Visas and Immigration for study in the UK

International Welcome Programme

Our International Welcome Programme helps international students prepare for and settle into their life as a student in the UK

We know that coming to the UK to study is a big step. You may have studied in the UK before, or this could be your first experience of another country. Whatever your previous experience, and whether you are from Austria or Zambia, the Middle East or China (and everywhere else in between!), our International Welcome Programme is designed to ensure you have access to all the information you need as you prepare to start your studies in the UK.

Online Information

Our International Welcome Programme is an online course. All international applicants who hold unconditional offers are sent an email which provides access to the course.

The online course will give you access to lots of helpful resources and information. Working in partnership with Greenwich Students' Union, we have collated the key things you need to know both before and after you arrive in the UK. This includes:

  • Guidance on what (and what not) to pack
  • Details on how to get to campus
  • Help with opening a bank account
  • Assistance with finding accommodation
  • Help navigating the famously complex public transport system in London
  • Ideas on how to get the most out of living in London
  • How to keep yourself safe and healthy whilst you are in the UK
  • and much, much more!

You can access the online course in your own time, from anywhere with an internet connection. Please take the time to have a look, as it will make your arrival and first days at university much easier.

Campus Events

International students are encouraged to join the Welcome Week activities on each campus between 16-20 September 2019. Throughout the week, there will be a series of events, including social events hosted by the Greenwich Students' Union, as well as an important induction to your programme. You will also have the chance to register and pick up your student ID card.

There will also be a series of Welcome Talks throughout the first few weeks of term specifically for international students. These will give you the opportunity to hear from a member of university staff, and ask any questions you may have. Each talk will be followed by an informal reception where you can meet other students in and get to know each other. Free food and drink will be provided! You will find the link to book a Welcome Talk in the online International Welcome Programme.

Airport Meet & Greet

Over the weekend of 14-15 September 2019, there will be university staff based at Heathrow Airport, to greet you as you arrive, and and help you with any queries you may have We don't offer a coach service to campus, but our friendly staff will help you make your way to campus by public transport. 

Our teams will be dressed in yellow and blue, displaying the university logo. You will find them in the arrivals hall at each terminal. They can answer  any questions that you have. Even if you don't need any help, come along to say 'hi!', grab a selfie and share with #HelloGreenwich to celebrate your arrival!