Formula Student


Team registration

Register your team for Formula Student.

Registration is broken down into three main elements:

  • Part 1 – Pre-registration - submit your Design Concept Specification document (not the Business Logic Case), usually by early December. Key dates for document submission deadlines will be available later.
  • Part 2 – Selection, payment and confirmation (January)
  • Part 3 - Onsite registration (July)

How to register

The first step to registering your team is to create or update your team account. Once your team is account set up, follow the full registration procedure.

How to activate or update a team account

Download the account instructions


Registration fees and breakdown for Formula Student 2022 will appear here following the 2021 competition.

Teams notified by the Institution's FS Team that they have been selected to take part in the next competition will be given access to the payment portal via their Team Account. The payment portal will be accessible to Faculty Advisors and Team Leaders only. For further advice on payment methods read the payment guidance document.

If you have any questions, refer to the registration FAQ document or submit them online via the Formula Student Question Database.



The Formula Student committee will review each team’s Design Concept Specification (DCS) and registration form, and then select teams based on the content of teams’ DCSs. Any remaining teams will be placed on the Reserve List. (Please note the reserve list does not guarantee a place at the competition.)

Entries must comply with the FS rules where second year cars are prohibited and only one car per university will be allowed. However, the organisers reserve the right to allow universities to compete with a second car where this second car has novel or interesting technology incorporated and is sufficiently different to other entries.

Note: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers takes a view that the automotive industry will have to be open to many technologies in the future and this policy supports that view.

The committee reserves the right to modify the number of entries accepted and their decision is final.

Applications that contain any of the below criteria will be favoured:

  • UK teams
  • Top 10 finishers at previous competition
  • Alternative fuelled cars and interesting technology
  • Representation from as many countries as possible

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