What the EU referendum means for you


The official process of leaving the EU began on 22 May 2017. Negotiations are currently taking place and will continue until approximately May 2019. Until the UK formally exits the EU at the end of these negotiations the status of EU students will remain the same.

We currently have over 1,800 students from the EU studying at Goldsmiths and we're extremely proud of our diverse community. Regardless of what happens, we'll keep building friendships across the world.

Please continue checking this page throughout the year, as we will continue to make updates as we receive more information.


Do I need a visa?

The immigration status of EU applicants and current EU students has not changed. You do not currently need a visa to study in the UK.

Are my fees going to change?

We pledge to keep fees for EU member state undergraduate students the same as those for UK students beginning their programme up to and including the academic year 2019-2020. Fees for programmes are set from the first year of your studies and will remain the same throughout your degree. 

Funding for EU students

The government has confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, and postgraduate financial support for the academic year 2019-20.

This means that EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university or further education institution in the 2019-2020 academic year will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU. This will apply for the duration of your degree.

You can find out more about these funding options on the UK government website.

Are you still offering Erasmus+?

Yes. The Erasmus+ scheme, which allows students to work and study across Europe, will continue to be funded for at least the next three years.

EU student stories:


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"Goldsmiths is a wonderful place to meet extraordinary and very interesting people."

"Before Goldsmiths I studied history back in my home country of Lithuania. At the end of my second year  I realised that the course was not challenging enough for me. I moved to London -  perhaps the most cosmopolitan and open-minded city in the world – and started looking for a place to study where I could develop my ideas and generate new thoughts.

It did not take long before I came across Goldsmiths – almost every time I talked to someone about universities that would appreciate progressive thinking they would mention Goldsmiths. All I had to do was choose the course that could offer a modern and advanced attitude towards my favourite subjects. I found the course ‘History and Politics’. It is very demanding and sometimes I get very busy, but the course has definitely prepared me well for my future career.

Goldsmiths is a wonderful place to meet extraordinary and very interesting people. It's extremely open-minded. Before I started studying I was a professional musician and heavily involved in youth politics. At Goldsmiths I am free to share these interests and activities with like-minded people."

Fanny and Sabrina, two of our EU students, share their experiences of moving to the UK

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