Students and any dependants who are 16 and over, from certain countries or territories, who are studying in the UK for more than six months will usually be required to register with the police. Visit the government website to find out more about police registration, including who needs to register.
You should check your entry clearance vignette, Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and the UK Visas and Immigration/Home Office decision email or letter, if you have been given the condition it should be stated in one or more of these documents.
You are required to register with the police within seven days of your arrival in the UK or within seven days of receiving your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), if you are collecting it after you arrive in the UK. Sometimes the police will not be able to register you within this time limit due to the numbers of registrations they have to complete during peak periods, provided you have made an appointment online to register and keep it, there should not be a problem.
If you live in the Metropolitan Police area (London) you will need to register at the Overseas Visitors Record Office in Borough High Street, London. Please read the information online and follow the instructions.