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Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from Ireland. You'll be able to find everything from completing your application to adjusting to life in the UK. We currently have 13 Irish students studying at Goldsmiths.

EU referendum

Read our guidance on the EU referendum and what it means for students.

How to apply

Undergraduate

You make your application through UCAS, an online application system. The system allows you to choose up to five different universities and apply with one application. 

Applications open on 1 September for entry the following September. The normal closing date is 15 January, but some courses will accept applications until 30 June. You are advised to apply as early as possible as courses have limited places.

You should refer to individual programme pages to see whether your course has any additional application requirements. Applications are usually assessed within two months and can be managed online via UCAS.

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video:

Postgraduate

For the majority of postgraduate programmes you can apply via our website. Simply click the ‘apply now’ button on your chosen programme page. Some programmes have different application procedures, so always check the programme page before making your application.

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video: 

What to include in your application

As well as information about your education history, and the course you’re choosing, you’ll also need to provide a personal statement as part of your application. This is your chance to explain how your academic experience is relevant to the course you want to study. You’ll also have an opportunity to tell us about relevant extracurricular activities you’ve taken part in and how they make you stand out. 

Find out more about what to include in your personal statement at undergraduate and postgraduate level:

 

 

Entry requirements

Please note these grades are a guide and do not guarantee entry onto one of our degree programmes. You can find the equivalent A-level grades on our individual course pages. 

Undergraduate

We accept an Irish Leaving Certificate passed at Higher/ Honours level at the following grades:

H2, H2, H2, H2 (2017 onwards) or A2, B1, B1, B1 at Higher level (Pre-2017)

Typical offers for students studying International Baccalaureate and European Baccalaureate can be found on our course pages. 

Postgraduate

We accept a bachelor (honours) degree or a Higher Diploma.

Irish degree classification
English equivalent

First class honours

1st

Second class honours, grade I

2:1

Second class honours, grade II

2:2

Fees and funding

Irish students pay the same tuition fees as British students. They are also able to apply for some of our scholarships and bursaries, which are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

To find out more about tuition fees and financial support visit our fees and funding page.

 

Adjusting to life in the UK

Generally students from the EU find it easy to transition to life in London, but if you’re struggling then we can offer a whole range of support. This includes PAL (our student led mentor scheme), and our on-site Careers Service and Counselling Service. Find out more about the support we offer.

Take a look at how some of our students have adjusted to life in the UK:

Places of worship

London caters for members of all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals. Find out more about places of worship in South-East London.

Visits to Ireland

GradIreland Further Studies Fair

Come and speak to a Goldsmiths member of staff about what it is like to live and study for your postgraduate degree in London at a top creative and innovative university.

15 February 2017, 11:00-15:00

Industries Hall
Hall 4
RDS Simmonscourt
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

 

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