University of Greenwich

Greenwich campus sits on a World Heritage Site and is home to a modern university that builds excellent professional prospects.

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University of Greenwich

First established in 1890 as Woolwich Polytechnic, the University of Greenwich today is a modern institution with strong links to business and an emphasis on helping students meet the demands of a fast-changing workplace.

To achieve this, the University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees – many of which are designed specifically to meet the needs of international students.

Our three campuses in London and Kent include the Old Royal Naval College – a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Greenwich. Avery Hill which is our purpose-built green campus with a student village and impressive sports facilities situated next to the beautiful park in Eltham – and our Medway campus in Chatham Maritime, offering you the best of city and campus-style living.

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University of Greenwich Old Royal Naval College Park Row Greenwich London SE10 9LS

Features and Benefits


of graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating


of current and former students would recommend the university

Highly rated

4.13/5 for course quality


minutes from central London

Over 100

student clubs and societies


library, gallery space, film and TV studios

Greenwich, London

London is the No.1 city in the world for students - and at Greenwich, you get to experience the capital at its best.

One of the many reasons that students come to the University of Greenwich is its location, which offers the excitement and attractions of London coupled with the countryside charm of Kent.

London needs no introduction, a thriving global metropolis with something for everyone, the city is as famous for its retail, restaurants, architecture and culture as it is for Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Whether it’s science, history, art, design or fashion that interest you, London has a huge range of world-class museums and galleries to explore – many of which are free!

Just outside London, the county of Kent boasts a wealth of scenic countryside and coastal resorts: tourist attractions include Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral, and local towns have a range of shopping, entertainment and leisure on offer when you are taking a break from studying. Medway also has excellent links to the rest of the county, and the campus is close to the historic city of Rochester.

Explore London

London has nearly 750 art galleries and museums – ranging from large institutions like the National Gallery, Tate Modern and Science Museum to small, specialist studios such as the Photographer’s Gallery near Leicester Square and the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden.

London offers everything from global artists performing in large stadiums to live bands playing in bars, pubs and clubs. International classical, opera and ballet stars also perform throughout the year at the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Royal Opera House and Albert Hall.

London has a thriving and diverse theatre life, with major musicals and plays running in the West End as well as independent productions playing in local theatres across the capital.

From chain stores on Ҵý Street and upmarket shops in Covent Garden, to open-air stalls and street markets throughout the city, London caters for every taste and budget. Further afield, Kent’s enormous Bluewater Shopping Centre is only a train ride away from Greenwich.


The University of Greenwich offers three contrasting campuses in southeast London and Kent, each with excellent facilities for work and play.

Campus - Key Information
  • On Greenwich campus, you will find the Dreadnought Building, a historic façade with a 21st-century interior: think warehouse proportions with glass lifts, basement bar and gig area, plus ample space to study and socialise.
  • Free intercampus bus services to Avery Hill & Greenwich campuses
  • Greenwich campus is 25 minutes to central London
  • Avery Hill campus, in southeast London has excellent teaching and sports facilities. A £14 million investment has added two new buildings, four clinical skills laboratories and two floodlit, all weather sports pitches.
  • Avery Hill is also home to the Student Village, where most of our students live: the complex includes a canteen/café as well as a lively student bar and entertainment facilities.
  • Avery Hill campus is 30 minutes from Greenwich by bus
  • Medway campus (Kent) houses a huge library as well as industry-standard laboratories for science, engineering, pharmacy and natural resources disciplines. Teaching and living spaces are just a few minutes’ walk apart, while student life centres around The Deep End – a social space that hosts a huge range of events including comedy performances, concerts and quiz nights.
  • Medway campus is 1 hour from Greenwich by bus

Outstanding facilities

– £80 million+ invested in labs, social and teaching spaces, and sports facilities in the last five years
– £25 million spent on the new Dreadnought Building, our central hub for all student academic and
social activities
– There’s a high-tech library and gallery space on the Greenwich campus, as well as film and TV studios.

Keeping you safe on campus

The University of Greenwich has adopted a range of health and safety rules on campus such as a robust
cleaning schedule, hand sanitising stations and the use
of face coverings whilst on campus. The guidelines are
regularly updated to reflect the changing situation and
for the latest information please always refer to the university’s dedicated FAQ’s.


With a range of comfortable and modern rooms close to campus, the University of Greenwich provides high-quality accommodation perfectly suited to your needs.

If you want to want to get the most out of your university experience, living in halls of residence can be a great way to meet new people and make lifelong friends.

Greenwich Campus

The Greenwich campus offers a choice of there different halls of residence, all within easy walking distance of the University’s lecture halls and facilities.

Cutty Sark Hall

The Cutty Sark Hall offers 231 single study/bedrooms, all with en-suite shower/toilet facilities in shared, self-catering flats. Situated in the heart of Greenwich, it sits above the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station among shops that are only a few minutes’ walk from the Greenwich campus.

McMillan Student Village

The McMillan Student Village offers a range of accommodation only 10-15 minutes’ walk from Greenwich town centre and Deptford High Street. The site accommodates students from a number of local colleges and features a large common room for the use of all residents.

Daniel Dafoe Hall

The Daniel Dafoe Hall is located next to the Greenwich rail and Docklands Light Railway station, approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Greenwich campus. I  includes 358 en-suite rooms for students in a mix of flatshares, studios and two-bedroom “studio-style” flats, as well as two student communal areas and a mini-gym for residents.

Key Features & Amenities

Free Internet and Wi-Fi across all locations

24/7 residential support

All utility bills included

Contents insurance is included

Student Experience

Greenwich is a place where students have a great and memorable student experience. It brings together people with a shared interest in learning new things, developing skills and fulfilling potential.

At University of Greenwich you’ll be part of an amazing community that celebrates difference and diversity, representing over 130 countries around the world. You’ll meet likeminded people and soon find out why 96% of the former students would recommend the University.


Top 25 for social inclusion

by The Times & Sunday Times



Ranked top 6% in the world

by The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2024

There are over 100 student clubs and societies offering a vast range of sports, groups and activities. By joining one of the many clubs and societies on offer, you will discover new passions – and even learn skills that will help you succeed in your career.

The Students’ Union is a democratic organisation run by students for students. As well as representing your rights and interests, the Students’ Union is at the heart of university life: you can play a sport, perform, campaign, volunteer for a cause, start your own group, or get even involved by serving on a committee or running for election. The Students’ Union also provides support and advice to help you have a great time at Greenwich, and we run a range of events and services to help you settle into student life once you arrive.

Sport plays a major part in university life at Greenwich. Whether you want to compete, play or just looking for a way to keep fit and have fun, you will find plenty of activities and team sports to get involved in.

Our students’ Union offers a huge range of sports clubs – from football, rugby, hockey and lacrosse, to archery, cheerleading, equestrian and Ultimate Frisbee – and the University invested £1.7m in all-weather floodlit sports pitches to ensure that teams have the best of facilities. Students can also use our fully equipped gyms at Medway and Avery Hill Campuses, or take an exercise class in Zumba or yoga: whatever your interest, there is something for everyone at Greenwich.

From the moment you arrive at University of Greenwich, the Employability and Careers Service teams can help you become a work-ready graduate with professional skills and experience.

Your Route to this University

University of Greenwich International College (UGIC) is an embedded college located in Bounty House near the University of Greenwich.


UGIC offers an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for international students in collaboration with Ҵý.


Your route to Greenwich

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)