University of Greenwich Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,London,UK

  • London,UK

The University of Greenwich is a publicly funded university located on the banks of River Thames in London with a shared campus in Kent, UK. It was founded in the early 1890s as Woolwich Polytechnic, and in 1992, it was renamed as University of Greenwich. It has three campuses in London and one shared campus (Medway) in Kent with the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. The university has multiple partnerships with several local and international colleges to help students get global exposure. Through the Global Greenwich programme, it aims to encourage collaboration with international partners for education initiatives like study abroad programmes, Erasmus, and exchange programmes. It is renowned for research work in the fields of Landscape Architecture, Employment Relations, Fire Safety, Natural Resources, Public Services, Health and Safety, and so on. It received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2019 for its research in pest management and control to combat human and animal diseases. In 2017, it received a Silver rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. It also features the award-winning library at Stockwell Street in Greenwich and the Drill Hall Library, which holds 150,000 volumes of all types of texts. Greenwich serves as the alma mater of Noble laureates Charles Kao (Physics, 2009) and Abiy Ahmed Ali (Peace, 2019) from a long list of notable alumni.

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

The university offers over 400 programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in major fields of study, including Architecture, Business, Computing, Mathematics, Engineering, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

International students have the option of joining one of the university’s pathway programs called UGIC if they do not meet the academic or English language requirements for a bachelor’s or master’s course. UGIC is an embedded college located on the University of Greenwich’s main campus and run by Oxford International Education Group. It aims to prepare international students for a rigorous curriculum at the University of Greenwich. While attending the UGIC, students can easily find accommodation in any one of the following students housing:

  • Cutty Sark Hall
  • Daniel Defoe Hall
  • McMillan Student Village
  • Avery Hill Student Village

For eligibility criteria and application process for the UGIC, check the official website. To know more about courses offered by the University of Greenwich, check the respective programme prospectus: UndergraduatePostgraduate

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The University of Greenwich has country-specific academic requirements. For Indian students, the eligibility requirements are:

Undergraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Programmes

Four–Year Extended Bachelor’s Degree:

·A minimum of 50% in Grade 12

·A minimum of 70% in English in Grade 12 or English Proficiency

Master’s Degree:

·Four-Year Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 55% in the final year. However

·A minimum of 75% in English in Grade 12 or English Proficiency test score

Note: Students graduating from one of the top universities (Pune, Delhi, Madras, Banglore, Mumbai university) need only a minimum of 50% in the final year

Standard Bachelor’s Degree:

·A minimum of 60% and 70% for Law & Architecture courses in Grade 12

·A minimum of 70% in English in Grade 12 or English Proficiency test score

PhD Degree:

·Master’s Degree in a generic subject are relevant to the subject matter of the proposed research project with a minimum average of 60% or above



·First Class or Second Class, first division (Upper Second Class) honours degree in a subject area relevant to the proposed research project

·       English proficiency test score

Only IELTS is accepted as a proof of English language proficiency, and usually, the following scores are required:

Note: For MBA programmes, applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience are considered on an individual basis. Some courses may have different entry requirements or require an interview. Check the respective school/course website for more details.

What all documents are needed for the application?

All documents submitted during the application process need to be original drafts and in English or translated into English. Students should also get their documents evaluated by trusted credential evaluators.

For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:

For PG students:

  • Academic transcripts
  • IELTS score report
  • Resume/CV
  • Essays or SOP, as per course requirement
  • Two to three LORs
  • Additional supplements such as video essays or portfolios, as per course requirement
  • Financial documents
  • Fee waiver form, if any

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fee?

The University of Greenwich charges no application fees for both UG and PG programmes.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

Some courses and labs have rates that may increase or decrease the total tuition. Tuition and other fees are subject to revision, and the details provided below are official fee quotes. Check the university website for the exact fee structure. The image below is an estimation of the tuition fee for international students:

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

The University of Greenwich offers scholarships and bursaries to international students. These are either merit-based (sports and academic) or need-based. The scholarships and bursaries amount ranges from GBP 700 to 4000 annually depending on the type of award conferred. For more information on this, check the official website. Do note that students of the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for any financial help from the University of Greenwich but may qualify for financial awards offered by the University of Kent (administered by the University of Greenwich). Details about this can be found on the website of University of Kent.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

The University of Greenwich offers UG and PG programmes in the Spring or Autumn/Fall Intake. You can apply via an authorised in-country representative or direct to the university via the online application form.  International students can apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Check the university website to about courses offered in each intake. The deadlines vary as per intake and programme/course, which may differ each year. Check the official website for current academic year deadlines.

How to apply to UG courses?

International students can apply to the University of Greenwich directly through the university’s application portal. After submitting the application, the applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you apply via UCAS, you can view the status of your application using the UCAS application tracker. If you have applied directly to the university, you can track your application status by using the University of Greenwich's application tracker. 

How to apply to PG courses?

Similar to the UG application process, PG aspirants need to apply through the university’s application portal.

