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University of Greenwich

United Kingdom


The University of Greenwich is situated across three campuses in London and Kent, with the largest one situated on a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Greenwich, London. The university is rated among the greenest in the UK and has plenty of well-known alumni, including award-winning actors and Olympic athletes. International students from more than 160 countries attend the university so no matter where they are from, they can expect a world-class welcome.

There are over 200 undergraduate courses on offer at the university, as well as around 150 postgraduate courses across four faculties namely the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences Business School Faculty of Education and Health and Faculty of Engineering and Science. The main intake is in September when most of the courses begin and for some specific courses, there is a January intake.

Many of the university's courses are accredited. This means that they are recognised by a professional body which acknowledges that they meet agreed standards of teaching. Accreditation varies from course to course but benefits may include confidence for employers that the subject studied is of the highest quality and exemptions from certain professional examinations.

The university has a dedicated Employability and Careers Service that works to help students get the best possible chance of securing their dream job after graduation. Services include one-to-one meetings with a career advisor, help with writing a CV and information on internships and voluntary work.

The university has invested almost GBP 80 million in labs, social and teaching space, and sport facilities in the last five years. Campus facilities across the three campuses include well-stocked libraries, TV studios, editing suites, clinical skills laboratories replicating NHS wards, student bars, a gym and countless coffee shops and restaurants.

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What's new

What's new

HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall gave representatives of the University of Greenwich the Queen's Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace.

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) received the Further and Higher Education award for tackling pests which cause plague, famine and disease. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall met members of the Greenwich party, whose ground-breaking work has found smart solutions for pest control that have an impact on human, animal and plant health, especially in the developing world.

NRI Director, Professor Andrew Westby, said when the awards were announced, "This recognises NRI's world-leading work that balances pest control with protecting our environment. Our combination of academic excellence and practical application supports our postgraduate and undergraduate programmes where our students learn to become future leaders in the field."

NRI's pest management programme looks specifically at four key areas, including blackfly transmitting 'river blindness' rodents spreading disease and destroying crops and infrastructure mosquitoes transmitting dangerous diseases including malaria, dengue and Zika and insect pests threatening the horticulture industry.

The NRI's work on blackfly contributed to the elimination of river blindness in eleven countries in West Africa, preventing 600,000 people from going blind and re-claiming 250,000 square kilometres of abandoned land for cultivation and resettlement.

NRI first worked on managing pests at the beginning of the 20th century, conducting research and implementing a series of major pest management programmes and innovations, including work on locust plagues in Africa.

Over the past 50 years, it has built on this pioneering work, specialising in pest behaviour in order to design specific solutions to control them.

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Why study here?

Why study here?

There are a few reasons to study at the university:

Teaching excellence

The University of Greenwich has received nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards.

Times Higher Education Awards won by the university include Most Innovative Teacher, Outstanding Engineering Research, Outstanding International Strategy, Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology and Sustainable Development.

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) silver award received by the university recognises its supportive, student-centred approach.

The University of Greenwich teaching staff are specialised in their disciplines and possess substantial knowledge of their respective industries.

Modern resources

More than GBP 80 million has been invested in the last five years in libraries, computing, and student centres as well as sports facilities. The university libraries have working spaces, group study rooms, computers and thousands of books. There is also a wide selection of physical copies of learning materials available.

Additional investment has been made in computing facilities and teaching spaces in the Dreadnought Building, which re-opened in September 2018 after a GBP 25 million makeover. The Dreadnought Building is also the new home for the Greenwich Students' Union and includes a gym and social space.

Wide international community

Over 38,000 international students from more than 160 countries study at the university campuses and across the world in its partner colleges. While studying at Greenwich, students get a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

Recognised qualifications

Many of the university's courses are accredited by professional bodies. These professional bodies include the ACCA, the Royal Institute of British Architects, Engineering Accreditation Board, BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, Institution of Engineering and Technology and many more.

