Applying for an undergraduate programme

Contact us

If you have found programmes that interest you, there are various ways we can be of help to you:

  • The Enquiry Unit will be pleased to give you more information. You can phone us or drop in for a chat at our Greenwich Campus
  • Attend one of our open days and information fairs and see the university for yourself, talk to advisors from our Schools, careers and students services, disability and dyslexia centre and International Office.

Whenever you visit us, we will try our best to ensure that your questions are answered. If we make you an offer of a place, we will invite you to the university.

Full-time programmes

Full-time students should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Completing your UCAS application form

You may apply for up to five choices of institution/programme on the UCAS form. You do not need to use all five. Selections are made from the programmes listed on the UCAS website, and you can mix both degree and non-degree programmes if appropriate.

If you wish to apply to the same institution for more than one programme, you will normally have to make a separate entry for each choice. However, if you wish to be considered for both a degree programme and an HND in the same subject at the same institution, this may only count as a single choice and the institution may make a dual offer for both. If you intend to do this, check with our Enquiry Unit.

You should list your choices from the information given on the UCAS website. There is no facility for you to express an order of preference in your list of choices, as all your applications will be treated equally. Take care to enter the details of the institutions and programmes clearly and correctly on the online application form.

For further help completing your application, please see the "How to Apply" booklet available from UCAS.

Campus codes

You will need to indicate these codes on your UCAS application. The Campus codes for the main university campuses are:

  • Avery Hill Campus (A)
  • Greenwich Campus (G)
  • Medway Campus (M)

Partner college codes are listed below:

  • Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) (R) 
  • Bexley College (E)
  • BIRD College (G)
  • Bromley College (B)
  • Canterbury College (K)
  • Greenwich Community College (W)
  • Guildford College (F)
  • Hadlow College (H)
  • K College (T)
  • Lewisham College (L)
  • North West Kent College (D)
  • Orpington College (O)

Some programmes are taught at a mix of a university campus and a partner college (this is indicated in the programme descriptions in our prospectus).

Application fees

There is a fee for making an application for higher education. The amount depends upon how many programmes, universities and colleges you apply to. See the UCAS website.

Application Status

View the status of your application here. You will need to enter your application number and your date of birth.

Part-time programmes

Before making your application please check the attendance requirements of the specific programme that you are interested in.

Part-time students apply direct to the university, to make an application please complete an online application form.

For a printed copy, please contact the university's Enquiry Unit, call 020 8331 9000 or e-mail courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

Most of our programmes are available on a part-time basis and there is a possibility of changing from full-time to part-time or vice versa.

There  is no closing date for applicants to part-time programmes, but we advise you to apply as early as possible and not wait for examination results.

Start your application

Part-time students apply direct to the university via this online application form

Fast Track

About Fast Track Admissions

Fast Track Admissions is a service that the university offers to students who are currently studying at our Partner Colleges so that they can progress onto their next programme without the need to complete an application form.

Some programmes have a 'natural progression' from the programme currently being studied into another programme taught at this university. In some cases there may be a number of different programmes that may be progressed on to, for example students currently studying FdA Venues, Events and Hospitality Management at Greenwich Community College may progress onto year 3 of either BA Hons Events Management or BA Hons Business Management or BA Hons Tourism Management taught by the Faculty of Business at the university.

Where there is a natural progression in study we offer a 'Fast Track' service which will give eligible students an offer of a university place in September 2016 without having to complete an application form.

The links in the section 'Advice about programmes available at this university' below will take you to a list of the programmes that eligible students may progress on to.

Eligible students will be sent an e-mail inviting them to use this service so please remember that only students who are currently studying on a Foundation Degree, HNC or HND at a university campus or Partner College, where the progression route is shown on the list may use the Fast Track Admissions service.

How to tell us that you want to use Fast Track

If you wish to accept an offer to progress using the Fast Track route, please use the link at the bottom of the page to identify the degree programme(s) that you are eligible to progress on to. Please note we will not change the mode of study, you must stay on your current mode.  If you wish to change your mode of study you will have to complete an application form.

