Undergraduate fees and funding for 2013 entry

Scholarships and bursaries

This year we offered over 200 scholarships, worth more than £1.4 million, for new students.

Applications have now closed for the 2013 Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries, but we've listed them below to give you an idea of what may be available next year.

We'll announce the scholarships and bursaries that will be available for 2014 entry undergraduates in autumn 2013.


>> National Scholarship Programme

143 x awards of £3,000 in the first year, with a further £1,500 in years two and three, to students from low income households who show great academic potential

You must:

  • be domiciled in England
  • be means-tested and have a household income of £25,000 or less, as assessed by Student Finance England
  • have accepted Goldsmiths as your 'firm' choice with UCAS, to begin studying September 2013
  • be entering year one of study
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate academic potential
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Further information 


>> Lewisham Fee Waivers

10 x full tuition fee waivers for Lewisham's brightest talent, covering fees for three years; the scholarships are worth £27,000 each

You must:

  • have been a resident of the London Borough of Lewisham for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate academic potential
  • not be in receipt of any other sponsorship for tuition fees
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2013
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Hear from this year's Lewisham Fee Waiver recipients.

Further information 


>> Local Student Partial Fee Waivers

10 x partial fee waivers to local students, covering 50% of your fees for three years (£4,500 each year); the scholarships are worth £13,500 each

You must:

  • have been resident in one of our local boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Croydon for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate academic potential and/or achievement
  • not be in receipt of any other sponsorship for tuition fees
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2013
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Further information 


>> Local Student Travel Bursaries

20 x travel bursaries to cover the cost of an annual travelcard to students from non-traditional and low income backgrounds from one of our local boroughs

You must: 

  • have been resident, for a minimum of three years prior to application, in one of our local boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth, Greenwich, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Croydon
  • be in receipt of the full maintenance grant from the Student Loans Company 
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2013
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Further information 


>> Mature Students' Scholarships

Up to 10 x £3,000 for students over the age of 25 who come from a non-traditional academic background and show great academic potential

  • The awards are available as a cash bursary
  • Two awards will be ring-fenced for students progressing from our Open Book programme

You must:

  • be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be over the age of 25 on the first day you start your degree
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2013
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Further information 


>> Access Programme Scholarships

Up to 5 x £3,000 for students studying on Access programmes who demonstrate academic potential

We will look at how you have performed in your modules on the Access programme then will look at your personal statement.

You must:

  • be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2013
  • demonstrate academic merit
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Further information 


>> Disabled Students’ Scholarships

Up to 4 x £4,500 to students with a disability

These awards are available as a cash bursary.

You must:

  • be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • have a recognised disability that has affected your educational life
  • have disclosed your disability on your UCAS application
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2013
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Further information 


>> Care Leavers' Scholarships

Up to 5 x £4,000 value to students who are care leavers

These awards are available as either a cash bursary or 'in kind' support (eg for accommodation costs, computing equipment, books).

You must:

  • be a care leaver (someone who has been in the Care of your Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more, including during your 16th birthday)
  • have disclosed yourself as a care leaver on your UCAS application
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting October 2013
  • be a UK national or have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • be under the age of 25 at the start of the degree
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Hear from one of this year's recipients of the Care Leavers' Scholarships.

Further information 


>> Mayor's New Cross Awards

£5,000 to four of the recipients of the Lewisham Fee Waivers

You must:

  • have applied for the Lewisham Fee Waivers

How do I apply?
Apply for the Lewisham Fee Waivers (details above). Ten successful applications for the Lewisham Fee Waivers will be sent to a panel who will select four recipients based on these applications.


>> Rob Stringer Music Scholarship

1 x £12,000 to a BMus Popular Music student

You must:

  • be holding a 'firmly' accepted place on the BMus Popular Music degree at Goldsmiths, starting September 2013
  • be a UK National
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate academic potential and musical ability

How do I apply?
You'll need to fill out an application form. You'll be asked to discuss how the award will support your studies and your musical aspirations and achievements to-date. You'll be expected to provide a reference from your teacher/adviser or a recognised professional. We'll take account of your potential as well as your academic achievements to date. We'll invite shortlisted applicants to a panel interview.

Application deadline
Applications are now closed.


>> Eliahou Dangoor Scholarships

Up to 33 scholarships of up to £1,000 for students on selected computing degrees

If you're a full-time student you'll receive £1,000 for the first year of your programme (£500 for part-time students).

You must:

How do I apply?
If you apply for one of the eligible programmes by the UCAS deadline of 15 January you'll automatically be considered for the award. If you have any questions about this scheme, you can email computing@gold.ac.uk.


>> Lord Mayor's Sir John Cass Foundation Scholarship

1 x award between £3,500 - £7,000 each year of study

This scheme is externally funded and assessed. 

You must:

  • be under the age of 25 on 1 September 2013
  • be enrolled on a full-time first year undergraduate BMus degree programme, starting September 2013
  • be a permanent resident of one of the following London boroughs and have lived there for at least one year: Camden; City of London; City of Westminster; Greenwich; Hackney; Hammersmith and Fulham; Islington; Kensington and Chelsea; Lambeth; Lewisham; Newham; Southwark; Tower Hamlets; or Wandsworth
  • be eligible for student support and have been assessed by Student Finance England as having a residual household income of £30,000 a year or less

Like last year, the panel will also consider other disadvantages, such as overcrowding, single parents families, disabilities; connections to Cass Institutions; examination results; previous attendance and academic progress; studentship; ability to help themselves (part-time or voluntary work); and approaches to other organisations.

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.




Applicants for the scholarships and bursaries listed above must meet the following criteria:

  • Be liable for £9,000 per year tuition fees
  • Be a first year student embarking on a three- or four-year degree at Goldsmiths

Applicants will also be expected to have applied for means tested student support from Student Finance England and given consent to share information to enable Goldsmiths Scholarships team to verify their household income. Applications for the National Scholarship Programme and Local Student Travel Bursaries will not be complete without this information. 

All awards (excluding the National Scholarship Programme) are open to UK nationals or those that have been domiciled in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to application. Find out about funding and financial support for international students.

Please visit our fees web pages for information on our 2012 Bursaries.

Please note that scholarship schemes are subject to the availability of funds, and the details are subject to change at any time. We therefore encourage you to check these pages regularly. If you’re eligible for more than one award, you'll receive the highest of those awards.

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