How to apply


On this page you'll find a link to the application form and help with filling it in.

Please find below guidance on applying to our Study Abroad programmes and a link to the online application form.

Before you make an application

It is important that you have read through our information pages before making an application to one of our Study Abroad programmes. In particular, please read the entry requirements before you complete the form. 

You may also wish to read our study options page and modules section to help you decide which option is most suitable for you.

Please have your Study Abroad advisor complete the Study Abroad/International Office Student Reference Form and return to you.  

Application deadlines

Entry dateApplication deadline
September 2016 1 June 2016
January 2017 1 November 2016

Supporting Documents

Before submitting your application, please ensure you have the following supporting documents ready to attach to your application form;

Academic reference If your institution requires that the Academic Reference is kept/submitted confidentially; please have your letter submitted via email to
Official transcript If you are applying to undergraduate Study Abroad please submit a transcript from your current undergraduate degree. Likewise if you are applying to postgraduate Study Abroad, please upload a transcript from your current masters. 
Study Abroad/International Office Student Reference Form If you are having trouble accessing this form, please email

Only applicable if you are applying for either our Art or Design programme/modules

You can also see our advice and guidance on how to complete your portfolio.

English language certificate

IELTS scores (or another English language certificate) are not required if the student is currently studying at a US institution as s/he has already been evaluated on his/her level of English proficiency by the home institution. 

IELTS 6.5 for our undergraduate and postgraduate level/IELTS 5.0 for our year zero level.

Please see below for a list of alternative English Language requirements.

Alternative English Language requirements

The table below outlines the alternative English language qualifications we accept. English language qualifications
must be less than two years old at the time you will start your studies with us.

A-Level in English from a UK awarding body International Baccalaureate (taught in English) Kaplan Pre-Masters Programme
Bellerbys Foundation Programme International Baccalaureate with English as a subject Malaysian 1119 English Module
Cambridge Advanced English International Baccalaureate English Language A: Literature Norwegian Vitnemal in English
Cambridge Proficiency English International Baccalaureate English Language A: Language and Literature Singapore Integrated Programme (IP) in Language Arts
CEG (**in Full) OnCampus IFC (**in Full) International Baccalaureate English Language B  Singapore O/A Level
GCSE/O-Level in English from a UK awarding Body INTO University Foundation Programme USA 3 Advanced Placements
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessments Authority INTO University Graduate Diploma  
Indian Standard X/Indian Standard XII Kaplan University Foundation Certificate  

Online application form

To apply for our Study Abroad Programme, please complete our online application form: Study Abroad Student Application Form 16/17

Please fully complete all sections of the form and ensure you upload the required supporting documents. We will not be able to make a final decision on applications that are incomplete. Once you have submitted your application form you will receive an automated email to confirm that your application has been received.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact

Offers of places

If your application is successful, you will be sent an official offer letter by email. Please read this thoroughly and follow any instructions outlined in the letter. Your modules will be provisional at this stage and will be confirmed during your enrolment, at Goldsmiths.

Immigration advice

We have a dedicated Immigration Team to help you with any immigration advice you should need. They offer workshops, drop-in sessions, individual appointments, email advice and we also host a series of immigration webchats throughout the year. You can contact them by emailing They usually reply within two working days.


Once you have been sent a formal offer letter, you will be eligible to apply to for a room in one of our halls of residence. If you would like to apply, please register and submit an online application form on our website.

Please read through the information in our accommodation section for more information on accommodation options available to study abroad students.

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