Studying at the University of Greenwich is more than just getting a degree, you will be a part of a friendly community that will help you discover new talents and achieve extraordinary things. Study at one of the most stunning campuses in the UK, in the heart of London, and live in one of the most welcoming, safe and friendly boroughs in the city. Surrounded by acres of parks, Greenwich is by far the greenest university in central London. Experience England in its most pure and traditional form: the historical profile of the campus, combined with the large-scale investments we have made in world-class teaching, IT and social facilities, in recent years. All this at London's doorstep. 


The University of Greenwich traces its roots back to 1890. The main campus is situated at the Old Royal Naval College near the banks of River Thames. Students from more than 160 countries attend the university making the University of Greenwich one of the top most globally diverse universities. Greenwich was named one of the “most international” universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.


The University of Greenwich ranks in the top 7% worldwide, offering 200+ undergraduate courses and 150+ postgraduate courses on three campuses with 4 faculties. These faculties include Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business School, Faculty of Education and Health and Faculty of Engineering and Science. The main intake is in the month of September when most of the courses start and for some specific programs, there is a January intake.

Most of the courses are accredited by professional bodies depending on the program you choose to study. These professional bodies include the Engineering Accreditation Board, British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and many more. This specifies that the accredited course is of high quality and meets the needs of the industry.


The teaching staff at the University of Greenwich are specialized in their discipline and possess substantial knowledge about the relevant industry. You will study in a diverse environment along with other international students and learn the different perspectives on a particular topic. This will be accompanied by facilities provided by the university in form of laboratories, libraries, computing, sports, and social spaces where £80 million+ have been invested in the last 5 years. Each campus has its own library with working spaces, group study rooms, computers, and thousands of books.

The Dreadnought Building on the Greenwich campus was shortlisted for the Architect Journal’s Retrofit Awards 2019 and opened its doors in September 2018. Since its opening, it has become the home to the Greenwich Students' Union, the new Lower Deck venue and coffee shops, the gym, the Radio and Media studios, and many of our Student and Academic Services.



The proximity of the campus to central London means that there is always plenty of fun to have while studying with us. Whether it is trying out new restaurants, going clubbing or enjoying arts and theatre performances, you will never run out of ideas to spend your free time. 

Also, do not forget that you will have hundreds of destinations within Europe that you will be able to visit during your time here. Plane tickets to Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, Madrid, Athens, and plenty more are extremely cheap, and all these cities are only a couple of hours of flight time away.


The University of Greenwich has received 9 Times Higher Education Awards, 4 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher & Further Education, and 2 Guardian University Award. 

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

You can choose to study one of the high-ranked programs (2019) including:

  • Accounting and Finance - #3 in London for Student Satisfaction
  • Architecture - #3 in London for Student Satisfaction
  • Computer Science - #4 in London for Student Satisfaction
  • Economics - #1 in London for student satisfaction, #7 in the UK for student satisfaction
  • Hospitality, Events, and Tourism - #1 overall in London League Table, Top 5 for Student Satisfaction in London
  • Law - #1 in London for Student Satisfaction, #4 in the UK for Student Satisfaction, 97% and 96% for overall satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - #1 in London for Student Satisfaction, #4 in the UK for Student Satisfaction
  • Psychology – #4 in London for Student Satisfaction
  • Sociology - #1 in London for Student Satisfaction



The information on this page has been submitted by the higher education institution itself, and it varies how frequently they update it. If you want to know more, get in touch and one of our student advisors will answer all your questions!

Across the Pond is the official representative for this teaching institution for selected countries around the world which means we can help you apply to their courses and help with all the documents needed to submit an application. We can help answer questions about their courses and the institution itself as they do not necessarily have the capacity to deal with student enquiries from all around the world on a daily basis. This also means that they can ask us questions about your application and we can help explain if they are not familiar with your grades, academic background or the educational system in your home country. They also appreciate that students who apply through Across the Pond get the help they need, not only in terms of submitting the application and supporting documents, but also with everything needed pre-arrival in the UK, such as student accommodation, visa information, funding information and well as preparing for departure to the UK.


Student population: 17,000

Number of international students: 30%

City population:  8.9 million

Location: London and Kent

Closest airports: Gatwick and Heathrow 

Year of establishment: 1890

Notable alumni: Sir Charles Kao – Nobel Prize Winner


The university offers scholarships to which all international students can apply. Contact your advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a personal student advisor, please get in touch with an Across the Pond Advisor or use the form on this page to request one.

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