

Help with setting up your University IT Account can be found on the IT Services website.

If you need help with Online Enrolment, you can read our FAQs or ask a question.


The University's terms and conditions of course enrolment includes confidentiality, data protection, disclosure of information to third parties, equality and diversity and the Student Declaration.