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There are a number of external organisations that offer funding to both undergraduate and postgraduate students

It is well worth exploring external organisations as a way to secure funding for tuition fees, maintenance and, if applicable, research expenses. We have listed some organisations that we are aware of below.

Please note that the information below is subject to change, and it is your responsibility to check the funders' information sources for the most up-to-date information on application procedures and deadlines. 

General International

Name of awardValue  Eligibility Further information 
Various scholarships - The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Variable All postgraduate students Provides information about alternative funding opportunities - especially charities - as well as guidance and tools to help you prepare grant applications. If you are a prospective student please email money (@gold.ac.uk) for a PIN to access the guide.
Various scholarships – Education UK Variable International students Various - check website
Various scholarships – Hotcourses Scholarship Search Variable International students Various - check website
Chevening Scholarship  Full tuition fees plus maintenance Prospective Masters students  Check with funder
Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship Tuition fees & maintenance Prospective Masters or Research students from a range of countries Check with funder
Colombo Plan Award Variable Prospective students from various countries in Asia and Australasia Check with your country's Ministry of Education or Ministry of Economic Affairs
Canon Collins Scholarship Programme Tuition fees & maintenance Prospective students from Southern Africa Check with funder
International Students House Variable Various Check with funder
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship program Full tuition fees, travel & maintenance Prospective Masters students on a course related to development (e.g education)  Check with funder
Mountbatten Memorial Grants Maintenance Students from the Commonwealth in financial difficulty Check with funder
Africa Education Trust Grant Variable Currently enrolled students in financial difficulty

Check with funder

Said Foundation Scholarship Variable Prospective postgraduate students from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria

Check with funder

Preply.com Scholarship Variable Students aged 16-35 from any country

Check with funder

Adenauer Fellowship Variable Postgraduate students from various countries across Asia

Check with funder

CFI Scholarship Program £500 Students at all levels studying Business and Management related courses

Check with funder

 

Brazil

Name of award Value  Eligibility Further information Deadline 
CAPES Variable  PhD students CAPES website Check with funder
CNPq Variable PhD students studying science and technology subjects CNPq website Check with funder

 

Brunei

Name of awardValue Eligibility Further information Deadline 
Ministry of Education Scholarship Full tuition fees & maintenance Prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students Ministry of Education website Check with funder 

 

Canada

Name of award ValueEligibility Further information Deadline 
Canadian Student Loans  Tuition fees & maintenance Canadian citizens HRSDC website Check with funder 
Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (UK) up to £2,000 Current enrolled Canadian citizens on a postgraduate course Canadian Scholarship Fund website Check with funder

 

Chile

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
Becas Chile Tuition fees & maintenance Chilean citizens Becas Chile website Check with funder

 

China

 

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline
Chinese Student Awards £500 - £5,000 Chinese students currently enrolled on a PhD programme

GBCC website

Check with provider
BAFTA Scholarships in China Up to £20,000 towards fees and £10,000 living expenses

You must be a Chinese national, including Hong Kong residents wih Chinese nationality. Eligible Goldsmiths courses include MA TV JournalismMA ScriptwritingMSc Computer Games and EntertainmentMA Screen Documentary

BAFTA website

Friday 3 June

 

Colombia

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
COLFUTORO  Tuition fees and/or maintenance Colombian citizens COLFUTORO website Check with funder
ICETEX Tuition fees and/or maintenance Colombian citizens ICETEX website Check with funder

 

Hong Kong

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Variable Resident in Hong Kong for at least 7 years, aged 22 to 35 Trust Funds Section, Home Affairs Branch, 29th floor, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Check with funder
UK / Hong Kong Scholarships Variable Hong Kong citizens aged under 35 Scholarships, Grants & Loans Section, Student Financial Assistance Agency, 9th floor, National Mutual Centre, 151 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Check with funder 
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Scholarship Schemes up to £23,000 Permanent residents of Hong Kong

