Submitting new partnership proposals

  • Who should I contact to submit a new partnership proposal?

    Firstly, please check if your proposal meets our essential (and preferably, desirable) criteria for new partnerships. If the answer is yes, please send your new partnership proposal to the International Partnerships Office at ipo@gre.ac.uk.

  • What format should my proposal take?

    We collaborate with partners on franchises, validations, external validations, dual awards and articulations (for further information about the differences between these models, please click here). If you wish to discuss any other model, please provide further details when you contact the International Partnerships Office with your proposal.

  • What partnership models do you offer?

    We collaborate with partners on franchises, validations, external validations, dual awards and articulations (for further information about the differences between these models, please click here). If you wish to discuss any other model, please provide further details when you contact the International Partnerships Office with your proposal.

  • Can I discuss my proposal with someone?

    Yes. The International Partnerships Office would be happy to discuss any proposals over the telephone or in person, however, it is normally better for us to receive your email proposal in the first instance so that we can undertake some preliminary research in advance. We can then liaise with you to arrange a suitable time to meet or discuss the proposal.

  • How long will it take for my proposal to be considered?

    We will attempt to review and respond to new partnership proposals within two weeks, notwithstanding university closures over Christmas or other holiday periods. Please do not re-send your proposal during this period.

  • What happens if my initial proposal is successful?

    If we believe that your proposal could be of mutual benefit to our two institutions, the International Partnerships Office will contact you to outline the next steps of the process, beginning with the formal Partner Approval process. We will also provide you with a named contact or 'Link Manager' at the University of Greenwich (either someone in the International Partnerships Office, or in a Faculty) so that you are given specific guidance at each step along the way.

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  • What fees does the University of Greenwich charge for reviewing initial partnership proposals?

    We do not charge partners a fee to review initial proposals. We may however ask a prospective partner to cover costs of airfares and hotel accommodation if we need to visit your institution in advance of, or during, the partner approval process; these fees would be discussed and agreed in advance of any travel taking place. In addition, we are able to arrange temporary consultancy agreements if needed, for a fee. Please contact the International Partnerships Office should you wish to discuss this further.

  • What fees does the University of Greenwich charge for partner approval events?

    New partner approval events are required to take place on location at the partner's site. It is normally expected that partners should cover the costs of airfare for the approval panel (normally around 5 members of staff) at Premium Economy fare or higher, plus hotel and external panel member fees. These fees should also be paid in advance of the approval event.

  • Do you have a set fee for each partnership model?

    No. We have minimum fees and expectations in terms of income generation, but beyond that, other factors are taken into consideration when negotiating a fee (such as location, complexity of the partnership, number of students, how many programmes may be included, staff development requirements and so on). Discussions about fees would however take place fairly early, and partners would also be expected to commit to paying a minimum annual fee for the collaboration each year, regardless of the number of students recruited.

  • How are payments made to the university?

    With the exception of articulation arrangements where students pay the University of Greenwich directly when they are studying on our UK campuses, partner organisations are responsible for paying fees to the University of Greenwich. We prefer payment to be made by electronic transfer on receipt of appropriate invoices. Payment in cash cannot be accepted. Full information will be included in the Financial Memorandum, including the expected dates for payment.

  • What penalties are in place for non or late payment of fees?

    Specific details will be included in the Financial Memorandum agreed between the two institutions. Please note that the University of Greenwich takes this matter very seriously and will not hesitate to suspend or terminate partnerships should financial concerns arise.