Finance Division


Please choose from the topics below for information on the registration process.


Each September all students need to register (or re-register) for the next academic year. Online registration opens on the 1st September – you will need to complete your registration before you have access to your online Sussex Direct or Study Direct accounts. For students starting in January, online registration will be open mid-December.

Please see the link below for more detailed information for new students:


You will need to arrange payment of your current year tuition fees and/or accommodation fees when you register. You can either pay these charges in full, or set up a payment plan with three instalments (for September registration and charges exceeding £300) in October, January and April. Payments will be taken from your nominated debit or credit card. For January starters tuition fees can either be paid in full or in two instalments in January and April.

If you are a continuing student and you have charges from the last academic year, you will need to pay these in full before you complete your registration. If you are unable to do so please call our Student Accounts helpline on 0800 849 4979 or visit our office for further advice.

Please refer to the Tuition Fees and Accommodation Fees sections of our webpages for more detailed information about payment options and what to do if you are a sponsored student.

Returning from Intermission

You need to re-register online if you are returning to your course following a period of intermission. When you do this you will need to arrange payment of any current tuition fees and/or accommodation.

Registration FAQ's

Please find below some of the common queries surrounding registration

What are my login details?

If you are a new student you can collect your login details by following the link below:

If you are a continuing student and you have forgotten your password, you can reset it using the link below:

What should I do if I do not have internet access?

Once you are on campus, go to IT Services (located in the Shawcross building) who will be able to direct you to a computer you can use.

I have paid by bank transfer but the registration page is asking me to pay in full? What do I do?

If you have paid by bank transfer, but the payment is not reflecting on your student account, please contact the Student Accounts office with a copy of your remittance advice.

Our office is open to in person callers weekdays from 10am to 4pm, or your remittance advice can be emailed to

If your bank transfer is showing on your student account, but the online registration page is asking you to pay in full, please contact our office. We will update your account to deduct your payment from the relevant charge. Please note that if you have not paid the full amount you will be required to pay any outstanding balance in full to complete your registration. In the event you wish to pay the balance in instalments, your bank transfer must cover the entire first instalment due, and you must have valid debit or credit card details to arrange payment of future instalments. In these instances you will need to contact Student Accounts so we can assist you with setting up the payment plan.

I have a credit on my student account - will it be deducted from my tuition fees and/or rent?

Credits from payments made the previous year will not automatically be deducted from your current year tuition fees and/or accommodation. If you wish to pay the balance in full, please contact our office so we can match the credit to your outstanding charge. You will then be able to pay the outstanding amount online with a debit or credit card.

If you wish to set up a payment plan on the balance, you can set up the payment plan as normal and then contact our office, so we can reduce your future instalments accordingly. Alternatively you can contact us before arranging a payment plan, and we will assist you with manually setting up a payment plan.

I am an applicant and wish to make an advanced payment, what do I do?

The University recommends all advanced payments are made using our on-line shop. If paying by bank transfer is your only option, we advise that you never share the University's bank details by email as this may put you and others at risk of fraud.

Applicants wishing to pay in advance should ensure they quote their applicant number when making a payment, using the following bank details:

Branch: Barclays Bank, The Old Bank, High Street, Lewes, BN7 2JP

Account Number: 40880914

Sort Code: 20-49-84

Swift Code: BARCGB22

IBAN: GB87BARC20498440880914