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Undergraduate fees and funding for 2014 entry

This year we offered financial support worth more than £1.4 million for new undergraduate students starting in 2014. This consisted of nearly 300 scholarships and bursaries that students don't have to pay back. These scholarships were available, but applications are now closed:

>> National Scholarship Programme

206 x awards of £4,000 (£2,000 in the first year, with a further £1,000 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 2014
  • be entering year one of study
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate academic potential 

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed. We'll inform applicants if they've been successful the week beginning 19 August. 

Further information

>> Lewisham Fee Waivers

10 x full tuition fee waivers (worth £27,000 each) for Lewisham's brightest talent, covering fees for three years.

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 2014
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed. We'll inform applicants if they've been successful the week beginning 19 August. 

Further information

>> Local Student Partial Fee Waivers

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

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 2014
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed. We'll inform applicants if they've been successful the week beginning 19 August. 

Further information

>> Local Student Travel Bursaries

20 x bursaries to cover the cost of an annual travelcard (zones 1-3) 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 2014
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed. We'll inform applicants if they've been successful the week beginning 19 August. 

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 2014
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed. We'll inform applicants if they've been successful the week beginning 19 August. 

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 2014
  • 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. We'll inform applicants if they've been successful the week beginning 19 August. 

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 2014
  • not be progressing from one programme to another (eg from foundation or year 0 level)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed. We'll inform applicants if they've been successful the week beginning 19 August. 

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 2014
  • 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. We'll inform applicants if they've been successful the week beginning 19 August. 

Further information

>> 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 2014
  • be a UK National
  • be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate academic potential and musical ability

How do I apply?
You'll need to . You'll be asked to discuss how the award will support your studies and your musical aspirations and achievements to-date. You'll also need 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.

Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications has now closed.

Further information

>> Lord Mayor's Sir John Cass Foundation Scholarships

3-5 x up to £7,000 each year of study.

This scheme is externally funded and assessed. In 2013 we were successful in securing 4 scholarships from the Foundation.

You must:

  • be under the age of 25 on 1 September 2014
  • be enrolled on a full-time first year undergraduate degree programme in the Departments of Computing or Design, starting September 2014
  • be a permanent resident of one of the following London boroughs and have lived there for at least one year: Camden, City of London, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth or Westminster
  • be eligible for student support and have been assessed by Student Finance England as having a residual household income of £42,620 a year or less

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

Further information

>> Santander Shareholder Scholarship

Up to 10 x awards of £3,000.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You should have been accepted on an undergraduate degree programme in September 2014 
  • You must be a shareholder of Santander or a child or grandchild of a Santander shareholder. The shareholder must hold at least 1 Santander share in a UK financial institution on 1 September and have their Santander cash dividend payments credited into a Santander UK account
  • You must have had a Santander Student Current Account at the date of the application (the International Santander Student Current Account is not an eligible product)
  • You must be a UK resident
  • You'll need proof of an ABB grade at A-level or Scottish higher or equivalent alternative qualification

Closing date: Applications are now closed.

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