SFAA website

Check with funder
Chinese Student Awards £500 - £5,000 Currently enrolled Phd students from China and Hong Kong

GBCC website

Check with funder

 

India

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
Chevening Scholarships Tuition fees, maintenance & airfare Prospective postgraduate students Chevening website Check with funder
HSBC Chevening Scholarship Tuition fees, maintenance & airfare Prospective postgraduate students Chevening website Check with funder
Aga Khan Scholarship Tuition fees, maintenance Prospective postgraduate taught and research students with an excellent academic record and genuine financial need Aga Khan website 31 March
Commonwealth Scholarships Tuition fees, maintenance & airfare Prospective postgraduate taught and research students British Council website Check with funder
Charles Wallace India Trust Tuition fees, maintenance & airfare Indian citizens aged 25 to 38 British Council website Check with funder
Inlaks Scholarship Tuition fees, maintenance & airfare Prospective Indian students aged under 30

Inlaks Scholarships website

Check with funder
Goa Education Trust (GET) Scholarships Full or partial tuition fees Indian citizens resident in Goa or born of Goan parents British Council website 15 May

Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme

Interest Free Loan Scholarship  Prospective postgraduate students Narotam Sekhsaria website 31 March 

IELTS Scholarships

INR 300,000 towards tuition fees IELTS candidates holding offers from a recognised education institution British Council website  29 June

GREAT Scholarships, India

Fee waiver of up to £5,000 Students who have accepted an offer to study at Goldsmith from specific courses will be eligible to apply for this scholarship (please see website for details) Goldsmiths International Scholarships 31 May

 

Japan

Name of awardValue Eligibility Further information Deadline 
Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowships 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year Must already hold postgraduate qualification

Canon Foundation website

Check with funder
British Chevening scheme in Japan Tuition fees, maintenance & airfare Japanese citizens Chevening website Check with funder
Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarships Tuition fees, travel and maintenance Japanese students in Tohoku region Daiwa Foundation website Check with funder

 

Korea

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
British Chevening scheme in South Korea Tuition fees, maintenance & airfare South Korean citizens British Council website Check wih funder

 

Malaysia

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
Various Variable Various Malaysia Scholarship website Check with funder

Mexico

Name of award Value EligibilityFurther information Deadline 
Mexican Council for the Development of Science and Technology Variable Prospective Phd and Master's students  Conacyt website Check with funder

 

Norway

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
Norwegian Lånekassen NOK 89,000 Postgraduate students Lanekassen website Check with funder

 

Saudi Arabia

Name of award Value Eligibility Further informationDeadline 
Kingdom of Saadi Arabia Ministry of Education Scholarships Programme Tuition fees Students applying to particular courses at Goldsmiths MOE website Check with funder

 

Singapore

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
Various Variable Typically students in top 10% Bright Sparks website Check with funder

 

Thailand

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
The Office of Civil Service Commission (OCSC) Variable Employees of 12 leading state agencies OCSC website Check with funder

Turkey

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
British Chevening scholarship scheme Full fees & maintenance You must be a citizen of the Turkish Republic; have a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent is preferred; It is essential that you can communicate effectively in written and spoken English, (minimum IELTS score of 7); You must have at least 3 years relevant professional work experience; You must apply to at least 2 programmes at the UK universities until the application deadline. British council website Check with funder
Turkish Government Scholarships check with funder check with funder Turkish Government website Check with funder
Jean Monnet Scholarships check with funder Scholarships for Masters applicants. Check the funder website for further information Jean Monnet website Check with funder
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) check with funder check with funder TUBITAK website Check with funder

 

USA

Name of award Value Eligibility Further information Deadline 
Fulbright Award £20,000 towards tuition fees & maintenance Prospective Master's students Fullbright website Check with funder
Marshall Scholarships Tuition fees, maintenance & airfare Prospective Master's or research students

Marshall Scholarships

Check with funder