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Department structure

Department structure

Study options are offered across numerous faculties and schools:

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science

This faculty offers degrees from a vast selection of subject areas, spanning across eight different departments, employing innovative methods in its teaching and research, providing a unique experience.

Business School

The school enjoys strong links with industry and works with employers to develop relevant programmes accredited by professional bodies. It offers a great environment to study in and has academic staff from all over the world.

Faculty of Education & Health

The faculty is dedicated to inspirational learning, combining teaching with work placements and impactful research. It has a wide range of partners to support its teaching initiatives, giving students an experience that is academically challenging and a sound foundation for practice.

Faculty of Engineering & Science

The Faculty of Engineering and Science is responsible for the majority of the academic provision of the University of Greenwich at the Medway campus. The faculty includes the academic disciplines of Engineering, Science and Pharmacy, as well as the Natural Resources Institute (NRI).

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International applicants can apply via an authorised in-country representative or directly to the university with a form that is accessible online. To allow the university to judge a student's suitability for a programme, students will need to submit a completed application. This must include their full academic transcripts, personal statement, references and relevant English language qualifications, as well as any other documents that are required for their choice of programme.

If students meet the entry criteria, there is a chance that they could receive an unconditional offer from the university. If they are yet to meet specific entry conditions, such as an IELTS score of 6.0 for undergraduate courses and 6.5 for postgraduate, or if they are still to complete an academic qualification, students will receive a conditional offer that is subject to them obtaining that condition. If students do not meet the requirements, they may be offered a place on a more suitable programme or have the chance to apply for the University of Greenwich International College (UGIC). All offers are sent electronically to either the agent or directly to the student's e-mail account. There may also be country-specific requirements, and the university also provides visa and immigration guidance.

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With a wide selection of world-class facilities on offer, students can trust that they will have access to everything they need at the University of Greenwich.

Stockwell Street & Drill Hall Library

The libraries at the University of Greenwich are equipped with books and learning resources. Students can easily access the library catalogue to search for the books or articles they want. The library staff can provide assistance with the learning resources available at the library. Stockwell Street Library has silent study areas for individuals and group study. The Academic Skills Team is available at the library to help students with essay writing skills. They also run a range of workshops for the students. Drill Hall Library is considered to be one of the longest libraries in Europe providing 400 personal computers, training rooms and group study rooms.

Dreadnought Building

The Dreadnought Building is the central hub for students on Greenwich Campus. A historic façade that's had a 21st-century makeover inside, it is the home for the Students' Union and student services. It has a gym, cafes, an events area in the basement and lots of space to study and socialise.

Sports facilities

Sport plays a big part of university life. Avery Hill Campus is a specialist sports centre with two floodlit all-weather sports pitches and a five-court sports hall. All campuses have fully equipped gyms, which students can use for a fee.

Excellent transport links

All three campuses at the university benefit from brilliant transport links. Greenwich and Avery Hill Campuses are easily accessible to central London via bus and train, and Medway Campus is just a 45-minute train journey away. An intercampus bus runs between all three campus. The bus service between Greenwich and Avery Hill is free, and there is a small fee for the service between Medway Campus and the other two sites.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

International students may receive financial support at the University of Greenwich through a number of different scholarships and funding options.

International Scholarship Award

The University of Greenwich has a GBP 1 million scholarship fund available each year to help the best and brightest international students. Applications for scholarships are open to new full-time, international students holding an offer to start their course in academic year 2020/21. Payment of this award is by way of tuition fee reduction.

Alumni Progression Bursary

International students registering for a postgraduate course after completing a degree course at either a University of Greenwich campus or partner college are eligible for a 20 per cent reduction in the postgraduate tuition fee (if they hold a First Class Degree or Upper Second Class in their undergraduate course) or a ten per cent reduction in the postgraduate tuition fee (if they hold a Lower Second Class or completed an Erasmus placement with us).

Discount for full payment

International students can receive a five per cent discount on their net tuition fees. If they make the full payment received by the university before 30th September for courses starting in September and before 31st January for January starters. The five per cent discount will be for net tuition fees.

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