The University of Greenwich is a cosmopolitan community with students from more than 140 countries. Its three campuses in London and Kent include the Old Royal Naval College, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Greenwich, giving students the best of city and campus-style living. A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are available, including many designed to meet the needs of international students.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

4,270 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • All students are given a warm welcome upon their arrival on campus.
  • Once students are on campus, a team of student and staff helpers are on hand to guide and assist them.
  • A full programme of welcome events is provided for international students in the first week of term.

English Language Requirements

All students need to show that their understanding and expression of English is sufficient to complete their studies. Requirements vary depending on the course and level of study:

  • An IELTS certificate taken in the past two years showing a score of 6.0.
  • Some undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses require an IELTS of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 5.5 or higher in each component, while many of the extended degrees require an IELTS of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • The university's pre-sessional and foundation courses ask for an IELTS of 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each component. Pre-sessional English and foundation programmes are also offered by the university's partner pathway college, Oxford International, which has different English language requirements – please refer to their website.
  • An alternative to the above IELTS requirements is a GCSE/IGCSE/O Level Certificate showing a grade of C in English Language. The English requirements are also waived if the applicant has successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the UK. For other acceptable English Language exams, please contact the International Office at the university.

Accommodation for International Students

  • New students are guaranteed a place in a hall of residence provided they meet certain conditions. They must be a full-time student attending the University of Greenwich for the first time; the university must receive their accommodation application by the relevant deadline; and they must enrol on a full-time course of study for the entire academic session at one of the university's three campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich or Medway).
  • All university managed accommodation is self-catering. Internet access is included in the hall fees.
  • Residents are not required to move out during Christmas or Easter holidays but cannot be guaranteed accommodation for the summer break unless their contract already includes this period. Rooms are normally available for students continuing on their courses over the summer vacation period.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 12,100–13,950 13,500–15,000
Mixed 12,100–13,950 13,500–15,000
Laboratory 12,100–13,950 13,500–15,000
Clinical 12,100–13,950 13,500–15,000
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.