University of Greenwich

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

For students whose first language is not English, the minimum level of English for the majority of our programmes is:

  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
  • Minimum of C at GCSE.
  • A number of programmes require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill or equivalent.

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,200 £12,100
Mixed £11,200 £12,100
Laboratory £11,200 £12,100
Clinical £11,200 £12,100

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Nationality Scholarship of £1,000 to students from certain eligible countries studying full time programmes that last for at least one academic year. See university website for specific criteria.
  • P.R. China Scholarship of up to £1,000 to students who have completed an approved programme at one of the university’s partner or link institutions in China and have progressed to an eligible programme at the university.  See university website for specific criteria.
  • Alumni Progression Bursary of a discount of 10% to students who progress to postgraduate studies on completion of an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Greenwich.  See university website for specific criteria.

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

The University of Greenwich offers an extensive international welcome programme to make your arrival as easy as possible. Some of the services on offer are:

  • In-country pre-departure events for many locations.
  • New students Facebook group to keep up-to-date on arrival news and link with other new students.
  • Meet and Greet service usually the weekend before the start of term at London Heathrow Airport. You will be met by university staff and students and taken to your university accommodation.
  • Detailed joining instructions found on our website giving you all the information you need from what to bring, when to arrive and where to go.
  • On campus international orientation programme, to help you get registered, meet other new students, find your way around, how to open a bank account and registering for the doctors.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All students coming to the university for the first time are guaranteed a place in a hall of residence provided they meet the conditions of the accommodation guarantee (these include being a full-time student, applying for accommodation by 30 June and being qualified and accepted onto a course by 19 August and attending for the entire academic session).
  • All university managed accommodation is self-catering. Internet access is provided.
  • International students are able to apply for any of our residences across the three campuses. There are a mix of International Students living alongside UK based students in all of the residences.
  • Accommodation at the Avery Hill and Medway Campuses is located on campus, a very short distance from teaching and leisure spaces and additionally for residents living at the Avery Hill Campus whose studies are based at the Greenwich campus there is a free shuttle bus running between the two sites throughout the day, the journey time is approximately 20 minutes. At the Greenwich Campus halls are all located within a 15 minute walk to the university.
  • Students moving into halls of residence sign a licence agreement for a set time period and remain in hall until their licence agreement ends, residents are not required to move out during Christmas or Easter vacations but cannot be guaranteed accommodation for the Summer vacation.
  • In 2016–17, the price of a room in a shared flat with communal toilet/shower facilities at the Avery Hill Village will range from ££111.93 per week (or £4,477.20 for the 40 week contract for an academic session) to £4,947.60 (or £4,947.60 for the 40 week contract for an academic session).
  • In 2016–17 a standard room in a shared flat with ensuite toilet shower facilities will range from £126.91 per week (or £5,076.40 for the 40 week contract for the academic session) to £172.48 per week (or £6,899.20 for the 40 week contract for the academic session).
  • There are self-contained studio flats available ranging from twin studios (with two students sharing) which cost of £100.66 per week (or £4,026.40 for the 40 week contract for the academic session) to single studios costing £251.30 per week (or £10,052.00 for the 40 week contract for the academic session).

Organisations for International Students

  • There are a number of specific international student organisations, such as the Greenwich International Society, a group welcoming all international students.
  • Other established societies include the Bengali, Chinese and Ghanaian students societies.