Applying through the University of Greenwich Application Portal

First-time users need to create a new user account by following the ‘First Time User Account Creation’ link at the bottom of the webpage. Keep a note of the login ID and PIN you create for future use.



Step 1: Create your new login ID and PIN

Step 2: Read instructions carefully before proceeding and select the ‘Application Type’ – undergraduate or postgraduate. Select the option ‘Yes’ and click on ‘Continue’.


Step 3: Fill in your details to continue filling your application form.


Step 4: These 10 sections need to be filled and reviewed before you submit the application.

Step 5: After reviewing these, click on ‘Application is Complete’, which will take you to the next stage of attaching your academic transcripts. After uploading your documents, click on ’Complete Application’ to submit your application.


When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?


Decisions for UG and PG are generally released within two months after the deadline is over.


Student Diversity & Preferred Profile


What are the chances to get into this university?


The University of Greenwich has a high acceptance rate, and each year it admits over 38,000 students, including international aspirants across all programmes. Thus, admission to this university is relatively easy. Applicants need to ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements and have competitive scores in their Grade 12 or bachelors. Application documents and interviews also play a significant role in convincing the admissions committee. Therefore, teacher/professor recommendations, SOP/Essay, supplementary documents, resume, etc., are equally important.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

The University of Greenwich is quite popular among international students. The university also has various partner institutions in India that guide students in the application process. Presently, 280 Indian students are studying in the university across all programmes. Apart from this, the university is also home to international students from over 140 nations worldwide. In 2018-2019, it had a total student body of 18,944, out of which 2,642 were international students and 1,371 Indian students. On the other hand, the full-time MBA class saw a total headcount of 220-230 students.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

The University of Greenwich allows international students to work as per their visa status. Tier 4 Visa students can work up to 20 hours per week during the term and up to 40 hours during vacations. This rule does not apply to internships, research work, or teaching assistantships that are a part of the coursework. For more information on Tier 4 Visa rules, check the university website or the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

The University of Greenwich has three campuses in the UK – Avery Hill (Mansion Site and Southwood Site), Greenwich (main), and Medway (shared). It has four major schools/faculties and an academic unit called Greenwich Learning and Teaching (GLT) that serves as a central hub for fostering learning and teaching excellence across the university.


Is on-campus housing available?

The University of Greenwich provides approximately 2,400 places in residence halls to international students. It also helps students in finding private accommodation within a short distance from the campus. To ease travelling, the university runs bus services between its campuses, including a free shuttle bus between Greenwich and Avery Hill. University housing has the following advantages:

  • Traditional campus-based experience
  • Facilities such as cafés, free on-site gym and WiFi, and laundrette
  • Access to ActiveGRE activities
  • On-site security and on-call residential support staff 24/7
  • Free intercampus bus between Greenwich and Avery Hill

Accommodation at Avery Hill

Avery Hill hosts over 1,200 students in its seven student halls, also known as ‘courts’. Here, the study bedroom rates range from GBP 119.14 to GBP 142.73 per week, and the En-suite study bedroom rates are between GBP 177.73 and GBP 184.45. per week. 


Accommodation Type


Aragon, Boleyn and Seymour Courts

  • Single Study Bedrooms
  • Shared by four or five students
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Some maisonettes containing six or seven rooms
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Some maisonettes containing six or seven rooms

Cleves, Howard, Parr and Tudor Courts

  • Single Study Bedroom (en-suite)
  • Cleves, Howard, and Parr Court: Shared by six students
  • Tudor Court: Shared by nine students
  • En-suite shower/toilet facilities
  • Shared kitchens
  • En-suite shower/toilet facilities
  • Shared kitchens

Accommodation at Greenwich

The Greenwich campus houses four residence halls – Cutty Sark Hall, Daniel Defoe Hall, Devonport House, and McMillan Student Village.

Residence Halls

Accommodation Type

Rates/Week (GBP)

Cutty Sark

En-suite study bedrooms

GBP 185.43–200.13 

Daniel Defoe

Studios and studio-style two-bedroom flats

GBP 173.32–314.72

En-suite study bedrooms

GBP 209.72–243.39

Devonport House

En-suite study bedrooms

GBP 179.83–198.10

McMillan Student Village

Studio flats

GBP 122.99 – 236.04

En-suite study bedrooms

GBP 177.45

Source: University of Greenwich

Accommodation at Medway

Students can stay in any one of the 350 rooms in shared self-catering flats on the Medway campus. Located within walking distance of Chatham and Gillingham town centres, the students can easily access a multi-screen cinema and the Dockside Outlet. It has five residence halls – Adelaide, Forte, Sunne, Merlin, and Wolfe – all en-suite study bedrooms. Rooms in Merlin and Wolfe cost GBP 144.27 per week, while rooms in Adelaide, Forte, and Sunne cost GBP 159.74 per week.

Note: Rooms rates fluctuate yearly and may include other charges as well. Check the official website for the current year’s room rent.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

International students can contact the university in case of any doubts:

Address: Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS, United Kingdom


Telephone: +44-(0)20-8331-8136

Fax: 020 8331 8625



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