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University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich accommodation

If you are planning on studying at the University of Greenwich and are seeking student accommodation in Greenwich or other parts of London, Student.com will simplify your search. Our search and location filters will make it easy to compare student accommodation near Greenwich University by things like amenities, location and prices. 

Whether you are looking for shared or private accommodation, we have a variety of student rooms available. You’ll be able to enjoy student living in modern facilities, whether you choose a shared or a private room, or one of our fully self-contained studio apartments.  

Our University of Greenwich accommodation will allow you to soak up all the charm and rich history of Greenwich while still being close to the buzz of central London.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or talk to us via live chat. Our booking consultants are always happy to help.

Where is University of Greenwich located?

The University of Greenwich is located in the heart of Greenwich, on the banks of the River Thames in Greenwich, South East London, England. 

Its main campus is located at the historic Greenwich Old Royal Navy College on Park Row - a World Heritage Site. The neighbourhood is the ideal place to study away from the hustle and bustle of the city but lively enough to keep students busy during breaks from their studies.

The Avery Hill Campus is also located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich while the Medway Campus is in the county of Kent. 

The university’s locations, which mix one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities (London) with the scenic countryside attractions of Kent, is one of the many reasons why students are attracted to the University of Greenwich. 


London was ranked as the world’s number one student city for back-to-back years in the 2019 and 2020 QS Best Student Cities rankings with high scores for desirability and student view indicators. There are many reasons why the capital of England places so high in global student city rankings and academics is one of them.

London is a great place to have fun and to socialise, but it is also excellent for the other aspects of being a student such as learning and expanding your mind. The city is an academic hotspot with by far the most universities and the largest number of university students in the UK (around 300,000). Several of these universities rank highly in the QS World University Rankings, with the University of Greenwich also being ranked as one of the best 1,000 universities in the world.

However, you definitely won’t be living in a ‘student bubble’ while studying in London. The English capital is one of the largest multicultural cities in the world with countless things to see and do.

It is also one of the most diverse cities, hosting a large international community of citizens and students from all over the globe. So, if you ever happen to feel homesick during your stay in London, it will be easy to find people who share your culture.

London has many great attractions to offer students

London is so dynamic and diverse that there is something for everyone. Each year the city receives approximately 30 million tourists from all over the globe exploring a wide variety of attractions from Buckingham Palace, London Eye, London Bridge, Big Ben, the iconic Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site and festivals such as the Notting Hill Festival to its international concert venues like the O2 Arena and the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Studying at the University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich offers a wide range of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in a variety of subject areas, including architecture, business, sciences, mathematics, education, engineering, accounting and finance, maritime studies, management, arts, history, law, marketing, nursing, pharmacy, psychology and English.

These courses are offered through its faculties of Architecture, Computing and Humanities, Engineering and Science, Education and Health, and the Business School.

The University of Greenwich’s great student experience is just one of the reasons for its high student satisfaction rates – 96% of current and former students would recommend the university.

Greenwich University also ranks well in several university league tables. It is ranked among the top 100 universities in the UK in the 2021 Complete University Guide (90th) and The Guardian’s university league table (95th). It is also placed in the number 701-750 among universities globally in the QS World University Rankings.

The university has some notable names amongst its over 225,000 alumni across the globe. These include: 

  • Charles K. Kao, Nobel Prize winner in physics
  • Malorie Blackman, children’s author
  • Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Rui Moreira, Portuguese businessman and politician, the mayor of Porto

High-quality teaching and job prospects

Greenwich’s high quality of teaching earned it a national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating in 2017. Classes are informed by cutting-edge research and taught by teachers who are pushing the frontiers of knowledge, a large number of which have Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowships.

The university's industrial placement scheme that helps its students get suitable jobs is a formula for success. According to a 2018 DLHE survey, 90% of its graduates begin work or further study within six months of completing their course.

University of Greenwich student life

Moving away from home to study can be very challenging, especially if you’re moving to a whole new city or country. The University of Greenwich understands this and offers a wide variety of programs for new students.

