Mature Student Scholarship

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

Number available

Up to 10

Year of entry

2021 entry

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Be over the age of 25 on the first day of your degree (taken as the first day of enrolment week)
  • Applicants must be eligible for Home fees
  • Be holding an offer of undergraduate study (or non-salaried PGCE) from Goldsmiths.

Please note that two awards will be reserved for applicants nominated by Open Book. Open Book aims to break down barriers to higher education by working closely with a network of agencies to support people from a wide range of backgrounds, such as ex-offenders and those who have struggled with addiction and mental health.

Application deadlines

Applications will open on 24 February 2021. The deadline for applications is May 28 2021, 12pm BST.

How to apply

When applications open you can apply by registering for a MyGoldsmiths online account. Prior to applications opening, you will be sent a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and full instructions for setting up your account.

Please note, you will be sent instructions after you have been made an offer of an academic place at Goldsmiths.

Once you've set up an account you can complete and submit a scholarship/bursary application online. Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser when submitting your application.

To complete your application, you'll to upload the following documents:

If you do not produce proof of age at the time your application is submitted your application will not be processed.

If you have not received a PIN to create your MyGoldsmiths account and wish to apply for the scholarship, please email scholarships ( no later than Tuesday 25 May 2021. Unfortunately, we can't accept any PIN requests after this time, so don't delay! Please include your student reference number or UCAS ID when requesting your PIN.

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Initial shortlisting by eligibility criteria will be completed by our Scholarships Co-ordinator. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are then forwarded to the next selection stage.

Applications will then be considered by an awarding panel. All panel members understand that applicants will have a broad range of differing skills, attributes and experiences, so they will give equal consideration to both the applicant’s academic record and their answers to the questions posed in the award application form. Panel members also understand that what is important is the content of the answers and their relevance to the questions, not the standard of writing. 

The panel will consist of representatives from Admissions, Widening Participation, and an academic department. The panel will assess the applications against the stated criteria.

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

Scholarship payments will be made in January, March and May in terms 2 and 3 after completion of the first term.

Scholarship payments will be made using the Higher Education Bursaries and Scholarships Scheme (HEBSS).

Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries regulations can be found here.