Information for students from Germany


Here’s our guide to studying at Goldsmiths for students from Germany. You'll be able to find everything from completing your application to adjusting to life in the UK. We currently have 57 German students studying at Goldsmiths.

EU referendum

Read our guidance on the EU referendum and what it means for students.

How to apply


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 15 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: 


Entry requirements

Please note these grades are a guide and do not guarantee entry onto one of our degree programmes. You can find the equivalent A-level grades on our individual course pages. 


We accept the Abitur.

German equivalent















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


We accept a Magister Artium/Diplom/Erstes Staatsexamen or a bachelor degree.

German degree classification
English equivalent







English language equivalency

Details of English language qualifications we accept at undergraduate and postgraduate level can be found by clicking the relevant link.

Fees and funding

German students pay the same tuition fees as British students. They are also able to apply for some of our scholarships and bursaries, which are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

To find out more about tuition fees and financial support visit our fees and funding page.


Visits to Germany

College Days Germany

Speak to Dominic Grego, our EU Recruitment Officer, to learn all about studying an undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths.

*All College Day events are free to visitors, although registration is required on arrival.


Monday 24 September 2018, 5-7.30pm

International School of Dusseldorf, Niederrheinstraße 336, 40489 Düsseldorf


Tuesday 25 September 2018, 11.30am-2.30pm

Munich International School, Buchhofstraße 5, 82319 Starnberg


Wednesday 26 September 2018, 2.30-5.30pm

International School of Hamburg, Hemmingstedter Weg 130, 22609 Hamburg


Thursday 27 September 2018, 2-5pm

Berlin International School, Lentzallee 8/14 14195, Berlin


Study UK Germany: Higher Education Fairs

All Study UK events are open to the public. 

November 2018

Monday 26 November 2018

Fair at LMU Munich

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Fair at Rathaus Stuttgart

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Fair at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Thursday 29 November 2018

Fair at Universität zu Köln


Study UK Germany: Higher Education Fairs

All Study UK events are open to the public.

January 2019

Monday 21 January 2019

Fair at Hochschule Düsseldorf

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Fair at Altes Rathaus Hannover

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Fair at Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg

Thursday 24 January 2019

Fair at bbw Berlin

Adjusting to life in the UK

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 places of worship in South-East London.



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