The university offers a comprehensive range of support services for all students but has a special team of international advisers who provide assistance to international students helping to make their transition to life in England easier. The university even offers foreign students a foundation year in a variety of academic subjects at its UGIC (The University of Greenwich International College) arm which is located on the main campus.

Every student at Greenwich Uni is assigned a personal tutor to guide them throughout their studies.

The Greenwich Students' Union is at the heart of campus life and organizes a wide range of social and sporting events as well as general support for all students.

University of Greenwich offers great facilities for studying

If you study at Greenwich, you’ll be using a great blend of old and new facilities that will shape your future. You'll enjoy state-of-the-art facilities such as advanced science and engineering laboratories and three campus libraries inside splendid historic buildings and grounds.

Since 2013, the university has invested over £150 million in student facilities including the Student Hub for all academic and social activities on the Medway Campus, and the £25 million Dreadnought Building in Greenwich which hosts a concert and events venue, a café, a restaurant and a gym.

The Greenwich campus is the university's home campus which is home to the world-class £72 million Stockwell Street Building that houses TV and film studios, a library and high-tech editing suites.

Avery Hill is a purpose-built green campus in a relaxed atmosphere with a student village and top of the line sports and teaching facilities including four clinical skills labs, a sports hall, two weather-proof playing surfaces, a huge lecture theatre and a gym.

The Medway Campus in Kent, which also has excellent laboratories and workshops, is ideal for exploring the Kent countryside and seaside towns. It has excellent transport links to the rest of the county and is an easy commute to the Bluewater Shopping Centre.

History of the University of Greenwich

Founded by Frank Didden, the University of Greenwich dates back to 1891 when Woolwich Polytechnic opened its doors. Influenced by its close proximity to the Woolwich Dockyard and the Royal Arsenal it focused on providing higher technical education.

In 1970, Thames Polytechnic was formed from a merger between Woolwich Polytechnic and Hammersmith College of Art and Building. This was followed by a slew of incorporations in the following years - Dartford College (1976), Avery Hill College of Education (1985), Garnett College (1987) and parts of Goldsmiths College and the City of London College (1988).

In 1992, Thames Polytechnic was granted university status and in 1993 it was renamed the University of Greenwich.

In 2001, the university relocated from its old premises in Bathway Quarter, Woolwich to its current main campus in Greenwich.

Frequently asked questions about Greenwich University accommodation

Why should I live in private student accommodation instead of student halls?

Deciding to live off-campus in private student accommodation has many advantages. You can choose to live in any area of London you like, whether you prefer to live in Greenwich next to your university or close to the city centre.

You can also freely choose the type of accommodation you prefer. You can live in a flat by yourself or with friends, or you can choose to live in a PBSA (purpose-built student accommodation), a large accommodation building exclusively for students. Living in a PBSA, you can also decide whether you’d like to share with a roommate or live by yourself in a self-contained studio property.

How do I apply for student accommodation near the University of Greenwich?

Applying for student accommodation near the University of Greenwich is easy with Student.com. 

Our website allows you to search for properties by things like price, size, amenities and location.

After finding a property you like, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page. Then choose your preferred room type and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’ After that, one of our booking consultants will be in touch with you to answer any questions you may have and to inform you of the next steps.

What are the different types of student rooms you offer?

We offer three different types of student rooms.

Shared Rooms - two or more people share the same bedroom. Other living spaces will also be shared with tenants from other rooms.

Private Rooms - provides a private bedroom. In some properties you will also have a private bathroom. However, other living spaces are shared with other tenants.

The Entire Place – this a fully self-contained studio property where you will get your own bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette. No need to share anything, so this is a great option if you love some peace and quiet!

Do you also offer summer accommodation?

Yes, many of the accommodation providers we list have the option of booking your room for the summer months as well.

Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my booking?

Yes. To secure a booking, you’ll have to pay a deposit to the landlord. Our booking consultants will tell you how to do this once you’ve signed your contract.