Goldsmiths Equity Awards

The Equity Awards provide a package of intentional support, designed to help to level the playing field for students of colour.

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We are grateful to Goldsmiths alumni and friends and one donor who wishes to remain anonymous for their generous funding of the awards. 26 awards are funded by Goldsmiths, University of London.


£3,000 for each year of study on your undergraduate programme at Goldsmiths

Number available

Up to 26

Year of entry


Eligibility criteria

You must meet the general eligibility criteria and regulations. You must also: 

  • Be eligible for Home fees and have enrolled for the first or foundation year of undergraduate study at Goldsmiths in autumn 2023.
  • Have one of the following categories of ethnicity:
    • Black / African / Caribbean / Black British
    • African
    • Caribbean
    • Any other Black / African / Caribbean background
    • Any other Mixed / Multiple ethnic background
    • Asian / Asian British
    • Indian
    • Pakistani
    • Bangladeshi
    • Chinese
    • Any other Asian background
    • Mixed / Multiple ethnic groups
    • White and Black Caribbean
    • White and Black African
    • White and Asian
    • Other ethnic group
    • Gypsy or Irish Traveller
    • Arab
  • Have a household income of under £35,000 per year, which will be evidenced via your application to the Student Loans Company.

Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics in their application:

  • Have been resident in the borough of Lewisham for 3 years prior to application
  • Live in a low-participation neighbourhood
  • Eligible for Free School Meals / Pupil Premium
  • Care Experienced, estranged or are an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child
  • Disability affecting their study
  • Attend a non-selective state school
  • Come from a home where neither parent/carer has been to HE either in the UK or abroad
  • Mature students (25 on the first day of their degree, taken as the first day of enrolment week)
  • Applicants with a household income of under £35,000 per year which will be evidenced via your application to the Student Loans Company.

Application deadlines

Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in August 2024 for offer holders and Clearing applicants.

How to apply

Applications are made using our online application form. Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in August 2024.

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Initial shortlisting by eligibility criteria is completed by the Scholarships Co-ordinator, all applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are then forwarded to the next stage.

All applicants who meet the basic criteria for an award will have their application considered by an awarding panel. All panel members understand that applicants will have a broad range of differing skills, attributes and experiences. Panel members also understand that what is important is the content of the answers and their relevance to the question, not the standard of writing. 

Final award recipients and reserve candidates will be decided by the panel.

The above conditions are in addition to the general regulations and criteria for all awards.

Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries regulations can be found on the dedicated regulations page.