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We have a wide range of scholarships and bursaries available for students from many different backgrounds.

The costs involved in coming to university can seem overwhelming at first. That's why we're offering the following scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers to new undergraduates starting in 2016. Click the links below to find out more about each scholarship. 

Lewisham Fee Waivers

You must:

  • have been a resident of the London Borough of Lewisham for a minimum of three years prior to the start date of your course
  • 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 Autumn 2016
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths
  • your fee status must be classified as 'home'

How do I apply?

You must have applied for an undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths. If you receive an offer we will send you information about how to apply for this funding when applications open. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

Deadline for applications:

29 April 2016

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

Local Student Partial Fee Waivers

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 the start date of your course
  • 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 Autumn 2016
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths
  • your fee status must be classified as 'home'

How do I apply?

You must have applied for an undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths. If you receive an offer we will send you information about how to apply for this funding when applications open. For more infomation please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

Deadline for applications:

29 April 2016

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

Local Student Travel Bursaries

You must: 

  • have been resident in one of our local boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth, Greenwich, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Croydon for a minimum of three years prior to the start date of your course
  • be in receipt of the full maintenance loan from the Student Loans Company 
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting Autumn 2016
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths
  • your fee status must be classified as 'home'

How do I apply?

You must have applied for an undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths. If you receive an offer we will send you information about how to apply for this funding when applications open. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

Deadline for applications:

29 April 2016

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

Mature Students' Scholarships

  • 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 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 2016
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths
  • you fee status must be classified as 'home'

How do I apply?

You must have applied for an undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths. If you receive an offer we will send you information about how to apply for this funding when applications open. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

Deadline for applications:

29 April 2016

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

Access Programme Scholarships

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 the start date of your course
  • be holding an offer of a place at Goldsmiths, starting Autumn 2016
  • demonstrate academic merit
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths
  • your fee status must be classified as 'home'

How do I apply?

You must have applied for an undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths. If you receive an offer we will send you information about how to apply for this funding when applications open. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk

Further information:

Deadline for applications:

29 April 2016

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

Disabled Students’ Scholarships

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 the start date of your course
  • 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 Autumn 2016
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths
  • your fee status must be classified as 'home'

How do I apply?

You must have applied for an undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths.If you receive an offer we will send you information about how to apply for this funding when applications open. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

Deadline for applications:

29 April 2016

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

Care Leavers' Scholarships

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

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 2016
  • 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
  • be entering your first year of study at Goldsmiths
  • your fee status must be classified as 'home'

How do I apply?

You must have applied for an undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths. If you receive an offer we will send you information about how to apply for this funding when applications open. For further information please email money@gold.ac.uk 

Further information:

Deadline for applications:

29 April 2016

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

Goldsmiths International Response Scholarship Fund

Award Value

3 x awards for undergraduate students who are refugees. The awards include:

  • Accommodation fee waiver
  • £11,400 for each year of study
  • Tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

All eligible applicants will be invited to apply. You must have received an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate or full time postgraduate taught programme starting September 2016. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and/or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.

Award Criteria

Students applying for this award must:

  • Be holding an offer of full time study commencing September 2016
  • Be declared as refugee or asylum seeker on your application
  • Be an International student
  • Be undertaking your first undergraduate/postgraduate degree
  • Demonstrate strong academic potential

Please note, applicants will have to meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for the awards.

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. 

Further information

  • Applicants must have a letter from the UK Government confirming refugee/asylum status in the UK
  • You may use up to 1500 characters for each question on the application form
  • Only completed applications will be accepted, supporting documentation will not be accepted after the deadline
  • No applications will be accepted after the application closing date
  • Applicants for undergraduate programmes will not be considered if they already hold an undergraduate degree
  • Applicants for postgraduate programmes will not be considered if they already hold postgraduate degree

3 x full tuition fee and accommodation fee waiver, plus £11,400 for each year of study for a refugee or asylum seeker.

Alexander Ivashkin Music Scholarships

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must have applied to the BMus Music degree and be predicted to meet the academic entry requirements.
  • You should have met (or be predicted to meet) the required level of musical performance in an acoustic instrument (string, wind, brass, percussion, keyboard and voice).
  • Your instrument needs to be acoustic (string, wind, brass, percussion, keyboard and voice).

How do I apply?

  • All applicants to BMus Music who meet the criteria above and who are invited to interview are automatically considered for the scholarship (no additional application is required).
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence, or potential for excellence, in musical performance during their interview. 
  • Awards will be made by the Department of Music Scholarships Awards panel and will be based primarily on the assessment of musical ability. 

When does the scholarship begin?

  • Scholarships will be awarded following successful enrolment on the BMus Music.
  • Continued receipt of the award is based on successful progression into years two and three of the degree and continued musical progression on an acoustic instrument. 

If you have any queries about the terms and conditions of the scheme, please contact Danny Driver, Director of Performance.

5 x £9000 scholarships for new students starting in 2016, paid in instalments over three years. More details can be found on the Alexander Ivashkin Scholarships page.

