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Student Registration

All students are required to complete Student Registration on an annual basis. This is to make sure that the information held on your student record is correct: It is not a way of registering for, or applying for, a course of study. 

Please do not attempt registration until you receive an email asking you to log in to your Self-Service account and complete the Student Registration process.

You must complete your student registration by the deadline given in your email and are advised to undertake this as soon as possible. Registration is designed to be a simple process and will only take a few minutes.

All data collected and/or verified during the registration process will be used in accordance with the University of Cambridge’s data protection on how we use your personal data and data protection policy.

The data collected during the registration process forms the requirements of data submission to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) – the designated data body for Higher Education. HESA uses this information in its own right, for example to publish aggregated statistics about students in Higher Education.

As of Michaelmas Term 2022 the screens for Student Registration were updated to include a question regarding ‘Legal Sex’ as this is a compulsory field in the Student record data return to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) from the 2022-2023 academic year.  Legal Sex is your sex as recorded on your legal documents such as birth certificate, gender recognition certificate, or passport. If you have two legal documents that record a different sex then you should use the most recent document.  Information regarding changes to the Student Record data return, including that relating to Sex ID, for the 2022-23 academic year can be found at:

HESA is a designated data body (DDB)  for the Office for Students - the regulator and competition authority for the Higher Education sector in England –  and under sections 64(1) and 65(1) of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, English Higher Education providers must provide the DDB with such information as the DDB specifies. As such, we are now legally obliged to attempt to collect this data from all students, but  we have provided students with the opportunity to refuse this information if they do not feel comfortable supplying it.  The purpose of the data collection is simply for the HESA return to enable them and the Office for Students to conduct equalities-based research into access to and participation in Higher Education.

New students

You will need to create an account and log in to Self Service.

Existing students

You will need to log in (using RAVEN access) to CamSIS Self-Service.

Having problems?

If you have any questions about completing the Annual Student Registration exercise, then please read our Frequently Asked Questionsfurther information can also be found on our help centre: University of Cambridge Student Registry Office (
For any problems not covered by the frequently asked questions, please use the Contact Form to get in touch.