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The university welcomes applications from international and EU students. For most purposes, EU students are treated as home students. For undergraduate programmes apply direct to UCAS.

For International Foundation Programmes and postgraduate programmes apply direct to the university and complete an online application form.

If, before applying, you would like to find out more about us, or discuss how your qualifications equate with our entry requirements, telephone our International Office on +44 (0)20 8331 8136. E-mail Or alternatively, write to: University of Greenwich, International Office, Fry Building, Southwood Site, Avery Hill Road, Eltham, London SE9 2UG.

In order for the university to assess your suitability to the programme, you will need to submit a completed application, including your full academic transcripts, any English language qualifications and references (and any other additional documentation required for your choice of programme).

Applying online

You can apply using the online application form or via one of our in-country representatives.

Our in-country representatives are able to offer you advice on application and visa requirements. To contact the representative in your country, visit our country specific guidance.

To apply for a research programme such as a PhD, please view applying for a research degree.

What happens next?

Upon receipt of your application, the International Office will make an assessment of your suitability to the programme, taking into consideration your education history, academic and language qualifications, any business experience, references and your personal statement.

Receiving an offer

If you meet the entry criteria, you may receive an unconditional offer. If you have yet to meet a condition, such as IELTS score of 6.0, or if you have to complete an academic qualification, you will receive a conditional offer subject to you satisfying that condition.

If you do not meet the requirements, you may be offered a place on a more suitable programme.

If you applied through a representative, the offer will be addressed to you and sent to their office.

All offers are sent electronically to either our agent or direct to your e-mail account. Only authorised University of Greenwich staff can make offers of programmes. Normally, this means programme directors and admissions tutors. The International Office makes offers for programmes up to and including Master's degree level. In-country representatives do not make offers, but will pass on offers made by the university.

The last date the International Office is able to issue offer letters for September 2012 intake is 3 August 2012.

Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer, please sign and return the acceptance of place, accompanied by the pre-registration deposit.

Paying the deposit secures your place on the programme, and allows you to apply for guaranteed accommodation.

Pre-registration deposits for the September 2013 intake must reach the university by 9 August 2013.

As soon as you fulfil any academic conditions of your offer, it is important you send us your documentation, so that we can qualify your offer as unconditional. Following this, we can initiate the process assisting you to obtain your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) reference number, you will be sent a CAS checking sheet, which you must check, complete and return.  We will then be able to issue a CAS statement containing your CAS number.

September 2013 applicants must return their CAS checking sheet by 16 August 2013.

Please note: All applicants making student visa applications from outside the EEA/EU, or who are already studying in the UK and applying for a new programme, require an electronic Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) reference number instead of a visa letter.

No CAS statements for the September 2013 intake will be issued after 23 August 2013.

These deadlines dates are set in order for you to be able to obtain your visa, and arrive to commence your programme on 16 September 2013.

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