There will be times when you'll need a letter to prove that you're fully registered to a programme at the University of Greenwich.

Please note that the due to current government guidance, students should email the Student Centre (StudentCentre@gre.ac.uk) in the first instance to request a digital version of a student status letter.

Letters are available to you if you are fully registered with no outstanding holds on your account (such as long outstanding DBS and occupational health clearances, outstanding tuition fees, etc)

If you are interrupted or withdrawn please email the Student Centre with your student ID number (beginning with 00) for additional information.

What letters are available?

The Student Centre provides four standard letters that can be used for the following purposes:

  • Confirmation of Student Status, used as general proof that you are a student
  • Bank, usually used to support the opening of a student bank account
  • Government Embassy, usually used for applying for visas
  • Council Tax*, used to support a claim for a reduction in council tax

*Council Tax letters

You will need to meet certain criteria for a letter to support a claim for council tax reduction. Although we are able to provide the supporting letter, whether or not you obtain a reduction in council tax will depend on your individual circumstances.

We will only issue a council tax letter if you are:

  • studying at one of the three main campuses (Greenwich, Avery Hill and Medway)
  • fully registered
  • living at a UK address (NOT Halls of Residence)
  • on a FULL TIME programme of study (as determined on your student record)

If you have completed your programme within the last 12 months and would have met the criteria for a council tax letter during your studies, we should still be able to produce a letter for you.

If you completed more than 12 months ago, we recommend you obtain a Letter of Confirmation of Study.

How to request a student letter

At this time please email the Student Centre (StudentCentre@gre.ac.uk) to request a letter.  We will aim to send you a digital version of your student letter within 5-10 working days.

If you are a distance learner or currently on placement and cannot visit a Student Centre, please email us with your student ID number (beginning with 00) for additional guidance.

If you have interrupted or withdrawn please email the Student Centre with your student ID number (beginning with 00) for additional information.

Students studying at a Partner Colleges or in the first year of their UGIC course should speak to their colleges for more advice and guidance about obtaining letters.