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Application process University of Greenwich

Application Process 

Before completing the online application please read carefully the information below.

Required documentation

All of the following documents must be uploaded to the 'Qualification' section of the application form. Applications that do not have the required documentation may not be considered.

  1. Scanned copies of your certificates and/or transcripts which meet the programme entry requirements. Please refer to our how to apply page for the entry requirements.
  2. Scanned copy of your passport and residency permit(s), if applicable.
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV), including the names of two referees (written references can also be provided).
  4. A detailed research proposal of about 1,500 words (for scholarship applications, please see specific instructions in the advert and include the scholarship reference to the personal statement section).
  5. Proof of your English language proficiency, for applicants whose first language is not English. You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you can show you are a national of one of the following countries or, if you have undertaken an undergraduate or Master's qualification in the UK or one of these countries.

Previously completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK Degree in the following countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA

National of a Majority English Speaking Country

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA

Applicants not meeting this criteria will be required to provide an IELTS certificate, achieving 6.5 in each area, or or an acceptable, demonstrable equivalent to this.

What happens after you submit your application?

The process for recruiting students varies within the faculties, however all online applications are initially logged with the Faculty Office, so if you have a query please contact them in the first instance. The Faculty/Department will contact you directly to arrange an interview if they wish to take your application further. You will be notified if your application is unsuccessful. If you are successful you will receive an offer from the Postgraduate Research Office, subject to clearing UKVI checks, where applicable, and the provision of evidence that you meet the entry requirements for the programme. Please note that the recruitment process can take up to six to eight weeks. If you need a decision sooner due to a funding deadline, please inform the Faculty and make this clear in the personal statement section of your application form.

Admission Process

Replying to accept an offer

You must respond to an offer of admission within 30 days, or by the stated start date of your programme, whichever is earlier. If you do not respond, we will assume that you do not wish to accept the offer and the offer will be withdrawn. To confirm your acceptance of the offer, you must sign and date the offer of admission and return it, along with any other required documents as specified in your offer letter, to the Postgraduate Research Office by scanning it and e-mailing it to postgraduateresearch_admissions@gre.ac.uk

Your start date will be on your offer of admission. Remember, you must fulfill all terms of your offer before the start date of your programme.

Please refer to our student finance pages for information on paying your deposit, providing a sponsor letter and paying your tuition fee. The full list of tuition fees can be viewed here.

If you are an international student or require ATAS please refer to the guidance on our international student pages.

Beginning your studies

On your first day of study, you are expected to complete registration at the Student Centre and attend your Faculty induction. Late arrivals need to notify the Postgraduate Research Office and their Faculty of their proposed arrival date.