Rob Stringer Scholarship

You must:

  • Be holding an offer of a place on the BMus Popular Music degree at Goldsmiths
  • Be a UK National
  • Be undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate academic potential and musical ability

Priority will be given to those with a household income of £25,000 or lower.

How do I apply?

All applicants to the BMus Popular Music degree who meet the criteria above and who are invited to interview are automatically considered for the scholarship (no additional application is required).

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence, or potential for excellence, in musical performance during their interview. 

Awards will be made by the Department of Music Scholarships Awards panel and will be based primarily on the assessment of musical ability. 

For further information please email music@gold.ac.uk

Deadline for applications is Friday 7 October 2017 and interviews take place the week of the 24 October 2017.

Further information:

1 x £12,000 to a BMus Popular Music student starting their degree in September 2017

Sarah Caple Scholarships

The Sarah Caple Scholarship and Music Fund was donated to Goldsmiths by the late Clifford Caple in recognition of his wife Sarah Caple's enduring dedication to help young people develop and create to their maximum potential. The fund is available to enable music students to further their studies or musical development, for example:

  • attending a summer school or workshop
  • purchasing musical instruments or equipment
  • travel for further music study
  • purchasing study materials

Each award will be for £500. The number of awards made each year will be dependent on funds available from the endowment. 

Eligibility criteria 

You must be a current student. 

Awards will be granted not necessarily on the grounds of musical ability but to those who are keen and enthusiastic musicians wanting to develop their skills. According to the wishes of the donor, the award will favour those who have come to music through a non-mainstream route, and are involved mainly, though not exclusively, in jazz and popular music.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the Sarah Caple Scholarship form.

The form once completed should be submitted to the Music Department reception, labelled ‘Sarah Caple Scholarship’ and marked for the attention of David Badger (Department Business Manager).

Deadline

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 5 February 2017.

£500 scholarships available to current students studying a Music degree to help towards study costs

Banco Santander Scholarships

In partnership with Banco Santander, Goldsmiths will be awarding seven scholarships to outstanding candidates from within the Santander Universidades network. Each scholarship provides a £5,000 fee waiver and is tenable for one year only. 

The countries targeted (although not exclusively, should exceptional candidates apply from other eligible countries*) will be:

  • Russia
  • China

* The Santander Universidades scheme covers institutions in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK, Uruguay and USA.

To find out more about this scholarship, visit the Banco Santander Scholarships page.

£5,000 scholarships for international students from eligible countries

Mobility bursaries

Mobility bursaries are available to co-fund Erasmus study participation. Please contact erasmus@gold.ac.uk for further details.

Professor Stuart Hall Scholarship

This scholarship is available through the Media and Communications Department and is for a Year Zero undergraduate student.

It is awarded in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation in memory of Stuart Hall, a uniquely gifted teacher, cultural analyst and public intellectual. Hall was internationally recognised as the leading figure in the field of cultural studies and the Professor Stuart Hall Building, which houses the Media and Communications Department, was named in his honour in November 2014. These scholarships are intended to contribute to Goldsmiths' commitment to widening participation. 

This scholarship is £9,000 paid in instalments throughout the degree for maintenance or fees.

Eligibility criteria

You must be enrolled on Year Zero of the degree to be eligible to apply. 

How to apply

Please complete the Professor Stuart Hall Scholarship application form to apply.

For further details please contact Linda Baines, l.baines@gold.ac.uk

Deadline

Applications for this scholarship open on 21 September 2016 and close at noon on 30 September 2016.

1 x £9,000 scholarship for a student studying the Integrated Degree in Media and Communications, paid in instalments across the four years of study.

Gary Hume Scholarship

Award details and criteria

One award of £12,500 paid by instalments over three years of study. In order to be eligible for the award you must be a UK national undertaking your first undergraduate degree. You must be able to demonsrate your potential as an artist and have a household income of £25,000 or less, as assessed by Student Finance England. You must have begun study in the first year this October. 

If you are in receipt of any other Goldsmiths scholarships or fee waivers you will not be eligible for this award.

How to apply

To apply, please complete an application form. If you are unable to type the form, please make sure you write legibly (print in black ink). 

You must include:

  • A copy of your Foundation/BTEc / Diploma certificate (no originals), Please provide this even if you included it with your course application.
  • Your college email address and student ID number
  • A printed copy of a reference (usually from your Foundation/BTec/Diploma tutor)

Please put these in an envelope clearly marked Gary Hume Scholarship, which should be handed in to the Art Office BPB3 by the deadline of 12 noon, Monday 24th October 2016. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

For more details, please email Alison Jones (a.jones@gold.ac.uk) or telephone 0207 919 7671. 

2 x scholarships of £12,500 for a BA Fine Art student

Eligibility

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

  • Be liable for £9,000 per year tuition fees
  • Have received an offer to study a three or four year degree at Goldsmiths

Applicants will also be expected to have applied for means-tested student support and given consent to share information to enable the Goldsmiths scholarships team to verify their household income.

Find out about funding and financial support for international students.

The awards detail the amounts available for full-time students. The awards are available on a pro rata basis for part-time students. 

If you have any questions please contact money@gold.ac.uk

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 are eligible for more than one award, you will receive the highest of those awards.

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