Information for students from Belgium

Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from Belgium. You'll be able to find everything from completing your application to adjusting to life in the UK. We currently have a number of Belgian students studying at Goldsmiths.

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You make your application through UCAS, an online application system. The system allows you to choose up to five different universities and apply with one application. 

Applications open on 1 September for entry the following September. The normal closing date is 26 January, but some courses will accept applications until 30 June. You are advised to apply as early as possible as courses have limited places.

You should refer to individual programme pages to see whether your course has any additional application requirements. Applications are usually assessed within two months and can be managed online via UCAS.

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video:




For the majority of postgraduate programmes you can apply via our website. Simply click the ‘apply now’ button on your chosen programme page. Some programmes have different application procedures, so always check the programme page before making your application. 

Once we've made a decision on your application you'll receive either an unconditional offer, a conditional offer or a rejection. Find out more about what these offers mean in our video:




What to include in your application

As well as information about your education history, and the course you’re choosing, you’ll also need to provide a personal statement as part of your application. This is your chance to explain how your academic experience is relevant to the course you want to study. You’ll also have an opportunity to tell us about relevant extracurricular activities you’ve taken part in and how they make you stand out.

Find out more about what to include in your personal statement at undergraduate and postgraduate level: 






Below is a list of Belgian qualifications and their UK equivalents. However, these grades are just a guide and obtaining them doesn't necessarily guarantee entry onto one of our degree programmes. Please see individual course pages to find out more about entry requirements. 


We accept the following qualifications:

  • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs

  • Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

  • Diplôme d'Aptitude à Accéder à l'Enseignement Supérieur or Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS)

Belgian equivalent offer


75% (or 7.5/10 or 17/20)


73% (or 7.3 or 16/20)


70% (or 7/10 or 15/20)


65% (or 6.5/10 or 14/20)


55% (or 5.5/10 or 13/20)


50% (or 5/10 or 12/20)

Typical offers for students studying International Baccalaureate and European Baccalaureate can be found on our course pages. 


We accept Licence OR Licentiaat. 

Belgian classification
English equivalent







English language equivalency

Find out more about the English language qualifications we accept at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 


Find out more about our fees

Scholarships and bursaries

Goldsmiths has a series of scholarships for international students applying for postgraduate and research programmes. If you’re an alumni you may also be eligible for discounted fees. For further information, please use our scholarships finder.

Generally students from the EU find it easy to transition to life in London, but if you’re struggling then we can offer a whole range of support. This includes PAL (our student led mentor scheme), and our on-site Careers Service and Counselling Service. Find out more about the support we offer.

Take a look at how some of our students have adjusted to life in the UK: 


Places of worship

London caters for members of all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals. Find out more about local places of worship


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