Please remember that you can only use Fast Track if you are progressing through a route shown on the list.

To tell us that you wish to use Fast Track you must e-mail us at fasttrack@gre.ac.uk and tell us your:

  • Full name
  • Fast Track Reference number
  • Student ID
  • Current programme
  • Partner College (if applicable)
  • Chosen progression programme

The deadline for applying through Fast Track is Friday 6 May 2016.

If you do not wish to use Fast Track please notify us by sending an e-mail to the above address (quoting your Fast Track Reference number). This will ensure that you do not receive further communication on this subject.

Advice about programmes available at this university

For advice about the programmes that you are eligible to progress on to, university open days, and other programmes available at this university, please look on the university's website or phone the Enquiry Unit on 020 8331 9000.

Advice about fees

You will be aware that from 1 September 2012 students commencing programmes of study may be charged a higher rate of fee.

Students that began their current programme of study before the 1 September 2012 who are progressing to an honours degree programme at level 5 or 6, often referred to as 'Top-up' or 'End-on', may not be effected by this increase but continue to be treated as an 'Old' Regime student and continue to receive the same student support package they received on the previous programme.

If you are currently studying on a HNC/D or a foundation degree which you started before 1 September 2012 and will be registering on a degree with honours in the same mode of study, immediately after successful completion of the previous programme you will be treated as 'End-on'. It is important to note that the mode of study must remain the same and so if you are currently studying full-time on a HNC/D or foundation degree, you must study full-time on the honours degree programme and similarly if you are part-time on the HNC/D or foundation degree, you must study part-time on the honours degree programme. If you change your mode of study or choose to take a year out or defer your entry for any reason, you will be treated as 'new' and will therefore be charged the increased fee and receive the new student support package.

Students who commenced their HNC/D or foundation degree on or after the 1 September 2012 will be treated as a 'New' regime student for student support and fees regardless of whether the mode of study changes. You will however be charged the appropriate rate of fee for your year of Entry.Further information can be found on our End-on course information

pages.

Equivalent or Lower level Qualifications (ELQ)

Students studying in higher education are assessed to see whether they are looking to study at the same level to a qualification they already hold or at a lower level to a qualification they already hold when they enter university. If, for example, you already hold an honours degree and are entering university to study another honours degree, you will be assessed as having an ELQ which may mean you are not entitled to student support and may have to pay your own tuition fees.

If you are currently studying on a foundation degree and hold a degree you would have been exempt from the ELQ assessment as foundation degrees are ELQ exempt, however, if you are intending to 'Top-up' your foundation degree to an honours degree, you will be classed as having an ELQ and therefore may have to pay a higher fee and may not be entitled to student support to continue with your programme. Exemptions to the ELQ policy and further information can be found on our ELQ pages.

If you are unclear about the student support you may be entitled to or the tuition fee you will have to pay, please contact us on 020 8331 9000.

Further information

If you are looking to start a programme with us in September 2016, you may be categorised as a 'Top-up' or 'End-on' applicant if you have successfully completed one of the following:

  • Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • Foundation degree
  • First degree without honours (i.e. ordinary degree or pass degree).

And where you will be studying the first degree with honours with us in the same mode (that is, either both are full-time or both are part-time) as the programmes you studied above, having had not breaks in attendance other than the intervening summer vacation.

Please contact admissions for further information, as you may be able to continue to pay fees at a lower rate.

Please note, if you are a 'Fast Track' applicant you do not need to contact us.

Special cases

Initial teacher training programmes

If you are applying for a programme with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will apply through UCAS.

Graduates applying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme should apply via the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ. Telephone 0870 112 2200 or log on to www.gttr.ac.uk.

Nursing/midwifery programmes

For BSc and DipHE programmes apply through UCAS.

Applicants employed in industry

If you are employed in industry, and hope to be sponsored by your employer to study on a programme listed on the UCAS website, you must apply through UCAS in the normal way.

ALRA

For Acting courses, please apply directly to ALRA.