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Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from Australia. You'll be able to find everything from completing your application to adjusting to life in the UK. We currently have 33 Australian students studying at Goldsmiths.

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

Undergraduate

In order to apply for our undergraduate courses you’ll need to have completed the Australia Year 12 School Leaving Certificate. Please see individual programme pages for any additional entrance requirements.

When we consider your application we’ll assess your test scores and academic grades alongside your personal statement, reference letter and extracurricular activities.

Postgraduate taught

For entry to postgraduate programmes you will normally need a Bachelors degree in relevant subject. Refer to individual course pages to see whether there are any additional application requirements.

Postgraduate research

You will normally need a Masters degree in a relevant subject. Refer to individual course pages to see whether there are any additional application requirements.

Study Abroad

Normally, you will need to have been attending university for at least 1 year. Find out more about the programme on our Study Abroad page.

Fees and funding

Fees 

Find out more about our fees for 2016-17

Scholarships and bursaries 

Goldsmiths has a series of scholarships for international students applying for postgraduate and research programmes.  If you’re an alumni you may also be eligible for discounted fees. For further information, please see our International Scholarships pages.

 

 

Visas

Find out more about applying for a visa.

Visiting us

We regularly host open days and campus tours. If you're unable to visit Goldsmiths in person then we also run regular online events, including webinars, virtual tours and chat sessions.

Adjusting to life in the UK

Generally international students 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:

Feeling homesick?

After a taste of home? There are a number of online shops including Sanza which offer delivery of Australian foods and home comforts.

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