In these uncertain times, we want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to provide you with the best possible experience at the University of Greenwich.

We have created a package of extra support for all new home students who will be starting with us in September 2020.

Confirming your grades (undergraduates)

We will take school / college closures and teacher grade assessments into account when deciding to offer you a place with us for September.

If you don't get the results that you are hoping for, don't panic. We will review your application sympathetically, taking account of your personal statement and the reference from your school or college as well as your grades.

You'll also be able to join our enhanced study skills course for the opening two weeks of term. This will help you catch up on any missed classes from your final term at school or college.

We are still welcoming new applications if you haven't yet applied.

How you will study (all starters)

Our term will start on 14 September 2020. We have arranged a selection of flexible study options for you.

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

If you have selected the University of Greenwich as your firm offer, you will be able to register with us online as soon as we have confirmed your place.

You'll receive your welcome pack and a digital ID card through the university app so you can start accessing information about your course and connect with your course mates straight away.

Extra financial help


If you need extra support, you'll be able to apply for our Commuter Bursary. This is worth 50% of your monthly commuting cost between home and university up to a maximum of £1,000 per year. It can also go towards the cost of buying a bike and safety equipment to cycle to campus.


If you are experiencing financial hardship you can be assessed for up to £4,000 to help with your studies. This can include the cost of a laptop and internet access.

Part-time work

You can apply for part-time jobs with the university to work up to 20 hours a week whilst you are studying. We are opening up our Student Ambassador Scheme to new students, and you can apply as soon as you start with us.

English language requirements

If you cannot take an IELTS to meet your English language requirements, you can sign up for an online test. (Use the code UGELLT for a 50% discount.)

If you need it, you can also complete an online pre-sessional English programme, which is taught in partnership with Oxford International Group.

Please note that the English language level has changed for some of our postgraduate courses. See the new requirements.


You can apply for accommodation as normal. Our new accommodation promise includes a coronavirus break clause and a rent-free period for overseas students who need to quarantine.

More about accommodation.

Help before you arrive

We are working throughout the summer to support your transition to university. We'll be ready and we can't wait to meet you.

In the meantime, take a virtual tour or join an online event to connect with other new starters and ask current students and staff about your course.

If you have any questions, our Welcome Team is available until you've settled into your first term.