At Goldsmiths we understand that a degree is an investment in your future. As an international student you may be eligible for funding and financial support from a variety of sources
From fee waivers to full scholarships, find out more about tuition fees and how to fund your studies at Goldsmiths by selecting the options below:
- Undergraduate – download our Undergraduate fees 2017-18
- Postgraduate – download our Postgraduate fees 2017-18
If you are a self-financing international student you'll need to make an advanced fee payment of £3,000 by to secure your place at Goldsmiths. Full details will be sent with your offer of admission. Find out more about how to pay your fees or email email@example.com.
Early payment discount scheme
We offer a discount to students who pay their tuition fees in full by the last Friday in August. Visit our tuition fees and funding page to find out more.
Funding your studies
There are a range of options available to help you fund your studies. From scholarships to fee waivers, here is a selection of the funding available to international students:
Support for postgraduates
- International Scholarships
Goldsmiths regularly offers over £200,000 in awards to international students through a range of postgraduate scholarships. Please see our list of international scholarships for more information.
- Alumni Fee Waivers
Discounts to Masters students who've previously studied at Goldsmiths. Find out more about our Alumni Fee Waivers.
- Support from your department
Some academic departments at Goldsmiths offer programme-specific and/or subject-specific funding. Visit our departmental awards page for further information.
Support for all students
- Country-specific funding
Your home country may offer scholarships or special funding opportunities. Find out more on our country-specific pages.
- External sources of funding
We advise you to contact the Ministry of Education in your home country for information about any government-funded schemes that may be available for study abroad. You should also contact your local British Council office, or British High Commission or Embassy, for further information about sources of funding. Find out more about external sources of funding.
- Discretionary funding sources
Goldsmiths' Student Funding Team co-ordinates and administers applications for Discretionary Funding. Find out more on our student funding pages.
The following agencies may be able to provide funding or information about funding opportunities:
- Association of Commonwealth Universities
- Chevening scholarship
- British Council
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Graduate Prospects
- Postgraduate Search
- The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online
Working during your studies
You may wish to find part-time work during your studies. If you have a Tier 4 student Visa, you will only be able to work a limited number of hours per week during official term time. This can be 20 hours a week (if you are studying a degree level course) or 10 hours per week (if you are studying below degree level, for example on one of our International Foundation Certificate programmes). Some international students apply to become a Goldsmiths Student Ambassador, where you could work part time in departments across the university.
You can find out more through the Immigration Advisory Service, who offer a series of dedicated visa drop-in sessions during the year. If you have any further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Careers Service will also be able to advise you.
- International Scholarships
Living in London
Finance and your visa
If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa, you will need to be aware of certain financial obligations. Read our visa advice and guidance. Remember that your expenses will rise each year. Tuition fees are payable each year and may also rise by up to 5% per year.
Find out more about managing your money
The International Student Calculator is an online tool developed with students from 13 different countries. It enables you to:
- build a lifestyle budget and see how it balances by week, month or over a year
- understand how you will spend your time and money in the UK
- get information on areas like insurance and banking as well as guidance on the costs of living
- learn from case studies and top tips from other students
- save your budget so you can use it before arriving or during your studies