The coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on lives across the world. We understand that you are likely to be concerned about how this will affect your application to Greenwich and your ability to study with us.

The university has now suspended face-to-face teaching and has moved to delivering lectures and classes remotely.

Although some staff are working remotely, this will not affect how we process new applications and respond to your questions.

Our admissions and application support teams are working as normal, so please get in touch if you would like to discuss your application.

Applying for September 2020

We continue to welcome applications from students and support our applicants as far as possible.

Our application processes, academic entry requirements and start dates have not changed.

However, we are aware of the difficulties that some of our applicants may face as a result of challenging circumstances in their home countries.

We are monitoring the situation very closely and we are working with sector organisations to identify what actions may be required to support affected applicants. We will communicate any changes to applicants and international stakeholders in due course.

How to apply.

School and university closures

We are aware that many schools and universities have been closed and/or alternative teaching arrangements are being made, which affects students across the world.

We will be sending regular email updates to our applicants and are currently considering the different situations across the world as well as in the UK.

We realise many students are not going to be able to take exams. It has already been confirmed that examinations in England, Scotland and Wales will not be taking place and will be replaced with teacher grade assessments.

When we're deciding to offer you a place with us for September, we will take school/college closures and teacher grade assessments into account. If you don't get the results that you're hoping for, we will review your application sympathetically, taking full account of your personal statement and the reference from your school or college, as well as your grades.

The Department for Education has released plans for how GCSE, AS Levels and A Levels will be awarded in summer 2020. Read the full announcement.

Please be assured that we are working hard to minimise the impact this has on admissions. As soon as we have clarity, we will advise all offer holders.

Applicant Days and Open Days

The Open Day scheduled for 27 June has been replaced by Virtual Open Days on Wednesday 1 July and Saturday 18 July.

If you have registered for the 27 June event, your booking will be transferred automatically to the Virtual Open Day on 1 July. More information will be sent to you before the event.

Where possible, we have moved offer-holder events online. Attendees should check for the latest event information.

Campus Tours have been suspended until the university can re-open, though you can also take a virtual tour.

Outreach events

All physical outreach activities have been cancelled until further notice.

There are free interactive resources and videos to guide you through your higher education application journey and transition to university and a range of live webinars.

If you have any questions about accessing the resources, please contact us.

For teachers and advisers who would like more information about our outreach offer, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact or complete a contact form.

Pre-sessional English courses for international students

If required, you are now able to complete an online pre-sessional English language programme taught in partnership with our colleagues from Oxford International Group.

You can find more information about this on Pre-Sessional English courses.

English Language Test Centre and Results

The university is pleased to offer an online English language test.

Sign up for the test. Remember to use the discount code UGELLT for a 50% discount!

The English language level you need to reach in order to qualify for some of our postgraduate courses has also been adjusted. See the English language entry criteria.


The university welcomes deposit payments for students who require a Tier 4 visa and intend to begin their studies in September.

Making a deposit payment or providing other accepted financial documentation is still a necessary part of the Tier 4 visa process. More about Tier 4 visas.

Starting in September

Our term starts on Monday 14 September 2020 as planned and we have arranged a range of flexible options for you.

  • We expect to deliver your main lectures online for the autumn term and you will also have the opportunity to attend seminars on campus, as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • If you are studying on a practical course, you will have the option to join smaller, socially distanced groups when the campus reopens.
  • If you are worried about coming onto campus or need to shield for health reasons, you will also be able to access our courses online.

We will keep you updated and provide more details about your upcoming studies with us in the coming weeks

Applying for accommodation

Accommodation applications are open as normal.

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

Find out more about our halls, or promise and accommodation guarantee.

Support for disabled and dyslexic applicants

Our STAART initiative for disabled and dyslexic applicants (including mental health difficulties) continues as usual.

We have various remote mechanisms in place to support you. See our STAART pages for more.

We strongly encourage students with a disability, a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, or a long term medical condition and/or a mental health condition such as anxiety to make contact with the University's Student Wellbeing Service. 

A meeting with the Student Wellbeing Service Coordinators will ensure your support needs are identified and individualised support is arranged so you are able to successfully access and complete your studies. This includes applications for Disabled Students' Allowance (see here for more information), reasonable adjustments, exam arrangements such as extra time and counselling or mental health support.

The contact details are: 0208 331 7875 or 

You can meet us NOW or as early as possible to start making support arrangements

Contact us

The situation is constantly changing but we will do our best to keep you updated with the latest information and developments during this difficult period.

You can speak directly to an advisor through Live Chat or email