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University of Greenwich International College

University of Greenwich International College (UGIC) is an embedded college located on the main campus at University of Greenwich, offering an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for international students.

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University of Greenwich International College (UGIC) is an embedded college located on the main campus at University of Greenwich, offering an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for international students.

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University of Greenwich International College 259 Greenwich High Road London SE10 8NB

Features and Benefits

Small classes

up to 14 students

100+

student nationalities

Experienced

teaching staff

Full University

student status from the day you start

Guaranteed

progression to the University of Greenwich

only

25 minutes from central London

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Courses

UGIC offers various routes to a top degree – depending on your level of study, English proficiency and subject area.

International Year Zero (IYZ)

International Year Zero (IYZ) courses are designed to help you gain extra English Language skills and develop your subject knowledge to an undergraduate level. The IYZ is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. Following successful completion of the IYZ at UGIC, you will continue onto first year degree study directly with the University.

This course provides an excellent grounding in the basics of business – from accounting and mathematics to economics and management principles.

UGIC / IYZ / Business and Management

Our Computing year introduces a wide range of IT, communications and research skills that will prepare you for more advanced study. Further degree study at University of Greenwich will help you gain professional skills in mobile application development, games design, programming, 3D modelling and animation.

UGIC / IYZ / Computing

Our Engineering course helps you develop the technical and analytical skills required for success as an undergraduate. With over 100 years of engineering excellence at Greenwich, continuing to an engineering degree opens a huge number of future careers.

UGIC / IYZ / Engineering

IYZ Science provides an excellent grounding in the practical, technical and conceptual skills required for your chosen degree in the sciences. You will also be introduced to laboratory practice and procedures with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to the safety of yourself and others.

UGIC / IYZ / Science

Social Sciences and Law introduces you to the core knowledge necessary for the study of disciplines such as Politics, International Relations and Law.

UGIC / IYZ / Social Sciences & Law

International Year One (IY1)

The International Year One course provides an intensive combination of first year university subject modules with extra study and English language skills. The IY1 is the first year of the three year undergraduate course. Following successful completion of this first year at UGIC, you will continue onto second year degree study directly with the University. You will choose your degree before starting from a range of courses. You can study degrees in Business Management and Engineering Technology.

This course provides an excellent grounding in the basics of business – from accounting and mathematics to economics and management principles. The course will also give you the chance to pursue networking, mentoring and internship opportunities with global firms such as Apple, Barclays, Ford, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Northern Trust, Sony PlayStation, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Music Group.

UGIC / IY1 / Business and Management

This course is designed to deepen your understanding of mathematical and scientific principles during the first year of your undergraduate degree.

UGIC / IY1 / Engineering

Pre-Masters

At postgraduate level, the Pre-Masters provides you with the advanced skills you need to continue on to your chosen postgraduate degree. Providing either one-term (10 weeks) or two-terms (20 weeks) of preparation for entry into a 1-year master’s degree in Business and Management.

If you want to broaden your understanding of the business world, the Pre-Masters in Business and Management course is the ideal start to a Master’s degree at the University of Greenwich.

UGIC / PM / Business and Management

This course will allow students to attain a range of computing and information systems discipline specific skills and experience, enabling them to succeed on the level 7 stage of the course. In addition, the provide students with English language skills to enable them to proceed to master’s degree level with confidence.

UGIC / PM / Computing

This course aims to equip students and engineering professionals, with the skills to maintain a future thinking career. The course provides students with a comprehensive and longer lasting skill set and preparation for a career as a professional engineer. As well as practical techniques, the programme provides the opportunity to explore electronics, electrical, embedded systems, design and business operation.

UGIC / PM / Engineering

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Life at Greenwich

There’s a whole world of entertainment, societies, sports and fun to be had at Greenwich.

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Greenwich Students’ Union

The Students’ Union at the University of Greenwich 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. Membership of the Students’ Union is automatic when you enrol at Greenwich.

Sports & Fitness

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. The 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.

Museums and Galleries

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.

Theatre and Cinema

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. You will also find cinemas showing everything from blockbusters to independent and arthouse pictures; cinemas in Greenwich include the Greenwich Picture house and a multiplex at The O2.

Music

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.

Shops

From chain stores on Oxford 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.

Your Route to Greenwich University

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

University Info

University of Greenwich International College (UGIC) is an embedded college located on the main campus at University of Greenwich, offering an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for international students.

Degree Courses

Discover the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes the University of Greenwich can offer you.

What student support does Greenwich offer?

The university's student support services are on hand to provide information and advice before you join us and throughout your time here.

Greenwich’s online Academic Skills Centre can help you improve your essay writing, research skills, presentation and exam techniques and any additional study skills you may need. You’ll also have access to one-to-one tutorials with academic skills tutors and workshop sessions with subject librarians. All workshops are free and run throughout term time.

The University of Greenwich has a dedicated team to help students with a disability, including physical and mental health difficulties, long-term medical conditions and specific learning difficulties. And also support students from disadvantaged backgrounds and students who are carers.

Before you join the university, you can speak to the AccessAbility Team about any concerns on entering higher education and adapting to university life. Once you’re a student, Greenwich can provide further information and support, such as advice on assistive technology requirements and Disability Allowance Needs Assessors to help you access any financial help you may be entitled to.

Greenwich’s support team is available to help at any stage in your studies, the Disability & Dyslexia Team provides information and support, and offers advice on Assistive Technology requirements for people with disabilities. This includes support for students with mental health needs and long-term medical conditions. Whatever you need, just ask.

Greenwich’s professional counsellors are on hand, should you need them, at any time during your studies. We support students with a range of issues, such as anxiety, low mood, stress and relationship problems. You can also get confidential advice and support from our Listening Ears, a network of university staff committed to student wellbeing.

Each campus has at least one university chaplain to help students settle in and provide information on local places of worship. Chaplains also provide confidential pastoral care to those in distress or need, whether or not they have a faith of their own.

If you have an offer to study at the University of Greenwich, you can access an award-winning online mental health resource.

Greenwich’s partnership with Togetherall (formerly the Big White Wall) provides you with free, safe and 24-hour online mental health support from a diverse community ahead of your first day.

If you live on or near Avery Hill Campus, you can register with the on-campus medical centre. Students at Greenwich and Medway register with local practices.

International students studying for six months or longer are entitled to free National Health Service (NHS) treatment. If you are a national from the European Economic Area studying for less than six months, you can get free treatment by completing Form E128 in your home country.

We also offer guidance about how to stay healthy during your time with the University of Greenwich, whether it’s realistic, practical information about alcohol consumption or eating well and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

The university provides information and advice on financial issues, including budgeting and money management, financial hardship and debt management, and funds and bursaries.

You can book to see a student finance adviser at one of the Student Centres. Your adviser can check you’re receiving your full entitlement to financial assistance and help you budget and plan ahead.

Greenwich’s aim is to help you secure your ideal role once you have graduated. We’ll help you find internships and placements to build vital workplace skills. We also have a Careers Clinic during term time for CV checks, interview tips and individual careers advice.

International Student Fees

You can find the applicable international student course fee for your chosen pathway study route listed below.

Study Route Tuition Fees (2022-23)
International Year Zero (IYZ) £15,995.00
International Year One (IY1) £16,495.00
Pre-Masters (PM) £9,495.00 – £12,595.00
Please note: There is an additional £200 administration fee payable to Oxford International. Stated fees do not include tuition applicable for your degree course continued at the University of Greenwich, click here for University of Greenwich tuition fees.

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Supporting students to success

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

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)