Starting with us in 2021? Here’s what you need to know if you are starting your studies this September including updates for international arrivals.

It is great that you are considering studying with the University of Greenwich in September. The university continues to make our campuses COVID-secure, and there will be some adjustments on campus in September.

You should make sure to check our Be Covid-Safe hub.

Information for students on campus

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our campus for the 2021/22 academic year, and we’re really pleased that the covid restrictions are lifting. We want to share our plans for Term 1 with you to ensure that you have a great, Covid-Safe experience with us.

We will deliver our teaching, learning and student activity for the 2021/22 academic year on campus as much as possible. Here are our plans for giving you a great experience:

  • We’ve extended our Welcome Week to two weeks – which will take place from 13–24 September – to give you extra time to settle into life at university.
  • From September, you will be able to take part in a full range of activities (on campus and online) including academic skills sessions on how to use our online systems, and social activities, like joining a sports club or cultural society. We’ll publish a full list of activities for you later in the summer.
  • If you are unable to join us on campus, we will continue to provide online learning - our experience over the last year has meant that we have some really good online developments. Your Programme Leader will advise you if this applies to your course.
  • If you can't join us (for example, because you are isolating, or because of illness, have caring responsibilities or inability to get to the UK) our on campus sessions will also be available online. Where sessions are delivered online our preference will be for these to be live.
  • We will deliver lectures, seminars and practical sessions within our timetabled hours of 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday, during term time.

Our campus facilities such as cafes, libraries, campus accommodation, social spaces and gyms will all be open for you to enjoy and will follow the latest coronavirus advice and guidance.

While our plans may need to change if there are updates to Government guidance, we are confident that we are ready to manage any changes quickly and we'll continue to provide access to testing facilities as part of our covid-safe plans.

There are lots of great reasons to join us on campus in September. If you have any queries, would like more advice or want to find out about the extra help we have available, please contact us on our live chat or email welcometeam@gre.ac.uk.

See you soon!

Information for international students

Please find here the answers to questions frequently asked by international students.

Can I study remotely, from my home country?

The university is allowing students who are on courses which do not have any practical components or mandatory face-to-face teaching to access their course online for the duration of semester one. Students who have face-to-face teaching, generally on courses with practical requirements, are required to travel to the UK and complete studies in person. The university will write to offer holders to tell you if you are able to access your course online or not. Here is a list of programmes and information about whether the course can be accessed online or not.

Those in group 1 are studying in programmes that cannot be accessed online for semester one, so should travel as soon as possible.  Those in group 2 and 3 can study online for semester one, but are encouraged to study face-to-face where possible.

When do I need to start studying?

All students are expected to engage with classes online with Welcome Week, which begins on 13th September. Students will then be able to access their timetables on the student portal.

How can I get my CAS?

All students should still complete the pre-CAS process, as the expectation is that classes will return to being taught entirely from within the UK from January 2022. You can find more about the CAS process here.

The university will prioritise CAS issuance for students who are not able to access their course remotely, so students who are able to study remotely may face delays. Students who have compulsory on-campus teaching need to obtain their CAS by 13th September.

When do my classes start?

Welcome week begins on the 13th September, and is accessible online. Teaching begins on the 27th September, and you should start attending classes from this date, either online or in-person.

What are the important dates for international students?

DateDeadline
23rd AugustRegistration opens.
7th SeptemberLast payment date for pre-registration deposit for September 21 entry.
13th SeptemberStart of Welcome Week. All students should access this, online or in person.
13th SeptemberCAS issuance deadline for students with compulsory face-to-face teaching.
8th OctoberLast date of registration. The university may not allow late registrations. The university will not allow late registrations for students who have not been engaging online before this date.
19th OctoberLatest date for face-to-face engagement for students who have been quarantining on arrival to the UK.

Do I need to quarantine?

You should follow the guidance set out by the government about quarantine requirements. This is different if you are in red, amber, or green countries.

I need to go into government-managed quarantine – do I get any compensation from the university?

The university will support students who need to go through a government-managed quarantine. The university reserves the right to adjust this compensation package if the quarantine requirements change, or the cost of quarantine is adjusted.

Students who are required to go into government-managed quarantine facilities, and go onto stay in University of Greenwich accommodation for a full contracted year will receive an accommodation discount of £1750.

Students who are required to go into government-managed quarantine facilities, but then do not stay in University of Greenwich accommodation are able to access an international travel bursary of £500 from the international hardship fund.

The university will write to eligible students post-registration advising you how to claim this discount, or this bursary.

Applying for accommodation

Accommodation applications are open as normal, and we have availability. You can apply through the accommodation portal via the application tracker.

We have issued an accommodation promise, which includes a coronavirus break clause and there is a period for overseas students who are required to quarantine by the UK government.

Find out more about our halls and accommodation.

How do I complete registration?

If you have paid your deposit to secure your place on your programme, you should make sure that you complete the online registration as soon as possible, if you have not done so already. The final date for registration is Friday 8th October – by this date you must have fully completed the online registration and you must have been attending online lectures, tutorials and seminars. If you have not completed this, you will be unable to register for this session. You will receive an invitation to register directly from the university.

What do I need to do when I arrive?

When you arrive, and have completed any necessary quarantine period, you must come to campus to collect your BRP from the university. Once you are in the UK, you must ensure that you are adhering to your UKVI obligations, which include attending face-to-face classes.

What is the university doing to make campus safe?

Look at the “Our Plans for September” page which has got information about this for all students.