You are an international student

Goldsmiths welcomes students from all over the world, including through Clearing.

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‘International’ students apply for undergraduate degrees through UCAS, the same as students from the UK and the EU. Some courses may ask for specific requirements for international students, which you can find on individual programme pages. Please check the page for the degree you are interested in.

"You are allowed to explore the breadth of your passions culturally and intellectually while being offered the safety and support of your institution, which in itself is more like a small community."
Saif, BSc Management with Entrepreneurship

Alternative English language qualifications

We’ve recently reviewed our English language qualifications and are now accepting many alternative qualifications. We’re trying to grow the list to give our students as much flexibility as we can when it comes to applying to Goldsmiths. Please check our alternative English language qualification page.

Consider a foundation year

We offer a range of one-year programmes called International Foundation Certificates, which can be taken before starting an undergraduate degree. These are designed specifically to help international students develop their English language, become familiar with British academic culture and explore some of our academic departments.

Help with visas

We have experts in place to help you if you need a visa. Our Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) can offer advice before, during and after you are a student. Email the team at


We have halls of residence on campus and a short commute away, which you can look at on our accommodation pages.

We guarantee an offer of accommodation to all International applicants who apply by the deadline – Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 12noon (BST). However, the accommodation application portal remains open throughout the summer, and any applications received after the June deadline will be considered.

Although we cannot guarantee a place to those who apply after the deadline, last year all accommodation applicants who applied after the deadline received an offer of accommodation before the start of term. We will make every effort to accommodate late applicants again this year.

Our accommodation team can offer you advice about private accommodation if you decide you would not like to live in college housing.

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How Covid-19 could affect Clearing

Parts of the 2020 Clearing process may need to change because of the coronavirus crisis. We are keeping up to date with the latest information from UCAS and government bodies, and will update these pages in line with any changes. If you want to know more about how Goldsmiths is responding to Covid-19 please visit our dedicated pages.