Change your legal or preferred name
Ulster University's Change of Name policy is designed to guide students who wish to change their name once they are a registered student.
You must read the guidance on this page before you submit a Change of Name request.
Registering as a student with Ulster University
Students must register with their full legal name and an identification check is required by the University before registration.
Students must provide one of these documents as evidence:
- birth certificate
- marriage certificate
- decree absolute
Change of Name once you are a registered student
Registered students can submit an online request for a change of:
- legal change of name
- preferred change of name
You should note that:
- requesting a Change of Name will update your student record and will be used in all official University communications.
- Change of Name requests are confidential and adhere to our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy.
Number of changes allowed
A student can request a maximum of:
- three surname changes
- one first name change
There must be a gap of five years between each change of surname. Find out more about changing your name on the nidirect government services webpage.