University of Greenwich

London, England


The University of Greenwich is a public university located in London, in the United Kingdom. It has three campuses in London and Kent, England. These are located at Greenwich, in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, and in Avery Hill and Medway. Previous names include Woolwich Polytechnic and Thames Polytechnic.

The university’s range of subjects includes architecture, business, computing, mathematics, education, engineering, humanities, maritime studies, natural sciences, pharmacy and social sciences.The university dates back to November 1891, when Woolwich Polytechnic, the second-oldest polytechnic in the United Kingdom, opened in Woolwich. In 1970, Woolwich Polytechnic merged with part of Hammersmith College of Art and Building to form Thames Polytechnic. In the following years, Dartford College (1976), Avery Hill College (1985), Garnett College (1987) and parts of Goldsmiths College and the City of London College (1988) were incorporated.

In 1992, Thames Polytechnic was granted university status by the Major government (together with various other polytechnics) and renamed University of Greenwich in 1993. In 2001, the university gave up its historic main campus in the Bathway Quarter in Woolwich, relocating to its current main campus in Greenwich.Greenwich has four faculties: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business School, Faculty of Education and Health and Faculty of Engineering and Science. Many of the university’s programmes include placement opportunities. The university plays a regional role in training teachers, nurses, social care professionals and further education lecturers.

96 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1890
Size Large
19,915 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

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.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.5 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
Deadlines and Important Dates
UCAS Application Deadline for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology, and Faculty of Business
UCAS Application Deadline for 2nd year Faculty of Science and Engineering Students

Cost and Scholarships

£ 9,250
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available

Merit Based


High Achievement Scholarship
Total Worth £2,000
Eligibility and Requirements 1. 200 UCAS Tariff Points from Level 3 qualifications and hold a grade B (or grade 6) or above in GCSE Maths and English 2. They only accept the following EU equivalent qualifications 3. Undertaking an Undergraduate degree and new to the University in 2019/2020 4. Studying at one of our three campuses: Greenwich, Avery Hill, Medway (except Medway School of Pharmacy) or one of their Partner Colleges 5. If studying with a Partner College the tuition fees must be paid directly to the University of Greenwich 6. Undertaking a BA/BEd/BSc/LLB/BEng/MEng or MMath programme 7.Assessed to pay fees at home rate and paying the maximum tuition fee of £9,250 8. Part time students must be undertaking at least 60 credits in their first year of study – Year 0 or 1.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline June 30
GREat Skills Scholarship
Total Worth £2000
Eligibility and Requirements To receive the GREat Skills Scholarship, student must: 1.have participated in GREat Skills, completing a minimum of 4 sessions 2.have chosen the University of Greenwich as 'Firm' on UCAS Track a full-time undergraduate joining in Year 0 or Year 1 of a BA/BEd/BSc/LLB/BEng/MEng or MMath programme (excluding Medway School of Pharmacy) paying the maximum tuition fee of £9,250 5. Studying at one of our three campuses: Avery Hill, Medway, Greenwich
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Gurkha Personnel Bursary
Total Worth £1,000
Eligibility and Requirements This bursary is available to full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who are serving in the Gurkha military or are former Gurkha military personnel or their sons or daughters. Students studying with the Medway School of Pharmacy are not eligible for this award.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --