Glad to hear you're interested in starting your degree in January or February! This means if you don't have a passport or if it's likely to expire soon, you'll want to apply/renew that ASAP.
In terms of a timeline, we should aim to submit your application by the end of November, if possible. You will likely spend the holiday season sorting out your funding, housing, and student visa application. Don't worry - we'll walk you through everything.