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.

The 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. All international applicants who hold an unconditional offer to start with us in January 2020 will receive an with email with a link to access the course in the Autumn.

Campus Events

International students are encouraged to join the welcome activities on each campus, taking place during the week commencing 6th January 2020. 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

To give you a friendly welcome and make your arrival in the UK as easy as possible, we will have some ambassadors from the university at London Heathrow Airport on Saturday 4th January 2020 from 7am until 10pm.

They can answer any questions you might have, help you to arrange your onward journey to campus, and give you any assistance you need. You'll find them in the Arrivals Hall at Terminals 2 and 4. They will have a big yellow banner with them, so should be easy to find. Don't worry if you arrive at another terminal, as there are easy links between them.

We don't offer a coach service to campus, but getting here is really easy on public transport and our ambassadors will point you in the right direction.

Even if you don't need any help, please come along to say 'hi!', grab a selfie, and share it on social media with #HelloGreenwich to celebrate your arrival!